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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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May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this eBook, #Vaudeville, from #NetGalley, so a big thank you to #NetGalley and #GregChapman.

This is the 2nd novella that I read by Greg Chapman and I will most definitely continue to read his work.

Greg Chapman spun a creative story showcasing a malicious and dead traveling show and the love/strong bond between a father and son. This novella contained believable characters, a little heart tugging, lots of tension, intense sadness and loneliness for a young boy which leads hi
Steve Stred
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Big thanks to Greg for sending this my way. Truth be told – the title novella in this collection, ‘Vaudeville,’ is getting a stand alone release shortly. So after chatting with Greg, this was a two-birds-one-stone review set up!

As you probably already know, I’m a massive fan of Greg’s work and ‘Vaudeville and Other Nightmares’ is another prime example of why you should be reading both is short and long fiction.

I’ll have a more in-depth review of the title story once Greg shares the cover for it,
May 08, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve actually read the author’s Bram Stoker nominated debut and enjoyed it at the time. And then completely forgot about it. And then got intrigued by a new scary novella on Netgalley and grabbed it. And then was completely put off by the quality of it. And then went on GR to create a listing for it (once again doing the publisher’s or the author’s job) and made the connection and went WTF.
Seriously, how are those two from the same author? Maybe Vaudeville was written earlier before he got a c
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ken B
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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Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia.

Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the

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