Edited Joseph S. Pulver Sr. needs little introduction: in recent years he's attracted critcal acclaim-- and both nominations and awards for the anthologies A Season in Carcosa, The Grimscribe's Puppets, and Cassilda's Song, among others. Author of numerous collections and novels himself, Joe's a true connoisseur of the weird, the dark, and the icky.
For this anthology, he's tapped a select cast of weird fictioneers inspired by the 1920 uber classic film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, arguably the granddaddy of lasting generations both of horror films and of noir.
Psychiatry is an evil plot. Or is it?.. Hypnotism is only a parlor game?...Authority is abuse? What is reality, what is a sleepwalking dream, what is magical…. and what does it all mean? Or are the only meanings madness, murder, terror itself?
These 22 tales will entertain, horrify, enlighten, frighten, or madden the reader. But they'll surely not lull you into forgetting to look over your shoulder!
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Table of ContentsRamsey Campbell THE WORDS BETWEEN
Damien Angelica Walters Take a Walk in the Night, My Love
Rhys Hughes Confessions of a Medicated Lurker
Robert Levy CONVERSION
Maura McHugh A Rebellious House
David Nickle The Long Dream
Janice Lee Eyes Looking
Richard Gavin Breathing Black Angles
S.P. Miskowski Somnambule
Nathan Carson The Projection Booth
Jeffrey Thomas The Mayor of Ephemera
Nadia Bulkin Et Spiritus Sancti
Orrin Grey Blackstone: A Hollywood Gothic
Reggie Oliver THE BALLET OF Dr. CALIGARI
Cody Goodfellow BELLMER'S BRIDE, Or, THE GAME OF THE DOLL
Michael Griffin THE INSOMNIAC WHO SLEPT FOREVER
Paul Tremblay Further Questions for the Somnambulist
Michael Cisco The Righteousness of Conical Men
Molly Tanzer That Nature Which Peers Out in Sleep
Daniel Mills A SLEEPING LIFE
John Langan To See, To Be Seen
Gemma Files CALIGARISM