The best creative collaborations are the ones which result in a truly unified voice, the kind of work in which you can’t pick out who wrote what. Stephen King and Peter Straub achieved this with The Talisman and its sequel, Black House; just last week I wrote about the duo of Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee, who’ve successfully melded their talents with both The Woman and I’m Not Sam.
10/22/2012 - 7:00pm
10/16/2012 - 5:00pm
As often happens with art, the novella I’m Not Sam began life as something else. As Jack Ketchum tells it in his introduction to the book (currently scheduled for a Winter 2012 release from Cemetery Dance), it was originally conceived as a short story that he and his co-writer, Lucky McKee, would then adapt into a short film.
10/08/2012 - 2:00pm
If you hear anyone lamenting the state of the short horror fiction market these days, pay them no mind – they are clearly not looking in the right places.
10/02/2012 - 2:00pm
Saying the words “giant snake book” probably conjures up images of some midnight movie cheesefest.
09/24/2012 - 4:00pm
Earlier this year, Cemetery Dance published the first of two posthumous releases from author Alan Peter Ryan, who died in 2011. That novella, Amazonas, was an atmospheric creeper about obsession and madness.
09/18/2012 - 4:00pm
Brian Keene is something of a leader in the horror genre. His books 'The Rising' and 'City of the Dead' helped resurrect the zombie subgenre that is still going strong today. When things began to go south at Leisure, the then-publisher of the huge majority of mass market paperback horror available at bookstores, he was among the first to go public with the issues before finally breaking away.
09/10/2012 - 1:44pm
I gotta be honest right up front: I’ve never been a big Mick Garris fan. Garris is perhaps best known for his work adapting a variety of Stephen King books for television, including The Stand, The Shining, Desperation and, most recently, Bag of Bones.
09/03/2012 - 6:00pm
Jason B. Sizemore has built his own “House of Imagination” in his home base of Lexington, Kentucky, the place where Apex Publications originates.
08/27/2012 - 6:00pm
Homestead is the kind of story that I love to trot out around Halloween and force on my friends who don’t usually read horror.
08/20/2012 - 6:00pm
Readers love to compare writers to each other; it’s one of the ways we have of explaining why we like a particular author’s work. We like so-and-so because he writes characters as good as Stephen King’s; we like such-and-such because she writes atmospheric stories reminiscent of Charles L. Grant and Ray Bradbury.