March 29, 2023

Night Cry

Night Cry magazine debuted in 1984, billed as The Twilight Zone Magazine Digest Special featuring reprints from the parent magazine.  The name of the magazine came from a short story, “Night Cry” by Katherine M. Turney, which appeared in the debut issue alongside tales by such luminaries as Charles Grant, John Skipp, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Crais, Richard Matheson, and Dan Simmons’s “The River Styx Runs Upstream,” which was a TZ Magazine prize winner in 1982 and his first professionally published short story. The magazine ran for 11 issues in digest format through Fall 1987. It was edited by T.E.D. Klein, and later by Alan Rodgers. Latter issues of the magazine ran mostly original stories, with the occasional reprint, including a handful of classic horror tales.

These scans are from the Lenny Silver collection.


Christopher Fulbright

Christopher Fulbright is the author of short stories, novellas, and full-length novels of fantasy and horror. His short stories have appeared in many venues--webzines, magazines, and anthologies--since 1993. Fulbright received the Richard Laymon President's Award in 2008 from the HWA, and his short stories have received honorable mentions in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" and "Best Horror of the Year." He is a former journalist turned technical writer, an unrepentant horror fan, and owner/webmaster of Realms of Night.

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2 thoughts on “Night Cry

  1. Christopher– Your “Night Cry” summary was by far the finest post on the subject online (why am I not surprised?), and since I was referring to J.K. Potter’s cover work, it’s truly perfect! Thank you.

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