Schlock-Wire: Howl At The Full Moon In October With IT CAME FROM THE VIDEO AISLE!

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

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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


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