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Scott Aaron Stine biographical information

Author of Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Culture of the 1960s and 1970s

When he’s not moonlighting as a 390 lb. Swedish physicist in low budget horror films, Scott Aaron Stine can be found sitting at his desk, repeatedly bashing his head against the computer monitor.

He is the author of two books devoted to horror films, The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s & 1970s [McFarland Publishing, 2001] and The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s [McFarland Publishing, 2003]. Prior to this, he published numerous magazines, including Trashfiend [Stigmata Press, 2002-2003], GICK! [Stigmata Press, 1998-2001] and Filthy Habits [Stigmata Press, 2002-2003]. He also published and co-authored The Trashfiend’s Guide to Collecting Videotapes [Stigmata Press, 2003]. His oft-reprinted article “The Snuff Film: The Making of an Urban Legend,” which first appeared in The Skeptical Inquirer [CSICOP, May/June 1999], featured in a UK broadcast documentary from Lion Television Limited.

Under the nom de plume of Reginald Bloom, Mr. Stine has had his fiction published in such periodicals as Lovecraft's Weird Mysteries and Raw Media Mags, and e-zines Crimson, The Art of Horror and Chiaroscuro; his contribution to the latter placed third in the Seventh Chiaroscuro Short Story Contest and was given an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror [St. Martin’s Press, 2002]. More recently, his work appeared in the anthology Cold Flesh [Hellbound Books, 2005].

In his spare time, Mr. Stine also writes, performs and produces music for the post-industrial rock outfit Post-Mortem Pre-Op, the instrumental surf band The Deathshead Virgins, the hardcore metal group Cruciform Rust, and the experimental noise project Uhm… His music has been featured on such CD compilations as 41st Street All Stars [Everott Records, 2001] and Seattle Metal Online: Volume Two [Seattle Metal Online, 2003].

In what passes as a day job, Scott is also a major collector and dealer of vintage memorabilia, selling through his online business of The Trash Collector».

In his perpetual defense, Mr. Stine adheres to his trademarked adage of “So Many Bad Films… So Few Brain Cells.” He currently resides in Everett, Washington.

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Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Culture of the 1960s and 1970s by Scott Stine. Over two glorious decades the horror film waged war on good taste, exploiting every taboo and bursting every envelope along the way. Buy this book»

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