Stanley, John J.

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Stanley, John J. Gender: M
born on 26 December 1933 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Cleveland, Ohio, 41n30, 81w42
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°35' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°54 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 15°53'


American writer, arguably the nation’s leading authority on horror and sci-fi films and former host of TV's "Creature Features." His own favorite films were sci-fi and horror, a genre on which he became a specialist. Stanley is the author of the "Creature Features" guide books, of which six editions have been published. He is an Edgar-nominated mystery writer himself and writer-director of the feature film "Nightmare in Blood," 1976. His books include "World War III," 1976, the Edgar-nominated mystery "The Dark Side," 1977 and the non-fiction book "Them Ornery Mitchum Boys" about hell-raising Hollywood brothers Robert and John Mitchum.

As a publisher, he put out Robert Bloch's "Lost in Time and Space with Lefty Feep," 1987, a collection of short stories from the author of "Psycho."

Stanley began working at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1960 as a copy boy and stayed with the paper for 33 years. As writer-editor for the Sunday Datebook, he reviewed films and interviewed many of the stars of his generation. Since retiring from the Chronicle in 1993, Stanley has continued to review films, creates crossword puzzles for TV Guide publications and works as an Elderhostel instructor, specializing in classes about the world of entertainment. He joined team as a full partner in January, 2000. He now has moved to emeritus status in order to concentrate on his other projects, but his classic columns remain online.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes him.


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Fanatic)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Other Rel/Spirituality (Self-proclaimed "Beast 666")