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.



No. 19/20 (Fall 2016)



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.