If you’re a hor­ror fan who grew up in the VHS era, this is some news you’ll love: a trio of authors has assem­bled a his­to­ry of Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment video empire, a pro­lific label that stacked the shelves of video stores all through­out the 1990’s.  As the press release below reveals, it will be packed to the gills with dozens of new inter­views and an array of eye-pop­ping stills and cov­er art.  Read on for all boun­ti­ful, Band-mon­ger­ing details…


Inside Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment Studio

Dave Jay, William S. Wilson & Torsten Dewi

Guest Contributors: Nathan Shumate, Jay Woelfel, Chris Endicott, Thomas Sueyres, Dave Wain & Matty Budrewicz

Foreword by C. Courtney Joyner


  • The autho­rized his­to­ry of the most ambi­tious B-movie stu­dio of the 1990s and beyond
  • Interviews with over 60 direc­tors, pro­duc­ers, actors, and crew from the gold­en age of home video enter­tain­ment
  • Over 400 behind-the-sce­nes pho­tos, posters, and art­work, many nev­er before pub­lished



October 28, 2017

Amazon pre-order avail­able at: https://www.amazon.com/Came-Video-Aisle-Charles-Entertainment/dp/0764354108



Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment was the most remark­able B-movie stu­dio of the 1990s, respon­si­ble for a bar­rage of sci-fi, fan­ta­sy, and hor­ror clas­sics dur­ing the last true “gold­en age” of the home video era. From Puppetmaster to Trancers and beyond, Full Moon trans­formed the VHS expe­ri­ence for fans world­wide, bring­ing the inner work­ings of the movie-mak­ing process into the liv­ing room, and in turn cre­at­ing a rav­en­ous fan­base that remains to this day. This book tracks the his­to­ry of the com­pa­ny, from its late ‘80s birth among the ruins of the American dri­ve-in through to its bid to sur­vive in the mod­ern dig­i­tal world. Featuring rare art­work, behind-the-sce­nes pho­tos, and over 60 exclu­sive inter­views with the cast and crew who helped to cre­ate the leg­endary B-movie stu­dio, this is an essen­tial read for any cult film fan still lament­ing the death of the “mom ‘n pop” video store.



Dave Jay is a London-based writer. He is the prin­ci­pal author of Empire of the ‘B’s (pub­lished by Hemlock Books) and has con­tribut­ed towards cult film mag­a­zi­nes such as Fangoria, Gorezone, Delirium, and Horrorhound. He also works as a music writer/producer, hav­ing had music fea­tured in film and tele­vi­sion, includ­ing Driven, The Last Castle, and the sound­track album for Austin Powers in Goldmember. William S. Wilson resides in Williamsburg, Virginia, and has writ­ten arti­cles for gen­re mag­a­zi­nes Fangoria and Deep Red. He has also con­tribut­ed to a num­ber of film guides includ­ing Horror 101, Hidden Horror, BFI’s 100 European Horror Films and the 101 film book series edit­ed by Steven Jay Schneider (Paranormal Activity). Torsten Dewi lives in Baden-Baden, Germany and has been a pro­fes­sion­al writer for the last twen­ty years. Alongside his co-writ­ing cred­it for Empire of the ‘B’s, he has writ­ten numer­ous suc­cess­ful nov­els, gen­re screen­plays for the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket (Lost City Raiders, Post Impact, and Sumuru), and hun­dreds of arti­cles for a broad selec­tion of mag­a­zi­nes includ­ing Playboy and TV Zone. His non-fic­tion work includes a guide to the Babylon 5 uni­verse, a Dune pho­to­book and three annu­al guides to sci­ence fic­tion on TV.



Charles Band, Richard Band, Jackson Barr, Adolfo Bartoli, J.R. Bookwalter, Jeff Burr, William Butler, J.S. Cardone, Benjamin Carr, Peter David, Sonny Carl Davis, Mike Deak, Danny Draven, Richard Elfman, Jack Ersgard, Ernest Farino, Jeff Farley, Brent Friedman, Stuart Gordon, Trent Haaga, Kenneth J. Hall, Linda Hassani, Sam Irvin, Mel Johnson, Jr., Rolf Kanefsky, John Lechago, Jacqueline Lovell, Lee MacLeod, Peter Manoogian, Mark Manos, Ed Naha, Ted Nicolaou, Dennis Paoli, Dave Parker, Vlad Paunescu, Albert Pyun, Mark Rappaport, Fred Olen Ray, Ethan Reiff, Duncan Rouleau, David Schmoeller, Gary Schmoeller, Pat Siciliano, Venesa Talor, Tim Thomerson, Cyrus Voris, and Graeme Whifler.



978–0-7643–5410-6 / Size: 6″ x 9″

Illustrations: 430 col­or images / Pages: 480 / Binding: soft cov­er

Price: $34.99