Subtitled "The Gate Where Horror Begins", Deathrealm is a literary horror zine edited by Stephen Mark Rainey.
Deathrealm was published from 1987 till 1997 in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. Issues 1 through 17 were independently published by Rainey. After this it became a "semi-pro" zine and was published by Tal Publications for issues 18-22, and then by Malicious Press for issues 23-31.
It featured horror fiction, poetry, artwork and columns by writers such as D.F. Lewis, Roger Dale Trexler, and Karl Edward Wagner.
Contributors of writing included Paul Dale Anderson, Fred Chappell, Douglas Clegg, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Colleen Drippe, Margaret Frastley, Joey Froelich, Dwight E. Humphries, Charlee Jacob, Ian McDowell, William F. Nolan, Jeffrey Osier, Wilum Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Old Bones), William Rassmussen, Jessica Amanda Salmonson (The Literary Magazine of Fantasy and Terror), Ed Shannon, L.S. Shevshenko, David Starkey, Don Webb, Manly Wade Wellman, J. N. Williamson, and David Niall Wilson.
Also included were interviews with authors such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen Jones, Tom Piccirilli, and F. Paul Wilson.
Contributors of art work included Richard Corben, Alan M. Clarke, Mark Rainey, and Marge Simon.
Covers were by Jeffrey Osier, Ian McDowell, and Mark Rainey.
Cover art on issue #27 by Ian McDowell caused that issue to be banned in Canada.