Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Film Brian R. Hauser was recently named a finalist in the 2017 A Night of Horror International Film Festival screenwriting competition for his short script “Traveler's Nightmare.”
“Traveler's Nightmare” features Lee, a first-time business traveler who experiences a common travel mishap that has out-of-this-world consequences.
"This script comes directly out of my scholarly research into weird cinema," Hauser says. "The weird started as a mode of prose fiction, such as the dark stories of Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, and H. P. Lovecraft, and has expanded into other media.”
Hauser teaches film studies, screenwriting, and literature in Clarkson's Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The film festival was held along with the Fantastic Planet: Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Film Festival in Sydney, Australia from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.