The Space Visitor

“The Space Visitor”
(A Budget Studio Production)
edited by Norman Prentiss

This previously unpublished story, an anonymous “novelization” of a movie written and directed by Bud “Budget” Preston, was scheduled to appear in issue 103 of Monster Project magazine. For more information about the history of this story, and how I uncovered it, see my Editor’s Note after the end of the story—and continue reading to find out about my forthcoming novel, Life in a Haunted House, that fictionalizes elements of Preston’s life and filmography.Continue Reading

An Update From the Desk of Richard Chizmar, Founder of Cemetery Dance Publications

An Update From the Desk of Richard Chizmar,
Founder of Cemetery Dance Publications

It’s been quite a whirlwind around here ever since we announced GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX. A lot of pre-production work (GWENDY will have the largest first printing ever for a Cemetery Dance book) and a whole lot of press and publicity. Stay tuned for more news soon regarding the audio book release from Simon & Schuster, overseas sales, and even movie possibilities.

But, while GWENDY has stolen most of the recent spotlight, we’ve also been hard at work putting together a publishing line-up that will make 2017 and 2018 two of our biggest years ever — just in time for the 30th anniversary of our founding in 1988.

Although we’re not ready to accept reservations yet for many of these (so please don’t email the office and ask), I wanted to give you a sneak peek at just a few of these amazing projects.

First, I’m extremely excited to report we will be publishing a special edition of SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King. I cannot say more at this time, other than we’ve already read this massive novel and we’re incredibly thrilled to be able to publish it in three different deluxe editions. Details to come later this year, and again, we’re not accepting reservations yet, but we expect this one to sell out in record time. (And yep, that’s a photo of the manuscript!)

We’ll also be publishing a signed Limited Edition of STRANGE WEATHER by Joe Hill. This brand new novella collection from one of the finest young authors working in horror today will feature full-color artwork from four different artists handpicked by Joe and will be published in a unique format that will make STRANGE WEATHER one of Joe’s most collectible special editions ever.

Our special edition of WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER by Owen King is headed to the printer in the next month or so, and we’re already working on another special edition with Owen that will feature so much bonus material that our edition will be double the length of the trade edition.

In addition to THE DAMNATION GAME by Clive Barker, which will be shipping in late summer, we also have another surprise signed Limited Edition from Clive that we’ve been secretly working on. This new project won’t be announced until it’s ready for the printer.

Longtime Bentley Little fans will be very pleased to learn that we’re sending the signed Limited Edition of his brand new novel, THE HANDYMAN, to the printer next month, with trade editions to follow later this fall. THE HANDYMAN is classic Bentley Little, and one of my all-time favorite Little novels. We’re also publishing close to ten backlist titles of Bentley’s as trade paperbacks and eBooks this year. We’re thrilled to get these amazing books back in print!

We also recently received the lengthy manuscript for a new Bentley Little short story collection – featuring many brand new, never-before-published stories, as well as some seldom-seen reprints. No title on this one yet, but more details coming soon.

Not only do we have TWO very special (unannounced) signed Limited Editions from Robert McCammon deep in production to be published this year (and they are very unique books that have never seen print in this format before!), but I’m thrilled to report that in February 2018 we’ll be publishing one of our most important releases ever: THE LISTENER by Robert McCammon, a breathtaking new novel that will not only please his longtime fans but also captivate readers who have somehow missed out on his previous work. This one feels like a game changer to everyone who has read it.

Simply put, this is one of the finest novels I’ve read in years. Period. THE LISTENER will be published in trade hardcover and eBook formats for general readers, but we also have some incredible plans for the signed editions as well. Stay tuned for complete details over the next year as we gear up to publish this novel in a major way.

That’s all for now, but I’ll probably pop back in later this year for another update regarding even more exciting Cemetery Dance releases. As always, thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!


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Review: ‘Velvet’ by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

Velvet Deluxe HardcoverVelvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting
Image Comics (April 4, 2017)
416 pages; $33.99 deluxe hardcover
Reviewed by Gef Fox

I grew up with James Bond films as my sole reference for the spy genre, and I considered him a cartoonish one at that, since he became the stuff of parody by the time the ’80s came along. It wouldn’t be until I was all grownup when I learned more of the history of the genre. And  Ed Brubaker’s and Steve Epting’s Velvet, now compiled in a delicious deluxe hardcover, reads like a love letter to the spy genre’s golden era.Continue Reading

COVER ARTWORK for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King!

Just a reminder, we will be getting copies of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, their brand new and spectacular collaboration, and we’re also now pleased to show off the cover artwork:

Sleeping Beauties

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Glenn Chadbourne Limited Edition Dark Tower Artwork Portfolio!

Glenn Chadbourne Limited Edition
Dark Tower Artwork Portfolio
From Overlook Connection!

Hi Folks!

We have an extremely unique opportunity for our Stephen King fans and artwork collectors thanks to our friends at the Overlook Connection: The Glenn Chadbourne Dark Tower Artwork Portfolio!

This portfolio is the culmination of over two years of thoughtful design and layout for wraparound paintings of each Dark Tower novel. This is part of the Overlook Connections’ New Stephen King Cover Series and they’ve gone one step further to give these paintings a one-time lithograph production, signed by artist Glenn Chadbourne and author Robin Furth, and housed in a unique hard-board, gate-fold, slipcase, with foil stamping. This is truly one of the most beautiful productions we’ve ever produced. The paintings featured above are just a few of the set to give you a sneak peek.

All the paintings are new and original, but there is one more – An original painting of Mid-World – ONLY – available in this portfolio set, and signed & numbered by Glenn Chadbourne.

Please place your order today because we will never have more to sell!

Art Portfolio

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: ‘We Are Always Watching’ by Hunter Shea

We Are Always Watching by Hunter Shea
Sinister Grin Press (March 2017)
460 pages; $18.59 hardback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

Due to dire circumstance, Matt Riley, his wife, Debi, and their fourteen-year-old son, West, had to move in with West’s Grandpa Abraham. Grandpa insisted the place where he lived was haunted. That was fine with West, because “(he) devoured horror books like they were M&Ms.” I loved the mentions of popular horror podcasts and magazines, as well as a number of today’s most-read writers within the genre.  Continue Reading

First Excerpt of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar!

If you’d like to start reading a little bit of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a brand new original Castle Rock novella, please be sure to swing over to Richard Chizmar’s official website where part of the first chapter has been POSTED: Gwendy’s Button Box FREE First Excerpt!

Be sure to sign-up for Richard’s FREE mailing list and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram because he has a few more Gwendy’s Button Box surprises planned for you!

Also, in case your missed it, Bev Vincent has interviewed Stephen King and Richard Chizmar about their collaboration and that is also a Free Read.

Please visit the product page to read more about this exciting new book and to reserve your copy today!

Also available as an eBook:
Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * iTunes

Also available as an audiobook from the awesome audiobook team at Simon & Schuster:
Amazon * Audible on Amazon * Audible.com * Cemetery Dance Online Store

And for a limited time only, we’re offering our first Cemetery Dance Limited Edition T-Shirt in many years and this one is being produced to commemorate the publication of Gwendy’s Button Box!

Gwendy's Button Box

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

The Lake Monster

“The Lake Monster”
(A Budget Studio Production)
edited by Norman Prentiss

This previously unpublished story, an anonymous “novelization” of a movie written and directed by Bud “Budget” Preston, was scheduled to appear in issue 102 of Monster Project magazine. For more information about the history of this story, and how I uncovered it, see my Editor’s Note after the end of the story—and continue reading to find out about my forthcoming novel, Life in a Haunted House, that fictionalizes elements of Preston’s life and filmography.Continue Reading

Gwendy’s Button Box Limited Edition Cemetery Dance T-Shirt!

As you know, we will be publishing the World’s First Hardcover Edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a brand new original Castle Rock novella! In addition, this title is available as an eBook from us (Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * iTunes) and an audiobook from the awesome audiobook team at Simon & Schuster (Amazon * Audible on Amazon * Audible.com * Cemetery Dance Online Store).

Well, in other exciting news, we’re now very pleased to announce our first Cemetery Dance Limited Edition T-Shirt in many years, and this one is being produced to commemorate the publication of Gwendy’s Button Box! We’ll be printing in full color on the front and the back, with the classic Cemetery Dance logo on the sleeve. You can see the planned artwork in the images below.

Please don’t wait to place your order because this will be a one-time Limited Edition printing!

Shirt

Shirt

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: ‘The Garden of Delight’ by Alessandro Manzetti

The Garden of Delight by Alessandro Manzetti
Comet Press (March 2017)
250 pages; $14.95 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

The Garden of Delight is a sexually charged compilation of stories from Alessandro Manzetti. Most have been previously published, but a few of the tales are new to this collection. All the stories share a similar tone and spirit as they explore human decadance through the centuries. When it comes to sexual relations, nothing is off limits.  Continue Reading

Review: ‘Revenge of the Vampir King’ by Nancy Kilpatrick

Revenge of the Vampir King by Nancy Kilpatrick
Crossroad Press (February 2017)
290 pages; $26.99 hardcover; $14.99 paperback; ebook $4.99
Reviewed by Peter Tomas

Revenge of the Vampir King, a blood soaked tale by Nancy Kilpatrick, is the story of a male vampire, a human girl, and the chaos which surrounds them as they interact with one another. Valada, the princess of the humans, is sent to the vampire king, Moarte, as an unwilling gift by her father Zador, the evil human king. Through a mess of emotions and erotic interactions, the two become wed, and the world around them becomes rife with treachery, confusion, lust, and hurt. They must fight their way to Zador’s throne to end his terrible reign and, with any luck, save their marriage, and the people they love most.Continue Reading

University by Bentley Little eBook Edition Published!

“University is unlike anything else in popular fiction.”
— Stephen King

Hi Folks!

University, the acclaimed novel by Bentley Little, is now available for the first time ever as a bargain priced eBook, but this price may increase at any time, so don’t wait to download your copy!

About the Novel:
Once, the southern California campus was praised for its high honors and distinguished tradition. But this semester, the esteemed institution is going through a change. This semester, UC Brea is really coming alive…

In a dark campus parking lot, a female student senses a presence, but it’s too late to scream…

An unnatural appetite possesses a school janitor who lingers in the stairwells, waiting…

And after nightfall, the sixth-floor library is strictly forbidden. Anyone who’s gone there knows why…

Because something at UC Brea wants to teach the students a lesson…

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University

Read more or place your order now!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

The Dungeon of Count Verlock

“The Dungeon of Count Verlock”
(A Budget Studio Production)
edited by Norman Prentiss

This previously unpublished story, an anonymous “novelization” of a movie written and directed by Bud “Budget” Preston, was scheduled to appear in issue 101 of Monster Project magazine. For more information about the history of this story, and how I uncovered it, see my Editor’s Note after the end of the story—and continue reading to find out about my forthcoming novel, Life in a Haunted House, that fictionalizes elements of Preston’s life and filmography.Continue Reading

Review: ‘The Little Gift’ by Stephen Volk

The Little Gift by Stephen Volk
PS Publishing (March 2017)
80 pages; £12.00 hardcover; £20.00 signed edition
Reviewed by Gef Fox

If you live with a cat, you live with a natural born killer. Some prey on dangling bits of string, others go after bigger game. And if they like you, they’ll leave you one of their kills as a little gift. In Stephen Volk’s newest novella, it’s one of these little gifts from a family cat that sends the man of the house, our narrator, down a dark winding memory of an encounter with an alluring woman that shook him from his mundane moorings.Continue Reading

The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss eBook Edition Announced!

“A beautifully-written, scary novel that is as much about the dark side of marriage as it is a savagely disturbing Halloween yarn.” — Horror Drive-In

We’re very pleased to report that The Halloween Children, a novel written by Cemetery Dance staffers Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss, will be published by Hydra/Random House this June! You can read more and preorder the book at these links:

Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

The Halloween Children eBook

Read more or place your order now!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!