Once Upon a Halloween
- Author: Richard Laymon
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 252
- Pub. Date: 2001
- ISBN: 1-58767-012-7
- Status: Out of Print
Once Upon a Halloween
by Richard Laymon
About the Book:
Trick or treat.
Say your prayers
Tonight, all hell breaks loose.
It's Halloween night. The old Witherspoon house stands all alone in the dark,
the last house on a dead-end street. Its only neighbors are thick woods and
a moonlit graveyard. Not long ago, a grisly murder/suicide took place in the
house. Now, it is said to be haunted.
Haunted but no longer abandoned. Three years ago, Laura and Shannon moved in. They're young, pretty, friendly . . . and, best of all, generous with candy on Halloween. Tonight, they're getting ready for a costume party. Shannon is upstairs getting dressed and Laura is downstairs handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.
It's a perfect Halloween night until Laura opens the door and finds herself facing a lone teenaged boy . . . a terrified boy who says: "Let me in! They're gonna get me!"
And, for Laura and Shannon, the party begins.
It's Halloween night and there are ghosts and goblins in the streets. And something much worse in the graveyard...
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947. He grew up in California and has a BA in English Literature from Willamette University, Oregon, and an MA from Loyola University, Los Angeles.
He published more than sixty short stories in magazines such as Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, and Cavalier and in anthologies, including Modern Masters of Horror, The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime, and Night Visions 7.
His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle and also shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as was Funland.
Richard Laymon is the author of more than thirty acclaimed novels, including The Cellar, The Stake, Savage, Quake, Island, and Body Rides. He won the Bram Stoker Award for his Cemetery Dance novel, The Traveling Vampire Show.
Over fifty authors contributed to a tribute anthology entitled In Laymon's Terms.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 2,000 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($175)