About Us

Joe Kane has been a genre-film name you can trust since 1972, when he joined the original editorial staff of the pioneering terror tabloid The Monster Times. He assumed the Editor in Chief position later that year and remained at the helm until the tab's tragic demise in 1976. In 1984, he adopted the even more trustworthy persona of The Phantom of the Movies®, covering the genre-movie and video beat for The New York Daily News, a tradition that continues to this day. In 1993, the Phantom began The Phantom of the Movies'® VideoScope®, which began life as a newsletter but soon morphed into a full-fledged magazine.

Joe Kane is the author of two genre-video guides, The Phantom's Ultimate Video Guide (Dell) and The Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest, Greatest, and Weirdest Genre Videos (Three Rivers Press/Random House). His work has appeared in The National Lampoon, Maxim, The Washington Times, High Times, The Village Voice and many other publications. The Phantom has been profiled in People Magazine, The New York Times, Details, Fox TV's P.M. Magazine, Good Morning, America and other outlets.

Each issue of The Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope contains over 100 new DVD reviews covering the entire genre spectrum: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Asian, Cult, Animation, Thrillers, Indies, Noirs, Art-House, Verite, Vintage, Exploitation and more. VideoScope is the source for exclusive interviews with genre celebs, behind-the-scenes features, info on DVD debuts, the scoop on locating hard-to-find titles, and all the usual much, much more-told the untamed way! For the latest in genre DVD news visit VideoScope and... keep watching the screens!