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Born in Birmingham, Alabama, David Ray Carter has been writing about film since 1998. He is the main film reviewer for Film Fanaddict Magazine and FilmFanaddict.com as well as a contributing editor for NotComing.com. The majority of David's work has been on the topics of horror, exploitation, and "fringe" cinemas. His non-cinematic interests include conspiracy theories, true crime, professional wrestling, and opera. He has lectured on these and other topics at Oxford University and at various conferences, universities, and film festivals in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2011, David relocated to Dallas, Texas with his wife and dog.


"Weaving a More Perfect Web" chapter in an untitled volume on Spider-Man and pop culture. 2012 from McFarland Press.

Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia. 2011 from Headpress.

"Cinemasochism: Bad Movies and the People Who Love Them" chapter in In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000. 2011 from McFarland Press.

"It's Only a Movie? Reality as Transgression in Exploitation Cinema" chapter in From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse: Highbrow and Lowbrow Transgression in Cinema's First Century. 2010 from Scarecrow Press.

"And the moral of the story is…: Horror Cinema as Modern Day Fairy Tale" chapter in Where Fear Lurks. 2009 from Inter-Disciplinary Press

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Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia by David Ray Carter. Conspiracy theories are shocking by their very nature, and Conspiracy Cinema delves into the history of cinema’s most controversial genre. More info»

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