teven Jay Schneider is a film critic, philosopher, and producer with M.A. degrees in hilosophy from Harvard Colleg and in Cinema Studies from New York niversity. He is the bestsellin and ditor of numerous books on world cinema, most notably in the suspense genre. They include Eurohorror, The Cinema of Wes Craven: An Auteur on Elm Street, Designing Fear: An Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror, Killing in Style: Artistic Murder in the ovies, Understanding Film Genres, and Belief in World Cinema. He is also a consultant for film, elevision, and home video/DVD production companies, a curator for world horror film programs, and a staff member in development for Paramount Pictures. Among his recent titles are 501 Movie Stars and 501 Movie Directors, both available in North America from Barron 's. Two additional titles from Barron 's are scheduled for publication in Spring 09. They are 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die and 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die.