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Craig Spector is a bestselling author and screenwriter whose eleven books have sold millions of copies and are reprinted in nine languages.



Spector is a 1982 graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and plays in the band SMASH-CUT with fellow writer/musicians Richard Christian Matheson and Preston Sturges Jr.. Their first CD, Fade In, is currently in production and slated to release in 2009.

His early works (co-written with John Skipp) were considered seminal to the "splatterpunk" style of modern horror literature; Spector split with Skipp in 1993 to begin his successful solo career. Spector's latest feature film, Animals, is his adaptation of his fifth novel, with a 2009 release date, and stars Marc Blucas, Nicky Aycox, Naveen Andrews, and Eva Amurri, directed by Doug Aarniokoski and produced by Barry Rosenbush and Bill Borden. His last novel, UNDERGROUND, won Le Prix Masterton for Best Translated Novel of Horror for 2008 (fr. ed., Bragelonne)

Spector lives in Los Angeles, California.






  • The Light at the End New York: Bantam, 1986. (with John Skipp)
  • The Cleanup New York: Bantam, 1987. (with John Skipp)
  • The Scream New York: Bantam, 1988. (with John Skipp)
  • Dead Lines New York: Bantam, 1989. (with John Skipp)
  • The Bridge New York: Bantam, 1991. (with John Skipp)
  • Animals New York: Bantam, 1992. (with John Skipp)
  • To Bury the Dead New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
  • Underground New York: Tor, 2005.

Graphic novels


  • Death Collector (1988) - Actor, "Splatterpunk #2"
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) - Story
  • Nightbreed (1990) - Actor, "Hotel Room Corpse" (uncredited)
  • Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997) - Teleplay
  • Animals (2008) - Based on his 1992 novel, now in post-production
  • The Nye Incidents (in development)


  • When The Bridge was published in 1991, Skipp and Spector released a soundtrack, with all music written and performed by them and Brian Emrich, to go along with the book called "Music From The Bridge: Soundtrack for the Movie in Your Mind"
  • Craig Spector also plays bass guitar and sings vocals for the rock band trio called SMASH-CUT! The other band members are Richard Christian Matheson (drums) and Preston Sturges (guitar and vocals). They are on the independent Zerimuz record label.
  • Songs: "Man Has No Rest", "What She Sees", "Blue Forever", "Soul Truth", "Nilene", "Julia", and "In The End".
  • YouTube website: "[1] SMASH-CUT! YouTube site."

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