1961 – He was born Eric Joseph Durdaller on the 16th day of February this year, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Red is a screenwriter and director, best known for writing the horror classics The Hitcher and Near Dark.
1983 – Red attended the AFI Conservatory and graduated in this year
1986 – His thesis script, The Hitcher, was produced in this year, and is considered a cult-horror classic.
2001 – On the 31st of May this year, he was involved in an automobile collision on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Red, driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee, hit the back of a stopped Honda Accord at a red light. When the Honda’s driver, Kenny Hughes, got out to speak to Red, the Jeep began driving forward, propelling the damaged car into the intersection.