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Master of Terror - Tom Holland publishes his first eBook short stories via Dead Rabbit Media.
Tom Holland’s impressive resume of work has earned him a spot among the best horror
creators in Hollywood. From bringing to life the unforgettable Chucky to influencing the
undying vampire genre with “Fright Night, Holland is continuing to scare and shock his
fans to this day. With his newly formed production company DEAD RABBIT FILMS
Holland is writing and directing a new 2013 series for FearNet, entitled “Tom Holland’s
Holland began his career at an early age, apprenticing at a local playhouse before
entering theatre school at Northwestern University. With a strong desire to act, Holland
left college and moved to New York City where he was signed to a seven-year contract
with Warner Brothers under the stage name Tom Fielding. Guest starring on numerous
shows, he eventually landed in the soap opera world were he had a successful career
starring in “Flame in the Wind,” among other shows. In addition, a highlight of his career
was playing opposite Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman in the film “A Walk in the
Holland began studying at the Actors Studio in Hollywood, under the tutelage of Lee
Strausberg, but eventually returned to college, attending UCLA where he graduated
Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with his law degree.
Upon passing the California State Bar, a screenplay Holland had written was optioned
and he again decided to jump feet first back into entertainment. Screenwriting “The
Initiation of Sarah” staring Morgan Fairchild and “Class of’84”, Holland continued to
write and act, guest starring on TV series like “The Incredible Hulk.” In 1982 Holland’s
big break came when he wrote the sequel to Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” for which he received
an Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination.
Holland’s directorial debut came in 1985 with the vampire horror film “Fright Night,” a
classic that was recently remade in 2011 and continues to have a cult-like following
today. Holland won a Saturn Award for Best Writing and was nominated for Best Director
for "Fright Night." In 1988 he co-scripted and directed the original “Child’s Play,” and
again was honored with a Saturn nomination for Best Writing. He then teamed up with
horror legend Stephen King and adapted two of his stories “The Langoliers” and
After a brief hiatus, Holland was lured back into the world of horror when he was chosen
as one of the featured directors for Showtime’s “Masters of Horror” series. In 2012 he
received the The Reaper Award’s LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD (The Grimmy)
presented by Home Media Magazine.
Holland and his wife live in Los Angeles and he is the father of actor Josh Holland.