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John Russo

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February 2,1939
United States

Screenwriter, film director, actor, novelist

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John A. Russo (born February 2, 1939), sometimes credited as Jack Russo or John Russo, is an American screenwriter and film director most commonly associated with the 1968 horror classic film Night of the Living Dead. As a screenwriter, his credits include Night of the Living Dead, The Majorettes, Midnight, and Santa Claws. The latter two, he also directed. He has performed small roles as an actor, most notably the first ghoul who is stabbed in the head in Night of the Living Dead, as well as cameos in There's Always Vanilla and House of Frankenstein 1997. John Russo is also the founder and one of the co-mentors along with Russell Streiner of the John Russo Movie Making Program at DuBois Business College in DuBois, Pennsylvania. John A. Russo has completed several interviews over the years discussing his film making career, with a recent interview with BioGamer Girl Magazine, in which he appeared on the magazine's radio show Undead Noise. Movie Emporium Inc. will released Russo's CD John Russo's Movie Music, his CD is filled with Songs from his films.


As screenwriter and director

  • Escape of the Living Dead (2005) (Comic book series)
  • Saloonatics (2002)
  • Santa Claws (1996) (as John Russo)
  • aka 'Tis the Season
  • Scream Queens' Naked Christmas (1996)
  • aka Naked Christmas (USA)
  • Heartstopper (1993)
  • aka Dark Craving (USA: video title)
  • Midnight 2 (1993)
  • aka Midnight 2: Sex, Death and Videotape (USA: video title)
  • Midnight (1982) (also novel)
  • aka Backwoods Massacre
  • The Booby Hatch (1976) (screenplay) (story)
  • aka Dirty Book Store
  • aka The Liberation of Cherry Janowski
  • As screenwriter only

  • Voodoo Dawn (1990)
  • aka Strange Turf (USA)
  • The Majorettes (1986) (also novel) (as John Russo)
  • aka One by One
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) (screenplay; co-written by George A. Romero) (as John Russo)
  • aka Night of Anubis
  • aka Night of the Flesh Eaters
  • As director only

  • Scream Queens Swimsuit Sensations (1992) (V) (as John Russo)
  • As an actor

  • House of Frankenstein 1997 (1997) (miniseries) .... Honor Guard
  • Santa Claws (1996) (as John Russo) .... Detective
  • aka 'Tis the Season
  • The Inheritor (1990) .... Unknown role
  • The Majorettes (1986) (as John Russo) .... Coroner (Dr. Gibson)
  • aka One by One
  • There's Always Vanilla (1971) (uncredited) .... Music producer
  • aka The Affair
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) (uncredited) .... Washington military reporter/Ghoul in house
  • As producer

  • Children of the Living Dead (2001) (executive producer)
  • Santa Claws (1996) (producer)
  • aka 'Tis the Season
  • Night of the Living Dead (1990) (producer)
  • The Majorettes (1986) (producer)
  • aka One by One
  • There's Always Vanilla (1971) (producer)
  • aka The Affair
  • Documentary appearances

  • "One For the Fire:The Legacy of Night of the Living Dead" (2008)...Himself
  • UnConventional (2004) .... Himself
  • The Dead Walk: Remaking a Classic (1999) (V) .... Himself
  • Note: this is a "making-of" special featured on the DVD edition of the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead.
  • A-Z of Horror (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Himself
  • aka Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror (UK: complete title)
  • Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary (1993) (V) .... Himself
  • Note: this is a 25th Anniversary special featured on a video release of the original Night of the Living Dead film.
  • Horror F/X (1989) (V) .... Himself
  • Note: Russo interviews frequent collaborator and fellow Pittsburgh horror movie maker, Tom Savini, in this low-budget shot-on-video documentary.
  • Drive-In Madness! (1987) .... Himself
  • aka Screen Scaries (USA: video title)
  • References

    John A. Russo Wikipedia

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