This book collects of 13 powerful tales by one of the most acclaimed writers in modern horror. These are unforgettable stories from the dark side of Hollywood and the razor’s edge between fantasy and reality, where truth is under contract to ambition, morality remains on the cutting-room floor and life and death are the ingredients of a plot from which no one can escape.
Originally published only in the U.K. and never reprinted, this is the rarest of Etchison’s collections. Borderlands Press is proud to present the first American publication of Fine Cuts, including a preface by the author, an introduction by Peter Atkins and expanded contents for this very special edition.
DENNIS ETCHISON is a master of the short story and one of the most acclaimed writers in modern horror/dark fantasy. His work has appeared in print since 1961 and includes the collections The Dark Country, Red Dreams, The Blood Kiss, The Death Artist, Talking In the Dark, Got To Kill Them All & Other Stories, A Little Black Book of Horror Tales and It Only Comes Out At Night. He is the editor of the anthologies Cutting Edge, Masters of Darkness I-III, MetaHorror, The Museum of Horrors and (with Jack Dann and Ramsey Campbell) Gathering the Bones. His work as a novelist includes the bestsellers The Fog, Halloween II, Halloween III and Videodrome. He has also written hundreds of scripts, including more than 150 episodes of The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas. He is a past president of the Horror Writers of America (HWA) and a three-time winner of both the British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards.
“Etchison is one hell of a fiction writer.” — Stephen King
“Dennis Etchison is absolutely one of horror’s most exciting, most radical and innovative talents.” — Peter Straub
“Etchison is that rarest of genre writers: an original visionary. The finest writer of psychological horror this genre has produced.” — Karl Edward Wagner
“The most original living horror writer in America.” — The Viking-Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural
“The best short story writer in the field today, bar none.” — Charles L. Grant
“Ameica’s premier writer of horror stories.” — Fantasy Newsletter
“The state of the art in modern horror.” — Publishers Weekly