For Diabolique Magazine, Sheila M. Merritt reviews The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen, the new anthology from the award-winning, superstar editor Ellen Datlow.
Horror cinephiles and bibliophiles will have extra cause to rejoice this Halloween: The Cutting Room, a literary anthology, is an October treat. The theme of this compilation by editor extraordinaire Ellen Datlow, is laid out in its subtitle: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen. Legendary performers have roles in some of the tales. Many of the stories (and both poems) embrace the sometimes sinister and often magical relationship between viewer and film; “Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!” The quote from Sunset Boulevard is apt when reviewing a book that addresses the allure of movies. And, in the case of our favorite genre, the attraction is deliciously dangerous and potentially deadly.
Read the rest of Merritt’s review at Diabolique Magazine.
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Cover by Josh Beatman.