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).
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 Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #58, edited by Douglas J. Ogurek.
Top 2017 Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror Films
Check out Douglas's picks for last year's best genre films.
"Stool Fool," At Midnight anthology, Down in the Dirt magazine, April, 2018
At Midnight is a 2018 poetry and prose collection book from Scars Publications of the January through April 2018 issues of Down in the Dirt magazine.
“Approaching Cloaked Figure,” Not a Trace anthology, cc&d magazine, April, 2018
Not a Trace is a 2018 poetry and prose collection book from Scars Publications (http://scars.tv) of the January through April 2018 issues of cc&d magazine (http://scars.tv/ccd).
"The ReNOWn Balloon Trial," Schlock! Webzine, April 15, 2018
Schlock! is an exciting weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels, and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
“Stool Fool,” Down in the Dirt, March, 2018
Dear Reader is the March, 2018 issue release of the literary magazine Down in the Dirt.
Latest Film Reviews
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.
A Quiet Place
Silence means survival in ultra-tense film that resounds thunderously within horror canon