October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween

October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween

  • Editor: Richard Chizmar & Robert Morrish
  • Artist: Stacy Drum
  • Page Count: 660
  • Pub. Date: 2000
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-011-4
  • Status: Out of Print

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October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween
edited by Richard Chizmar & Robert Morrish

About the Book:
At more than 660 pages, this oversized volume is one of the best (and biggest) collections of Halloween material ever published!

Contents include: 22 short stories of spooky Halloween fiction (eleven brand new, never-before-published tales specially-written for October Dreams and eleven classic reprints); dozens of authors and artists have contributed short pieces recalling their own favorite and very personal memories of Halloween; essays detailing the "history" of Halloween, Halloween in the movies, and Halloween in literature; special Halloween artwork scattered throughout the book; plus almost all of the contributing authors will autograph the signed editions; a total of several dozen autographs.

Finally, for the Lettered Edition only, there will be a separate, specially-commissioned Halloween Art Portfolio, featuring twelve full-pages of stunning artwork inspired by classic Halloween images! Artwork by Cemetery Dance favorite Glenn Chadbourne!

"The Black Pumpkin" by Dean Koontz
"Lantern Marsh" by Poppy Z. Brite
"Conversations in a Dead Language" by Thomas Ligotti
"Yesterday's Child" by Thomas F. Monteleone
"The Whitby Experience" by Simon Clark
"In-between" a poem by Ray Bradbury
"Gone" by Jack Ketchum
"Yesterday's Witch" by Gahan Wilson
"A Short History of Halloween" by Paula Guran
"Mask Game" by John Shirley
"Out of the Dark" by David B. Silva
"Heavy Set" by Ray Bradbury
"Boo" by Richard Laymon
"Masks" by Douglas E. Winter
"A Redress for Andromeda" by Caitlin R. Kiernan
"The Circle" by Lewis Shiner
"First of All, It was October" by Gary A. Braunbeck
"Pay the Ghost" by Tim Lebbon
"Buckets" by F. Paul Wilson
"Orchestra" by Stephen Mark Rainey
"Eyes" by Charles L. Grant
"Deathmask" by Dominick Cancilla
"Some Witch's Bed" by Michael Marshall Smith
"The Trick" by Ramsey Campbell
"Pork Pie Hat" by Peter Straub
"Trick-or-Read" by Stefan Dziemianowicz

Plus “My Favorite Halloween Memory" reminisces from:
Elizabeth Engstrom
Rick Hautala
Steve Rasnic Tem
Gary A. Braunbeck
Jack Ketchum
Hugh B. Cave
Christopher Golden
Alan M. Clark
Poppy Z. Brite
Tom Piccirilli
Jack Cady
Robert Morrish
William F. Nolan
Michael Cadnum
Douglas Clegg
Ray Bradbury
Stanley Wiater
Richard Laymon
Yvonne Navarro
Kim Newman
Owl Goingback
Dennis Etchison
David B. Silva
Kelly Laymon
Simon Clark
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Wayne Allen Sallee
Edward Gorman
Peter Crowther

Richard ChizmarRichard Chizmar is the founder and publisher/editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best of Cemetery Dance, The Earth Strikes Back, Night Visions 10, October Dreams (with Robert Morrish), and the Shivers series. Together Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech founded production company Chesapeake Films, and they've written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Showtime, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, NBC, and many other companies. Their first projects include adaptations of Stephen King's From a Buick 8, Douglas Clegg's The Hour Before Dark, Stephen King's and Peter Straub's Black House, Ed Gorman's The Poker Club, as well as episodes of Showtime's Masters of Horror and NBC's Fear Itself.

Bob Morrish has worn many hats over the years, including editor of Cemetery Dance magazine.

Published in three states:
• Trade Edition bound in full cloth ($40)
• Slipcased Limited Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies bound in leather ($150)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather, with a satin ribbon page marker, and also includes a separate, specially-commissioned Halloween Art Portfolio, featuring twelve full-pages of stunning artwork inspired by classic Halloween images ($400)