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Cemetery Dance Announces Seasons of Terror Featuring Stories By Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, And Robert McCammon

Cemetery Dance has announced Seasons of Terror featuring stories from the imaginations of Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon. Adapted by Richard Chizmar, these four classic tales are each set during a different season of the year, and the text has been adapted to graphic format by Richard Chizmar and lavishly illustrated by four talented artists.

Spring –  “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson with artwork by Ray Fawkes

Summer – “The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury with artwork by Dennis Calero

Fall – “The Raft” by Stephen King with artwork by Francois Vaillancourt

Winter – “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon with artwork by Steve Wands

The book will be published in 3 editions: 

A beautiful oversized Limited Edition hardcover ($60) will be signed by Richard Chizmar and printed in full color on a special paper stock to preserve the vibrancy of the artwork.

A signed and slipcased Artist Edition ($125) signed by Chizmar and all four artists with a very low print run, and each copy includes a signed limited edition art print of a very special piece of artwork from the book.

A Lettered Edition ($750) that includes an original price of artwork bound into the book to make it unique.

For more information or to pre-order the book(s), please click HERE.

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Watch The First Teaser Trailer For Widow’s Point

Here is the first teaser trailer for Widow’s Point the supernatural thriller starring Craig Sheffer, based on the book by RIchard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar, written for the screen and directed by Gregory Lamberson.

Here is a synopsis of the novella that was published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Longtime residents of Harper’s Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow’s Point Lighthouse. Some say it’s cursed. Others claim it’s haunted.

Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse’s construction, including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. In the decades that followed, nearly two dozen additional deaths occurred in or around the lighthouse including cold-blooded murder, suicide, unexplained accidents and disappearances, the slaughter of an entire family, and the inexplicable death of a Hollywood starlet who was filming a movie on the grounds.

The lighthouse was finally shuttered tight in 1988 and a security fence was erected around the property. No one has been inside since.

Until tonight.

Thomas Livingston is the acclaimed author of thirteen books about the supernatural and this evening he will enter the Widow’s Point Lighthouse, searching for material for his next bestseller. He will be locked inside for the weekend with no way of contacting the outside world. And although no human has stepped foot inside the structure in nearly three decades, Livingston will not be alone.

In this remarkable collaboration, father and son writing team, Richard and Billy Chizmar, combine forces to tell a chilling ghost story that will make you think twice about what is waiting for you in the dark. 

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Richard Chizmar’s Sequel Gwendy’s Magic Feather Returns To Stephen King’s Castle Rock

When strangers come to Castle Rock, they usually bring trouble with them. That’s what you can expect from Richard Chizmar, who is venturing solo into Stephen King’s not-so-sleepy small town in the new sequel Gwendy’s Magic Feather.

The author and Cemetery Dance publisher teamed up with King on the 2017 novella Gwendy’s Button Box, about a 12-year-old girl who receives a gift from a strange man in a black hat: a mystical box with various buttons that dispenses good fortune to its user while unleashing calamities elsewhere.

That story was set in 1974, a few years before most of the unsettling events that transpired in Castle Rock in The Dead Zone, Cujo, The Dark Half, and Needful Things, and about 15 years after The Body, which became the film Stand By Me.

When Chizmar came up with an idea to revisit a grown-up Gwendy Peterson 25 years later, King gave him permission to go it alone.

Chizmar doesn’t just bringing his own ominous story to Castle Rock, but also gets to include a few memorable King characters, like Norris Ridgewick, once a hapless deputy in Needful Things and now the sheriff of Castle County.

Richard Chizmar & Stephen King

While King didn’t write this one, he is supplying a forward and served as the first editor on the book. Otherwise, he got to enjoy it as a Constant Reader this time. “I was very curious to see Gwendy all grown up, and very pleased with the result. I think readers will be, too,” King said in a statement. “Especially when the button box makes a mysterious reappearance.”

About the Book:

Something evil has swept into the small western Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive.

In Washington D.C., thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn’t be more different from the self-conscious teenaged girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock’s Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted—or some might say cursed—with the extraordinary button box by Richard Farris, the mysterious stranger in the black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care and feeding until Farris eventually returned, promising Gwendy she’d never see the box again.

One day, though, the button box shows up without warning—and without Richard Farris to explain why, or what she’s supposed to do with it. The mysterious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again…where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a madman before he does something ghastly.

From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy’s Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make—and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King’s Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.

Gwendy’s Magic Feather will be published in hardcover by Cemetery Dance Publications and as an audiobook by Simon & Schuster Audio on Nov. 19. Trade paperback and ebook editions will be released next year by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books.

To be published as a Trade Hardcover Edition:

– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– World’s first printing, first edition!
– Retail price just $25

To be published as a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover:

– Printed at a larger trim size than the trade hardcover edition, with a different interior design!
– Personally signed by Richard Chizmar on a unique signature page
– Includes exclusive interior artwork that does not appear in any trade edition
– Featuring other exclusive Bonus Items we cannot yet announce to the general public!
– Printed on 60# acid-free archival quality paper
– Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Wrapped in a different full-color dust jacket
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price: $75

To be published as a Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– All of the special features of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover plus…
– Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies personally signed by Richard Chizmar, Ben Baldwin, and Keith Minnion
– Housed in a custom-made traycase
– Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with deluxe endpapers created exclusively for this edition
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price: $500

Order the book HERE.

Chizmar, author of the story collections The Long Way Home and A Long December, as well as the upcoming novel The Girl on the Porch, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his solo journey through King country. Read the interview HERE.

Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly – LINK

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Cemetery Dance Announces Flight or Fright, A Horror Anthology Edited By Stephen King & Bev Vincent

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology published by Cemetery Dance, 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.

About the Book:

Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents… Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.”

Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Stephen King
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons
Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow
Air Raid by John Varley
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Warbirds by David J. Schow
The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl
Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Falling by James L. Dickey
Afterword by Bev Vincent

A Note from Stephen King on the origins of Flight or Fright:

Well, we were sitting around at dinner before a screening of The Dark Tower in Bangor, and there were a lot of people who’d flown in for the big night. I mentioned that I hated flying, and the conversation turned to various airplane stories, some scary and some funny. I said there had never been a collection of flight-based horror stories, although I could think of several (including the Matheson and the Conan Doyle, which are in the book) about the terrors of flight. I said someone ought to do the book. Rich Chizmar said, “I would, in a heartbeat.” It took more than one heartbeat, but Flight or Fright is now a book. Bev Vincent, that incredible polymath, agreed to team with me as co-editor, and now the book—including several new stories, one by me and one by my son, Joe Hill—is an actual fact. Bev and I think it would make ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents.

A Note from Bev Vincent on the origins of Flight or Fright:

I was sitting next to Rich Chizmar in a Bangor restaurant when Steve came up to us with this idea for an anthology of horror stories involving flying. The fact that we were across the street from Bangor International Airport was especially apropos. Steve and I dug deep to come up with this collection of stories—some of them I’d read before but many of them I hadn’t. It was a delight to find tales by some of my favorite authors that fit the loose theme and also to be introduced to several new-to-me writers who had published some chilling tales. Then there’s the new stories by Steve and Joe Hill, both of which are terrific and disturbing contributions to this sub-genre. I spent 24 hours total on two flights to and from Japan while working on this project and I spent a lot of time…a LOT of time…thinking about all the things that might go wrong when I was 35,000 feet up hurtling through space at 500 mph in a torpedo with wings. Is it a little twisted that we hope this anthology makes a lot of other people equally nervous the next time they board a flight?

To be published as a trade hardcover edition:

-Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
-Retail price just $27.95

To be published as a Slipcased Hardcover Artist Edition:

-Each book hand-numbered and housed in a custom-made slipcase
-Personally signed by Bev Vincent and Cortney Skinner on a unique signature page
-Includes exclusive interior artwork by Cortney Skinner that does not appear in the trade edition
-Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Wrapped in a different full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by Cortney Skinner
-Limited one time printing of this special edition
-Retail price: $85

To be published as a Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition:

-This will be one of the most unique editions Cemetery Dance Publications has ever created
-Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies personally signed by Stephen King, Bev Vincent, and Cortney Skinner
-Housed in a custom-made box unlike anything we’ve ever produced before
-Printed on the same 80# acid-free archival quality paper we use for our high-end Stephen King Limited Editions
-Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with deluxe marbled endpapers created exclusively for this edition
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Limited one time printing of this special edition
-Retail price: $1500

The book is slated to be published on September 4, 2018 and can be ordered HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Intro To Alien Invasion Special Edition Book By Owen King, Mark Jude Poirier & Nancy Ahn

in this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an alien invasion on a college campus.

Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien invasion.

As space insects begin to burrow into students and staff, transforming them into slobbering, babbling monsters, a conglomeration of misfits must band together to prevent the infestation from spreading. Meanwhile, Stacey’s long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the students’ worst enemy.

Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism—mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture—this graphic novel is something different, a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary, realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

Published as a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover:

– Limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies
– Signed by both authors and the artist on a full color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price just $75

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Signed by both authors and the artist on a full color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
– Raised hubs on the spine
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $250

Order HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Signed Special Limited Edition of Tabitha’s King’s Caretakers

 

Cemetery Dance is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the signed special limited edition hardcover of Tabitha’s King’s classic novel, Caretakers.

Here is a synopsis of the book:

Torie Christopher was a member of the Maine aristocracy, reckless and willful, wed to a blue-blooded doctor, and enjoying all the pleasures and privileges of wealth and position. Joe Nevers was of the working class, married to a woman determined to keep him in his place, and with only his rock-hard strength and unbending pride to depend on for dignity. Now, in a night filled with all the phantoms of the past and all the shifting shapes of love, Torie and Joe have to strip bare the truth about themselves and their lives… for they share secrets no one else knows…

Published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:

– Limited to just 750 signed and numbered copies
– Personally signed by the author on a full-color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with stylish endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $50

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
– Raised hubs on the spine
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $200

Order HERE.

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The Zombie Who Cried Human By Brian James Freeman & Glenn Chadbourne

Little Boy Zombie lives on a big farm just outside of ZomBeeTown with Mama Zombie, Papa Zombie, and Rex the Zombie Dog.

One day, while Mama Zombie and Papa Zombie are away, Boy Zombie is left in charge of the farm. But when he gets bored, he decides to play a prank on the citizens of ZomBeeTown. He yells toward town, “Humans here, humans here!” And everyone comes shambling to the farm to help.

When they discover they’ve been tricked, Boy Zombie is warned by his elders: “Don’t cry ‘humans’ when there are no humans!”

But will he learn his lesson in time?

The Zombie Who Cried Human is the first book in the “Little Gruesome” series from Brian James Freeman and Glenn Chadbourne, who are blending classic fables with modern storytelling techniques to entertain children and adults of all ages.

Available as a trade hardcover edition for $19 or a signed and slipcased limited edition for $65.

Order HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Signed Limited Edition of Strange Weather By Joe Hill 

Strange Weather represents a major Cemetery Dance Publications special event! These four short novels by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will be published as four individual hardcover special editions housed together in a custom-made slipcase. Each volume will feature artwork by a different artist personally selected by the author to bring his vision to life and we’ll be unveiling their covers over the next few months! We’ve never published anything like this before and due to Joe Hill’s incredible popularity we expect these sets to sell very quickly.

These set collects four original and chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror by Joe Hill, the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman.

Snapshot will feature artwork by Gabriel Rodríguez
Rain will feature artwork by Ray Dillon
Loaded will feature artwork by Zach Howard
Aloft will feature artwork by Charles Paul Wilson III

“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.

A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump… and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in “Aloft.”

On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. “Rain” explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.

In “Loaded,” a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.

Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from one of the most vibrant imaginations working in horror today.

Published as a Signed Limited Edition Set of four separate hardcovers housed in a slipcase:

– Limited to just 948 signed, slipcased, and numbered copies
– Snapshot will be personally signed by Joe Hill on a unique signature page; all four volumes will be signed by their respective artists
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Each book wrapped in a full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by the artist for that volume
– Limited one time printing of this special edition set
– Retail price $150 for the set

Order HERE.

Published as a Deluxe Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition Set of four separate hardcovers for one price:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Snapshot will be personally signed by Joe Hill on a unique signature page; all four volumes will be signed by their respective artists
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Housed in a unique traycase designed to hold all four volumes securely
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $1000 for the set

Order HERE.

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Stephen King at 70: Cemetery Dance’s Richard Chizmar Hails The Master of The Macabre

Stephen King celebrates his 70th birthday on September 21st. In honor of the author’s milestone, Entertainment Weekly is presenting tributes to the man whose Constant Readers think of as “Uncle Steve.”

First up is Richard Chizmar, editor and publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine, and author of the short story collection A Long December. He and King have known each other for years, and they recently collaborated on the novella Gwendy’s Button Box.

Read his tribute HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Sleeping Beauties Signed Oversized Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio

Cemetery Dance has made arrangements with Jana Heidersdorf to collect all of her artwork for their special edition of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King into one giant artwork portfolio, which she will be personally signing on a unique signature page. The signature page will be hand-numbered and these special artwork portfolios will never be reprinted or reissued.

Each piece of artwork will be printed on 11 inch by 14 inch sheets archival quality, acid free paper stock. The portfolio that holds and protects the artwork will be one of CD’s finest productions to date and will feature hot foil color stamping on the cover.

Cemetery Dance will only accept preorders for this item for the next two weeks and then the print run will be set in stone!

Order HERE for $95.

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