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About Dale

Ohio-based writer focused on genre screenplays (horror/supernatural) and the intersection of horror and social issues. Writer of absurdist youth fiction with upcoming collection of short stores.

I collect the untold (until I tell them) stories of the work world through interaction and participation. I've worked in greenhouses, print shops, bars, newsrooms and factories. I've taught English in Maryland, travelled with a master woodcarver across the eastern U.S., bartended in Maine, wrote travel magazines in NYC, disassembled medical machinery, managed a small-town business newspaper, participated in an environmental thinktank in San Francisco, lobbied at the U.S. Senate on behalf of sustainable business. To me, it's about the story.

My side project, the podcast Prism of Madness, highlights the individual pieces, parts and people that go into making horror movies. Along with my co-host Chris, we showcase the beautiful madness that is movie making. We deconstruct movies to their pieces parts, exploring elements of story, style and development, and we take a look at the various roles needed to make a movie happen. After all, to stitch together a successful horror movie, it takes a lot of human parts.


  • Your Own Personal Haunting

    Your Own Personal Haunting Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror Thriller Compelled to live in a house that terrifies him, a damaged man with OCD is challenged by spirits as he unravels the mysteries of his troubled life along with the support of an upbeat trans man he befriends 

  • Wicked Sisters

    Wicked Sisters Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror A quirky, loving couple's relationship is tested after being kidnapped and taken on a nightmarish road trip as a result of claiming three vintage dolls are haunted 


  • Honorable Mention, Your Own Personal Haunting, Horror Hotel International Film Festival

  • Quarter Finalist, Your Own Personal Haunting, Stage 32 Search for New Blood competition, 2022

  • Semi Finalist, Your Own Personal Haunting, Emerging Screenwriters Suspense Competition 2022

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