"... the closest thing we have to an American Clive Barker... " ". . . no writer who has ever read him can help being infulenced by him, and no general reader who runs across his work can easily forget him. He has become an archetype." - Stephen King
Overlook Connection Press 1996. Jack Ketchum "The Girl Next Door". Signed Limited Edition of only 500 signed and numbered copies. This being number 112, personlly signed on the limitation page by Jack Ketchum, Stephen King, Christopher Golden, Lucy Taylor, Edward Lee, Philip Nutman, Stanley Wiater, and Neal McPheeters.
- 3,000 word Introduction by Stephen King!
- Signed Limited Edition of only 500
- Signed by eight contributors
Suburbia in the 1950s, a dark side emerging in the Chandler house for teenage Meg and her crippled little sister Susan --captive to an Aunt, who is rapidly descending into madness. "The Girl Next Door is alive.... in a way most works of poplular fiction never attain; it does not just promise terror but actually delievers it. But it's a page-turner, all right; no doubt about that." - Stephen King
Introduction by Stephen King. Since this novel, published for the first time in hard cover in 1996, has propelled Mr. Ketchum to a cult following. Once you read this book, you will never forget it. If you havent read Ketchum... you NEED to!
In 2007 The Girl Next Door was being released on DVD in an original movie. Stephen King (Fall, 2007) was able to see an advance of the film. Here is what he had to say:
"The first authentically shocking American film Ive seen since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer over 20 years ago. If you are easily disturbed, you should not watch this movie. If, on the other hand, you are prepared for a long look into hell, suburban style, The Girl Next Door will not disappoint. This is the dark-side-of-the-moon version of Stand By Me."
- Stephen King.
About the Author:
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk. He is also a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, OFF SEASON, an updating of the Sawney Beane story, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He has always wondered what they would think of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. His short story THE BOX won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from HWA and he has written nine novels, OFF SEASON and the sequel OFFSPRING. and RED. Coming in Summer 2007 BROKEN ON THE WHEEL OF SEX.
Dallas William Mayr (November 10, 1946 – January 24, 2018), better known by his pen name Jack Ketchum, was an American horror fiction author. He was the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations. His novels included Off Season, Offspring, and Red, which were adapted to film. In 2011, Ketchum received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award for outstanding contribution to the horror genre.
- Overlook Connection Press (1996)
- Signed Limited Edition of 500
- Hardcover with dust-jacket
- Jack Ketchum
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed directly onto the limitation page by the contributors.