Two Very Special Projects By Robert McCammon In-Stock and Shipping Now!

We’re thrilled to report our first very special projects with Robert McCammon, Tales from Greystone Bay and He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door, are now in-stock and shipping to everyone who preordered them!

Some trade hardcovers are still available, but these may not last long now that the distributor orders are rolling in!

Tales From Greystone Bay

He'll Come Knocking at Your Door

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Review: The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror by William Meikle

The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror by William Meikle
Crystal Lake Publishing (December 2017)
189 pages; $11.44 paperback, $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

I love everything about this wonderful collection from Willie Meikle. Take the concept of Willie’s Carnacki collections and replace the dinner guests with the literary greats of the Victorian era, each sharing a ghost story, and there you have the basic premise for this new work from William Meikle.Continue Reading

Exhumed: “Better Than Breadcrumbs” and “Pelingrad’s Pit” by Ronald Kelly

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 one “older” and one “newer” piece by the same author.

In their 29+ years of publication, CD has already printed 560 pieces, spread out over 75 issues. I think I’m going to be doing this for a while…Continue Reading

Review: Diary of a Sorceress by Ashley Dioses

Diary of a Sorceress by Ashley Dioses
Hippocampus Press (October 2017)

170 pages, $15 paperback
Reviewed by Joshua Gage

Ashley Dioses has established herself as one of the leading voices in contemporary weird poetry. Known for her meticulous use of rhyme and meter and her melding of the strange and the romantic, Dioses has gathered some of her recent poetry into her first collection—a scintillating assemblage of nearly 100 poems short and long, published and unpublished. Titled Diary of a Sorceress, it is a really exciting collection of weird and dark fantasy poetry sure to appeal to any reader.Continue Reading

Widow’s Point is “viscerally terrifying, realistic, and intense” and “oozes with atmosphere!”

We’re pleased to report reviewers are loving Widow’s Point by Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar!

Here is what just a few of them are saying:

Booklist awarded the novella a highly coveted Starred Review and said, “…this novella is viscerally terrifying, realistic, and intense. It is a modern ghost story that will scare even the most seasoned horror reader and will be eagerly devoured by fans of paranormal-investigation tales as well as those who enjoy intense cursed-place stories…” while Publishers Weekly said, “…this ghost story oozes with atmosphere.” More reviews can be found on the product page for the book!

We’ll be shipping our copies later this month if all goes well, ahead of the planned February publication date, so please don’t wait to place your order!

Widow's Point

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Review: Spungunion by John Boden

Spungunion by John Boden
Dynatox Ministries (2017)
123 pages; $12.99 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Chad Lutzke

The reality is this:  Life is just a balloon floating dangerously in a roomful of lit cigarettes.

A lonely truck driver sets out on a desperate course to find the one who killed his wife. A path that leads to mingling with the oddball, the grotesque, and the surreal in this weird fiction trucker tale by an author who is certainly no stranger to offering heartbreaking stories, of which Spungunion is above par.Continue Reading

Stephen King: News from the Dead Zone #204

Stephen King News From the Dead Zone

The Year in Review and a 2018 Preview

Last year was been a banner year in the Stephen King Universe, particularly with respect to the diverse cinematic adaptations of his novels. Let’s take a look back at the various treats we received during 2017, and a peek ahead to what we can look forward to in 2018.
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Review: Wicked Haunted: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers

Wicked Haunted: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers edited by Scott T. Goudsward, Daniel G. Keohane and David Price
NEHW Press (October 2017)
274 pages; $14.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

I am happy to report there isn’t a bad story in this entire anthology. Sure, some are better than others, but each original story has its own unique twist to the ghost story trope. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a good ghost story and this collection has filled that void nicely.Continue Reading

The Burning by Bentley Little: New Trade Paperback Edition Coming Soon!

We’re very pleased to report our new trade paperback edition of Bentley Little’s classic novel The Burning will be published later this month!

Four strangers with one thing in common: a mysterious train choking the sky with black smoke, charging trackless across the American night… and carrying an unstoppable evil, raised from the bowels of history, that will bring their worst fears to life.

The Burning

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Brian Keene’s History of Horror Fiction, Chapter Three: The Kaiju Invasion and Zombie Apocalypse of 2100 B.C.

Before we talk about The Epic of Gilgamesh, I want to touch on folklore, myths, and religion. As stated previously, my goal with this column is to present a history of horror fiction from primitive man up to today’s Kindle revolution. In doing that, I will undoubtedly anger some people. (Indeed, judging by the recent histrionics of the addled S.T. Joshi, I already have.) But while I’m happy to piss people off by claiming there’s common ground between quiet horror and splatterpunk, or discussing the possibility that America’s oldest mass market paperback publisher was partially funded by organized crime, it is not my intent to anger or offend anyone by disparaging their personal religious beliefs.Continue Reading

Cemetery Dance #76 Shipping Soon!

We’re pleased to announce Cemetery Dance #76 is basically done at the printer and subscriber copies will be flying out the door shortly!

This issue features short stories by Ray Garton, Danny Rhodes, Mariano Alonso, Gerard Houarner, Jeremy C. Shipp, Nathaniel Lee, Aaron Worth, and John Hornor Jacobs.

Just a few of the special features include “Return to Castle Rock: An Interview with Stephen King and Richard Chizmar” by Bev Vincent and “Rosemary at 50: An Introduction” by Peter Straub.

Our usual suspects return with new columns by Bev Vincent, Thomas F. Monteleone, Michael Marano, Ellen Datlow, Robert Morrish, and Mark Sieber.

This issue features very different cover artwork is by Ray Dillon and interior artwork by Chris Bankston, Jill Bauman, Glenn Chadbourne, Steven C. Gilberts, Chad Savage, Shane Smith, Erin S. Wells

CD #76

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Review: It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland edited by Robert Bose and Axel Howerton

It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland edited by Robert Bose and Axel Howerton
Coffin Hop Press (October 2017)

276 pages, $14.95 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by Anton Cancre

Call me a grinch, or whatever. I’m cool with it. I’m just not that into Christmas themed stuff. The fluff and crass commercialism bugs me. At the same time, I love weird stories and I’ve been on a crime kick lately, so I was still drawn to this one.Continue Reading

“The True Story of Christmas” by John R. Little

Cemetery Dance Online Exclusive Fiction
“The True Story of Christmas”
by
John R. Little

My name is Alexander Malicious of Oz. I am twelve years old, but I was only ten months old when the whole world went kablooey, so I don’t remember any of it. Daddy once told me I had a different name back then, but he won’t tell me what it was. After everybody died, Mom and Dad renamed me. They never told me why.Continue Reading

Walking Alone by Bentley Little: Brand New Book Coming Next Year!

We’re very pleased to announce we’ll be publishing another brand new, original book by Bentley Little next year!

From the mind of the man Stephen King calls “a master of the macabre” comes Walking Alone: Short Stories, a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before!

Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking Alone: Short Stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder!

Walking Alone

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Review: Weekend Getaway by Tom Deady

Weekend Getaway by Tom Deady
Grinning Skull Press (October 2017)
142 pages; $10.95 paperback, $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

Weekend Getaway is the new novella by the author of Haven, the 2016 Bram Stoker winner for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. This new work is decidedly different in tone from his debut work, which was a lovely coming of age story. Weekend Getaway has more in common with some of Jack Ketchum’s more graphic works, and it’s every bit as good.Continue Reading