Adam Robitel graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, a double major in film production and acting.
Robitel's latest film, Escape Room (2019) which he developed and directed for producer Neal Moritz's Original Films and Sony Pictures Studios, opened at number 2 in the domestic box office with a stellar haul of 18 million dollars, twice its production budget.
Robitel recently made headlines after being tapped to direct Blumhouse's creep-fest franchise Insidious: The Last Key (2018) (2017). The Last Key opened on January 5th, to stellar domestic box office, grossing 30 million dollars on its opening weekend and more than 167 million dollars worldwide, making it the most lucrative Insidious to date.
Robitel made a big splash in the genre world as a horror auteur having co-written, directed and produced The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) (2014) a found-footage horror thriller. The Taking of Deborah Logan was named a "Netflix Horror Gem" by The Wrap and won an iHorror Award for best direct release of 2014. Paramount Studios then hired Robitel to do some rewrites on Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) (2015).
On the writing side, Robitel's original supernatural thriller idea Liminal sparked a bidding war and sold to Fox2000 with Nina Jacobson producing. Robitel will serve as executive producer with Chris Landon writing the screenplay and directing. The scribe has also written a gritty reinvention of the slasher genre with Cropsey based on the infamous maniac who has haunted the imaginations of campers for over a hundred years for Peter Facinelli A7SLE Seven films.
On the television side, he's developing a character driven Private Eye procedural with co-writer Gavin Heffernan, director Jusin Lin and show runner Nick Stoller as well as an original horror series executive produced by Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa.
On the acting side, his motion picture debut was in Fox's smash success X-Men (2000) where he was thrown like a rag-doll by an eight-foot mutant. Since then Adam has worked on music videos the likes of Britney Spears and 'Smashmouth', appeared in "Spin City" and "Angel" and starred in a national commercial for Paul Mitchell. Adam then landed a leading role in Tim Sullivan's 2001 Maniacs (2005), a comedy-horror remake of the 1964 drive-in classic, starring alongside Robert Englund and Lin Shaye. Robitel would go on to appear in "Field of Screams", "Chillerama", and Paul Ward's Stephen King adaptation of "One For The Road", alongside Reggie Bannister.View Full Bio