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Los Angeles-based producer, writer, and director Christian Ackerman began his career as a production assistant at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Since then, he has gone on to produce 25 feature films including Portal, Deadly Reunion, Bethany, Stalked By My Doctor: Patient's Revenge, and Family Vanished. In 2019, Slayer: The Repentless Killogy was released in 1500 theaters featuring two music videos he co-produced for the band Slayer with frequent collaborator Felissa Rose. Starting in 2018, he spearheaded the revered My Favorite Horror Movie trilogy of books, featuring 150 essays by horror legends and luminaries on the film that shaped their lives.


Founded in 2018 by veteran filmmaker Christian Ackerman, Black Vortex Cinema produced the 2020 Halloween Haunt/Film Festival event Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In, released the book trilogy My Favorite Horror Movie, the My Favorite Horror Movie Podcast, and the award winning short film Our Next Caller starring Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts, and produced the events Blood Read Live: A Tribute to Larry Cohen and the My Favorite Horror Movie Mini Convention.