Dead Reckonings No. 19/20 [DOUBLE ISSUE!]





  • A Review of Horror Literature
  • Edited by June M. Pulliam and Tony Fonseca
  • No. 19/20
  • ISBN: 978-1-61498-185-5


This double issue of long-lived horror reviews journal DEAD RECKONINGS features regular columnist Ramsey Campbell, six pungent reviews from the formidable S. T. Joshi, and a wealth of original reviews of new and noteworthy horror releases in all media.


Recent fiction releases covered include John Langan's THE FISHERMAN, Michael Cisco's THE WRETCH OF THE SUN, and Michael Griffin's THE LURE OF DEVOURING LIGHT. Editor Tony Fonseca contributes a substantial article,  "Aickman’s Women and Archetypal Horror", while Chris Dallis celebrates the semicentennial of the giallo film. A special section on Chet Williamson includes an interview with the author and reviews of his two latest releases. All in all, this release forms a very welcome addition to the bookshelves of any horror aficionado. Also included is a comprehensive index to the last ten issues.


This double issue marks the departure of editors June M. Pulliam and Tony Fonseca. Many thanks are due to them for their efforts!


DEAD RECKONINGS will be relaunching in 2017 under a new editorship and with a broader scope.




Once upon a Midnight Dreary . Leigh Blackmore (Ann K. Schwader, Dark Energies)

Life Is More Horrible Than Death .... S. T. Joshi (Jacqueline Baker, The Broken Hours: A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft)

Rotten Tomatoes? How about Rotten Reviews? ...... June Pulliam (Mike Flanegan, dir., Hush; Jordan Galland, dir. Ava’s Possessions)

A Geriatric Anti-Hero, Splatstick, and Retro Rock . Chris Dallis (Craig Digregorio, Bruce Campbell, Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert, executive producers, Ash vs. Evil Dead)

Famous Men of Filmland  Tony Fonseca (Jason V and Sunni K Brock, director/producers. Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man and The Ackermonster Chronicles)

Of Old Ones and Zombies .. Richard Bleiler (Charles Black, Black Ceremonies; Phil Smith, The Footbook of Zombie Walking)

Not for the Faint of Heart .. Greg Gbur (Livia Llewellyn, Furnace)

The Killer and the Killed .. June Pulliam (Michael Aronovitz, Phantom Effect)

Is the Well Running Dry? .... S. T. Joshi (Ross E. Lockhart, ed., Cthulhu Fhtagn! Weird Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft)

A Love/Hate Relationship ..... Tony Fonseca (Nicole Cushing, The Mirrors)

Revisionist Indigenous Horror . Chris Dallis (Adam Cesare, Tribesmen)

Just Like the Movies ..... S. T. Joshi (Orrin Grey, Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts)

Lovecraftianism as Contagion ....Darrell Schweitzer (Steve Rasnic Tem, In the Lovecraft Museum)

Ramsey Campbell, Probably: My Nasty Years

The Mummy Walks, Again. And Again. And Again..... Greg Gbur (Riccardo Stephens, The Mummy)

Lively and Engaging Take on the Legend .Richard Bleiler (June Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, Richard Matheson’s Monsters: Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels, and Twilight Zone Episodes)

Forget the Butler: The Mafia Did It ...... June Pulliam (Todd C. Elliott, Axes of Evil: The True Story of the Ax-Man Murders)

What’s Lost Is Lost  Michael J. Abolafia (John Langan, The Fisherman)

Horrors in Winnipeg..... S. T. Joshi (Keith Cadieux and Dustin Geeraert, ed., The Shadow over Portage & Main: Weird Fictions)

Bierce and “The Damned Thing” ... David Goudsward (Don Swaim, The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce: A Love Story)

Who’s the Psycho Now? .... Chris Dallis (Chet Williamson and Robert Bloch, Psycho: Sanitarium)

An Interview with Chet Williamson ..... Chris Dallis

Ghosts as Linguistic Processes ... Alexander Lugo (Michael Cisco, The Wretch of the Sun)

The Time Is Here for Iron Man to Spread Fear .. June Pulliam (Shin’ya Tsukamato, dir., Tetsuo: The Iron Man)

What Makes a Lovecraftian Story? .... S. T. Joshi (Ellen Datlow, ed., Children of Lovecraft)

The Genius of Guillermo del Toro .....Richard Bleiler (Danel Olson, ed., Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth)

A Modern Master .... David Goudsward (Chet Williamson, The Night Listener and Others)

Editor's Column: Aickman’s Women and Archetypal Horror........ Tony Fonseca.

Five Decades of Labyrinthine, Blood-Spattered Gialli!....... Chris Dallis (Troy Howarth, So Deadly, So Perverse:  Years of Italian Giallo Films)

A Promising Start... S. T. Joshi (Michael Griffin, The Lure of Devouring Light)

Index to Dead Reckonings 11–20


This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 June, 2016.