The Washingtonians (Signed Limited Edition)
Stephen King calls Bentley Little "A master of the macabre!"
story by Bentley Little
script by Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech
introduction by Mick Garris
About the Book:
"MASTERS OF HORROR was seen by some as risky. For decades, the powers that be at television networks have hated anthologies... But somehow, MASTERS OF HORROR got a toehold, and we were able to offer writers and directors in the genre an opportunity to tell their stories their way."
— from the introduction by Mick Garris
When "The Washingtonians" appeared on Masters of Horror, the cutting edge horror anthology series created by Mick Garris, fans everywhere experienced a glimpse inside the unusual mind of Bentley Little thanks to the teleplay by Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech, and the directing of Peter Medak.
But the episode on Showtime was just the beginning of the story. Collected here for fans for the first time is Bentley Little's original short story, the original script by Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech, an introduction by Mick Garris, and dozens of photos from the set that have never been published anywhere in the world.
This one-time printing of The Washingtonians is limited to just 526 SIGNED and oversized copies and there will never be another signed edition produced anywhere in the world!
Bentley Little was born in Arizona a month after his mother attended the world premiere of Psycho. He received his BA in Communications and MA in English and Comparative Literature at California State University Fullerton. His Master's thesis was the novel The Revelation, which was later published and won the Bram Stoker Award in 1991. Since then, he has written many more novels and his work has been translated into seven different languages. Several of his novels have been optioned for film. You can see the complete list of his Cemetery Dance books on his author page.
Richard 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. Chizmar has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor.
Johnathon Schaech is an actor and writer, known for That Thing You Do!, Quarantine, Takers, and many other films and TV series.
Award-winning filmmaker Mick Garris is Creator and Executive Producer of Showtime's Masters of Horror series, as well as creator of the NBC series, Fear Itself, both anthology series of one-hour horror films written and directed by the most famous names in the fear-film genre: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, John Landis, Dario Argento, and several others. Garris also is a writer and director on both series. Garris was also Executive Producer and Director of Stephen King's Bag of Bones miniseries for A&E. A Life In the Cinema, his first book, was a collection of short stories and a screenplay based on one of the included stories, published by Gauntlet Press. Garris' first novel, Development Hell, was published by Cemetery Dance, who also are also publishers of his novellas, Snow Shadows and Tyler's Third Act, his second novel, Salome, and next year's novella, Ugly. He has also had several works of short fiction published in numerous books and magazines. Garris lives in Los Angeles, with his wife, Cynthia, an actress, musician, composer and muse.
Published in three states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 500 signed and hand-numbered copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($40)
• Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, and featuring full color illustrated endpapers ($175)