In this terrifying original novella, Bram Stoker Award–winning author Elizabeth Massie provides a chilling prequel to the forthcoming horror movie Playback, starring Christian Slater, Alessandra Torresani, and Toby Hemingway, in which a group of high-school students accidentally awakens an evil that possesses its victims through video.
But the dark curse dates back to turn-of-the-century New York, and begins with a grudge surrounding the birth of film itself. While fooling around with the movie camera invented by his murdered grandfather, a rich young playboy is overcome with bloodlust—and sets out to kill one of history’s most beloved figures.
In Playback: Light and Shadow, heads snap and cameras roll, giving a whole new meaning to the term “slasher film.”
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Daryl Gregory's Raising Stony Mayhall.
About Elizabeth Massie
Elizabeth Massie is the author of dozens of horror novels, short stories, and comics, and is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, which she received for her novella Stephen and her novel Sineater. She was born and raised in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where she lives today.
Playback: Light and Shadow (Short Story) by Elizabeth Massie