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Smoke and Mirrors

  • Editor: Richard Chizmar
  • Artist: Les Edwards
  • Page Count: 435
  • Pub. Date: May 20, 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-210-1
  • Status: In-Stock
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Featuring original works by Neil Gaiman, William Peter Blatty, Stewart O'Nan, Frank Darabont, William F. Nolan, Joe Hill, Brian Keene & Michael Oliveri, Poppy Z. Brite, Kealan Patrick Burke, Mick Garris, Ray Garton, and Joe R. Lansdale!

Smoke and Mirrors: Screenplays, Teleplays, Stage Plays, Comic Scripts & Treatments
edited by Richard Chizmar

A Note From the Publisher:
Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, comic scripts, and treatments by thirteen masters of horror and fantasy. This deluxe oversized book reproduces the scripts exactly as they were written in the author's own formatting. This special edition will feature a deluxe 9 X 12 trimsize, just like The Secretary of Dreams by Stephen King!

Just a few of the highlights include a never before seen comic script from Joe Hill; two rare teleplays from Frank Darabont; an original, never filmed full-length screenplay by Mick Garris; a rare teleplay and treatment by William Peter Blatty; Neil Gaiman's original take on an H.G. Wells' short story; Joe R. Lansdale's stage adaptation of one of his legendary short stories; and much, much more!

This Cemetery Dance Publications special edition is a World's First and there are no other editions planned at this time, so place your order today if you don't want to miss out!

About the Book:
Tales of horror and the fantastic have been told in many ways over the centuries — around the campfire, on the stage, in books and movies, and even on television — but no form is quite so visceral and direct as the script.

Whether it's a stage play, a feature film screenplay, or the script for a classic horror comic, these acclaimed authors aren't just putting black text on a white page. The writing may seem clean and simple at first, but the authors are actually creating worlds; they're luring you into their creations and before you know it, there's no way out. You're part of the story and you have to keep turning the pages until you reach "The End" or "Fade Out."

The big question is: will you survive to see the final curtain call?

Come now, take your seat, and let the show begin. You have nothing to fear but your own imagination.

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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.

Chizmar's fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy Awards, four International Horror Guild Awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustees Award.

One of the longest running magazines in the genre, Cemetery Dance has published dozens of the bestselling authors in the horror business over the last twenty years. The company has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Locus, and many other publications.

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.

Chizmar has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor.

Published in three states:
• Cloth-bound Trade Hardcover Edition ($50)
• Deluxe Slipcased and Numbered Limited Edition of just 400 signed (by the editor and ALL of the authors) copies ($150)
• Deluxe Traycased Lettered Edition of just 52 copies signed (by the editor and ALL of the authors) and lettered hardcover copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($400)

Featuring:
"The Magic Shop" by Neil Gaiman (teleplay)
"Showdown" by Frank Darabont (teleplay)
"The Ventriloquist's Dummy" by Frank Darabont (teleplay)
"Hell Hospital" by William Peter Blatty (teleplay)
"Faith" by William Peter Blatty (treatment)
"Snowmen" by Kealan Patrick Burke (teleplay)
"Freddy Wertham Goes to Hell" by Joe Hill (comic script)
"Softwar" by Stewart O'Nan (feature film treatment)
"To Fight With Monsters" by Brian Keene & Michael Oliveri (comic script)
"The Joy of Living" by William F. Nolan (teleplay)
"Becoming the Monster" by Poppy Z. Brite (comic script)
"By Bizarre Hands" by Joe R. Lansdale (stage play)
"Hole" by Ray Garton (comic script)
"Jimmy Miracle" by Mick Garris (feature length film script)

Visit our official production update page for the latest news and updates about this and our other forthcoming projects.

Smoke and Mirrors