January 23, 1983 |
New Orleans, Louisiana,
|Occupation||Novelist, screenwriter, producer|
|Subject||Sex, violence, ghosts|
|Notable works||Channel Zero
Midnight Picnic (2009)
The Girlfriend Game (2013)
|Notable awards||Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, 2009|
Nick Antosca (born January 23, 1983) is an American author of literary fiction and screenwriter. He is the author of five books, including Fires (2006), Midnight Picnic (2009), and The Girlfriend Game (2013). He is also the creator and showrunner of the horror anthology television show Channel Zero.
Antosca was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a 2005 graduate of Yale University.
His writing has appeared in anthologies, literary journals, newspapers, and websites including The New York Sun, n+1, The Paris Review, nerve, Hustler, Film Threat, The Barcelona Review, Exotic Gothic, and The Daily Beast.
Midnight Picnic was set to be published by Impetus Press, but the small publisher folded under financial pressure in the fall of 2008. Word Riot Press stepped in and the novel was published in 2009.
As a television writer, he created the Syfy horror anthology series Channel Zero. He also co-produced 13 episodes of Hannibal. Prior to that, he wrote for MTV's Teen Wolf, the ABC military drama series Last Resort, and the NBC fantasy adventure series Believe, created by Alfonso Cuarón.
In March 2015, he was named as screenwriter of the upcoming Friday the 13th film. However, when a new director came on board, Antosca's script was discarded and a new screenwriter was hired to write a draft. In early 2017, the project was scrapped altogether.
- Channel Zero (2016)
- Hannibal (2015)
- The Player (2015)
- Believe (2014)
- Last Resort (2012–13)
- Teen Wolf (2012)
- The Forest (2016)
- The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
- The Hangman's Ritual, novella (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).
- The Obese, novella (Lazy Fascist Press, 2012).
- Midnight Picnic, novella (Word Riot Press, 2009).
- Fires, novel (Impetus Press, 2006; re-released in 2011 by Civil Coping Mechanisms).
- 2009 Shirley Jackson Award, Best Novella, Midnight Picnic
- "author page at The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- Nick Antosca's Orphaned Novel Finds a New House November 10, 2008, Galleycat
- "‘Friday the 13th’ Nabs "Hannibal" Writer!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- "Talking Cannibalism, Werewolves, and Hallucinogenic Moss With Nick Antosca on Vol. 1 Brooklyn". Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- "Filmmaker Magazine". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- "Friday the 13th Scores Hannibal Writer Nick Antosca". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- Antosca, Nick. 2013. The Hangman's Ritual. Civil Coping Mechanisms. Retrieved 2015-03-06.