Smoke and Mirrors: Screenplays, Teleplays, Stage Plays, Comic Scripts & Treatments

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Artist: Les Edwards
Edited by Richard Chizmar

Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, comic scripts, and treatments by thirteen masters of horror and fantasy. This deluxe oversized book reproduces the scripts exactly as they were written in the author's own formatting. This special edition will feature a deluxe 9 X 12 trimsize, just like The Secretary of Dreams by Stephen King!

Just a few of the highlights include a never before seen comic script from Joe Hill; two rare teleplays from Frank Darabont; an original, never filmed full-length screenplay by Mick Garris; a rare teleplay and treatment by William Peter Blatty; Neil Gaiman's original take on an H.G. Wells' short story; Joe R. Lansdale's stage adaptation of one of his legendary short stories; and much, much more!

This Cemetery Dance Publications special edition is a World's First and there are no other editions planned at this time, so place your order today if you don't want to miss out!

Tales of horror and the fantastic have been told in many ways over the centuries — around the campfire, on the stage, in books and movies, and even on television — but no form is quite so visceral and direct as the script.

Whether it's a stage play, a feature film screenplay, or the script for a classic horror comic, these acclaimed authors aren't just putting black text on a white page. The writing may seem clean and simple at first, but the authors are actually creating worlds; they're luring you into their creations and before you know it, there's no way out. You're part of the story and you have to keep turning the pages until you reach "The End" or "Fade Out."

The big question is: will you survive to see the final curtain call?

Come now, take your seat, and let the show begin. You have nothing to fear but your own imagination.


  • "The Magic Shop" by Neil Gaiman (teleplay)
  • "Showdown" by Frank Darabont (teleplay)
  • "The Ventriloquist's Dummy" by Frank Darabont (teleplay)
  • "Hell Hospital" by William Peter Blatty (teleplay)
  • "Faith" by William Peter Blatty (treatment)
  • "Snowmen" by Kealan Patrick Burke (teleplay)
  • "Freddy Wertham Goes to Hell" by Joe Hill (comic script)
  • "Softwar" by Stewart O'Nan (feature film treatment)
  • "To Fight With Monsters" by Brian Keene & Michael Oliveri (comic script)
  • "The Joy of Living" by William F. Nolan (teleplay)
  • "Becoming the Monster" by Poppy Z. Brite (comic script)
  • "By Bizarre Hands" by Joe R. Lansdale (stage play)
  • "Hole" by Ray Garton (comic script)
  • "Jimmy Miracle" by Mick Garris (feature length film script)

Cloth-bound Trade Hardcover Edition 

Deluxe Slipcased and Numbered Limited Edition of just 400 signed (by the editor and most of the authors) copies

Deluxe Traycased Lettered Edition of just 52 copies signed (by the editor and ALL of the authors) and lettered hardcover copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork NOTE: our last copy has a binding defect on the back board as pictured.



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