John Fasano Has Died But His Contributions to the Horror Film Genre Will Live On

Hollywood has experienced a truly sad day with the death of legendary actor James Garner at 86 and The Patriot actress Skye McCole Bartusiak at the young age of 21. Unfortunately the sad news only continues upon learning that writer, producer, and director, John Fasano has died at 52 years old, according to his attorney Craig Baumgarten. Fasano, whose cause of death remains unclear at this time, was known for his work on horror films like Darkness Falls, Jesse Stone: Stone Cold, The Hunchback, and the TV series Woke Up Dead. He was also a writer for the film Universal Soldier: The Return starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Another 48 Hours starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.

Already, family, friends, and fans have made Fasano’s impact on horror film clear by expressing their condolences on social media, as well as stating their surprise over Fasano’s death on Saturday. Numerous fans mentioned his influence in the horror film industry specifically with his films Black Roses and Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, which he produced independently in the 1980s. Fasano also acted in his own film, Zombie Nightmare, as character William Washington.

Our hearts go out to Fasano’s family and friends during this difficult time.