Mystery Theatre Exclusive:
Signed copies of Nightmares and Visions

March 29th, 2022

Gauntlet Press is now shipping the numbered edition of the first English-language release of Nightmares, an anthology in which I rejoin three of my collaborators from the feature film Nightmare Cinema (2019).

The stories featured in the book are:

“As You Sleep” by Mexico’s bestselling author Sandra Becerill, whose most recent books include La Soledad de los Pájaros and Valle de Fuego. Her screenplay for the film Desde tu Infierno was nominated for an Ariel, Mexico’s Academy Award. In all, she has written scripts for 65 feature films and television programs, 32 of which have been produced.

Though well regarded as a master of Spanish-language horror, Sandra remains to be discovered by readers in the States. The English translation of her story “As You Sleep” in the Gauntlet Press edition of Nightmares (which she also edits) should help change that.

“Chocolate” by producer, director, and writer Mick Garris, whose groundbreaking Showtime series Masters of Horror featured work by the greatest horror writers and directors of all time, including John Carpenter (Halloween), Joe Dante (Gremlins), and John Landis (An American Werewolf in London). He is also the director of ABC’s television adaptations of Stephen King’s The Stand and The Shining, the writer of Hocus Pocus, and executive producer of the Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken. And of course, he is the creator and producer of Nightmare Cinema.

“Transfiguration” by screenwriter and novelist Richard Christian Matheson, whose work has been featured in Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and Stephen King’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes as well as Mick Garris’s Masters of Horror. His books include The Ritual or Illusion (which I reviewed here) and Zoopraxis. He is also the son the Richard Matheson, whose novel Somewhere In Time was one of the titles featured in Mystery Theatre’s “Time is Out of Joint.”

“Reckoning”–a story that originally appeared in my collection This Way to Egress, and is being reprinted for the first time in Nightmares.

Additionally, Nightmares features a foreword by John Skipp and striking cover art by director David Slade, whom you may know from his NBC series Hannibal as well as such feature films as Twilight Eclipse30 Days Of Night, and the adaptation of my story This Way to Egress for Mick Garris’s Nightmare Cinema. In 2019, David won an Emmy for Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch.

Nightmares is a real collector’s item, and I have one advance copy signed by all four authors that I’d like to send to the first Prime Stage Mystery Theatre listener who goes to PrimeStage.com/support before April 3rd, 2022, and donates a minimum of $100.00 to help underwrite programs like Mystery Theatre and live performances like this season’s Karloff: The Man and The Monster, A Wrinkle In Time, and the upcoming Arsenic And Old Lace. But remember, I only have one advance copy on hand, so donate now … and be sure to mention Mystery Theatre and include your mailing address in the comment box provided.

And for folks who might want to donate a smaller amount or might prefer science fiction and fantasy to horror, I have five signed copies of my collection Visions that we can send to the first five listeners who go to PrimeStage.com/support and donate a minimum of $50.00 before April 3rd, 2022.

This is the illustrated paperbound edition contains my time-bending story “Prime Time!” Again, be sure to mention Mystery Theatre and include your mailing address in the comment box. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support of Mystery Theatre and for helping advance the Prime Stage mission of bringing literature to life … and to your home.

Moreover, if you enjoy collecting durable editions by such literary giants as Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, and others, you’ll definitely want to check out the selections at the Gauntlet Press website.

Among the selections you’ll find there is the Ray Bradbury collection Phoenix 451, which contains five versions of the author’s science-fiction classic Fahrenheit 451. Featuring an introduction by William Shatner and cover art by Bradbury himself, this is one book you won’t want to miss. And for the serious collector, the book is available in two limited editions that include tip sheets signed by Ray Bradbury and (in a special lettered edition) by both Bradbury and Shatner.

And for werewolf fans, there’s Bestial by Ray Garton. Here’s the synopsis:

Something very strange is happening in the coastal California town of Big Rock. Several residents have died in unexplained, particularly brutal ways, many torn apart in animal attacks. You might think there’s a werewolf in town. But you’d be wrong. It’s not just one werewolf, but the whole town that’s gradually transforming.

Bit by bit, as the infection spreads, the werewolves are becoming more and more powerful. In fact, humans may soon be the minority, mere prey for their hungry neighbors. Is it too late for the humans to fight back? Did they ever have a chance from the start?

In all, you’ll have lots to read between the conclusion of Mystery Theatre‘s “Time is Out of Joint” on March 31 and the start of “A Most Deadly Poison” on May 5. Plus, if you go to PrimeStage.com/support and claim one of our signed editions of Visions or the advance copy of Nightmares (signed by all four authors), you’ll be doing your part to ensure the continuation of shows like Mystery Theatre and next season’s all-new adaptation of Prime Stage Theatre’s Frankenstein.

Happy reading … and thanks for your support.

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