How to Make Exciting Money-Making Movies

How to Make Exciting Money-Making Movies

Beginning with the horror classic Night of the Living Dead and continuing with cult hits such as Midnight, Heartstopper, The Majorettes and Return of the Living Dead, legendary writer/producer/director John Russo has over twenty movies and novels in worldwide distribution. His movie making books are known as bibles of the industry. In these pages he will teach you how to become a true professional in the tough, exciting world of entertainment!

Rise of the Dead

Rise of the Dead

A collection of seventeen stories from masters of pen and screen, featuring THE FIRST ONE by John A. Russo!

The Awakening

The Awakening

For two hundred years, he has rested. Now he rises. Now he will be satisfied. Nothing can stop him. No one can resist him. Benjamin Latham is young and handsome, his eighteenth-century mind wakened to a bizarre twentieth-century world. And there is the need deep within . . . an animal need, frightening, murderous, unholy . . . a vital need that must be fed. And with his need comes a power over men and women to do his bidding, to quiet his dark craving . . . Until the murders begin.

The Academy

The Academy

He's a good puppet, he does what they say, but he's programmed for terror, and someone will pay! From legendary horror writer John A. Russo comes The Academy. It's every parent's dream, turning their little darlings into geniuses, super-achievers, perfect little children. And if there's a problem, the Academy fixes that, too. It's a simple operation. Just a little device. Then a teeny pink scar on a tender little skull…

Booby Hatch

Booby Hatch

Sweet, innocent Cherry Jankowski works for Joyful Novelties, where she tests sex toys ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. But she can't find love or peace of mind and her efforts are hampered by a Peeping Tom, an exhibitionist, a cross-dressing boyfriend, a quack psychiatrist, and even her own product-testing partner, Marcello Fettucini, who can't get it up anymore and is scared of loosing his job!

Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza

From legendary horror and suspense writer JOHN RUSSO comes a harrowing tale where no one is safe! Dealey Plaza is one of the most notorious places in America, and when youthful conspiracy buffs go there in 1964 to stage their own reenactment of the Kennedy Assassination, four of them are brutally murdered -- the first victims of a hate-filled legacy that continues for four more decades.

The Hungry Dead

The Hungry Dead

Midnight - First, they captured small animals. Then, they moved on to bigger prey. Now the backwoods family that slays together stays together for one last midnight snack: a pair of unsuspecting travellers whose ritual torture and sacrifice will only intensify the demonic clan's cravings. Escape Of The Living Dead - In an isolated roadside diner, a desperate group of strangers barricade themselves against a ravenous horde of undead customers who crave more than the early bird special.

Limb to Limb

Limb to Limb

SUCH A PRETTY PRETTY GIRL . . .SUCH A COLD, CRUEL KNIFE . . . Tiffany Blake was a beautiful long-limbed dancer with a glorious future and the backing of a rich benefactor. Then a monstrous accident severed her leg at the hip. And now her fellow dancers are disappearing without a trace. One by one they fall victim to a dark and deadly pattern of evil – caught by the bloody, brutal logic that would have them pay with their lovely bodies for the cruel fate of another . . .

Living Things

Living Things

Beneath the shimmering Miami sun sprawls one of the Mafia’s biggest empires, a glittering world of lavish beachfront mansions, neon-painted nightclubs, beautiful women, expensive cars—and absolute control over the state’s billion-dollar drug trade. But, one by one, its ganglords and henchmen are falling prey to a new rival. His powers are fueled by monstrous ancient rituals; his hellish undead legions slaughter mobsters and innocent citizens alike...

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

The most frightening movie ever made is now a novel! Newsweek calls NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD a, "True Horror Classic." Why does NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD hit with such chilling impact? Is it because everyday people in a commonplace house are suddenly the victims of a monstrous invasion? Or is it because the ghouls who surround the house with grasping claws were once ordinary people, too? Decide for yourself as you read, and the horror grips you. All the cannibalism, suspense and frenzy...

The Big Book of Bizarro

The Big Book of Bizarro

The Big Book of Bizarro brings together the peculiar prose of an international cast of the most grotesquely-gonzo, genre-grinding modern writers who ever put pen to paper (or mouse to pad), including the short story CHANNEL 666 by JOHN RUSSO.

The John A. Russo Library

Below are some of the bestselling books I have written. More titles are forthcoming.
Note: this particular page will allow you to purchase a specific title directly from amazon.com. If you would like an autographed copy, please see my collectibles page for specific titles that I have on hand.