My Favorite Horror Movie – book edited by Christian Ackerman

My Favorite Horror Movie: 48 Essays by Horror Creators on the Film That Shaped Them is a 2018 book produced and edited by horror filmmaker Christian Ackerman (Deadly Reunion; Bethany; 2 Jennifer) via his Black Vortex Cinema imprint and initially available via Kindle.

“The book is a ghoulish celebration of how the singular viewing of a horror film can inspire someone to find their identity and develop an obsession with the dark side of arts.

Featuring legends of horror with some of the most prolific and unique new voices in the genre such as Felissa Rose (Victor Crowley; Sleepaway Camp), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), Tony Timpone (Fangoria), Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Rolfe Kanefsky (Bus Party to Hell;The Black Room; There’s Nothing Out There), Ryan Lambert (Monster Squad) and Michael Gingold (Fangoria), My Favorite Horror Movie is an intimate glimpse into the development of their horror-obsessed minds.

“I’m truly proud of the passion my colleagues put into these essays. The book is a auto-biographical glimpse into their creative souls,” says Ackerman. “I hope it inspires everyone to love horror as much as we do, and maybe even inspire them to create their own monsters!”

Featuring contributions from filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, painters, musicians, journalists and film festival directors, the essays in My Favorite Horror Movie celebrate classic films from the likes of George Romero, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Tobe Hooper, Dan O’Bannon, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and many more!” – via press release

List of contributors:

Alex Napiwocki (Drunk Zombies, Blue Balls, Death House, Altitude)

Arielle Brachfeld (Snake Outta Compton, Chemical Peel, Los Angeles Overnight)

B. Harrison Smith (Death House, Camp Dread, The Fields, 6 Degrees of Hell, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, Garlic & Gunpowder)

Bill Shafer (Hyaena Gallery, Cohasset Snuff Film, Serial Killer Culture TV)

Blake Reigle (One of Us, Beneath The Surface, His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th)

C. Courtney Joyner (Shotgun, From a Whisper To a Scream, Class of 1999, Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge)

Calder Greenwood (Harbinger Down, Swiss Army Man, Nosferatu, Perfect, Kuso)

Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever, Disney’s Stuck in the Middle Power Rangers, Not Another Teen Movie)

Chris Hampton (Passion of the Christ, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Watchmen,
Cabin in the Woods, The Hobbit, Fear the Walking Dead)

Christian Ackerman (Hell’s Belles, Bethany, Death House, Deadly Reunion Slayer: You Against You)

Christopher Jimenez (Sinful Celluloid, Danzig: Last Ride, Hellevator Man, Scare The Devil, Mr. Black)

Chuck Foster (Film Threat, The Summoners, Hell’s Belles, Pide Ayuda, Lugal)

Chuck Parello (The Hillside Strangler, Ed Gein, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2, Doctor 420)

Clint Carney (Dry Blood, SYSTEM SYN)

Dave Parker (The Dead Hate the Living, The Hills Run Red, It Watches, Tales of Halloween: Sweet Tooth)

Eric Spudic (Aquanoids, Creepies, Dead Clowns, Dino Wolf, Killers by Nature, Savage Harvest 2)

Ernie Trinidad (

Esther Goodstein (The Black Room, Nightmare Man, Spreading Darkness, Sex and the USA, One in the Gun)

Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Victor Crowley, Death House Camp Dread, The Perfect House, Satan’s Playground)

Frank Merle (The Employer, #FromJennifer)

Graham Skipper (Sequence Break, The Mind’s Eye, Re-Animator the Musical, Beyond The Gates, Almost Human)

Hank Braxton (Snake Outta Compton, Unnatural, Chemical Peel, Freddy VS Ghostbusters)

Hunter Johnson (2 Jennifer, Serena Waits, Irrational Fear, Ugly Sweater Party, #From Jennifer)

Jack Bennett (Anthrax: Blood Eagle Wings, Bloodworks, Caprice, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian, Fun Sized Horror’s Good Night)

James Cullen Bressack (Bethany, Pernicious, Hate Crime, If Looks Could Kill, To Jennifer)

Jared Rivet (Jackals, Earbud Theater, Dead Right Horror Trivia)

Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination, Dead Awake, Superstition: The Rule of 3’s)

Jonathan Martin (FilmQuest, An Evening with My Comatose Mother, Kiss the Devil in the Dark, Creatures of Whitechapel)
Josh McKevitt (American Horror Story: Cult, The Nice Guys, Vida, Freakish)

Joshua Lou Friedman (Bitch Slap, Big Ass Spider, Tales of Halloween, Lavalantula,
I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine)

Julia Hapney (Zombeavers, VHS/Viral, The Summoners, The Basement, Snake Outta Compton)

Ken Jacobsen (Metallica’s Ride The Lighting, Hell’s Belles, Mania)

Matt Mercer (Contracted, Contracted: Phase II, The Mind’s Eye, Beyond the Gates, Madison County, You or a Loved One)

Michael Gingold (Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Shark Movie Mania, The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies)

Michael Klug (Horror Freak News; Tom Holland’s Terror Time)

Miguel Rodriguez (Horrible Imaginings Film Festival & Podcast, Mass Hypnosis Podcast, Film Geeks San Diego)

Nick Phillips (Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders, Pet, Spectres)

Rolfe Kanefsky (There’s Nothing Out There, The Hazing, Nightmare Man, The Black Room, Party Bus To Hell)

Ryan Lambert (The Monster Squad, Kids Incorporated, Short Ends, Telephone, Kill Moi)

Sarah Nicklin (Nun of at, Exhumed, The Haunting of Alice D)

Sean Decker (Fangoria,, Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol)

Spooky Dan Walker (Slay Belles, The Devil’s Carnival, Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival)

Staci Layne Wilson (Cabaret of the Dead, Psycho Therapy, So L.A. – A Hollywood Memoir)

Tammy Sutton (The Conjuring, Avatar, Final Destination 2 & 3, Blade: Trinity, Twilight)

Terry Wolfinger (Jurassic Park 2, Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, Terminator 3, The Suffering Video Game, Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine)

Todd Robey (

Tony Timpone (Fangoria Magazine, Fangoria Radio, Monsterpalooza, Fantasia Film Festival, Horror Equity Fund)

Trista Robinson (Purgatory Road, The Human Race, Silent Retreat, Echoes of Fear)

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