FLIGHT OR FRIGHT edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent: Signed & Slipcased Artist Edition Now 90% Sold Out!

The signed & slipcased Artist Edition of Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent is now more than 90% sold out, so please don’t wait if you want to add this beautiful special edition to your collection!

Flgiht or Fright

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

Exhumed: “Separate Ways” and “Bloodline” by Roman Ranieri

Welcome to Exhumed, my humble attempt to read and review every story and novel excerpt ever published in Cemetery Dance magazine.

Each month I’ll summarize and analyze a pair of related works. Usually this means comparing “older” and “newer” pieces by the same author.

In their 29+ years of publication, Cemetery Dance has already printed 568 pieces, spread out over 76 issues. I think I’m going to be doing this for a while. In the meantime, here’s a spreadsheet listing every published Cemetery Dance story plus links to all my completed reviews.Continue Reading

The Ones Who Are Waving by Glen Hirshberg SHIPPING NOW!

We’re thrilled to report our signed Limited Edition hardcover of The Ones Who Are Waving: Stories of the Strange, Sad, and Wondrous, a brand new collection by the incomparable Glen Hirshberg, will begin shipping later this week! Place your order now, so you don’t miss out on this incredible collection!

The Ones Who Are Waving

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Review: Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Tor (2017)
112 pages; $7.07 paperback; $1.99 e-book
Reviewed by Chad Lutzke

Mr. Jones doesn’t know it yet, but we have a lot in common. When writing, we both dig deep for the little boy inside that’s packed full of maybe too much emotion, then put him in a situation where maybe we could never survive ourselves; maybe we wouldn’t want to even try. Then dig deeper still for all that hurt and confusion from our own lives invested in this and that, take it and use it in stories that are meant to do much more than entertain, but to touch people, make them consider. Mapping the Interior does that perfectly.Continue Reading

Review: If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse by Wrath James White

If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse by Wrath James White
CLASH Books (February 2018)

100 pages, $13.95 paperback; $5.95 e-book
Reviewed by Anton Cancre

I know poetry fans are a fairly small subset. Fans of extreme horror poetry even more so. Once we cut (CUT—Ha! See what I did there?) that down to fans of extreme horror erotic poetry, we’ve got Steve. Maybe Jessica. Clearly, Leza is. But I’m pretty sure those three bought this the second it came out. The question is how to convince the rest of you.

Because If You Died Tomorrow is just solid poetry, regardless of your personal proclivities.Continue Reading

FLIGHT OR FRIGHT edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent! (NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT!)

edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent
An Original Cemetery Dance Trade Hardcover
and eBook Coming This September!

Also Available As An Audiobook From Simon & Schuster Audio!
Also To Be Published by Hodder & Stoughton In the UK!

We’re thrilled to announce what will be one of our most exciting new books for 2018: Stephen King’s first official HORROR anthology, which he co-edited with long-time Cemetery Dance magazine contributor Bev Vincent!

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill!

Flgiht or Fright

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

Video Visions: I Killed the Video Store

As an early adopter of Netflix, I take full responsibility for my part in the demise of the neighborhood video store. Little did I know that my yearning to get a new DVD each week for a low monthly fee (my first Netflix rental being 1978’s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers) would seal their doom. To be honest, I thought they would complement one another. There were just so many titles the little shop near me could handle. Netflix would simply fill in the gaps. And let’s not forget the biggest draw of Netflix back then—no late fees!

Ah, hindsight is always 20/20. Continue Reading

Save 35% Off Your Cemetery Dance Publications Order Today!

In “celebration” of yet another snow storm here on the east coast, we’ve decided to create a 35% off coupon code that is valid on almost all in-stock OR forthcoming books from Cemetery Dance Publications today and tomorrow only! (The only exception is The Listener by Robert McCammon.)

SnowHere are the categories you’ll want to browse because there is NO MAXIMUM AMOUNT you can save, which means you can order as much as you would like:

* Cemetery Dance in-stock books including Limited Editions and Lettered Editions
* Cemetery Dance preorders including Limited Editions and Lettered Editions

(Sorry, but Gift Certificates, eBooks that are sold on other stores, books from other publishers, and any other items that are excluded do not qualify for this special offer.)

All you have to do is add qualifying items to your cart and then you can save 35% off your entire order — there is NO MAXIMUM amount you can save, so this is the time to order anything you’ve been waiting to order!

To save 35% off your order, just use this Coupon Code when you checkout via our online store:


1) Just go to the two categories linked to above, add anything that qualifies to your cart, and checkout like normal.

2) When you reach the SHIPPING/PAYMENT page, click on “HAVE A COUPON?” and then enter the special coupon code above and click APPLY.

3) If the code is redeemed properly by the system, you should see the discount immediately after you click APPLY. If not, please email brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com for assistance.

4) This coupon cannot be combined with other discounts or coupon codes, and it cannot be used toward shipping fees.

5) This coupon expires at 11:59 PM eastern time on March 8, 2018.

6) If you cancel a previously placed order and reorder with the coupon, a restocking fee will apply.

Click here to start shopping before time runs out!

As always, thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: Here’s to My Sweet Satan by George Case

Here’s to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980 by George Case
Quill Driver Books (March 2016)
210 pages; $16.67 paperback; $8.69 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

“1971. I drop the turntable needle onto black vinyl and slip on headphones. I lounge on the waterbed. Later, after a few hits off the hash pipe, I play “Stairway to Heaven” in reverse. There, among the eerily garbled sounds, I detect a mysterious incantation:

Here’s to my sweet Satan/The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan/He will give those with him 666/There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan.

The world spins darkly, I fall asleep.”Continue Reading

The Listener by Robert McCammon: Copies Are Flying Out the Door!

We’re pleased to report that all of the preorders for the trade hardcover of The Listener by Robert McCammon have shipped and this particular edition is now more than 80% sold out thanks to strong demand! If you want a 1st Edition, 1st Printing for your collection, please don’t wait for a sale because we cannot promise we’ll have any left!

The Listener

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

Review: The Lay of Old Hex by Adam Bolivar

The Lay of Old Hex: Spectral Ballads and Weird Jack Tales by Adam Bolivar
Hippocampus Press (October 2017)

328 pages, $20 paperback
Reviewed by Joshua Gage

Adam Bolivar is a Romantic poet, specializing in the composition of metered and rhymed balladry, a traditional poetic form that taps into haunted undercurrents of folklore to produce spectral effects seldom found in other forms of writing. His poetry has appeared on the pages of such publications as Spectral Realms and Black Wings of Cthulhu VI, and a poem of his, “The Rime of the Eldritch Mariner,” won a Rhysling Award for long-form poetry. His collection of weird balladry and Jack tales, The Lay of Old Hex, was published by Hippocampus Press in 2017.Continue Reading

Brian Keene’s History of Horror Fiction, Chapter Four: Paving Stones

Minotaur at the National Archaeologic Museum of Athens.

As we’ve already established, supernatural elements informed much of mankind’s early written works, from the various texts of the world’s religions to cultural folklore and myths to one of humanity’s first pieces of fiction—The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Let’s examine some other early works of horror fiction from the dawn of civilization, starting in 1500 B.C. with the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur—a tale of bestiality, royal intrigue, and man-eating monsters. Continue Reading

The Southern Reach Trilogy: The Deluxe Oversized Signed Special Edition!

The Southern Reach Trilogy: The Deluxe Oversized Signed Special Edition!
by Jeff VanderMeer

Lettered Edition SOLD OUT and Limited Edition Already 60% SOLD OUT!

“Creepy and fascinating.” — Stephen King

“Reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world.” Kim Stanley Robinson

Hi Folks!

We’re very pleased to announce one of the most exciting new special editions we have in the works: a HUGE, oversized and slipcased omnibus of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which includes a massive bonus section of TOP SECRET MATERIAL that will be exclusive to this special edition!

This trilogy landed on more than thirty Year’s Best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10, and Paramount Pictures recently released a critically acclaimed movie based on the first volume starring Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The Lettered Edition is already SOLD OUT and the Limited Edition is more than 60% SOLD OUT, so we do not expect the remaining copies to last very long given the low print run!

Jeff VanderMeer

Read more or place your order on our website!

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

Review: Nightmare’s Eve by Stephen H. Provost

Nightmare’s Eve by Stephen H. Provost
Black Raven Books (February 2018)
266 pages; $13.95 paperback
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

Presented for your consideration are sixteen Twilight Zone-inspired tales and ten dark poems in Nightmare’s Eve by Stephen H. Provost. Paying homage to Rod Serling, these stories are told in a highly omniscient style that slips between character point of view and occasional god-like narration. Generally this approach provides a satisfying read but this stylistic choice comes at the cost of emotional depth in some of the stories.Continue Reading

Review: Those Who Follow by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason

Those Who Follow by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason
Bloodshot Books (July 2017)
206 pages; $14.99 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Chad Lutzke

The moon was rising over the desert on the other side of the doorway, casting its long yellow fingers over the treetops, reaching out to the dilapidated church.

The above passage depicts the main location for the horrors that lie within. The church acts as a prison in another dimension for a group of women who have found their way into the hands of an evil “traveler”—one who has been given other-dimensional property to call his own. Continue Reading