Gary D. Rhodes, Ph.D., is a filmmaker who has written and directed a number of  commercially-released documentaries.  He is also the author and/or editor of 20 books on film history and theory, the most recent being The Birth of the American Horror Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2018).  Rhodes has served as Head of Film and Postgraduate Director for Film at the Queen’s University of Belfast, whose faculty he joined in 2005.  In 2016, The Guardian ranked their department as being number one for filmmaking in the entirety of the United Kingdom.