Turn Down the Lights

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Edited by Richard Chizmar

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edited by Richard Chizmar

George Bush had just defeated Michael Dukakis in the Presidential Election. Pitcher Orel Hershiser and the Los Angeles Dodgers had beaten the Oakland A's in five games to win the World Series. People were waiting in line at movie theaters to watch Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Tom Clancy's The Cardinal of the Kremlin and Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned were atop the bestseller lists. The most acclaimed genre books of the year were Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs and Peter Straub's Koko.

And twenty-two year old college student Richard Chizmar had just published the premiere issue of a horror magazine named Cemetery Dance.

Twenty-five years later, there have been seventy issues of Cemetery Dance magazine. There have been more than 275 signed Limited Edition hardcovers in the Cemetery Dance book line. There have been awards including the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Critics Guild Award, and the HWA Board of Trustees Excellence in Specialty Press Publishing Award, as well as nominations for the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, and the Bram Stoker Award, just to name a few.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of that premiere issue of Cemetery Dance, they are proud to announce Turn Down the Lights, an anthology of authors who helped make the magazine what it is today. These original horror stories by Stephen King, Norman Partridge, Jack Ketchum, Brian James Freeman, Bentley Little, Ed Gorman, Ronald Kelly, Steve Rasnic Tem, Clive Barker, and Peter Straub capture the genuine love of the genre that pushes Cemetery Dance Publications forward year after year.

Now, turn down the lights, flip the page, take my hand, and start the dance…

Table of Contents:

  • "Turn Down the Lights..." an introduction by Richard Chizmar
  • "Summer Thunder" by Stephen King
  • "Incarnadine" by Norman Partridge
  • "The Western Dead" by Jack Ketchum
  • "An Instant Eternity" by Brian James Freeman
  • "In the Room" by Bentley Little
  • "Flying Solo" by Ed Gorman
  • "The Outhouse" by Ronald Kelly
  • "Lookie Loo" by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • "Dollie" by Clive Barker
  • "The Collected Short Stories of Freddie Prothero" by Peter Straub
  • Afterword by Thomas F. Monteleone

Artists for the Artist Edition

  • "Summer Thunder" by Stephen King — Mark Geyer
  • "Incarnadine" by Norman Partridge — Steven C. Gilberts
  • "The Western Dead" by Jack Ketchum — Will Renfro
  • "An Instant Eternity" by Brian James Freeman — GAK
  • "In the Room" by Bentley Little — Erin S. Wells
  • "Flying Solo" by Ed Gorman — Keith Minnion
  • "The Outhouse" by Ronald Kelly — Jill Bauman
  • "Lookie Loo" by Steve Rasnic Tem — Glenn Chadbourne
  • "Dollie" by Clive Barker — Chad Savage
  • "The Collected Short Stories of Freddie Prothero" by Peter Straub — Alan M. Clark

Trade:  First Edition, First Printing Trade Hardcover Edition  (In Stock)

Slipcased Artist Edition:  limited to 1000 copies signed by the editor and the artists, featuring TEN interior illustrations not available in the trade hardcover edition, bound in a deluxe material and Smyth sewn

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