Nick Antosca

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Nick Antosca
Born (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 34)
New Orleans, Louisiana,
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter, producer
Nationality American
Period 2006–present
Subject Sex, violence, ghosts
Notable works Channel Zero
Fires (2006)
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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

As a television writer, he created the Syfy horror anthology series Channel Zero. He also co-produced 13 episodes of Hannibal.[4] Prior to that, he wrote for MTV's Teen Wolf,[5] the ABC military drama series Last Resort, and the NBC fantasy adventure series Believe, created by Alfonso Cuarón.

Antosca was in a screenwriting partnership for several years with novelist Ned Vizzini,[6] who died in 2013.

In March 2015, he was named as screenwriter of the upcoming Friday the 13th film.[7] 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.


Writing credits[edit]

Television credits[edit]

Film credits[edit]


  • The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
  • The Hangman's Ritual, novella (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).[8]
  • 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).



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