Kier-La Janisse co-founded the Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre & The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in Montreal, where she edits the online magazine Spectacular Optical. She programmed for the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin Texas, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Fest and the Big Smash! Music-on-Film Fest, and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror. She writes for Filmmaker, Rue Morgue & Fangoria, contributed to The Scarecrow Movie Guide and Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punk on Film, and authored A Violent Professional, published by FAB Press in 2007.
"Fascinating, engaging and lucidly written: an extraordinary blend of deeply researched academic analysis and revealing memoir." -- Iain Banks, author of The Wasp Factory, Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, etc. -Book-launch promotion coincides with busy genre festival season -Combo of biography and comprehensive appendix give appeal to both cinephiles and also women's interest / psychoanalysis / social science readers -Nearly 1000 rare photos, many in colour -Author has high film industry profile "God, this woman can write, with a voice and intellect that's so new. This is the truth in the most deadly unique way I've ever read." -- Ralph Bakshi, director Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, The Lords of the Rings, etc.