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“Crate” Expectations for “SHIVERS VI”

Originally posted on 2010-09-02 16:09:33 by Allan Dart

The latest entry in Cemetery Dance’s SHIVERS anthology contains a special surprise: the “long lost” Stephen King novella “The Crate,” which was written in the late ’70s, hasn’t seen print in over 30 years and has never been in one of his collections. And yes, this is the same story that King adapted for “The Crate” segment in CREEPSHOW. Fluffy’s back!

Cemetery Dance provided the details for the anthology, which was edited by Richard Chizmar. Featuring stories by King, Peter Straub, Al Sarrantonio, Jay Bonansinga, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Brian Keene, Brian Hodge, Jack Kilborn and many others, SHIVERS VI weighs in at 410 pages and contains more than 110,000 words from some of today’s most popular authors of horror and suspense. Two of the longest (and most anticipated) pieces are King’s “The Crate” and Straub’s “A Special Place: The Heart of A Dark Matter” (which deals with the backstory to the author’s 2010 release A DARK MATTER).

SHIVERS VI is no longer available as Limited and Lettered Editions, but copies of the trade paperback are still available.

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