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By Her Hand, She Draws You Down: The Movie Companion Book

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Aurora Award Finalist story from a multi-award winning author.

Best New Horror selection.

Multi-award winning independent film.

"Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think."
—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids and FlashForward

"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice."
—Charles de Lint

"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction."
—Library Journal

Here is the official companion book for the award-winning indie supernatural film “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down,” directed by Anthony G. Sumner, based on the acclaimed story of the same name by award-winning Canadian writer Douglas Smith.

Described as “delightfully creepy” by Booklist, “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” tells the story of a beautiful young artist with an insatiable and deadly hunger. The movie toured indie film festivals in 2010 winning multiple awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Score, Editing, and Photography. The movie will be included on the upcoming horror anthology DVD, Gallery of Fear.

"A haunting variant on the vampire legend with an understated and brutal ending."
—Publishers Weekly

"Delightfully creepy."

"I was reminded of the tone of some of Harlan Ellison’s best work."
—The Fix

"...examines vampirism from an unusual and genuinely horrifying angle."
—SF Site Review

"...a title that rules. ...psychic vampirism, creepy street performers, the horrors of small coastal towns. And Smith took the story somewhere that surprised me. The twist is sustained."
—Jay Lake, Tangent Online

"Well done and with a nice twist."
—Fantasy Book Critic

"Haunting passages and scenes."
—Strange Horizons

"...a chilling, weird tale of an artist with a great hunger."
—The Haunted Weblog

"Familiar subjects...dealt with in an original form and with a final turn that will surprise you."

Doug is an award-winning author of speculative fiction, with over a million words of fiction sold and over a hundred short story sales to professional markets in thirty countries and two dozen languages.

He has published three short story collections: Chimerascope (ChiZine Publications, Canada, 2010), Impossibilia, (PS Publishing, UK, 2008), and just recently, La Danse des Esprits (Dreampress, France, 2011).

Doug has twice won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction, and have been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation's Bookies Award, and the juried Sunburst Award.

By Her Hand, She Draws You Down: The Movie Companion Book
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Apr 24, 2011
  • Publisher: Douglas Smith
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 63 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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