After graduating from the University of Southern California, Eric Kripke wrote and directed two short films. This led to his developing and writing the short-lived "Tarzan" for The WB, which attempted to translate the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs series to modern-day New York City. While Tarzan was axed after only seven episodes, it marked the first collaboration between Kripke and David Nutter, who directed several episodes of the series and would go on to greater success with Kripke on another WB series: "Supernatural" (Nutter directed the pilot as well as the second episode). Kripke's post-"Tarzan" projects have both touched on horror: "Supernatural," which began airing in 2005, revolves around demon-hunting brothers. He currently serves as the show's head writer and executive producer, and was the series' show runner until its sixth season. Many of the show's antagonists were reinventions of popular urban legends, and this approach earned Kripke the reputation as one of the masters of horror working in television today. Kripke also wrote the 2005 horror film "Boogeyman," which was directed by Stephen T. Kay and inspired the sequel "Boogeyman 2."