Michael Fright was born Walter F. DeGirolamo Jr on March 10, 1966, in Woodbury, NJ. From his earliest memories, Mom and Dad would hide him and his brother beneath a blanket in the back seat of their car and sneak them into a local drive-in theater to see the newest horror movie opening up on the big screen nearly weekend in the late sixties and early seventies.
Throughout his years in school, Michael began to exhibit a talent for writing, drawing, and building elaborate, detailed models from scratch. By ninth grade, he had written four complete novels by hand, one of which has survived the passage of time.
By high school, he had planned to go to Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a filmmaker, but his difficult home life and other extenuating circumstances out of his control steered him into becoming a truck driver instead. After becoming a father, Michael just shelved his dream.
In 1995, during a shallow point in his life, Michael began writing again. This time he wrote a 119-page screenplay about a killer snowman and spent the next year and a half shopping it around, hoping to find an agent to represent him. However, after having his screenplay stolen, he became so frustrated, angry, and depressed, he literally put all of his writings in a closet and walked away from writing for 22 years.
In November 2017, Michael decided to start writing his autobiography after reading about a life-altering event of an old classmate on Facebook. By September 2018, after nearly ten months of writing about his life, he began posting excerpts of his autobiography online, looking for feedback. Surprised by all the compliments about his writing ability, he began writing short horror stories again at the request of several fans. Since October 2018, he has written eight new short horror stories and compiled five of them into an e-book which he has since published on Kindle / Amazon.