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 40 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. Recently, Ogurek guest edited Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #58: UNSPLATTERPUNK!, the first ever unsplatterpunk anthology. He also reviews films at that same magazine.
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.
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.
Douglas J. Ogurek's Top Five Mass Market Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror Films of 2016
"Not Glaring, but Certainly Noticeable" (cowritten with Loren Johnson), After the Pause, Fall, 2017
After the Pause is an experimental online literary journal, based in Minneapolis, MN (with strong ties to other parts of the Midwest), and published quarterly.
"Concrete Hurricane," Nothing Lasts anthology, cc&d magazine, August, 2017
Nothing Lasts is a 2017 poetry, prose, and artwork collection book from Scars Publications of the May through August 2017 issues of cc&d magazine ("Children, Churches and Daddies"): the UN-religious, NON-family oriented literary and art magazine.
"They're Just . . . Here," Litro #164: Senses
There are watchful aliens among us.
Latest Film Reviews
Well-choreographed scares without the long wait.
Just leave your brain at the door and enjoy it.
It Comes at Night
Uncertainty and mistrust take the lead in post-apocalyptic realism at its best.