Trick or Treat
- Editor: Richard Chizmar
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 385
- Pub. Date: 2001
- ISBN: 1-58767-048-8
- Status: Out of Print
Trick or Treat: A Collection
of Halloween Novellas
edited by Richard Chizmar
Featuring Gary A. Braunbeck, Nancy A. Collins, Rick Hautala, Al Sarrantonio, and Thomas Tessier
About the Book:
Cemetery Dance Publications is very proud to announce the debut volume of a brand new series: Trick or Treat. A collection of five terrifying full-length novellas, Trick or Treat is a celebration of all things Halloween!
Hornets by Al Sarrantonio:
During the hottest October ever, something evil is about to happen. Peter Kerlan, famous children's horror author, finds that not all horrors are mere fiction. For in the midst of a late autumn heat wave, a force of terror is unleashed, along with the true meaning of Halloween — all in the guise of an orange and black insect...
Tessellations by Gary A. Braunbeck:
A haunted, young actress returns home after the death of her father to discover that her brother has seemingly gone insane. Over the course of one unnerving night she first witnesses — and then becomes a part of — a Halloween nightmare that, piece by piece, physically brings back the past, rips a hole in her consensual reality, and allows demons, monsters, and even a miracle or two to shamble into this world and transform it into the darkest of fairy tales...
The Eighth Devil by Nancy A. Collins:
In the sleepy little farming town of Seven Devils it is said that on Halloween night the Eighth Devil wanders the countryside, hunting down naughty children and dragging them down to Hell. While trapped inside a house of horrors, four young boys discover the terrible truth behind this terrifying legend...
Miss Henry's Bottles by Rick Hautala:
As far as Andy Draper and his friends are concerned, Miss Henry is the strangest — and scariest — person in the small coastal town of Stonepoint. Then one October night, a harmless prank goes wrong, and Mark is forced to deal with "Old Lady Henry" face to face. When he begins to delve into the secret she's been harboring all these years, what he learns has surprising and tragic consequences
Scramburg, U.S.A. by Thomas Tessier:
Who says you can't go home again? In the summer of 1962 some people decided that they'd had enough of teenage punk Howie Hackett, so they threw him out of town. Howie came back and made them pay... but it didn't turn out the way he'd hoped. Now Halloween is coming, and so is Howie — one more time...
Richard 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.
Published in three states:
• Trade Edition bound in full cloth, smyth-sewn, with full-color dustjacket artwork by Alan M. Clark ($40)
• Limited Edition of only 400 signed and numbered copies signed by ALL contributors, bound in leather, and protected inside a handmade cloth slipcase ($75)
• Deluxe Lettered Edition of only 52 signed and lettered copies signed by ALL contributors, satin ribbon page marker, protected inside a custom-made leather traycase, and featuring additional full-color artwork by Glenn Chadbourne ($250)