Review: Grim Harvest by Patrick Greene

Grim Harvest by Patrick Greene
Lyrical Underground (September 2019)
197 pages; $7.85 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

Grim Harvest by Patrick C. Greene is the second novel of “The Haunted Hollow Chronicles,” a planned series centering on Ember Hollow, an isolated community in the American heartland where cell phones and the internet simply don’t work. When, at the annual Halloween Harvest, events take a nasty supernatural turn, they have only themselves to count on. 

And that may not be enough.Continue Reading

Dead Trees: Nightmare Seasons by Charles L. Grant

Charles L. Grant

2020. As I write this, the new year and new decade are seven hours away. I think back to the years and years I have spent as a horror reader, and I am reflecting on the one moment when it all crystallized and became embedded into my soul.

I’d have to say the year was 1984. Thirty-six long years ago. Years that brought joy beyond belief, heartbreak, laughs, fun, agony, laughs, tears. All of this and lots more.Continue Reading

Review: Every Foul Spirit by William Gorman

Every Foul Spirit by William Gorman
Crystal Lake Publishing (October 2019)
112 pages; $9.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

In horror fiction, there are often remote towns and villages such as Oxrun Station (Charles L. Grant), Cedar Hill (Gary Braunbeck) and even Ulthar (H. P. Lovecraft). In these wicked places on the backroads of fear, dark forces gather and do evil upon the innocent and not-so-innocent. These are off-the-main highway places where malignant entities rise and make a bloody and horrifying mess by ravaging pets, murdering children, compromising priests and virgins, befouling police officers, and corrupting any responsible adult who doesn’t have the sense to get the hell out of town when the first flesh-stripped beheaded corpse appears. Continue Reading

Review: Spungunion by John Boden

Spungunion by John Boden
Fungasm Press (January 15, 2020)
106 pages: $9.95 paperback
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

Once every blue moon, a reader will encounter an author who possesses a storytelling style that works for them every damn time. I have a few of these authors. Let’s call them the “Do-No-Wrongs.”

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Bev Vincent reviews The Outsider (HBO)

Stephen King News From the Dead Zone

“There’s Always a Reasonable Explanation”

This Sunday, January 12th, HBO premieres the first two episodes of their 10-episode adaptation of The Outsider. Is it good? Absolutely. One of the best. Before I get into that, let me take a little step back.Continue Reading

Important Update On New Horror Auctions and BIG DISCOUNT on Gwendy’s Magic Feather SIGNED 1st Edition Hardcovers!

For some reason, the eBay link we used for thsoe auctions by along-time Cemetery Dance staffer didn’t work for everyone. Here’s a different link to try if you would like to see her listings!

In other news, yesterday Richard Chizmar started promoting a big Amazon.com sale on Gwendy’s Magic Feather, only to see the price go back to normal a few minutes later. To make it up to everyone who missed out, we are temporarily reducing the price of the Signed 1st Edition Hardcovers of the book on our website to just $12.50! This price won’t last long, though, so be sure to order ASAP if you want one!

Gwendy's Magic Feather

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

Auctions! Auctions! Auctions! Also: Don’t Forget to Visit the Cemetery Dance Forum!

A long-time Cemetery Dance staffer (25+ years!) is parting with some of her small press collection this month via eBay, including some much sought-after CD titles! Keep checking this eBay link for new listings over the next few weeks, and please bid early and often!

Also, have you been chatting with other horror fans, readers, and collectors on the Cemetery Dance Forum? If not, now would be a great time to join everyone there. It’s free and many of our top collectors are there to discuss books, movies, and more!

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

Review: The Sky Done Ripped by Joe R. Lansdale

The Sky Done Ripped by Joe R. Lansdale
Subterranean Press (December 2019)
296 pages; $95 signed limited edition hardcover; $40 trade edition hardcover; $6.99 e-book
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

I think that, sometimes, in the midst of all the discussion about craft and theme and structure, we—meaning writers and readers and reviewers—forget that this stuff is supposed to be fun. It’s so refreshing, then, when an author like Joe R. Lansdale comes along, manuscript in hand and shit-eating grin on his face, to remind us of that very fact.Continue Reading

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Trade Paperback and eBook Editions Coming Soon!

For those who missed out on the hardcover edition of Gwendy’s Magic Feather, the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling novella by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, there will be Trade Paperback and eBook editions published later this month!

“Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out…”

GMF

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

Save At Least 50% Off Your Cemetery Dance Publications Orders!

We’re very pleased to announce the Cemetery Dance Automatic Store Credit Plan for 2020, the new our very popular savings program we re-launched last year to great acclaim from collectors!

For those of you on a budget or who just enjoy saving big on your collectible book purchases, this special offer will help you to build a huge collection at a fraction of the retail price. Whether you’re a general reader or a hardcore collector or general reader or a big Stephen King fan, this is the deal you really cannot afford to miss!

We’re only selling a limited number of these Cemetery Dance Automatic Store Credit Plan memberships and they will NOT last long, so please visit the product page on our website for complete details and to place your order!

Cemetery Dance Automatic Store Credit Plan For 2020

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

Review: Various States of Decay by Matt Hayward

Various States of Decay by Matt Hayward
Poltergeist Press (December 2019)
290 pages: $23.70 hardcover; $14.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

It comes as a surprise to me that Matt Hayward published his first book, Brain Dead Blues, just over two years ago in May of 2017. Since that release, he’s been nominated for Bram Stoker Awards, published two novels, and co-wrote two novels. Various States of Decay is his second short story collection. That’s an impressive two years worth of work!Continue Reading

FREE AND DISCOUNTED eBOOKS FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Our eBook editor, Norman Prentiss, has some of his own books on sale or reduced to promote his incredibly fun Apocalypse-a-Day Desk Calendar eBook series.

Volume 3 and Volume 4 of the series were just released this week, and Volume 1 is currently free (last day!), with Volume 2 reduced to 99 cents for a limited time. Here’s a link for all 4 books in the series!

eBook Set

In addition, his mini-collection THE BOOK OF BABY NAMES, which sold out as a limited edition hardcover, is a free eBook for the next few days!

And, IN THE BEST STORIES, AND OTHER UNEASY HORRORS, a 4-story collection featuring the Bram Stoker Award-winning short, “In the Porches of My Ears,” is also free for a limited time!

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

Review: The Last Ghost and Other Stories by Marie O’Regan

The Last Ghost and Other Stories by Marie O’Regan
Luna Press Publishing (April 2019)
148 pages; $11.99 paperback; $5.99 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

O, modern reader, do you think you are too sophisticated to fear a wistful Gaussian blur hovering above your bed in the dead of night? You tell yourself it doesn’t exist. It can’t. Surely just a retinal trick in dim light.

Then why pay attention to the rustling beneath the bed? Or the persistent scratch at the door? (Look! The cat is sleeping soundly at your feet.) Too late, perhaps, an unseen hand coldly brushes your cheek or grasps your throat. Continue Reading

Review: Trouble at Camp Still Waters by Eddie Generous

Trouble at Camp Still Waters by Eddie Generous
Severed Press (July 2019)
134 pages: $9.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

Ben Ray Collins is a serial killer fanboy who gets caught trying to execute a copycat murder. By some stroke of luck, he manages to escape prison and finds himself at Camp Still Waters, but the waters are anything but still. Some kind of natural phenomenon is happening there and a team of scientists head out to learn more.Continue Reading

Review: The Last Christmas: A Repairman Jack Novel by F. Paul Wilson

The Last Christmas: A Repairman Jack Novel by F. Paul Wilson
Crossroads Press (September 2019)
370 pages; $25.94 hardcover; $18.06 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

It can be a dicey thing when an author brings back one of their beloved series characters after closing off that character’s series with such a satisfying conclusion. In the back of your head, as a reader, you’re thinking, “I just want one more adventure with one of my favorite literary characters.” And yet, when that does happen…there’s enough anxiety to give you pause. Maybe the story just won’t read the same as the others. Maybe it won’t have that same snap the other installments had, or, if the author is creating a new adventure in the middle of an already completed series, maybe the story will cause too many continuity errors to be thoroughly enjoyable. Continue Reading