People I Know: Robert Parigi

This week I interview Robert Parigi, acclaimed horror movie writer and director…

Robert Parigi

How I Know Robert

Thanks to my family, we run in the same circles!  As a moviemaker and Halloween mask collector, I was bound to run into Robert Parigi at some point.  I met him briefly at a party several years ago, but when I really got to know him was when he had a brief work collaboration with my significant other.  Over the years he’s revealed himself to be not only a fascinating artist, but a charming, kind, and positive-minded man in general.

Robert Parigi directing Desmond Harrington on the set of Love Object

My Interview with Robert Parigi

What do you do?

I write and direct horror films.

How did you start?

I started as a script reader at New Line Cinema in New York, while I was completing graduate studies in philosophy.

What’s your favorite part of what you do?

I live for those WTF?! moments in writing, on set, or in editing.  If an idea occurs that makes even me shudder or double-take, I know it’s good.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to get into doing what you do?

Get whatever job you can find, at the biggest company you can.  Sad to say, I think the era of independent companies is over.  Look at New Line, where I started out:  they’re now owned by Time/Warner.

What’s next for you/your business?

I’m shopping several horror scripts for my next movie.  The latest is a strange story about Hollywood, and tumors.

Robert Parigi and Mysterion


Official Website

Robert Parigi on IMDB

Love Object on Wikipedia

Werewolves! Look out!

Photos provided by Robert Parigi.

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2 comments on “People I Know: Robert Parigi
  1. Jeline says:

    Robert Parigi is definitely one of the very successful and inspiring people in this world.. He is very popular now and a celebrity as well..
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