C. Courtney Joyner

C. Courtney Joyner

C. Courtney Joyner is a novelist, journalist and screenwriter whose first major output was a string of more than 25 movie screenplays beginning with The Offspring (AKA From a Whisper to a Scream) starring Vincent Price, and Prison, directed by Renny Harlin, and continuing in the ’90s with Class of 1999, the CBS telefilm Distant Cousins, and Full Moon features like Dr. Mordrid, Trancers III, and H.P. Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear, the latter two of which he also directed.

A film historian, Joyner’s articles and criticisms have appeared in more than twenty different publications, ranging from The Hollywood Reporter, Famous Monsters of Filmland to True West, where he served as Film and TV editor for three years. His critically acclaimed film book, The Westerners has been followed by contributions to biographies of John Wayne and Lon Chaney, and histories of horror and western movies. His two latest filmbooks, Unsung Heroes and Warner Brothers Fantastic will be published in 2020. In the world of fiction, Joyner is an award-winning author of short stories and novelist, many of them Westerns, having created the Shotgun mass market paperback series for Pinnacle Books. He is also the author of the sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nemo Rising (2018), which has recently been adapted as a boardgame. Website: ccjoyner.com

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