Glenn McQuaid

Glenn McQuaid (born 1972/1973)[1] is an Irish film director. He is known for his feature film debut I Sell The Dead and his involvement in the audio play anthology series Tales From Beyond the Pale, both of which were produced by frequent collaborator Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix. He has also directed a segment of anthology horror film V/H/S.

Glenn McQuaid
Born1972/1973 (age 48–49)
Dublin, Ireland
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2008–present
Notable work
I Sell the Dead


McQuaid began his career at Glass Eye Pix, where he performed visual effects on films such as The Roost (2005) and The Last Winter (2006). Inspired by the muted reception of one of his short films, he made his feature film debut, I Sell the Dead (2008), more comedic. He cites David Cronenberg as an influence.[2] Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 73% approval score based on 44 reviews.[3] After I Sell the Dead, he worked on the segment Tuesday the 17th in V/H/S, a 2012 horror anthology film. The short was inspired by his enjoyment of early 1980s slasher films.[4] In 2014, he directed The Trouble with Dad, a segment in another horror anthology film, Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear.[5]

McQuaid collaborated with Fessenden again on the audio play anthology series Tales From Beyond the Pale, which he co-created.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

McQuaid was born in Dublin, Ireland, and lives in New York City, New York, US.[7] He is openly gay.[8]


  • I Sell the Dead (2008)
  • V/H/S (2012), segment Tuesday the 17th
  • Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear (2014), segment The Trouble with Dad


  1. ^ Murphy, Garett (2008-11-11). "I'm selling ... my movie". The Herald. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  2. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Glenn McQuaid, Writer/Director of I Sell the Dead". Dread Central. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  3. ^ "I Sell the Dead (2008)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  4. ^ Reed, Becky (2013-01-31). "Interview: V/H/S 'Tuesday The 17th' Director Glenn McQuaid". DIY. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  5. ^ Squires, John (2014-05-20). "Chiller TV Announces Premiere Date for Anthology Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  6. ^ Ashbrook, Tom (2011-10-28). "A Radio Horror Revival In The Podcast Age". On Point. WBUR-FM. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  7. ^ Dwyer, Michael (2007-02-09). "Fox takes 'Once' from Sundance to US". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  8. ^ Abley, Sean (2013). Out in the Dark: Interviews with Gay Horror Filmmakers, Actors, and Authors. Lethe Press. p. 93. ISBN 9781590212721.

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