The Best of the Scream Factory


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Editor: Peter Enfantino, Robert Morrish & John Scoleri
Artist: Vincent Chong

From 1988 to 1997, The Scream Factory: The Magazine of Horrors Past, Present and Future provided an exhaustive and often irreverent overview of all aspects of horror—from fiction to film and beyond. It became a go-to reference for horror aficionados around the globe. Twenty years after the magazine ceased publication, editors Peter Enfantino, Robert Morrish, and John Scoleri have sifted through the contents of the magazine's 20-issue run to assemble this epic collection.

The Best of The Scream Factory reprints more than 70 articles from the magazine's golden age, covering such diverse topics as: the best horror novels of the '80s; a viewer's guide to Godzilla movies; horror in the pulps; the worst in horror; dark suspense fiction; the influence of The Night of the Living Dead on fiction and film; horror on old-time radio; sci-fi/horror hybrids; western horror; werewolf fiction; British horror fiction and films; Canadian horrors; and horror in the comics.

In addition to the nearly 600-page selection of "greatest hits," the editors have penned a brand new 25,000 word introduction, diving deep into the sordid history of the magazine as well as the books published (and even a few unpublished!) under the Deadline Press imprint.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Issue #6
  • "People Who Love Life" by Douglas Clegg
  • Issue #7
  • How We Saw It: The Scream Factory Editors Pick Their Top Ten
  • The Top Ten Horror Titles of the 1980s, based on a poll of 100 Writers & Editors
  • Issue #8
  • Things That Go Boom! in the Night: A Look at Giant Monster Novels
  • by William Schoell
  • Natural Horrors and Killer Critters by Randall Larson
  • Godzilla Viewing Guide by John Scoleri
  • Issue #9
  • The Esoteric Order of Dagon by Ben Indick
  • The Horror Pulpit column by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • Issue #10
  • The Worst Horror Novels in the World by Don D'Ammassa
  • Curse of the Fanthorpes by Mike Ashley
  • A Comprehensive Look at The Frankenstein Horror Series by Peter Enfantino
  • How Bad are Lovecraft's Revisions? by S.T. Joshi
  • A Partial Guide for Horror Movie Fans Who Have Way Too Much Free Time
  • by Gary Braunbeck
  • The Horror Pulpit column by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • Issue #11
  • Gold Medal Days by Ed Gorman
  • Jim Thompson: The Killer Inside Him by Max Allan Collins
  • The Horror Pulpit column by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • Precursors of Psycho: The Early Crime Novels of Robert Bloch by Randall Larson
  • Serial Killers: The Fathers and Sons of Hannibal Lecter by Dale Walker
  • Deja's Domicile of Dread column by Thomas Deja
  • A Mythos Theogeny by Robert M. Price
  • Night of the Living Dead Special
  • Night Eternal by Douglas E. Winter
  • Nights, Dawns, and a Day That Might Have Been by John Scoleri
  • Zombies and Other Obsolete Creatures: An Overview of Zombie Novels
  • by Don D'Ammassa
  • Working Class Stiffs: A Survey of Zombie Short Fiction by Robert Morrish
  • Simon Garth, Jericho Drumm, and The Shambling Deaders:
  • Do Comics Really Give a Fair Portrayal of Rotting Folk? by Peter Enfantino
  • Issue #12
  • The Overlook Library column by Don D'Ammassa
  • Still Cutting It? A Review of the First Two-and-a-Half Years of the Dell Abyss Line
  • by John Brower
  • Things That Go Bump on the Air: Part 1 of a 6-Part Series on the Radio Horror Genre
  • by Shawn Danowski
  • The Sound of Horror, Part 1: A Capsule Survey of Music in the Horror Film
  • by Randall Larson
  • The Art of Darkness column by Rodger Gerberding
  • Issue #13
  • Fantasy, Horror...and Sex: The Early Stories of C.L. Moore by Everett Bleiler
  • Horror in Science Fiction Novels Through 1960 by Brian Stableford
  • They's Comin'! They's Comin'! The Aliens is Comin'! by Ed Gorman
  • The Dark Side of Light: A Survey of Horror in SF Anthologies From Poe to King
  • by Mike Ashley
  • Inside, Outside: Horror in SF Novels 1960 to the Present by Rob Latham
  • What the Hell Ever Happened To...? column by Robert Morrish
  • Issue #14
  • Half-Breeds: Western/Horror Hybrids by Bill Crider
  • Mummy Motifs: An Overview of Contemporary Mummy Novels by W.D. Gagliani
  • Eau de Nile: Oh Denial! Deconstructing, or at Least Unraveling, Mummy Short Fiction
  • by Ken Houghton
  • The Mummy Walks: A Film History of Kharis and his Kind by Lawrence McCallum
  • Once is Not Enough: A Look at Series in Horror Fiction column by Derek Hill
  • Deja's Domicile of Dread column by Thomas Deja
  • Issue #15
  • Shepherds of Shadow column by Mike Ashley
  • Lyncanthropic Literature: An Overview of the Best Modern Werewolf Novels
  • by John Brower
  • The Rest of the Pack: A Mini-Guide to Lesser-Known Werewolf Novels
  • by Don D'Ammassa
  • Four-Colored and Furry: A Brief, Selective Look at Werewolves in Comics
  • by Peter Enfantino
  • Derleth's Lament to Love by Sam Moskowitz
  • Issue #16
  • The Hunt for Australian Horror Fiction
  • by Bill Congreve, Sean McMullen & Steve Paulsen
  • Killer Koalas: An Overview of Austrlian and New Zealand Horror Films
  • by Robert Hood
  • Yeti Yarns, Sasquatch Stories by W.D. Gagliani
  • Abominable Creatures: The Sasquate and the Yeti Go to the Movies
  • by Lawrence McCallum
  • Return to Sauk City by Sam Moskowitz
  • Issue #17
  • Hidden Horrors column by William Schoell
  • Dark Awakenings: A Brief Survey of British Horror Fiction up to 1940
  • by Richard Dalby
  • In Transition: British Horror Fiction 1940-1959 by Mark Valentine
  • It's Alive: The Re-Birth of Horror Fiction in Britain, 1960-1979 by Mike Ashley
  • BritShock: British Horror Fiction, 1980-1995
  • by Chris Morgan, Pauline Morgan & Joel Lane
  • On the Fringe for Thirty Years: An Overview of British Small Press Horror
  • by David Sutton
  • Chamber of Horrors: British Horror Films, Before and After Hammer
  • by Kim Newman
  • "A Nervous Disposition": A Short History of Horror on British Television
  • by Mike Wathen
  • Issue #18
  • The Horror Pulpit column by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • Blood on the Snow: A Survey of Canadian Horror Fiction
  • by Don Hutchison & Peter Halasz
  • Anne of Green Gables Has Risen From the Grave: An Overview of Canadian Horror Film
  • by Michael Rowe & Robert Thomson
  • Once is Not Enough: A Look at Series in Horror Fiction column by John Brower
  • Issue #19
  • Graham Ingels: The Artist Who Refused His Destiny by Don Vaughan
  • The Best of Warren by Peter Enfantino
  • Through the Comics Darkly: An Overview of DC Comics' Mystery Lines of the 1970s
  • by James G. Kingman
  • On the Trail of the Supernatural with Dr. Spektor by John Scoleri
  • The Alien Wore Boxer Shorts: Marvel's '70s Horror Anthologies by Don Vaughan
  • Here Came the Monsters: The '70s Marvel Monster Mags by Lou Mougin
  • Deja's Domicile of Dread column by Thomas Deja
  • Night Stalking with the Dark Knight: Batman and Horror by Sean Farrell
  • Letters to the Factory
  • Appendix: Covers of Scream Factory Issues #1-5

Limited Edition Specifications

  • Limited to just 450 signed and numbered copies
  • Personally signed by the editors on a unique 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
  • Sold out at the publisher
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