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October dreams
Chizmar, Richard T.
First edition, Cemetery Dance Publications edition.
Publication Information:
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2000.
Physical Description:
660 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"First of all, it was October-- : an overview of Halloween films": p. [351]-380.

"Trick-or-read: a reader's guide to Halloween fiction": p. [631]-649.
The black pumpkin / Dean Koontz -- My favorite Halloween memory / Elizabeth Engstrom -- Lantern marsh / Poppy Z. Brite -- My favorite Halloween memory / Rick Hautala -- My favorite Halloween memory / Steve Rasnic Tem -- Conversations in a dead language / Thomas Ligotti -- My favorite Halloween memory / Gary A. Braunbeck -- My favorite Halloween memory / Jack Ketchum -- Yesterday's child / Thomas F. Monteleone -- My favorite Halloween memory / Hugh B. Care -- The Whitby experience / Simon Clark -- My favorite Halloween memory / Christopher Golden -- In-between (poem) / Ray Bradbury -- Gone / Jack Ketchum -- My favorite Halloween memory / Alan M. Clark -- Yesterday's witch / Gahan Wilson -- A short history of Halloween / Paula Guran -- My favorite Halloween memory / Poppy Z. Brite -- Mask game / John Shirley -- My favorite Halloween memory / Tom Piccirilli -- My favorite Halloween memory / Jack Cady -- Out of the dark / David B. Silva -- My favorite Halloween memory / Robert Morrish.

(Cont'd) Heavy set / Ray Bradbury -- My favorite Halloween memory / William F. Nolan -- My favorite Halloween memory / Michael Cadnum -- Boo / Richard Laymon -- My favorite Halloween memory / Douglas Clegg -- My favorite Halloween memory / Ray Bradbury -- Masks / Douglas E. Winter -- My favorite Halloween memory / Stanley Wiater -- A redress for Andromeda / Caitlin R. Kiernan -- My favorite Halloween memory / Richard Laymon -- The circle / Lewis Shiner -- First of all, it was October / Gary A. Braunbeck -- My favorite Halloween memory / Yvonne Navarro -- Pay the ghost / Tim Lebbon -- My favorite Halloween memory / Kim Newman -- Buckets / F. Paul Wilson -- My favorite Halloween memory / Owl Goingback -- My favorite Halloween memory / Dennis Etchison -- Orchestra / Stephen Mark Rainey -- My favorite Halloween memory / David B. Silva -- Eyes / Charles L. Grant -- My favorite Halloween memory / Kelly Laymon.

(Cont'd) My favorite Halloween memory / Simon Clark -- Deathmask / Dominick Cancilla -- My favorite Halloween memory / Kristine Kathryn Rusch -- Some witch's bed / Michael Marshall Smith -- My favorite Halloween memory / Wayne Allen Sallee -- The trick / Ramsey Campbell -- My favorite Halloween memory / Ed Gorman -- Pork pie hat / Peter Straub -- Trick-or-read / Stefan Dziemianowicz -- My favorite Halloween memory / Peter Crowther.
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PS648.H22 O28 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS648.H22 O28 2000 Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Classic novellas, never-before-published stories, essays on the history, literature, and films of Halloween, and real-life memories of October 31st-from today's best practitioners of fear: Dean Koontz * Peter Straub * Poppy Z. Brite * Rick Hautala * Steve Rasnic Tem * Elizabeth Engstrom * Thomas Ligotti * Gary A. Braunbeck * Jack Ketchum * Thomas F. Monteleone * Hugh B. Cave * Simon Clark * Christopher Golden * Ray Bradbury * Jack Ketchum * Alan M. Clark * Gahan Wilson * Paula Guran * John Shirley * Tom Piccirilli * Jack Cady * David B. Silva * Robert Morrish * William F. Nolan * Michael Cadnum * Richard Laymon * Douglas Clegg * Douglas E. Winter * Stanley Wiater * Caitlfn R. Kiernan * Lewis Shiner * Yvonne Navarro * Tim Lebbon * Kim Newman * F. Paul Wilson * Owl Goingback * Dennis Etchison * Stephen Mark Rainey * Charles L. Grant * Kelly Laymon * Dominick Cancilla * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Michael Marshall Smith * Wayne Allen Sallee * Ramsey Campbell * Ed Gorman * Stefan Dziemianowicz * Peter Crowther

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

The most enjoyable horror anthology of the year, this jumbo goody-sack disguised as a book is stuffed with Halloween-themed fiction and nonfiction edited by the founder/editor of Cemetery Dance (Chizmar) and the editor of the respected but defunct nonfiction horror mag The Scream Factory (Morrish). The book contains 55 entries (not counting original artwork), including nearly two dozen stories (half original), a novella reprint, about 30 original essays on "My Favorite Halloween Memory," a new poem by Ray Bradbury and three original essays on, respectively, the history, literature and cinema of Halloween. The list of contributors gathers just about every important writer in the field (other than King and Barker): Dean Koontz, Hugh B. Cave, Douglas Clegg, Richard Laymon, Poppy Z. Brite, Dennis Etchison, F. Paul Wilson, Ed Gorman, Peter Crowther, John Shirley, Douglas E. Winter, Thomas Ligotti, Ramsey Campbell and Peter Straub (with the novella, "Pork Pie Hat") are just a few. The insightful essays are by Paula Guran of e-newsletter Dark Echo fame ("A Short History of Halloween"), author Gary A. Braunbeck ("`First of All, It Was October...' An Overview of Halloween Films") and critic/anthologist Stefan Dziemianowicz ("Trick-or-Read"). The fiction is uniformly good, sometimes superb. The most seductive aspect of this book, however, is the Halloween memories, often potent snippets of childhood epiphanies (Elizabeth Engstrom remembers being abandoned, and growing up, one Halloween night in a junkyard filled with rats; Douglas Clegg recalls seeing, at age four, a witch fly across the face of the moon) that will bring back to every reader the autumnal magic of All Hallow's Eve. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Dean KoontzElizabeth EngstromPoppy Z. BriteRick HautalaSteve Rasnic TemThomas LigottiGary A. BraunbeckJack KetchumThomas F. MonteleoneHugh B. CaveSimon ClarkChristopher GoldenRay BradburyJack KetchumAlan M. ClarkGahan WilsonPaula GuranPoppy Z. BriteJohn ShirleyTom PiccirilliJack CadyDavid B. SilvaRobert MorrishRay BradburyWilliam F. NolanMichael CadnumRichard LaymonDouglas CleggRay BradburyDouglas E. WinterStanley WiaterCaitlin R. KiernanRichard LaymonLewis ShinerGary A. BraunbeckYvonne NavarroTim LebbonKim NewmanF. Paul WilsonOwl GoingbackDennis EtchisonStephen Mark RaineyDavid B. SilvaCharles L. GrantKelly LaymonSimon ClarkDominick CancillaKristine Kathryn RuschMichael Marshall SmithWayne Allen SalleeRamsey CampbellEd GormanPeter StraubStefan DziemianowiczPeter Crowther
The Black Pumpkinp. 1
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 25
Lantern Marshp. 31
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 45
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 53
Conversations In A Dead Languagep. 61
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 77
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 79
Yesterday's Childp. 81
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 95
The Whitby Experiencep. 99
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 119
In-Between (Poem)p. 123
Gonep. 125
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 133
Yesterday's Witchp. 139
A Short History of Halloweenp. 149
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 163
Mask Gamep. 167
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 203
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 211
Out Of The Darkp. 217
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 233
Heavy Setp. 239
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 251
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 257
Boop. 261
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 283
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 287
Masksp. 289
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 305
A Redress for Andromedap. 309
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 323
The Circlep. 331
"First Of All, It Was October..."p. 341
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 371
Pay The Ghostp. 375
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 403
Bucketsp. 413
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 437
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 441
Orchestrap. 443
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 469
Eyesp. 473
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 485
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 493
Deathmaskp. 495
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 507
Some Witch's Bedp. 513
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 517
The Trickp. 521
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 541
Pork Pie Hatp. 545
Trick-or-Readp. 621
My Favorite Halloween Memoryp. 639