Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.
Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.
Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.
Hosts and Contributors
Artist, developer and entrepreneur in film, video games and communications Steve Hutchison co-founded Shade.ca Art and Code in 1999, then Terror.ca and its French equivalent Terreur.ca in 2000. With his background as an artist and integrator, Steve worked on such games as Capcom's Street Fighter, PopCap's Bejeweled, Tetris, Bandai/Namco's Pac-Man and Mattel's Skip-Bo & Phase 10 as a localization manager, 2-D artist and usability expert.
Jason Kealey co-produces and finances Tales of Terror. He used to translate and edit Steve Hutchison's reviews back when the site was bilingual, in it's first version, between 2000 and 2004. He is now President and CEO of FranchiseBlast, a software development firm producing an integrated software solution for the franchise industry.
Tiffany Julia Shepis born and raised in NYC. She got her start in James Gunn’s (Guardians of the Galaxy) Tromeo and Juliet when she was just 16 years old. Since then Tiffany has made over 100 independent films, most notably the SYFY hit Abominable, the late-night fan favorites The Hazing, After dark horror fests Nightmare Man, Sundance' The Violent Kind, as well as The multi award winning The Frankenstein Syndrome and the mega cult hit Sharknado 2!
Patrick Lussier is a Canadian Born, genre producer, writer, director, editor with American Citizenship. In 2015, he co-wrote and executive produced TERMINATOR: GENISYS with Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures. He has collaborated on several projects with Ms. Kalogridis, dating back to 1999 when Ms. Kalogridis was hired to rewrite SCREAM 3 which Lussier was film editing. These projects include THE RIFLEMAN for CBS, and FRANKENSTEIN for both Starz and AMAZON, as well as script consulting on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION and GEOSTORM. Lussier recently directed a feature length episode called Flesh and Blood in the Into the Dark horror anthology by Blumhouse on Hulu.
Jeffrey Reddick is best known for creating the Final Destination (2000) film franchise. He also co-wrote the story for, and executive produced, Final Destination 2 (2003). Jeffrey lives in Los Angeles. He grew up in Eastern Kentucky and attended Berea College. Jeffrey made his first connection to the film industry at age 14, when he wrote a prequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and mailed it Bob Shaye, the President of New Line Cinema. Bob returned the material for being unsolicited. But the young man wrote Bob an aggressive reply, which won him over. Bob read the treatment and got back to Jeffrey.
Jennilee Murray was born and raised on a farm in Kelowna, British Columbia, where at an early age, she enjoyed the arts. She earned her BFA with a concentration on drawing, painting, art history and creative writing at UBC in Kelowna. A move to Ottawa, Ontario brought opportunities to further practice her art, while starting up a creative modeling career, and delving into a varied acting portfolio.
Born in 1980, Ammon has spent his entire life immersed in popular culture, with his first love being movies (and horror movies, in particular). After taking a few film classes in high school, Ammon dabbled in other aspects of film while attending Humboldt State University, including a course on screen writing and improvisation.
Victoria De Mare is one of Hollywood's reigning "Hottest Horror Scream Queens" for over a decade according to the cover feature editorial article of the January 2017 issue of Hustler Magazine. She has appeared in over 110 Film & TV productions & counting. She is best known for her creation & portrayal of the sexy demon succubus clown, "Batty Boop" from the horror/comedy feature series, 'Killjoy'.
Russell Geoffrey Banks was born and raised in England. From a young age, Russell was fascinated with movies he recalls how his father would leave VHS tapes recording on the movie channels. Then every time he saw him would give him a box of potluck tapes to watch. Russell was expelled from school at the age of fifteen he worked numerous different jobs from being a market trader to working in call center's to a barman in nightclubs to construction worker to name just a few. He would attend acting classes whenever he could afford to and would write screenplays in his spare time.
Roberto Lombardi was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) and began his career at an early age, appearing on the Gene London Show (1959) at age 7, then began music lessons (drums) and showed a natural ability for music. He quickly moved on to other instruments (bass) in order to learn to not only play, but write his own songs, later taking voice lessons to handle lead vocals.
Paige is the director of FredHeads, a documentary about the fandom of Nightmare on Elm Street. She has always been into the horror genre, Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream specifically. She has looked up to Wes Craven her whole life. She’s very active in the Nightmare community and on social media, which has inspired her to cosplay as Kristen Parker, namely, from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.