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Hollywood's 20 Masters of Horror: The Twisted Talents Raising the Most Hell

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    Julie Plec
    The Vampire Diarist

    Plec, 41, had been in Hollywood less than two years when she was hired as Wes Craven’s assistant while Craven was in post on the 1995 Eddie Murphy thriller Vampire in Brooklyn. It was while working for Craven that Plec met Kevin Williamson, who penned the screenplay for Craven’s Scream and became Plec’s second mentor.

    Today, she has a list of horror credits including The CW hit The Vampire Diaries (which she created with Williamson), TVD spinoff The Originals, which bowed Oct. 3 to 2.15 million viewers, and a reboot of the classic British series The Tomorrow People, which premieres Oct. 9.

    “I got to be a kid in the ’80s,” she says of her affinity for the genre. “Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, My Bloody Valentine: the good ones, the bad ones, the sequels — I saw them all at slumber parties.”

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