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Dennis Etchison (1943–2019)

Author of The Museum of Horrors

83+ Works 1,522 Members 27 Reviews 5 Favorited

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Series

Works by Dennis Etchison

The Museum of Horrors (2001) — Editor — 149 copies
The Dark Country (1982) 133 copies
Cutting Edge (1985) — Editor — 126 copies
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Editor — 111 copies
Metahorror (1988) — Editor — 91 copies
The Fog (1980) 80 copies
Shadowman (1993) 74 copies
Halloween II (1981) 70 copies
Videodrome (1983) 60 copies
The Death Artist (2000) 55 copies
Masters of Darkness III (1991) — Editor — 52 copies
Red dreams (1984) 48 copies
California Gothic (1995) 47 copies
Darkside (1656) 41 copies
Masters of Darkness (1986) 37 copies
The Blood Kiss (1988) 24 copies
Masters of Darkness II (1988) 22 copies
Double Edge (1752) 12 copies
Fine Cuts (2004) 8 copies
Schockzone. (1999) 5 copies
Deathtracks 4 copies
The Dead Cop (1996) 3 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 34 (2001) 2 copies
Matheson on Matheson (2014) 2 copies
The Chair 2 copies
On call [short story] (1980) 2 copies
Le Démon de l'ombre (1995) 1 copy
Bradbury/Matheson (2014) 1 copy
The Pitch 1 copy
Call 666 1 copy
The Detailer 1 copy
The Late Shift (2018) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contributor — 811 copies
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contributor — 716 copies
Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror (1988) — Contributor — 595 copies
Dark Forces (1980) — Contributor — 565 copies
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contributor — 440 copies
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contributor — 438 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992) — Contributor — 337 copies
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contributor — 259 copies
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Contributor — 223 copies
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993) — Contributor — 200 copies
A Book of Horrors (2011) — Contributor — 200 copies
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (1989) — Contributor — 196 copies
Zombies: Encounters With the Hungry Dead (2009) — Contributor — 191 copies
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (1994) — Contributor — 159 copies
Shadows (1978) — Contributor — 139 copies
My Favorite Horror Story (2007) — Contributor — 139 copies
Dark Masques (2001) — Contributor — 136 copies
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Contributor — 121 copies
New Writings in SF-4 (1965) — Contributor — 111 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Mammoth Book of Terror (1992) — Contributor — 100 copies
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994) — Contributor — 98 copies
Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (1977) — Contributor — 94 copies
New Writings in SF-2 (1964) — Contributor — 94 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contributor — 89 copies
Borderlands 4 (1994) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Terror (2004) — Contributor — 85 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (1999) — Contributor — 83 copies
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021) — Contributor — 75 copies
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Contributor — 71 copies
In the Field of Fire (1987) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Medusa in the Shield (1990) — Contributor — 63 copies
Rod Serling's Other Worlds (1978) — Contributor — 62 copies
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contributor — 62 copies
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen (2014) — Contributor — 62 copies
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contributor — 59 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories Series VIII (1980) — Contributor — 58 copies
Fears (1983) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series IX (1981) — Contributor — 55 copies
The Pseudo-People (1965) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (1988) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Contributor — 54 copies
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contributor — 50 copies
Shadows 7 (1984) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIII (1985) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series X (1982) — Contributor — 47 copies
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contributor — 46 copies
Frights (1976) — Contributor — 46 copies
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIV (1986) — Contributor — 46 copies
Midnight (1985) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XI (1983) — Contributor — 45 copies
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Contributor — 43 copies
Horrors (1866) — Contributor — 43 copies
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Contributor — 43 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XXII (1994) — Contributor — 42 copies
Blue Motel (1994) — Contributor — 42 copies
New Writings in SF-11 (1967) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVI (1988) — Contributor — 41 copies
Nightmares (1979) — Contributor — 41 copies
Urban Horrors (1941) — Contributor — 40 copies
Final Shadows (1991) — Contributor — 39 copies
Whispers III (1981) — Contributor — 38 copies
Terrors (1982) — Contributor — 36 copies
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Contributor — 36 copies
Dark Terrors 3 (1997) — Contributor — 34 copies
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contributor — 33 copies
Whispers V (1985) — Contributor — 33 copies
Dark Terrors 4 (1998) — Contributor — 31 copies
Best Of Masques (1988) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Future is Now (1970) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas: Collection 1 (2002) — Performer — 28 copies
Extreme Zombies (2012) — Contributor — 28 copies
Weird Fiction Review #5 (2015) — Contributor — 25 copies
Dark Terrors 2 (1996) — Contributor — 24 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Contributor — 22 copies
Summer Chills (2007) — Contributor — 20 copies
Outoja tarinoita 6 (1955) 19 copies
Intensive Scare (1990) — Contributor — 16 copies
Kauhupokkari 1 — Contributor — 11 copies
Best New Horror #26: Anthology edited by Stephen Jones (2015) — Contributor — 11 copies
Logan's Run [graphic novel] (2014) — Contributor — 10 copies
Dark Voices 5 (1993) — Contributor — 9 copies
The Best of Whispers (1994) — Contributor — 6 copies
Scales and Tales: Finding Forever Homes (2016) — Author, some editions — 6 copies
Keep Out the Night (2002) — Contributor — 4 copies
Fangoria Horror Magazine #52, March 1986 (1986) — Interview — 3 copies
Territoires de l'inquiétude. 7 (1993) — Contributor — 3 copies
Scaremongers (1997) — Contributor — 2 copies

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THE DEEP ONES: "The Late Shift" by Dennis Etchison in The Weird Tradition (November 2022)
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Normally a short story writer and it shows. The book is a mess. starts out intriguingly but there are too many loose ends that go nowhere and things that appear significant but turn out to be his soapboxes such as a continuing diatribe against commercialism and sexualisation aimed at young children, that would have been a much more successful theme for this novel than how it eventually develops. Some good characterisation of girls of different ages can't save a kludge that might have worked better as a few short stories.… (more)
 
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kitsune_reader | Nov 23, 2023 |
This started off well, but then it lost me for the most part. Lots of wordy digressions and changes of scene break the flow of the plot. Weird scenes are just... weird, with the atmospheric effect they should have being replaced with confusion. That said, it's an intriguing enough book that I finished it. The good parts are good. Overall it feels a bit dated, more in style than content, but I've certainly read worse books.
 
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AngelaJMaher | 1 other review | Nov 12, 2023 |
Really awful for a lot of reasons. A real disappointment from a good writer. All the signs of hack work for filthy lucre by a normally decent writer. The writing is fine, the words and sentences are well crafted as Etchison is a pretty competent writer but the plot is so derivative and so thin and the characters two dimensional that even as a short novel I had to force myself to finish it. There are two somewhat interesting protagonists and a very uninteresting antagonist but the rest of the cast are all out of the stockroom. Hence what little suspense there is is all forced.

The mess comes off as a dime store King or McCammon.

Certain to come out as an overpriced Centipede edition someday as all mmpb horror novels are destined, this one was already overpriced in its true first edition here.
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Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
Contains:
Preface / Dennis Etchison --
The secret / Jack Vance --
The patter of tiny feet / Nigel Kneale --
The tenant / Avram Davidson --
Hallowe'en's child / James Herbert --
After the funeral / Hugh B. Cave --
But at my back I always hear / David Morrell --
The whisperer / Brian Lumley --
Doppelg̈anger / R. Chetwynd-Hayes --
The master of the hounds / Algis Budrys --
Judgment day / L. Sprague de Camp --
In the hills, the cities / Clive Barker --
Jamboree /Jack Williamson --
Family / Joyce Carol Oates --
Twilight of the dawn / Dean R. Koontz --
The woman in the room / Stephen King.
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Lemeritus | 1 other review | Nov 5, 2021 |

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Glen Hirshberg Contributor
Charles L. Grant Contributor
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William F. Nolan Contributor
Steve Rasnic Tem Contributor
Peter Straub Contributor
Robert Devereaux Contributor
Joyce Carol Oates Contributor
Whitley Strieber Contributor
Robert Bloch Contributor
Lisa Tuttle Contributor
Joel Lane Contributor
Melanie Tem Contributor
Donald R. Burleson Contributor
Thomas Tessier Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
Clive Barker Contributor
Ray Russell Contributor
Edward Bryant Contributor
Ray Bradbury Contributor
David Morrell Contributor
Barry N. Malzberg Contributor
Jack Dann Contributor
Gordon Linzner Contributor
Peter Atkins Contributor
Susan Fry Contributor
Conrad Williams Contributor
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Th. Metzger Contributor
Tom Piccirilli Contributor
S. P. Somtow Contributor
Nicholas Royle Contributor
W. H. Pugmire Contributor
Les Daniels Contributor
Marc Laidlaw Contributor
Roberta Lannes Contributor
Peter Crowther Contributor
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Gary Fry Contributor
Simon Brown Contributor
Andrew J. Wilson Contributor
Janeen Webb Contributor
Russell Blackford Contributor
Steve Nagy Contributor
Tony Richards Contributor
Kim Newman Contributor
Scott Emerson Bull Contributor
Fruma Klass Contributor
Stephen Dedman Contributor
Adam L. G. Nevill Contributor
Terry Dowling Contributor
Chris Lawson Contributor
Graham Joyce Contributor
Cherry Wilder Contributor
Isobelle Carmody Contributor
Kim Antieau Contributor
Scott Edelman Contributor
M. John Harrison Contributor
J. K. Potter Cover artist, Illustrator
Kate Wilhelm Contributor
L. Sprage de Camp Contributor
Dean Koontz Contributor
Tanith Lee Contributor
Jack Vance Contributor
Fritz Leiber Contributor
Richard Matheson Contributor
Brian Lumley Contributor
James Herbert Contributor
Gardner Dozois Contributor
Jack Williamson Contributor
Avram Davidson Contributor
Damon Knight Contributor
Algis Budrys Contributor
Hugh B. Cave Contributor
Frank Belknap Long Contributor
Richard McKenna Contributor
Nigel Kneale Contributor
R. Chetwynd-Hayes Contributor
Stephen King Contributor
Alan M. Clark Cover artist
Keith Minnion Illustrator & Contributor
Glenn Chadbourne Illustrator
Thomas Canty Cover artist

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Works
83
Also by
101
Members
1,522
Popularity
#16,893
Rating
3.8
Reviews
27
ISBNs
99
Languages
6
Favorited
5

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