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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 21 June 1965Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Niles is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Currently writing "Wake the Dead", "Freaks of the Heartland", "Fused: Think Like a Machine" and "Love Me Tenderloin: A Cal Macdonald Mystery" for Dark Horse Comics and "Hyde" and "Dark Days" for IDW, Niles also recently released his third "Cal MacDonald" illustrated prose novel, "Dial M For Monster".

His "30 Days of Night" comic is also being developed as a major motion picture, with Spider-Man's Sam Raimi producing. Also in pre-production are adaptations of his "Wake The Dead" and "Hyde", and also a "Criminal Macabre" movie, for which he will write the screenplay as well.

Niles got his start in the industry when he formed his own publishing company called Arcane Comix, where he published, edited and adapted several comics and anthologies for Eclipse Comics. His adaptations include works by Clive Barker, Richard Matheson and Harlan Ellison. IDW recently released a hardcover collection of Niles' adaptation of Richard Matheson's "I Am Legend".

Niles has completed a wide array of projects, including "Remains" and "Aleister Arcane" from IDW and "The Nail" (with Rob Zombie), "Fused: Dazed and Confused" and "Fused: Machinehead" from Dark Horse Comics. Additionally, he is hard at work on another "Cal MacDonald" novel, "Last Train To Deadsville" and a second "30 Days of Night" sequel entitled "Return To Barrow".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: HWA Program

Trivia (3)

Met Rob Zombie through mutual friend, wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, the two became instant friends and have since worked on several comic projects together.
Has a close relationship with Thomas Jane.
Met Rob Zombie through mutual friend, wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, the two became instant friends and have since worked on several comic projects together.

Personal Quotes (3)

That's driving me nuts. ... We've got 'Twilight,' which 16-year-old girls are going bat-shit over. One of my big motivators for '30 Days of Night' was that vampires had gotten annoying and silly by being romantic. So I strip it back to where they look at you like cattle. They don't like humans. They don't spend time worrying about us. ... It's a direct confrontation with death. And they're metaphors for fear of invasion and disease and more. Vampires have the potential to be really scary. How can they be scary if cheerleaders are dating them?
It's just a different way of looking at things. Everybody assumes that from watching '30 Days of Night' that I hate Anne Rice and the whole notion of romantic vampires, but it's actually just the opposite.
I don't think so. But, they do have the advantage of being to go out in sunlight so they could beat them there. My vampires don't care at all about seduction. It's all about food to them. -- on if the Cullen vampire family in "Twilight" could survive a fight with the vampires in "30 Days of Night"

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