IT CAME FROM THE DRIVE-IN
(1996)

Publisher: DAW (pb), iBooks (tpb)
Page Count: 352
Cover Artist: Richard Corben (tpb)
Publication Date: January 1996 (pb), June 2004 (tpb)

Print History:
1.) Mass market paperback.
2.) Trade paperback reprint.

Science fiction, horror, and the truly unbelievable—

-it’s all here in an original collection that captures the almost gone and highly romanticized era-the Age of the Drive-In Movie. Fogged-up windshields, bad speaker systems, snack foods galore, it was all part of the drive-in experience.

And lets not forget the movies themselves, from the low-budget, badly acted to the sublimely ridiculous—with an occasional top-run film thrown in—it was the heyday of the B-movie.

Return now to that amazing era with such remarkable tales as: “The Blood on Satan’s Harley”, “The Thing From Lovers Lane”, Plan 10 From Inner Space”, “59 Frankenstein”, and 14 other imagination-grabbing mini-sagas.

Contents:

  • Introduction: Or, Here’s Where Your Ticket Gets Torn by Norman Partridge
  • Talkin’ Trailer Trash by Edward Bryant
  • 10585 by Sean A. Moore
  • Big Bust at Herbert Hoover High by Jay R. Bonansinga
  • ’59 Frankenstein by Norman Partridge
  • Tuesday Weld, Sunday Services by Rex Miller
  • Die, Baby, Die, Die, Die! by Dan Perez
  • The Yellers of Their Eyes by Tia Travis
  • Underground Atlanta by Gregory Nicoll
  • The Morning of August 18th by Ed Gorman
  • The Thing from Lovers’ Lane by Nancy A. Collins
  • Jungle J.D. by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • The Blood on Satan’s Harley by Gary Jonas
  • I Was a Teenage Boycrazy Blob by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Bullets Can’t Stop It by Wayne Allen Sallee
  • Race with the Devil by Randy Fox
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Danged by Adam-Troy Castro
  • The Slobbering Tongue that Ate the Frightfully Huge Woman by Robert Devereaux
  • Plan 10 from Inner Space by Karl Edward Wagner


"Not since "Mystery Science Theater 3000" have the silly delights of '50s and '60s B movies been celebrated with as much affection and wry wit as they are in this assortment of 18 genre spoofs that range from horror to sci-fi to teen biker to western. Check out these titles: "The Yellers of Their Eyes," "The Thing from Lover's Lane," "The Blood on Satan's Harley," "I Was a Teenage Boycrazy Blob." I especially appreciate how surreal most of the stories are: the authors have taken their memories of those movies experienced through squawky outdoor speakers and fogged windshields, and warped them into a new dimension where wicked satire creates monsters even funnier than the originals. Two of these tales were nominated for a 1997 Bram Stoker Award--Robert Devereaux's "The Slobbering Tongue That Ate the Frightfully Huge Woman" and the late Karl Edward Wagner's "Plan 10 from Inner Space. "
-Amazon.com


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