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Joe Kane has been a film critic and journalist since 1972, when he joined the original editorial staff of the pioneering tabloid The Monster Times. As The Phantom of the Movies®, he covered the genre-movie and video beat for The New York Daily News for 25 years. In 1993 he launched the ongoing nationally distributed magazine THE PHANTOM OF THE MOVIES' VIDEOSCOPE.

He has had two extensive guides published: The Phantom's Ultimate Video Guide (Dell, 1989) and The Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest, Greatest and Weirdest Genre Videos (Random House/Three Rivers Press, 2000).

His most recent book, Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever (Kensington), was nominated for a Black Quill Award for Best Non-Fiction, selected by PopMatters as one of the 10 Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010, and received 1st Honorable Mention for Best Non-Fiction Horror Book in the 9th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

He has had film articles, humor and fiction published in Maxim, The Village Voice, The National Lampoon, High Times, The Washington Times, Penthouse and many other publications.
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Author, film critic and freelance writer Nancy Naglin has been the Art-House columnist for The Phantom of the Movies’ VideoScope since 1993. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Daily News, New York Magazine,The Village Voice and Crawdaddy.


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Murray Huff - Biography forthcoming


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John Huff co-wrote "dADDY'S BOY" with George Wayne Wallace and finished the book after his partner died. Wallace was fond of telling people that all the "sick stuff" in the story came from Huff, the noble uplifting stuff from him. And considering Huff's checkered background in the writing trade, maybe that's true. He worked for twenty years as a television writer in Hollywood on such series as The Nightstalker, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Knightrider, StreetHawk, 240 Robert, and CHiPs. He also wrote the movie, Hunter's Moon, starring Burt Reynolds and Keith Carradine.

Co-author George Wayne Wallace spent a lifetime in law enforcement and private investigation before premature retirement drew him to the scenic high desert near Pioneertown, California. After a valiant and inspiring battle with cancer, long beating the odds, George passed away.

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Zoe Phiko

Teenage author Zoe Phiko presents VIOLET WINTER, her first installment of the "Winter Series" of short novels.  Originally started as a highly popular web serial on Quotev, the complete version of VIOLET WINTER is now available as a Kindle eBook and in Paperback.



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A. K. Kossak left his native Germany for Hollywood to work on movies, which is arguably the most exhilarating way to burn through one's life. While he produced and co-wrote the award-winning indie cult-comedy CYXORK 7, was the cinematographer on about 400 productions, and teaches screenwriting at CSUSB, his secret indulgence remains writing fiction. Three of his short stories couldn't stay short and morphed into the crime series NOBUDDIES.

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