Douglas J. Ogurek
Douglas J. Ogurek is an inventive, unconventional writer whose work mystifies and amazes in equal measure.” – Andrew Hook, award-winning editor, and author of The Immortalists, And God Created Zombies, and Nitrospective
Douglas J. Ogurek is the pseudonym for a writer living somewhere on Earth. Though banned on Mars, his fiction appears in over forty Earth publications. Ogurek founded the controversial literary subgenre known as unsplatterpunk, which uses splatterpunk conventions (e.g., extreme violence, gore, taboo subject matter) to deliver a positive message. He guest-edited Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #58: UNSPLATTERPUNK!, the first ever unsplatterpunk anthology. He also reviews films at that same magazine. Recent longer works include the young adult novel Branch Turner vs the Currants (World Castle Publishing) and the horror/suspense novella Encounter at an Abandoned Church (Scarlet Leaf Publishing).
This sequel anthology contains all the gore, violence, and controversy of the original . . . and then some.
“. . . a provocative, confrontational, outrageous, and innovative collection.”
- Rafe McGregor
Read UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2, edited by Douglas J. Ogurek.
Branch Turner vs the Currants
Douglas J. Ogurek’s young adult novel Branch Turner vs the Currants tells the story of two very different Little League baseball teams: the Tigers and the Currants.
This novel explores issues of tradition vs. progression, mass popularity vs. individual preference, and at a deeper level, personal gain vs public outreach.
Encounter at an Abandoned Church
A man in the wrong place at the wrong time. A parallel between past and present. Danger and survival. If you like a suspense story with an interesting turn, then Encounter at an Abandoned Church is the novella for you.
Introducing the first anthology in the new horror subgenre of unsplatterpunk."
". . . memorable and thought-provoking," - British Fantasy Society
Read UNSPLATTERPUNK!, edited by Douglas J. Ogurek.
Top 2017 Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror Films
Check out Douglas's picks for last year's best genre films.
The Sound of White Metal, Children, Churches and Daddies (cc&d), November, 2018
Children, Churches and Daddies is "the UN-religious, NON-family oriented literary and art magazine."
The Sound Down by the Shore
The Literary Hatchet, Issue 21, October, 2018
The Literary Hatchet publishes contemporary short fiction, poetry, humor, interviews, and reviews by established and emerging writers and artists from around the world.
Not Glaring, But Certainly Noticeable, AntipodeanSF, Issue 243, October, 2018
AntipodeanSF is an online magazine devoted to fabulous and original science fiction, fantasy, or horror mini-stories of about 500–1000 words each, with occasional feature stories of 2000 words and beyond.
"The Prafts and the Hywisps," The Fear of Monkeys, Issue 31
The Fear of Monkeys is an e-zine that features politically conscious writing.
Latest Film Reviews
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Masked chatterbox returns with frenetic blend of violence, vulgarity, and pop culture references perfect for distracted contemporary audience
Avengers: Infinity War
Big purple guy gives Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy a run for their money, and helps them make a ton of money
MONSTERS! + The Rock + Jeffrey Dean Morgan + ecological awareness = entertainment with a purpose.