John Russo – With twenty books published internationally and nineteen feature movies in worldwide distribution, John Russo has been called a “living legend.” He began by co-authoring the screenplay for Night of the Living Dead, which has become recognized as a “horror classic.”
His books on the art and craft of movie making, such as How to Make Exciting Money Making Movies, have become bibles of independent production. Quentin Tarantino and many other noted filmmakers have stated that Russo’s books helped them launch their careers.
John Russo wants people to know he’s “just a nice guy who likes to scare people” — and he’s done it with novels and films such as Return of the Living Dead, Midnight, The Majorettes, and Heartstopper. He has had a long, rewarding career, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Recently his screenplay for Escape of the Living Dead was made into a five-part comic book released by Avatar to great acclaim; it made the Top Ten of Horror Comics nationally and spawned two graphic novels and ten sequels.
His short story Channel 666 appears in The Big Book of Bizarro also by Burning Bulb Publishing. John was also a contributing editor on the Burning Bulb hit anthology Rise of the Dead. John also co-wrote the novel Belly Timber with fellow Burning Bulb authors Gary Lee Vincent and Solon Tsangaras.
His film, My Uncle John is a Zombie, was written and directed by John and he stars in the lead role. He is also the author of the novel by the same name.