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About John McCarty

John McCarty is a full time author and filmmaker. His book Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "The Sopranos" (Da Capo Press, 2004), was produced as a major documentary by Hugh M.  Hefner's Alta Loma Entertainment, for the Starz/Encore cable network; it aired in 2005 and 2006 and has been released on DVD by  Image-Entertainment.

John McCartyAdditionally, he is the co-producer, co-writer, and co-director of The Fearmakers: Masters of Screen Suspense and Terror, a 10-episode documentary series of profiles of some of the world's most influential makers of classic suspense and terror films, among them Tod Browning, Jack Arnold, Terence Fisher, Roman Polanski, Roger Corman,  and Tobe Hooper. The series is based on his 1994 book of the same title  published by St. Martin's Press. It was released on DVD in May 2007 by  Elite Entertainment, Inc. His 2009 film, Confinement, a modern re-telling of the classic feminist short story The Yellow Wallpaper, is currently in distribution by Films Media Group. His most recent film, The Man Who Pursued Rosebud, a documentary about the life of actor-producer-director William Alland, is available as a special feature on the exclusive Alpha Video DVD  release of Mr. Alland's controversial (and long unseen) 1960s classic Look in Any Window, starring Paul Anka.

The author of more than 20 non-fiction books of his own on film and  entertainment subjects, John has appeared in conjunction with his work  on such national media as the Wall St. Journal, the Sundance Film  Festival's online "Film Talks", Fox News Saturday, CNN.fn's mid-day  news, A&E's Biography, the Bravo network series Backspin, the ICONS  Radio Hour hosted by Stephen Bogart (son of screen icon Humphrey  Bogart), Neal Conan's "Talk of the Town" on National Public Radio,  Turner Classic Movies, and many other major market radio and cable TV  stations across the country. He created Leering Buzzard Pictures LLC in  2009 to produce his own films in collaboration with talented colleagues  and students in his native upstate New York.


Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bookstore, Crossroad Press has resurrected my first (and to date only) published novel, Deadly Resurrection (1990), as an e-book. If you are looking for some relentless suspense, check out the My Books tab above to find out more!

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When Julie Hauser came to Massachusetts, she wanted to start life anew after the death of her son. Now, in a desperate bid to be reunited with him, Julie must ally herself to a dreaded force long absent from the world, while confronting the savage thirst of a vicious killer stalking the countryside.

This e-book is available at $3.99 in the following formats…

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Recommended by the Horror Writers of America for a Bram Stoker Award as Best First Novel of 1990.

"John McCarty is going to make you start sleeping with the light on again!" -- Ed Gorman, author of the "Sam McCain" series

"McCarty's compulsive page-turner is a big screen movie waiting to happen, and I should know; in my career I've sold some of the biggest to Hollywood." -- Scott E. Schwimer, Entertainment Attorney at Law for authors Nicholas Sparks, Brad Thor, and many more.

"A tense, fast-paced scorcher of a horror tale that blistered my fingers turning the pages...a terrific read!" -- Joseph A. Citro, author of Shadowchild, Guardian Angels, The Unseen, Dark Twilight.

"Sparely and slickly written and snappily paced. If you're into demons, you'll like this just fine." -- Times-Union (Albany, New York)

"Violent, erotic, Lovecraftian and offbeat. Recommended." -- AFRAID Magazine

"An entertaining, chilling saga ...well conceived and executed...[with] realistic characters [and] a fitting and very violent climax that will leave the reader satisfied and surprised."  -- 2AM Magazine

"A deft blend of crime novel, occult thriller, and unspeakable Lovecraftian horror. An impressive debut." -- Stanley Wiater, author of Dark Visions and Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror.