Douglas E. Winter (born October 30, 1950, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American writer, critic and lawyer.
Winter grew up in Granite City, Illinois. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975 and became a lawyer in Washington, DC, currently working as partner at law firm Bryan Cave, concentrating on complex litigation, product liability, aerospace and aviation and entertainment law. Winter has also taught legal writing at the University of Iowa.
A lifelong interest in horror has led him to develop a parallel career as horror writer and horror critic. Winter edited horror anthologies Prime Evil (1988), and Revelations (1997) as well as the interviews collection Faces of Fear (1985, revised 1990). He has also written biographies of Stephen King and Clive Barker. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
- Faces of Fear (1985)
- Prime Evil (1988)
- Revelations (1997)
- Run ISBN 0-451-40980-9 Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2000
- Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic ISBN 0-06-621392-4
- Stephen King: The Life and Fiction of the Master of the Macabre ISBN 0-451-16774-0
- Stephen King: The Art of Darkness ISBN 0-451-14612-3