Cemetery Dance has announced the sixth entry in its popular anthology series, Shivers, and as usual the book is loaded with top genre talent. This time around, though, the marquee attraction is a decades-old Stephen King novella that, unlike most of his work, hasn't been reprinted ad infinitum already.
"The Crate" most famously saw light as part of Creepshow, and was also adapted by Bernie Wrightson for the graphic novel adaptation of the movie. As you may recall, it dealt with a forgotten crate stashed away under a stairwell at a university. The characters, completely unaware that they're in a Stephen King story, decide to open it up, and carnage ensues. Before becoming part of the Creepshow lineup, the story was published in an issue of the gentleman's publication Gallery.
Alongside King, Cemetery Dance has line up a stellar array of talent to fill the other 20 slots in the Shivers VI table of contents. Kealan Patrick Burke, Brian Keene, Nate Prentiss and Al Sarratonio are all represented, and the book closes out with Peter Straub's novella "A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter," which ties directly into his acclaimed novel A Dark Matter.
Shivers VI clocks in at more than 400 pages and is being offered in trade paperback, limited and lettered editions. Everything is sold out except the trade paperback, but you can hit the Cemetery Dance link above to get on a waiting list for the latter two.