Ryan Turek is the Director of Development at Blumhouse Productions, the cutting-edge company behind such films as WHIPLASH, INSIDIOUS and the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series. A former horror journalist, he has contributed to Fangoria and Rue Morgue magazines and, for several years, he served as the managing editor of Shock Till You Drop. During that time, he wrote and directed STILL SCREAMING, a feature-length documentary about the SCREAM series. In 2014, he also acted as an acquisitions rep, helping films like THE CANAL, MISSIONARY and PRESERVATION find a U.S. release via The Orchard. He’s a lover of slasher movies and considers himself an ally of the Manitou.