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It's Plane to See That Stephen King's 'Flight or Fright' Will Terri-Fly You

Translation: Don't read this if you hate flying.
Stephen King fans who also have a fear of flying: you're in for a tough time. 2018 is in full swing and the master of horror never seems to take a break, with Flight or Fright marking his third publication so far this year


'Flight or Fright'

 Image Via Cemetery Dance Publications

SyFy Wire has confirmed that King’s latest anthology, Flight or Fright, is a collection of scary short stories set in the sky. Cemetery Dance Publications describes King’s eerie tales:

An anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.


Apparently King hates to fly so with the help of co-editor and writer Bev Vincent, they pulled together some of the scariest stories set in the air! King has written introductions and notes for every story, with contributions from his son, Joe Hill, along with fourteen additional tales from authors such as Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury. Stephen King described in an interview how the book came about:


Well, we were sitting around at dinner before a screening of The Dark Tower in Bangor, and there were a lot of people who’d flown in for the big night. I mentioned that I hated flying, and the conversation turned to various airplane stories, some scary and some funny. I said there had never been a collection of flight-based horror stories, although I could think of several (including the Matheson and the Conan Doyle, which are in the book) about the terrors of flight. I said someone ought to do the book. (Cemetery Dance owner) Rich Chizmar said, 'I would, in a heartbeat.'


Flight or Fright comes out September 4th with a hardcover edition, an artist’s edition, and a signed author edition (which is, unsurprisingly, already sold out). Check them out or buy them here and hopefully your next flight isn't a nightmare at 20,000 feet.





Feature Image Via Horror Freak News