Craig W. Chenery
Craig W. Chenery at a book signing in 2012. 2012 ©Craig W. Chenery Used with permission.
|Genre||horror, dark humor, children's, steampunk, science fiction|
|Years active||1996 - Present|
Craig W. Chenery is the author of "Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects". Blood Splatter is a study of the zombie genre as defined by gore and special effects. Chenery interviewed genre professionals, including Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, John Russo and Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment.
Chenery is the co-author of the "Butch G. Cat" series of children's novels children's book series. The first two books in the series were released in late 2012 and book three was released September 2013. As of 2014, these books are out of print.
In 2014, Chenery released the best selling "The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide". It is an in-depth study of the logistics behind attending pop culture events. The second edition followed in October 2015. He has also contributed stories and articles to numerous horror and Steampunk anthologies and magazines.
In 2018, Chenery finished the long-in-development novel "God Just Wanted to Play Golf". "God Just Wanted to Play Golf" is the first book in The Oceanview Trilogy. It was released as a self-published title in February 2018, but after finding a publisher, the book was taken down with an official June 2019 release date planned. Chenery is currently writing the follow-up "Lucifer Just Wanted To Pet Kittens" due for release in 2019.
|2011||The Undead The Saved Christmas 2||Horror||Author of "The Last Noel"|
|2011||The Undead That Saved Christmas: Vampire Edition||Horror||Author of "In The Twilight Of Christmas"|
|2012||Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects||Reference: Horror||WINNER Dead Letter Awards – Best Horror Reference Book|
|2012||Z Magazine||Horror||Author of "The Zombie Survival Guide: Essential Reading or Bible of Hatred?"|
|2012||The Butch G. Cat Journals: Broadway's Next Biggest Star||Children/Youth||Co-Authored with Danny Renfroe (Out of Print)|
|2012||Butch G.Cat and Friends: Butch's Boffo Activity Book||Children/Youth||With Tery Angus (Out of Print)|
|2012||The Butch G. Cat Journals: Bringing Down The House||Children/Youth||Co-Authored with Danny Renfroe (Out of Print)|
|2012||Butch G.Cat and Friends: Butch's Boffo Activity Book 2||Children/Youth||With Tery Angus (Out of Print)|
|2012||The Butch G. Cat Journals: It's All About You||Children/Youth||Co-Authored with Danny Renfroe (Out of Print)|
|2012||The Butch G. Cat Journals: My Purrsonal Journal||Children/Youth||Out of Print|
|2013||Steampunk Originals: Volume 1||Steampunk, Horror||Author of "Vow". Illustrated by Dominic Black|
|2013||The Butch G. Cat Journals: Butch's Big Break||Children/Youth||Co-Authored with Danny Renfroe (Out of Print)|
|2013||Butch G.Cat and Friends: Butch's Boffo Activity Book 3||Children/Youth||With Tery Angus (Out of Print)|
|2014||The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide||Reference: Pop Culture|
|2014||The Butch G. Cat Journals: The Deluxe Model Z 18 System X Triple Mode Chain Web Grip||Children/Youth||Based on characters by Craig W. Chenery|
|2015||The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide - Second Edition||Reference: Pop Culture|
|2018||God Just Wanted To Play Golf||Humor, Horror||Book 1 of The Oceanview Trilogy|
|2019||Black Dawn||Science Fiction||Book 1 of The Sentinel War saga|
|2019||A Failed Screenwriter's Guide To Screenwriting||Humor, Reference|
|2019||Lucifer Just Wanted To Pet Kittens||Humor, Horror||Book 2 of The Oceanview Trilogy|
|2020||Death Just Wanted To Eat Donuts||Humor, Horror||Book 3 of The Oceanview Trilogy|
|2021||Tiny Tim Dies at the End||Humor|
|2022||The Gate at the End of the Garden||Horror|
|1996||Married... With Children||"Singing to a Different Fortune" - Co-Authored with Danny Renfroe (unoptioned screenplay)|
|1997||Butterfinger||Co-written with Danny Renfroe (unoptioned screenplay)|
|2008||Blood Brothers||Script Doctor (optioned screenplay)|
|2011||The Butch G. Cat Movie||Co-written with Danny Renfroe (optioned but stalled in development)|
|2018||Untitled Samurai Movie||Co-written with Kevin R. Phipps (in production)|
|2019||Dark Descent Presents: Dr. Saville's Horror Show||In production|
|2019||Dark Descent Presents: Untitled Anthology 2||In development|
|2019||Dark Descent Presents: Untitled creature feature||Co-written with Kevin R. Phipps (in development)|
|2019||God Just Wanted to Play Golf||In development|
|2019||Trading Grandma||In development|
|2020||Dark Descent Presents: Untitled Anthology 3||In development|
|2021||The Gate at the End of the Garden||In development|
Chenery has been interviewed by numerous podcasts and radio shows on a variety of subjects related to horror, special effects and science fiction.
In 2012, Chenery was invited to present at Phoenix Comicon on the evolution of special effects in zombie cinema. In 2013, Phoenix Comicon invited Chenery to present new panels, including A Visual History of Zombie Cinema and a ten-year retrospect of cult classic, Shaun of the Dead. Chenery was also a guest judge at the Zombie Beauty Pageant. Chenery has been a staple presenter at the event, and continues to present.
He was also a guest at the Rapture Horror Expo in October 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Chenery was a guest author at Fearcon VI. In 2017, he was a guest presenter at Westercon. In 2019, Chenery has been invited back as a guest author at Phoenix FearCon VIII.
|2008||The Max Power Hour||British Journalist||Season 1, Episode 6 "Innerview"|
|2008||Inside Patsy||Jason Patton||Season 1, Episode 2 "Audit"|
|2008||Evil Breakfast Dead Club||Boom Operator||Promotional trailer|
|2009||An Uplifting Tale||Narrator|
|2010||Vincent and Me||Narrator||Season 3, Episode 7 "Vincent's Christmas Carol"|
|2013||.357||Night Club patron||Uncredited|
|2017||Surviving The Zombie Plague||Zombie, FX Artist|
|2017||Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary||Himself|
|2019||Untitled Samurai Movie||Screenwriter|
|2019||Dark Descent Presents: Dr. Saville's Horror Show||Screenwriter|
|2019||Untitled horror movie||Screenwriter|
Chenery is also a member of The Gentleman's Club Comedy Improv troupe. The troupe is Arizona's only long form three-man monoscene Improv Troupe and were nominated for Arizona's Best Comedy or Improv Troupe two years running. The Gentleman's Club performed monthly at Club Mardis Gras in Scottsdale, and Space 55 in Phoenxix. In 2010, they appeared at the Phoenix Improv Festival. He has also performed with The Phoenix Neutrino Project where he both acted and scored the live soundtrack on numerous improvised live movies.
In January 2017, Chenery debuted his latest project called "Comicones". Comicones is an art design project that presents a playful look at pop culture characters, including Disney, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comic, Doctor Who and many more. He has also included celebrities including Tommy Wiseau and Weird Al Yankovic. At present, Chenery has created over 450 characters. In his words "Comicones is a celebration of equality, but also of uniqueness". Comicones is currently an official licensee of Jay and Silent Bob and Rick and Morty. Chenery is working on more official licensing for the brand.
Chenery's work has been positively reviewed by numerous print publications including Fangoria Magazine, Rue Morgue Magazine, Gore Noir Magazine, Ultra Violent Magazine, Z Magazine, Stiff Magazine, and genre websites such as Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting.
Awards and nominations
- 2019 – Maxy Awards. "God Just Wanted To Play Golf" – Best Independent Horror Novel. Runner up.
- 2013 – Dead Letter Awards. "Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects" – Best Horror Reference Book. Winner.
- 2011 – Arizona Republic Arizona's Best, "The Gentleman's Club" – Best Improv or Comedy Troupe. Nominee
- 2010 – Arizona Republic Arizona's Best, "The Gentleman's Club" – Best Improv or Comedy Troupe. Nominee
- Phoenix New Times Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend
- Phoenix Comicon webpage for Craig W. Chenery
- Class Act No dollar bills are needed for this Gentleman's Club
- Arizona's Best 2010
- Phoenix Improv Festival 2010
- Comicones – A World of Pop Culture From a New Perspective
- Fangoria Magazine (May 2012 Issue 312)
- Rue Morgue Magazine (June 2012 Issue 123)
- Gore Noir Magazine (June 2012 Issue 5)
- Z Magazine (Spring 2012 Issue)
- Stiff Magazine (June 2012 Issue 11)
- Serafini, Matt Blood Splatter Dread Central (2 March 2012)
- 4th Annual Excellence for Authors Awards.
- 5th Annual Dead Letter Awards
- Arizona's Best 2011
- Arizona's Best 2010