Joe Barlow Writes

Quirky Books for Quirky People–New Thoughts on Writing and Publishing in the Digital Frontier


Joe Barlow - Apple PicJoe Barlow is a writer, filmmaker, and unashamed mammal. A screenwriter and filmmaker, Joe won a small degree of national attention when his first cinematic offering, a spoof of The Wizard of Oz and The Blair Witch Project entitled The Wicked Witch Project, was featured on television and in newspapers from coast to coast. Since that time he has directed many other short films and television commercials.

Joe is the author of 100 Nights in the Dark: A Collection of Contemporary Film Reviews and Essays, originally published in 2001. The book is still available at bookstores everywhere, as well as in a spiffy Kindle edition. Joe has written five screenplays, and even managed to get one optioned back in 2002… but today that script leads a very rewarding life as a doorstop in that magical place known as Development Hell.

When he’s not laughing his way through Joel Schumacher movies, Joe enjoys reading, playing guitar, surfing the ‘net, collecting cult/horror blu-rays, and worrying about all kinds of evil things he can’t change, such as death, taxes, and the frightening success of Justin Beiber. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.

Joe lives near Scranton, Pennsylvania, with his wife Amy, and their twin sons, Jeffrey and Bryan. He is the wind beneath your wings.