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Young Anthony Moore is desperate to discover the truth about his father’s death. In Keaton Woods, the truth is waiting for him, held by vengeful demons. “The All-American Travelling Troubadours” have a dark story to perform – all they need is an audience of four young souls. Anthony is about to discover just what he is willing to sacrifice in order to seek answers.

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Published July 20th 2012 by Dark Prints Press
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Sharon
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Vaudeville and Other Nightmares is a collection of short stories from Australian author Greg Chapman. The introduction by Brett McBean sets the scene for what you are about to delve into with an in-depth tale of Greg's journey in the world of literature specialising in horror.

There are 24 stories with varying themes that will whet the appetite of all lovers of the short story and horror genres. I enjoyed all of the stories but there were a few that stood out from the res
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Frank Errington
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This collection from Australian horror writer and artist, Greg Chapman, begins with my favorite novella from his budding career, Vaudeville.

Anthony Moore's father was found, hanging from a tree, in the woods outside the small town of Keaton. A year later at the same location, Anthony discovers a band of Vaudeville players, who are so much more than they appear to be.

Young Anthony had been sent to the market to get some items his mother needs to prepare their dinner. On his way home
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Trish
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This book is a compilation of short horror stories. Chapman gives the reader a diverse range of interesting, compelling and quite gruesome short stories.

Short stories take work to capture the reader and Chapman connects the reader with the MC, in a short space of time, with ease; which shows he has a wide reaching and diverse talent, worthy of five stars in itself.

This compilation came together with the same ease, to me as a reader, as Roald Dahl's tales
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Greg Chapman
Nov 02, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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The Tomb of Dark Delights

VAUDEVILLE AND OTHER NIGHTMARES by Greg Chapman

Australian author Greg Chapman’s new short story collection features grotesque and horrific tales that touch upon darkest depths of human consciousness, 24 stories of loss and despair wrung from elemental terrors that plague us all. A boy grieving the loss of his parents’ self-inflic
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David
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greg Chapman’s book of short stories is like comfort food for the horror reader. They’re just fun tales that’ll satisfy the appetite for a scare here and a shudder there with an occasional ewww. The twenty-four short stories cover a vast area of chartered and unchartered territories. Some of my favorites were The Name in the Dark ~ a retelling of a children’s fairly tale (but done nicely in the Greg Chapman voice), Chthonic ~ puts a delightful chilling spin on juvenile hall, Transe ~ I’m not goi ...more
David Watson
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading horror for a long time. When you read one genre long enough you see certain ideas done over and over again and you run across some bad stories. It seems like every time I start to get tired of reading horror, an author comes along that reminds me why I love this genre. Vaudeville by Greg Chapman is a horror novella that will have you screaming for more.

Anthony Moore is a lonely kid, his father hung himself in the woods a year ago and Anthony's whole world fell apart. Kids at sc
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Cameron Trost
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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"Vaudeville" is a rollicking tale of fantastic adventure set in the small town of Keaton and the mysterious woods nearby. It is in Keaton Woods that the body of young Anthony Moore's father was found and the boy feels drawn to these woods in an attempt to understand what happened to his father - and he succeeds...

Greg Chapman's writing explores the shadowy area between reality and fantasy; body and soul. This novella finds him building upon his writing style and usual subject matter in a logical
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Sydney
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent collection with some memorable lines and strong writing. Very interesting and diverse range of stories with a great feel to them--the author has a clear voice and there's a tone threading throughout that renders each story effective. Definitely reminded me of Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
"Forfeit" was a favorite if you're looking for a tale to creep you out--and the first line in "A Matter of Perception" was perfect: "She was cold, white, and still."
I look forward to
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Amie Miller
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very good.I read a lot of horror and I lovec it.
John J Questore
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greg Chapman - remember that name because when his books start hitting the New York Times bestseller list, you want to be able to say you were reading his work before it became popular. If you haven't read anything by Greg, then you haven't been paying attention to my reviews - or you're just not a true fan of the horror genre.

Greg is a Bram Stoker Award winning author and artist from Australia. He's published numerous short stories, some novellas, and a graphic novel (jointly with two other ver
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Frank Errington
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In a short time, Greg Chapman has become a master of the horror novella. In the last two years, I've read the ghost story Torment, a wonderful tale of a demonic muse in The Noctuary, and now, his third novella Vaudeville. The later work published by Australia's Dark Prints Press. All three, wonderful examples of the genre.

I think the reason I like his work so much is that Chapman writes the TRUTH and writes it with passion. I know, this is horror fiction and fiction is made up, LIES by definitio
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Brian
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This piece had a great opening third - the character development was very good, and the interaction was both believable and helped throw the story forward. The set-up was there, but it concerned me that the pay-off wasn't going to live up to what had gone before.

If I'm being brutally honest - and perhaps a little picky - I do think it lost some of its impetus once the story left the relative light and safety of the town, and turned towards the woods; although having said that, the Vaudevillians
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Ken
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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Anthony is drawn to the forest where his father's lifeless body had been found hanging a year earlier. He encounters there the spirits of performers from a Civil War era travelling show and they have a dark secret and a darker need for souls to sustain themselves.

I enjoyed the story and the haunting imagery of the travelling show. But, I thought the climax came on too quickly almost to the point of being anti-climactic. The battle between the story's hero and the vengeful performers seemed rushe
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Aurealis Awards entry. Review to be added after the awards.
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Greg Chapman is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated® and Australian Shadows Award-nominated author of Hollow House and the author of five novellas: Torment (2011 and 2016), The Noctuary (2011), Vaudeville (2012), The Last Night of October (2013 and 2016) and The Eschatologist (2016). His debut collection, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares, was published in 2014. His latest work is the novel The Noctuary ...more