Alan Jones is an internationally renowned reporter on the Horror Fantasy genre in all media and travels the world to cover the making of movies in production. The first movie he covered on location was the original Star Wars in 1977. He founded FRIGHTFEST and is currently a featured film critic in the 'Radio Times', the UK's biggest selling magazine. Other magazines and newspapers he has written for include Empire, Total Film, SFX, The Guardian, GQ, Vogue, FHM, The Independent and Premiere. He recently worked with Nicolas Winding Refn on the acclaimed coffee table book The Act of Seeing. Buddy Giovinazzo is an independent filmmaker and author who is known for his gritty-low budget debut film, Combat Shock, and his collection of harrowing short stories of low urban life in his 1993 novel, Life is Hot in Crackdown. Born in New York City, Buddy grew up in Staten Island and learned about exploitation movies on the mean streets of Manhattan, in the vicinity of Times Square. He was thrilled when Combat Shock received its first public screening at the Liberty Theater in the middle of 42nd Street on a triple bill with MISSING IN ACTION and POW, THE ESCAPE.