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).
Call for Submissions: UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2
Attention extreme horror writers: get your gross on and submit to UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2, the follow-up anthology to the first ever collection of unsplatterpunk stories.
Deadline is February 28, 2018.
Call for submissions
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.
"Lensnel," Freedom Fiction, December, 2017
Established in August, 2008, Freedom Fiction is primarily for fans of speculative fiction. This consists of genres such as science fiction, fantasy fiction, horror fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, alternate history, and all their subgenres.
"Build Blast," AntipodeanSF, Issue 233, December, 2017
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.
"Melissa's Green," Easy Street, November, 2017
Easy Street provides writers a venue to showcase their work, to discuss the publishing industry, and to share viewpoints on diverse aspects of contemporary life and culture.
Latest Film Reviews
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
The Breakfast Club meets Indiana Jones in absorbing comedy-adventure with a message.
Does the latest grandiose tribute to solidarity hold its own? Ye-ah!
Slugfests, humour, otherworldly settings, eccentric characters. What more could you ask for?