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John Strysik

John Strysik was a director and writer on all four seasons of the syndicated television show TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. He also directed episodes of MONSTERS and ABC's reboot of LAND OF THE LOST. He began his career in Chicago adapting short stories by H.P. Lovecraft and Franz Kafka while editing industrial films and television commercials. He wrote ... See full bio »


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Stuck Writer
Sam and Sarah Director


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 1991 Land of the Lost (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Wild Thing (1991)
 1990 Dark Romances Vol. 2 (Video) (episode 4)
 1990 Monsters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Sam and Sarah
 1985-1988 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Love Hungry (1988)
- The Last Car (1986)
 1980 The Music of Erich Zann (Short)
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Other Works:

Book: "Lurker in the Lobby - A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft". Portland: Night Shade Books. ISBN-10 1-892389-35-5 See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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His first stage play, VILLAINY ~or~ Holmes' Own Story, about America's first known serial killer HH Holmes premiered at Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles.

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