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- Country: United States
- Books: 4
- Profession: Journalist
- Member Since: Mar 2019
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Mike Watt is a writer, journalist and screenwriter. He has written for such publications as Fangoria, Film Threat, The Dark Side, the late Frederick Clarke's Cinefantastique, Femme Fatales and served as editor for the RAK Media Group's resurrection of Sirens of Cinema.
Through the production company, Happy Cloud Pictures, he has written and produced or directed the award-winning feature film The Resurrection Game, as well as Splatter Movie: The Director's Cut, A Feast of Flesh, Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation and the award-winning Razor Days.
He is the author of the novella collection Hot Splices, short fiction collection Phobophobia, the novels The Resurrection Game and Suicide Machine, and from McFarland Publishing: Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint. In 2014, he launched the acclaimed Movie Outlaw book series, focusing on "underseen cinema". He is also the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Exploitation Nation.
Through Happy Cloud Media, LLC, he edits and publishes EXPLOITATION NATION, 42nd Street Pete's Grindhouse Purgatory Magazine. Recently, they published Pete's autobiography, "A Whole Bag of Crazy", and brought stuntman Gary Warner Kent's memoir "Shadows and Light" back into print. In 2019, they'll publish "Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version" by Tom Savini.
In 2017, he edited the 40th Anniversary printing of Paul Schrader's TAXI DRIVER screenplay, featuring a new interview with Robert De Niro, published in 2018 by Gauntlet Press.