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Mini Bio (1)

Screenwriter Rhet Edward Topham was born on November 22, 1961 in California. Rhet grew up in San Jose, California, graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, California in 1979, and attended the University of California in Los Angeles. Topham was an avid fan of horror movies and hard rock music as a kid. Both of these passions are prominently featured in Rhet's script for the heavy metal horror cult classic Trick or Treat (1986). In the wake of Trick or Treat (1986), Topham went on to write the screenplay for 976-EVIL (1988) as well as wrote the teleplays for two episodes of the horror anthology series Freddy's Nightmares (1988).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Personal Quotes (4)

Horror exists in every nook and cranny of this world. There is always horror just waiting to happen. The more science grows and the population grows, the more conflicts between nations, between families, the more horror that comes out of it.
I really love the twisting of human nature in film. That's a very powerful device, to watch a human being either crumble or gain strength. When somebody's psyche has been manipulated into performing a great act of horror -- whether it be the devil or Charles Manson -- well, that's inevitably far more scary that bats in the belfry or things that go bump in the night.
I love to be scared. That's the bottom line. It makes me feel real.
I'll tell you, though, real life is still the best canvas for horror. More things happen here that are so shocking. It's like I look forward to being "padded" by a horror film; all that gross stuff makes me feel safe. Real life is far more shocking.

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