• Editor: Richard Chizmar and Martin H. Greenberg
  • Artist: Les Edwards
  • Page Count: 545
  • Pub. Date: May 20, 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-209-5
  • Status: Out of Print

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Featuring Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Richard Matheson, Richard Laymon, Harlan Ellison, Joe R. Lansdale, and Ed Gorman!

edited by Richard Chizmar and Martin H. Greenberg

Introduction by Dean Koontz

Featuring nearly 30 pieces of interior artwork by Glenn Chadbourne and a creepy cover painting by Les Edwards!

About this Special Edition:
Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the world's first deluxe, collectible hardcover edition of this acclaimed anthology! This massive oversized special edition will weigh in at 545 pages and feature a mind-blowing 9 X 12 trimsize, just likeThe Secretary of Dreams by Stephen King! To make this an even more special edition, Glenn Chadbourne has contributed nearly thirty original drawings and paintings, which is another reason why some collectors are now calling this a great companion to the The Secretary of Dreams! (See some sample images below and even more samples in our Free Extras section on this website.)

About the Book:

You don't need a movie theater or a DVD player to savor the best in cinematic terror and suspense. All you need is your own imagination and this collection of spine-tingling scripts by the titans of shock storytelling. Whether you're a movie buff or a thriller freak, you'll savor these seven full-length film and TV scenarios, including Stephen King's "General," Richard Matheson's "The Legend of Hell House," and Richard Laymon's "The Hunted," plus chilling works by Harlan Ellison, Joe R. Lansdale, and Ed Gorman. With a fascinating introduction on fright films by #1 bestselling author Dean Koontz.

Table of Contents:
"Introduction" by Dean Koontz
"General" by Stephen King
"The Legend of Hell House" by Richard Matheson
"Moonlighting" by Harlan Ellison
"Killing Bernstein" by Harlan Ellison
"Dead in the West" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Track Down" by Ed Gorman
"The Hunted" by Richard Laymon

Reviews... coming soon

Richard ChizmarRichard 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. Together Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech founded production company Chesapeake Films, and they've written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Showtime, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, NBC, and many other companies. Their first projects include adaptations of Stephen King's From a Buick 8, Douglas Clegg's The Hour Before Dark, Stephen King's and Peter Straub's Black House, Ed Gorman's The Poker Club, as well as episodes of Showtime's Masters of Horror and NBC's Fear Itself.

Martin H. Greenberg is the genre's premiere anthologist. He lives with his wife and young daughter in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he is a college professor. He has several grown children. Over the years he has collected stories for more than 100 books.

Published in two states:
• Trade Edition hardcover bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn with full color dust jacket ($50)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 copies signed (by the editor and interior artist) and lettered hardcover copies bound in leather and Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker and additional artwork ($300)