Thomas Ligotti And Brandon Trenz – Crampton Softcover Edition Book

New Condition


Crampton is given the deluxe treatment by Chiroptera Press, with a new Foreword by Jon Padgett and cover art and a gallery of internal artwork by Dave Felton. Available in both softcover and limited, signed hardcover editions.

The total print run for this edition of 800 x. 400 x softcover and 400 x casebound in various editions.

Softcover edition
* 6″x 9″
* 176 pages
* Smyth-sewn
* French style cover flaps
* Offset printed on Mohawk Superfine Softwhite archival paper
* New interview with Thomas Ligotti and Brandon Trenz
* Foreword by Jon Padgett
* Art gallery by Dave Felton
* Printed and bound in USA


In the overstuffed land of unproduced teleplays lies a gem that could have redefined horror in television—“Crampton,” written as an episode of The X-Files, by Brandon Trenz and the legendary Thomas Ligotti. When an FBI agent is assassinated by a man who turns out to be a mannequin, agents Mulder and Scully are led to Crampton—a small town concealing a roaring abyss of madness behind a tacky, curtained veneer.
After The X-Files episode remained unproduced, Trenz and Ligotti expanded their script into a full-length screenplay. The film adaptation fleshes out the original teleplay, removing Mulder and Scully, introducing new characters, locations and featuring notably graphic violence and hard-hitting dialogue. What sets Crampton apart, however, is its philosophical depth. Unlike The X-Files, in which viewers could pin their fears on governmental or ETI conspiracies, Ligotti and Trenz offer no such refuge. In the world of Crampton, the conspiracy behind the scenes isn’t orchestrated by human or even alien figures; it is inherent in the fabric of reality itself—absurd, enigmatic, and merciless.