Virtual Graveyard Shift: She Dies Tomorrow and The Remaking

Virtual Graveyard Shift: She Dies Tomorrow and The Remaking

Aah! The Alamo Drafthouse has a book club and they’re pairing up The Remaking with She Dies Tomorrow! This is a total dream come true!

Virtual Graveyard Shift: She Dies Tomorrow and The Remaking! Join us for a virtual screening of SHE DIES TOMORROW, the new film from director Amy Seimetz. This event begins at 9 PM with a Book Club discussion of THE REMAKING. We’ll be reading the first half of the book and chatting about it from 9 PM to 10 PM. At 10 PM, we’ll chat about SHE DIES TOMORROW: Amy is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her sceptical friend Jane discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the last day of their lives.

August 5, 2020

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Drive-In & Spooky Story!

Drive-In & Spooky Story!

Join us on Wednesday July 8th at the Vineland Drive-In for a free screening in partnership with IFC Midnight and ArcLight for an advance screening of the spectacular new horror film RELIC directed by Natalie Erika James. This is an expertly crafted, emotional and absorbing feature film debut that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, one we were sad not to have been able to showcase at our original festival dates.

In true Overlook fashion, attendees will have their drive-in experience enhanced with a vintage pre-show for early arrivals, along with a downloadable soundtrack of spooky audio stories for the drive to and from the screening courtesy of our frightening friends at TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE and THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW. Video Q&A to follow with director Natalie Erika James, and stars Emily Mortimer, Bella Heatchote and Robyn Niven, moderated by executive producers the Anthony & Joe Russo.

Availability is Limited! RSVP NOW at info@overlookfilmfest.com

WEDNESDAY JULY 8TH
Gates Open: 6:45pm
Screening: 8:30pm

VINELAND DRIVE-IN
443 N. Vineland Ave.
City Of Industry, CA

July 7, 2020

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The Remaking paperback cover reveal!

The Remaking paperback cover reveal!

Look who’s got a new cover! The paperback edition of The Remaking will be hitting shelves this September. Preorder your copy now:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2V7Ig9k
BN.com: https://bit.ly/3fOhScC
Bookshop.org: https://bit.ly/3fM28Xj
Books-A-Million: https://bit.ly/37Ref2J

June 23, 2020

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Chattanooga goes virtual!

Chattanooga goes virtual!

No bug is gonna keep the 2020 Chattanooga Film Festival down! This year, everything is going… virtual! This revolutionary online genre festival includes a lineup of electrifying and provocative features, shorts, events, and surprises, including notable guests: Ernest Dickerson, Joe Bob Briggs, Alex Winter, and… THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW!?

The Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) along with its presenting sponsor Gunpowder & Sky’s ALTER and media partner Bloody-Disgusting.com, are thrilled to announce their innovative lineup of features, panels and live events set for May 22 to May 25. In unprecedented times, the festival is offering a full-access badge price of $30 and divvying up a portion of the proceeds back to participating filmmakers.

CFF 2020 will see the triumphant return of screenwriter and author Clay McLeod Chapman, who will be back to present THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW, an event that was without a doubt the sleeper hit of last year’s festival. Chapman will also conduct a writer’s workshop.

5/23 at 11 AM: THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: For more than 20 years, author Clay McLeod Chapman and performer Hanna Cheek have offered a view into the minds of the most depraved Southern Gothic monstrosities with The Pumpkin Pie Show. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, and most definitely always in-your-face, these tales of madness and macabre explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our very own households. This one-of-a-kind performance delves deep into the darkest recesses of those madmen and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Don’t miss it!

5/24 at 11 AM: WRITING/STORYTELLING WORKSHOP WITH CLAY McLEOD CHAPMAN: Come join Clay McLeod Chapman, author of The Remaking and Marvel Comics’ ongoing series Scream: Curse of Carnage, to discuss the hunting and gathering of new narrative material to tell our own spooooky stories. Whether it’s for film or fiction, comics or something even crazier, this workshop lays down a very simple foundation for spinning out a yarn around the campfire, no matter what the medium may be.

For more info about the fest and how to get tickets, click here: https://www.chattfilmfest.org/

May 14, 2020

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Gather Round the Campfire!

Gather Round the Campfire!

Gather ‘round the campfire. Things are about to get spooky. Visit Quirk Book’s YouTube channel every day this week at 3pm ET to see #horror authors discussing their books! On Monday, 4/20, I’ll be kickstarting things off with a reading from The Remaking! #CampfireConversations

April 20, 2020

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Fantastic Fiction on Youtube!

Weren’t able to catch last night’s livestream reading of The Remaking? Have no fear, Youtube is here! Now you can watch the Fantastic Fiction event at KGB Bar with guests Michael T. Cisco and Clay McLeod Chapman, hosted by Matthew Kressel and Ellen Datlow by clicking here.

April 16, 2020

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Fantastic Fiction LIVECAST!

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present a reading by Michael Cisco (The Narrator) and Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking)! The event will be live-streamed on YouTube. Link forthcoming. Hope you are staying healthy and safe, and that you can join us! Due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the KGB Bar, this event will be live-streamed on YouTube. The link will be posted before the event.

April 15th, 2020, 7 PM. Catch it!

April 3, 2020

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ORIGINS cover reveal!

ORIGINS cover reveal!

Guys! Did you see this?! Comic Book Resources just revealed the cover for ORIGINS, a new graphic novel by me, Arash Amel, Joseph Oxford, Lee Toland Krieger, Jakub Rebelka, Patricio Delpeche and Jim Campbell. From BOOM! Studios, on shelves Oct 2020. Check it out by clicking here.

March 2, 2020

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Inside The Lines Interview

Inside The Lines Interview

Look who’s coloring! I discuss The Remaking for “Coloring Carnage With Clay McLeod Chapman.” Watch the interview at To Tony Production’s page by clicking here. On this week’s episode of Inside The Lines we sit down with Clay as we discuss getting a publishing deal straight out of college, writing for Marvel/Spider-Man comics, having his work adapted into film, his upcoming graphic novel/future works, and being at the Sundance film festival! Inside The Lines is hosted/directed by Daniel Hess.

February 3, 2020

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New graphic novel ORIGINS announced!

New graphic novel ORIGINS announced!

Guess who’s got a new graphic novel coming out in 2020? This joker! The fine folks at BOOM! Studios announced the release of ORIGINS, an original sci-fi graphic novel written by me, with art by Jakub Rebelka, and a story by Arash Amel, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Joseph Oxford, and Lee Toland Krieger. This one’s going to be beautiful.

December 11, 2019

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Entertainment Weekly interview!

Entertainment Weekly interview!

​I spoke to Clark Collis at Entertainment Weekly to discuss the cinematic roots of The Remaking. Check out the lovely interview “Five Horror Movies That Influenced the Ghost Tale The Remaking” by clicking here. Thank you, Clark and EW! I had a blast!

November 12, 2019

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The Remaking nominated for Goodreads Award!

The Remaking nominated for Goodreads Award!

Good news from Goodreads! The Remaking has been nominated for Best Horror Novel for their 11th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards! It’s pretty mind-blowing to see my novel next to the likes of Stephen King, Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, Scott Thomas and all the other amazing authors. Talk about an honor. If you have a moment to vote, you can do so by clicking here.

November 5, 2019

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The 13 Scariest Books Written This Year

The 13 Scariest Books Written This Year

Kirkus just released their “13 Scariest Books Written This Year List”... and lo and behold, guess who’s number two? THE REMAKING! It’s such an honor to be listed amongst such greats as Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates and Joe Hill. You can check out the full list by clicking here. Thanks, Kirkus!

October 17, 2019

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Wanna Hear My Ghost Story?

Wanna Hear My Ghost Story?

​I was invited to write about The Remaking for Powell’s Books blog. You can check my essay, “Wanna Hear My Ghost Story?” at their website by clicking here. It’s all about 4-H camp and my first campfire and the terrifying tale of… Tailypo. Reader beware!

October 16, 2019

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THE REMAKING on NPR’s Weekend Edition!

THE REMAKING on NPR’s Weekend Edition!

​I had the gobsmacking good fortune to be interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition by Scott Simon. We chatted about The Remaking the weekend leading up to its release. You can listen to the interview segment by clicking here.

October 5, 2019

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In the Mouth of Dorkness podcast interview!

In the Mouth of Dorkness podcast interview!

The fine gents at In the Mouth of Dorkness brought me on to talk about The Remaking, among other crazy things. I’ve never been—nor will I ever again be—called a “radical storytelling dork.” I’ll take it! You can listen to me make a fool out of myself on their wonderful podcast here.

September 11, 2019

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I SCREAM, you SCREAM, we all SCREAM for a new SCREAM series!

I SCREAM, you SCREAM, we all SCREAM for a new SCREAM series!

Exciting news! Marvel just announced they’re giving me my first ongoing series! I’ll be writing SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE with art by Chris Mooneyham. This is my first ongoing series beginning with a big ol’ numero uno up front and it’s an honor to be able to tell this amazing character’s story. I think it’ll be scary… On shelves starting in November!

August 21, 2019

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Thumbs Up from Kirkus for The Remaking!

Thumbs Up from Kirkus for The Remaking!

Every author is terrified of Kirkus. Any author who says they aren’t is lying. Kirkus is tough. Really tough. So imagine how relieved, how elated, how downright gobsmacked I was with the glowing review The Remaking received today. Check it out:

“Horror on film is relatively easy: jump scares, gore, the occasional torture porn, and always the final girls. Horror in fiction is a little trickier, but occasionally you get something special like Mark Z. Danielewski’s puzzle box, House of Leaves (2000), John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In(2007), or, more recently, Josh Malerman’s runaway hit Bird Box (2014). Chapman’s (Nothing Untoward, 2017, etc.) spooky story solidly fits the mold of nothing you’ve ever read before. The book is divided into quarters, each entirely original yet always connected and deeply unnerving…

Something like Stephen King’s imperfect masterpiece The Shining (1977)... it’s a deeply eerie and evocative portrayal of what it’s like to stare into the abyss and find something there waiting for you.

A memorable, disquieting ghost story about stories, rendered inside a Möbius strip.”

Please etch this review on my tombstone. You can read the full review online here.

July 16, 2019

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The Remaking on Shout ‘n Share!

The Remaking on Shout ‘n Share!

Aaah! The Remaking made this year’s Shout ‘n Share list! Thank you to Bill Kelly and The Booklist Reader for this amazing honor! Check out the entire roster of amazing titles by clicking on the article here.

June 5, 2019

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The Remaking making the rounds

​My new novel The Remaking won’t hit shelves until October 8th, but that’s not stopping word o’ mouth from starting to spread… The buzz is building early with a few special visits on the calendar this summer. I’ll be attending both the 2019 Book Expo in NYC and the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Here are the details:

2019 BOOK EXPO: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:00-4:00

I’ll be signing ARCs for The Remaking at the Javits Center. For more info, click here.

2019 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Saturday, June 22, 2019

I’ll be signing ARCs for The Remaking at the Quirk booth #1805 from 12 - 12:30 PM.

“Don’t Be Afraid of Horror” panel with Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking) and Grady Hendrix (We Sold Our Souls). The horror genre contains a huge variety of stories, from the not-so-scary to the truly terrifying. At this panel, authors will discuss the many subgenres found in horror and ways to match readers with their next perfectly scary read. 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the PopTop Stage. For more info, click here.

May 19, 2019

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“A deeply eerie and evocative portrayal of what it's like to stare into the abyss and find something there waiting for you. A memorable, disquieting ghost story about stories, rendered inside a Möbius strip.”
— Kirkus

Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

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