Inspired Minds

Jeffrey Reddick

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"Final Destination" franchise writer/creator Jeffrey Reddick started his creative journey when he wrote a ten-page treatment for prequel to "A Nightmare on Elm Street" at the age of fourteen. After mailing it to New Line Cinema founder Bob Shaye, an unlikely letter-and-phone relationship with Shaye and his assistant began. The result, eventually, was another global horror phenomenon. "Final Destination" exploded into five films, two comic books and nine novels. Reddick continued with the horror genre, writing and/or producing fan-crazed smash hits like "Tamara," "Day of the Dead," "The Final Wish" and "The Call." Television credits include: "Return to Cabin by the Lake," "Dante's Cove" and the "Belly of the Beast" episode of the animated Netflix series "Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles."