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Chris Gore is a writer, comedian, author and television personality who has built a solid reputation as a hilariously outspoken voice in the entertainment world.
As a teenager, Chris founded the brutally honest magazine Film Threat, which began as a fanzine while he was a college student in Detroit. As Film Threat evolved into a respected national magazine, he relocated to Los Angeles. The print magazine was retired in 1997 when it was re-launched as a web site. FilmThreat.com found a huge audience online and was named one of the top five movie web sites by the Wall Street Journal. Chris sold Film Threat at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to former editor Mark Bell.
Chris has appeared as a film expert on MSNBC, E!, CNN, Travel Channel, and Reelz Channel. Chis has also hosted shows on FX, Starz, and IFC. Chis is currently a host on G4TV's Attack of the Show where he is the show's film expert. His weekly movie review segment DVDuesday is among the most popular on G4. Chris also appears in sketches and comedic segments and occasionally guest co-hosts Attack of the Show.
Chris is also an author, having written The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made (St. Martin's Press) and The Complete DVD Book (Michael Wiese Publications). His book The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide (Random House) is considered the bible of the industry and is required reading at film school. A 4th edition was recently released along with a companion web site UltimateFilmFest.com. As a writer, his opinionated stories have appeared in magazines, online and in trades such as The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Video Business, Total Movie, Spin, Details, Suicide Girls, ChinaShopMag.com and Playboy.com.
Chris is well-respected in the festival world, serving on several festival advisory boards. He was also named one of the 25 most influential people in independent film by Film Festival Today magazine. Chris began his own independent filmmaking career with the cult short Red starring Lawrence Tierney from Reservoir Dogs. Chris wrote and produced the feature comedy My Big Fat Independent Movie.
Though his career spans a diverse spectrum of jobs affiliated with the world of movies, Chris prefers to describe himself as a "Nerdlebrity." He lives in Los Angeles but his home on the web can be found at ChrisGore.com.