Adam Horowitz
Adam Horowitz
Role Co-creator, Director,
Executive Producer, Writer
Season(s) S1
Date of Birth December 4, 1971
Origin New York, USA
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Adam Horowitz is one of the co-creators of Dead of Summer.


Life and Career

Horowitz is a Jewish American screenwriter and producer born in New York on December 4, 1971. He graduated from Hunter College High School on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1990. Afterwards, Horowitz attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he met his future collaborator, Edward Kitsis. Horowitz majored in communication arts and political science, and even wrote about current events for the student newspaper. He graduated with a BA in 1993.

Kitsis and Horowitz traveled to Los Angeles, California where they were employed as assistants in the 1995 film Clueless. The latter later landed jobs on Ryan Murphy's Popular and on the writing team for the 1990's remake of Fantasy Island which was cancelled in 1999, after airing only 13 episodes. In 2001, Kitsis and Horowitz landed writing jobs on J.J. Abrams's Felicity and were promoted to producers.

After Felicity's cancellation, Kitsis and Horowitz went on to write for Black Sash, Birds of Prey, Life As We Know It and One Tree Hill. They also co-wrote the made-for-TV movie, Confessions of an American Bride before joining the writing team of Lost half-way through the first season. Kitsis and Horowitz were nominated several times for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series for their work on Lost.

Kitsis and Horowitz created ABC's Once Upon a Time after Lost ended in 2010. A fantasy series that focuses on fairy tales and iconic story characters in the fictional town of Storybrooke in modern-day Maine. It premiered on October 23, 2011. The duo had come up with the concept two or three years prior to joining the writing crew of Lost. The show also had a Alice in Wonderland themed spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, written with Jane Espenson and Zack Estrin. It ran from 2013 to 2014. The series was cancelled after only 13 episodes. Kitsis and Horowitz co-wrote the film Tron: Legacy in 2010, and the first four episodes of its television series Tron: Uprising. They also worked on the early unused drafts for the 2014 film Ouija.

On November 18, 2015, it was announced that Kitsis and Horowitz were working on a straight-to-series order for a summer camp horror anthology series entitled Dead of Summer for ABC Family (now known as Freeform). Ian Goldberg, a former writer of Once Upon a Time is also on board with the project.

Personal Life

Horowitz is married to Erin Barrett Horowitz and have two children together. A daughter and a son.

Dead of Summer writing credits

The following is a list of episodes of Dead of Summer that credit Horowitz as their writer. All of the episodes were co-written with Edward Kitsis, unless stated otherwise.

Dead of Summer directing credits

The following is a list of episodes of Dead of Summer that credit Horowitz as their director.


Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the creator.


Gallery of videos used to promote the creator.

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