Danielle Ryan

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Madison, WI
Georgia Gwinnett College
The Evil Dead Franchise, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Extreme Horror Cinema
  • Danielle has written in a variety of fields, including local crime, global public health, and the entertainment industry. A piece she wrote about youth violence programs in American schools was presented before the United Nations.
  • On top of writing, Danielle also loves doing interviews and having in-depth conversations with creatives about their work. Career highlights so far include chatting with Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal backstage at Madison Square Garden and showing Charlie Day her fan art of Denim Chicken.
  • One day Danielle wants to direct a feature film, but so far has only directed and edited a short. She was also assistant director on an independent feature film.


Danielle is an experienced writer with bylines at The Washington Post, Fandom, Bustle, CNN, Paste Magazine, and more. She started her journey as a published writer on CHUD.com reviewing straight-to-DVD horror movies before starting her first column, examining controversial cinema and our reactions to it. She has a passion for shocking entertainment, discussions about mental health, and practical gore effects.


Danielle has a Bachelor's of English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric.
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