Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson

Highest Rated: 81% Scream 2 (1997)

Lowest Rated: 16% Cursed (2005)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1965

Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina, USA

Bursting onto the scene with the screenplay for the genre-reviving horror movie "Scream" (1996), writer-producer Kevin Williamson became well-known for his insightful take on youth-focused entertainment, creating hits both in film and on the small screen. The self-aware "Scream," which referenced numerous classics of the genre throughout the story, became a huge box office hit and turned unknowns like Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and Rose McGowan into stars. Williamson followed up with another smash horror hit, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997). Though not as hailed or influential, the movie was nonetheless another big success at the box office. Williamson used his clout to create the hour-long drama, "Dawson's Creek (The WB, 1998-2003), a semi-autobiographical series that reveled in its realistic depiction of problems faced by teenagers. He made his directorial debut with the comedic thriller "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" (1999), while enjoying the continued success of the sequels "Scream 2" (1997) and "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" (1998). But after leaving the show following its second season, Williamson hit a career skid that saw him flail with critically maligned shows like "Wasteland" (ABC, 1999) and "Hidden Palms" (The CW, 2007), as well as forgettable features like "Cursed" (2005). Williamson returned to prominence with "Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-17) and the long-awaited "Scream 4" (2011), proving that he was still the master of teen-driven horror. Later efforts like "Stalker" (CBS 2015-16) and "Tell Me A Story" (CBS All Access 2018- ) found Williamson working with older actors to solid effect.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 55% Scream 4 Screenwriter,
Producer
$38.2M 2011
16% 30% Cursed Writer,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
$19.3M 2005
40% 37% Scream 3 Writer (Characters),
Producer
$89.1M 2000
19% 31% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Director,
Writer
$8.9M 1999
52% 55% The Faculty Screenwriter $40.1M 1998
43% 40% I Know What You Did Last Summer Writer $72.2M 1997
81% 57% Scream 2 Writer (Characters),
Writer,
Executive Producer
$101.3M 1997
79% 79% Scream Writer $103.2M 1996

TV

Credit
60% 70% Tell Me a Story Executive Producer,
Writer
2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2019
67% 68% Time After Time Executive Producer,
Writer
2017
86% 85% The Vampire Diaries Writer,
Executive Producer
2009-2017
58% 67% The Following Executive Producer 2013-2015
20% 81% Stalker Executive Producer,
Writer
2014-2015
47% 75% The Secret Circle Executive Producer,
Writer
2011-2012
42% No Score Yet Hidden Palms Executive Producer,
Writer
2007
No Score Yet 81% Dawson's Creek Executive Producer,
Writer
2003 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory Days Writer 2002
6% No Score Yet Wasteland Executive Producer 1999

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