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Chris Gore
Gore in 2012
Christopher Patrick Gore

(1965-09-05) September 5, 1965 (age 58)
Other namesChristian Gore
Alma materWayne State University
Occupation(s)Writer, film critic

Christopher Patrick Gore[1] (born September 5, 1965) is an American speaker and writer on the topic of independent film.[2] He founded, edited and wrote for Film Threat magazine and website and other film sites. He was producer, writer or host for several TV series, such as Attack of the Show. He created several films and shorts like My Big Fat Independent Movie. He authored several books on filmmaking.

Early life[edit]

Gore was born in Big Rapids, Michigan[3] and attended Kimball High School in Royal Oak, Michigan.[4]

Gore was a film student at Detroit's Wayne State University, but he dropped out after starting Film Threat.[5]


Gore is the head writer and the founder of Film Threat magazine, a project covering independent and underground film which he started in 1985.[6]

Early in his career, he had created several short films as Christian Gore: Betaville, Doorman, Red, and Ouch!.[7] He also made an hour-long docudrama, Cool Teenager from the Planet X.[5][8] He sold some of these through Film Threat Video.

Gore became the Editor in Chief of the newly renamed magazine VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine, starting with the September 1993 issue[9][10] until the December 1996 issue.[11] During this time, he also made his first television appearances on the Jones Computer Network, the network television precursor to ZDTV, as an editorialist and commentator on the state of video games and society.[citation needed]

Gore was a recurring host on the G4 television program Attack of the Show for the DVDuesday segment, reviewing DVDs.[12][13] He had also done a film-related segment on the weekly FX series The X Show. He was also the host and moderator of The New Movie Show with Chris Gore, also on FX, in 2000, where a panel mixed between critics and celebrity guests reviewed movies. G4 then based a recurring gag in an August 2010 episode of Attack of the Show on the murder of Chris Gore, bringing up three potential murderers each - furthering the idea that his movies are horrible and that everyone wanted to kill him.[14]

Gore co-wrote and produced the independent parody film My Big Fat Independent Movie, a comedy spoof of other indie films featuring Pauly Shore.[15] His books include The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made,[16] The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide[17] and The Complete DVD Book: Designing, Producing and Marketing Your Independent Film on DVD.[18] Gore also co-created Sci-Fi Universe magazine[6] and created the now-defunct Wild Cartoon Kingdom magazine. The latter was used by John Kricfalusi under the pen name "Thomas Paine" to anonymously criticize Nickelodeon following his September 1992 firing from The Ren & Stimpy Show.[19][20] In 2004, he hosted the game show Ultimate Film Fanatic.[21][22]

In 2016, Gore was interviewed in the Star Wars documentary film The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey.

In 2023 he released the documentary Attack of the Doc about the history of G4.

Personal life[edit]

Gore lives in Los Angeles, California.[23][better source needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ThatChrisGore". Twitpic. June 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Chris Gore". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2010. Archived from the original on March 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Tippen, Molly (August 5, 2004). "Fanatic: Local woman competes for 'film title'". The Romulus Roman. pp. 12–13.
  4. ^ "ThatChrisGore". Twitter. Scarier than walking down the senior hall at Kimball High school.
  5. ^ a b Cohen, Andrew (November 1993). "Why all of Hollywood is reading Christian Gore's explosive Film Threat -- including its main targets". Los Angeles Magazine. pp. 70–71.
  6. ^ a b Jack Shafer; et al. (May 8, 1996). "Dog Bites". SF Weekly. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  7. ^ Webb, Dewey (April 15, 1992). "THE "RED" TAPES". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  8. ^ Silbar, Tony (October 17, 1988). "Art and alienation: This 'Gore film' doesn't disgust, it disturbs". The Michigan Daily. p. 9.
  9. ^ Davila, Mike (September 1993). "VideoGames: The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 56 September 1993". Video Games. p. 6.
  10. ^ Game pro magazine (September 1993). Game Pro Issue 50 ( September 1993). p. 136.
  11. ^ Gore, Chris (December 1995). "Video Games Magazine". Video Games. Flynt Publications, Inc.
  12. ^ "DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, DVD Movie Reviews - G4tv.com". January 15, 2012. Archived from the original on January 15, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  13. ^ Q&A with Chris Gore Archived January 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, G4tv.com, Retrieved January 28, 2010
  14. ^ "New Movie Show With Chris Gore". The New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  15. ^ "My Big Fat Independent Movie review". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  16. ^ Winecoff, Charles (January 17, 2015). "The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made". Entertainment Weekly.
  17. ^ Cruz, Clarissa (January 17, 2015). "The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide". Entertainment Weekly.
  18. ^ "Reference & Research Book News". Highbeam.com. February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  19. ^ Komorowski, T. Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story. BearManor Media. p. 204. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  20. ^ "Ren & Stimpy Man Needles Nickelodeon". New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC: 14. May 2, 1994. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  21. ^ The Ultimate Film Fanatic - IndieWire
  22. ^ The Independent Film Channel Presents: Ultimate Film Fanatic - AMC Networks Inc.
  23. ^ "Chris Gore - LinkedIn". Retrieved April 19, 2024.

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