Monte was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Monte won Second Round Drama for screenwriting from the Austin Film Festival. He directed the zombie short film Thanatopolis, which won the Silver Ace Award from the Las Vegas Film Festival.
Screenwriter and actor Michael Klug was born and raised in South Dakota. His top three favorite horror films are (in order of preference) Romero's Day of the Dead, Poltergeist (1982) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). He's been writing since he was 10 years old, when he penned his first short story -- a zombie tale entitled "House of the Dead". He lives in Los Angeles with his husband.