Monday, July 13, 2020

Now Shipping: SILVER SCREAM edited by David J. Schow

"The best original anthology of the 1980s" — The Scream Factory

Cimarron Street Books is pleased to announce the release of David J. Schow's groundbreaking cinema horror anthology, Silver Scream! We're thrilled to be bringing the book back into print for the first time in 32 years!


Featuring stories by a veritable who's who of the greatest horror authors of the 80s, including:
  • Mark Arnold - "Pilgrims to the Cathedral"
  • Clive Barker - "Son of Celluloid"
  • Robert Bloch - "The Movie People"
  • Steven R. Boyett - "The Answer Tree"
  • Edward Bryant - "The Cutter"
  • Ramsey Campbell - "The Show Goes On"
  • John M. Ford - "Preflash"
  • Mick Garris - "A Life in the Cinema"
  • Ray Garton - "Sinema"
  • Joe R. Lansdale - "Night They Missed the Horror Show"
  • Richard Christian Matheson - "Sirens" & "Hell"
  • Robert McCammon - "Night Calls the Green Falcon"
  • Jay Sheckley - "Bargain Cinema"
  • John Skipp - "Film at Eleven"
  • Craig Spector - "Lifecast"
  • Karl Edward Wagner - "More Sinned Against"
  • Chet Williamson - "Return of the Neon Fireball"
  • F. Paul Wilson - "Cuts"
  • Douglas E. Winter - "Splatter: A Cautionary Tale"
Along with an introduction by Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Now shipping: Wild Hairs by David J. Schow

Cimarron Street Books is thrilled to announce the release of the first in a series of books by award winning author and screenwriter, David J. Schow: WILD HAIRS - winner of the 2001 International Horror Guild Award for Best Nonfiction!

WILD HAIRS is a collection of essays by David J. Schow, drawing from his 40+ year career as an author (THE BIG CRUSH, THE SHAFT) and screenwriter (THE CROW, CREEPSHOW), including his "Raving and Drooling" columns from Fangoria magazine.

In this gang of columns and essays, you'll find David J. Schow at his apocalyptic, rabble-rousing, socially unacceptable, contumelious, informative, hard-assed, eclectic, ribald, insightful, brain-frying, pugnacious, shocking, blunt, controversial, semi-obscene, warped, downright impertinent, magniloquent, bellicose, heartfelt, damned-near-brilliant, revelatory, caustic, hot-loaded, nitpicky, savage, triple-strength, argumentative, gun-blazing, terse, disruptive, spaced-out, brutally honest, contentious, mordant, toxically infuriating, ovary-paralyzing, all-bets-are-off, dour, painfully obscure, cheeky, fuel-rich, brusque, witty, gut-wrenching, exhaustive, sincere, bulletproof, mind-hammering, amoral, contumacious, trivially obsessed, sagacious, uncensored, dead honest, scathing, rude, pants-free, illuminating, twisted, bat-outta-Hades, up in arms, stringent, chewy, two-fisted, floored-pedal, no-holds-barred, rebellious, incisive, scandalous, zombo-rific, totally aggro, hellbent-for-leather, internecine, astute, moonstruck, skeptical, equivocal, fully erect, punctilious, overly adjectival, unruly, cocksure, heretical, pith-laden, splattery, who-does-he-think-he-is, combative, triumphant best ... and that's just the appetizer.  


Think of it as tough love for your psyche.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Now shipping: bare•bones #2

Thought you saw the last of bare•bones? Think again!

Inside our second issue:
  • Paul M. Riordan’s long-lost interview with Richard Matheson on his Western fiction
  • Matthew R. Bradley’s detailed look at Richard Matheson’s “Fort College” stories
  • Gilbert Colon on “Book One” of Lin Carter’s “People of the Dragon” saga
  • Richard Krauss digs into crime digests
  • writer/director S. Craig Zahler on The Spider
  • the latest installment of David J. Schow’s R&D column
As if that weren't enough, co-editors’ Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri weigh in on:
  • The Sharpshooter
  • Shock Mystery Tales
  • Soy Leyenda: the Spanish adaptation of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend
  • Sleaze paperbacks of the 60s and 70s
  • DC Comics’ Captain Action comic series
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Now shipping: bare•bones #1

The phoenix has risen from the ashes once more! bare•bones is back—and better than ever!

Inside the premiere issue:

  • Matthew R. Bradley’s detailed look at the filmed adaptations of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles
  • Tom Deja examines Mike Avallone’s Ed Noon—the worst detective ever
  • Thomas Flynn looks at 70s Martial Arts/Spaghetti Western mash-ups
  • J. Charles Burwell provides a survey of hardboiled/noir anthologies
  • Gilbert Colon explores Book Two of Lin Carter’s “People of the Dragon” saga
  • an interview with George Romero historian, filmmaker and sculptor Christian Stavrakis
  • the premiere installment of an all-new column from David J. Schow! 
And if that weren’t enough, co-editors Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri weigh in on the I Am Legend/Night of the Living Dead connection, classic crime digests, old TV Guides, and sleaze paperbacks of the 60s and 70s!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Now shipping: The Best of The Scream Factory

From 1988 to 1997, The Scream Factory 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. 20 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 590-page 8.5” x 11” epic collection.

Cimarron Street Books is pleased to present The Best of The Scream Factory, reprinting 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 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!

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Now shipping: bare•bones — the best of —

Born from the ashes of The Scream Factory, bare•bones (1997-2001) unearthed some of the best vintage and forgotten paperbacks, films, pulp fiction, television, and video. Edited by Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri, bare•bones — the best of — collects many of the best articles from the magazine’s original run, including: 
  • Overviews of fiction series including: George Chesbro’s Mongo, Robert Lory’s Dracula, Richard Stark’s Parker, John Sanford’s Prey novels, Karl Edward Wagner’s Kane, and the Black novels of Cornell Woolrich! 
  • Retrospectives on filmmakers Edward L. Cahn and Jerry Warren! 
  • An overview of the Blind Dead films! 
  • Ann-Margret movie tie-ins! 
  • Annotated Indexes to Saturn Science Fiction and Web Detective Stories pulps! 
  • A detailed overview of the Dark Shadows novels of Dan (Marilyn) Ross! 
  • Commentary on Trevanian and Top Ten lists by David J. Schow!
  • A look back at the Trilogy of Terror Zuni!
  • Interviews with Bill Crider, Richard Prather, Robert Serling and Bay Area Creature Features horror host Bob Wilkins! 
Order your copy today!