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Dustin McNeill is the author of eight books released through Harker Press. A lifelong genre fan, he gets his kicks obsessing over old horror movies. After writing stints with HorrorHound Magazine and DVD ActiveDustin published his first book in 2014 with Phantasm Exhumed, which was warmly received by fans and filmmakers alike. In 2019, he notably teamed with co-author Travis Mullins for the critically-acclaimed Taking Shape book series, which the pair followed up in 2022 with Reign of Chucky: The True Hollywood Story of a Not So Good Guy. In 2023, Dustin penned yet another solo effort with House of Rejects: The Making of Rob Zombie's Firefly Trilogy. In 2024, he was invited to record an official audio commentary for Via Vision Entertainment's Blu-ray release of the original Halloween II.



Travis Mullins first dabbled into film journalism in 2017 by writing for Dread Central, one of the leading news sites dedicated to horror. The following year, he assisted with the creation of special features for Scream Factory's Collectors Edition Blu-ray of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. An avid fan of the Halloween franchise, he made his first move into print publishing alongside Dustin McNeill with the Taking Shape duology, released in 2019 and 2020, respectively. In 2022, he re-teamed with Dustin for Reign of Chucky: The True Hollywood Story of a Not So Good Guy.



Joseph Maddrey is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Soul of Wes Craven (2024); Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2004); Not Bad for a Human, the official biography of film actor Lance Henriksen (2011); Simply Eliot, a biography of poet T.S. Eliot (2018); two volumes of Adapting Stephen King (2021-2022), and the graphic novel To Hell You Ride (2013). He has written or produced over 100 hours of documentary television, including episodes of Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, Oxygen’s Snapped, and TVOne’s Payback.

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