John Catapano


John Catapano saw his first horror movie double feature at age three and was instantly hooked. He spent many hours at the local theater over the years seeing thousands of movies especially genre films. As a young man he built all the Aurora Monster model kits and read Famous Monsters of Filmland every month. He majored in Mass Communications in college and learned about the history and production of film. His adult life to date consisted of working in the entertainment industry and teaching and lecturing at many colleges and universities. The Baby Boomer Horror and SciFi Movie Trivia Book was a labor of love and a tribute to to men who taught him the most about the genre.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am in the process of editing a sequel to my Dr Sarcophagus story "Clarence." "The Unusual Suspects" finds the Doctor and Gerrard trying to figure out which of their new acts might be a shapeshifter.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorites are Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, R.E. Howard.
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The Bomb Maker and the Elves: A Modern Fairy Tale
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A disaffected young man decides he has only one way to make his mark in the world. Unfortunately he doesn't have the technical skills to make his plan work. A group of diminutive beings seek him out and offer their help. What happens when they realize what they are building and what he plans to do with it?
Honor Thy Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
On his death bed, Vincent Cioffari is turning over the control of his family to his son Michael. When an old friend stops by it prompts Vincent to tell his son how he came to enter the family business and the sacrifices he made along the way. Its a tale of revenge and doing what his friends and family needed him to do.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Dr. Sarcophagus runs a travelling carnival and freak show during the depression. During the tour he is paid in gold by hooded strangers to do a performance in their town on All Hallow's Eve. He begins an investigation that eventually involves two members of his freak show. What is their connection to Innsmouth and is the whole troupe in danger? A must for Lovecraft lovers!
The Baby Boomer Horror and SciFi Movie Trivia Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,190. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
One Thousand questions on your favorite genre movies from the days of silent movies to 1979. Mummies, mad scientists, flying saucers, and dinosaurs are just a few of the chapters. The answers are provided at the end of each chapter so you can check your memory and knowledge. Hours of fun at parties.