About the Author

In addition to writing the book Scored to Death and hosting its companion podcast, J. Blake Fichera has taught film studies at the State University of New York at Purchase, has been a professional film/television editor and producer since 2001, and has contributed as a writer and interviewer to several noteworthy film and music-related publications and websites, including 

Video Watchdog magazine, Rue Morgue magazine, 

MovieMaker magazine, Fangoria.com and Dreadcentral.com.


Blake has also written album liner notes for Cadabra Records and Mondo/Death Waltz Records. In 2018, he took over as the host of the Damn Fine Network's horror film music podcast, Cuts From the Crypt. He also cohosts the popular film-themed podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers and has been a featured guest of such notable podcasts as Wrong ReelF This MovieFilmwax RadioDamn Fine CastHellbent For Horror and others.


He is also a gigging musician in the New York City area and a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee.

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