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After a 15 year hiatus --- Issue 9 of the Official Richard Laymon Fan Club
After a 15 year hiatus --- Issue 9 of the Official Richard Laymon Fan Club

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The fficial
Fan Club
9th Issue
 October 2013
Included in this issue:
A Writer’s Tale (Short Fan Fiction),
In The Dark (Reader Dares), Funland (Crossword Quiz),
“The Cellar” Feature and much more…
The Official Richard Laymon Fan Club
Hello and welcome to the ninth issue of the Official Richard Laymon Fan Club
been over FIFTEEN years since issue eight was produced, and there has been many changes during that time
 many new books have been released, one of the novels was released as a low budget fan-produced movie, but most notably (and sadly) was
the passing of the “Master of Terror” Richard Laymon,
whose absence in the horror genre has been felt for more than a decade, and whose inimitable style has never been surpassed. This issue marks a change in editorial leadership
 gone is Martin White, who set up and founded the original fan club and replacing him from this issue onwards will be M.O.G., the Master of Games, who promises to keep and refine many of the original features while bringing the fanzine more in tune with 21
 century advancements such as e-book releases, Facebook pages etc. New features include short-
tribute fan fiction (A Writer’
s Tale), Reader dares (In the Dark), a feature on a particular book/theme each issue as well as many other exciting developments. We would love to hear from you (see details on the last page) about anything and everything Laymon related, including letters, photos, etc. The more interaction
we have, the better this fanzine will become…
 We kick off this issue with a feature
on Laymon’s debut novel, “The Cellar”. Does the Beast House town
of Malcasa Point exist? Is there more information available on the internet? A fifth (unofficial) beast house story? Any related merchandise available? These and other questions will hopefully be answered.
Fan Digital Artwork of one the Beasts from Malcasa Point
Anyway, read on and enjoy:
Richard Laymon’s “The ellar”
 First published in 1980, The Cellar was a commercial success, selling over a quarter of a million copies in the original Warner edition alone. In the three decades that have followed it has been reprinted by various publishers, and seen print in a multitude of languages, including Japanese and Turkish. Officially, the novel spawned three sequels: The Beast House (1986), The Midnight Tour (1998) and Friday Night in Beast House (2001).
“One of my more fascinating discoveries
is that so many of them [the fans] name different books as their favorites of those
I’ve written. For many, The Cellar seems
to be the most special
 partly because it was my first book they ever read, I
suppose. Sort of like a first date…”
 Richard Laymon
Fan Inspired Poster Art
for any potential movie of “The Cellar”
Where is Malcasa Point?
Sadly, Malcasa Point is a fictional town that was created by Richard Laymon in which the whole beast house mythology was set. It was supposed to be about 100 miles north of San Francisco according to the character, Donna. When her car crashed (as a result of fog) they had just passed Bodega Bay and from here they were transported to Malcasa Point. At the beginning of The Beast House, the Zip-code for The Welcome Inn in Malcasa Point, California is established to be 95405. This zip-code belongs to Santa Rosa, and is a short driving distance from Bodega Bay, the last
‘real’ town encountered before Malcasa
Point. However, the population of Malcasa Point (circa. 1980) is about 400 according to a sign Donna noticed as they entered the town.
Santa Rosa’s size at this time was a staggering
82,658, or twenty times larger than the fictional town. So, while
Santa Rosa’s
proximity and zip code are both right for the basis of fictional tow
n, it’s possible Richard
Laymon scaled its population size down to better suit the dynamics of the story.

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