About the Author

Robert Horton has been a film critic in Seattle for over 25 years, yet he mysteriously retains the blush of youth. He comments on film for The Herald (Everett, Washington), KUOW-FM, and the Seattle Channel. He is also the curator and host of the monthly Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum, a periodic contributor to Film Comment and other publications, and the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2001) and Frankenstein (Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press, 2012); his work was also included in Best American Movie Writing 1999 (St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999) and the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (St. James Press, 2000).

He is the co-author, with Mark Rahner, of Rotten, a zombie Western comic book from Moonstone (art by Dan Dougherty). Look for it at a comic book store near you — or here. The trade paperback of the first six issues of Rotten can be ordered here.

When it comes to getting up and talking, Horton is a Smithsonian Journeys guest speaker, and from Sep. ’10 to Sep. ’14, a  member of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau. Check his schedule for upcoming appearances.

In his role as an onstage interlocutor, Horton has interviewed the likes of Debra Winger, Steven Soderbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Peter Greenaway, Buck Henry, Peter Fonda, and Elliott Gould. His interview with director James Longley is included on the Iraq in Fragments DVD, and he did the liner notes for the DVD of Tous les Matins du Monde.

He has also been president of the Seattle Film Society, a film teacher, and an annual guest at the Port Townsend Film Festival. He was a mainstay of the original incarnation of Film.com and has written for many publications online and off, including Newsday, the Chicago Reader, and the Seattle Times. He grew up in Seattle, is married, and is now weary of saying all this in the third person.

To contact: thecropduster@gmail.com

For a list of past lectures at the Frye, click here.

All original material on this website © Robert Horton.

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