John Strysik was a director and writer on the horror television series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE and MONSTERS. He also directed episodes of ABC Television’s reboot of LAND OF THE LOST. Besides television work, Strysik has written and directed independent features and award winning short film adaptations of stories by H.P. Lovecraft and Franz Kafka. He’s written magazine articles, a fantasy novel called A HALLOW HEART, and co-wrote LURKER IN THE LOBBY - A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft.

He penned the screenplay for the feature film STUCK, directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea. The film won San Francisco Indiefest’s Staff Prize and the Silver Raven at Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.

A mini series he co-wrote has recently been optioned and he's hard at work on a couple of plays about very nasty people.

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