. . . garish and two-dimensional.
- anonymous editor
Organs, excretions, and severed limbs play a bleeding role in I Will Change the World . . . One Intestine at a Time, Douglas J. Ogurek’s inaugural collection of unsplatterpunk stories published by Plumfukt Press. These unabashedly over-the-top stories merge horror and bizarro elements while remaining true to the unsplatterpunk subgenre’s focus on a positive message.
A Dose of Virtue, With a Heaping Portion of Pain
Welcome to the fifth installment in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction’s UNSPLATTERPUNK! series. It’s all the blood and guts of splatterpunk plus a positive message.
Changing the World . . . One Intestine at a Time
Douglas J. Ogurek is the pseudonymous and sophomoric founder of the unsplatterpunk subgenre, which uses splatterpunk conventions (i.e., transgressive/ gory/ gross/ violent subject matter) to deliver a positive message. His short story collection I Will Change the World . . . One Intestine at a Time (Plumfukt Press), a juvenile stew of horror and bizarro, aims to make readers lose their lunch while learning a lesson. Ogurek also guest-edits the wildly unpopular UNSPLATTERPUNK! “smearies,” published by Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction. These anthologies are unavailable at your library and despised by your mother. Ogurek reviews films and fiction for that same magazine.
Publications have rejected Ogurek’s work nearly 2,000 times. However, some of the world’s leading literary journals thanked him for submitting manuscripts in (form) letters. One highly respected publication even said, “We want to thank you for your kindness in letting us see your work.” Thus, Ogurek is a kind author. More at www.douglasjogurek.weebly.com. Twitter: @unsplatter
The UNSPLATTERPUNK! Smearies
The UNSPLATTERPUNK! canon includes five increasingly repulsive anthologies edited by Douglas J. Ogurek. The tales are doused in the gruesome content for which the splatterpunk subgenre is known, but they offer moral instruction—that’s where the “un” comes from. Learn more about the series whose inaugural installment the British Fantasy Society called “memorable and thought-provoking.”
. . . darkly funny and razor sharp.
Setting Down, Phantasmical Contraptions & More Errors (JayHenge Publishing), August 2022
A musician blocks the inflow of mood-enhancing drugs to explore sadness in a utopia where people control emotion through genetic docking stations.
Felled Evergreens, Lotus-eater, May 2022
Reed Berrywood, a disabled man in his mid-twenties, sets out to mow the lawn of a home outside his exclusive neighborhood.
Lotus-eater is an online literary magazine based in Rome. Its aesthetic is dark, eclectic, often experimental.
Green Tongue Portal (writing as Val Woodson), Schlock! Webzine, March 2022
A wacky sci-fi story in which protagonist Fleeve Thides learns to face his pain.
Latest Film Reviews
Dirt, blood, organs, sweat, sadism, lunacy … and Shakespeare. Film adds artsy touch to country bumpkin horror.
Makeup on a robot: it’s Home Alone 6, starring Barbie!
No strings attached: sometimes he’s a hero, sometimes he’s a jackass.
Latest Book Reviews
Monsters: A Field Guide to Blood-Thirsty Beasts by Dave Elliott, C.J. Henderson and R. Allen Leider
Killer ants, 500-foot-tall moth-goddess, and everything between: manual gives tongue-in-cheek overview of cinema’s most famous monsters
SHINE: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction edited by Jetse de Vries
A hopeful change: anthology turns the tables on dystopic sci-fi to shine a light on technology’s role in global healing.
Candy Coated Madness by Jeff Strand
Sweetly preposterous: comedy horror collection offers cartoonish violence, linguistic mischief, and eccentric characters
Dates from Hell edited by Theresa Scott-Matthews
Make a date with this anthology… just watch out for jealousy, unrequited love, fanaticism, and blue goats.
A Foot in the Gore
Check out Douglas's conversation with Mar Garcia at TBM Horror. They talk about unsplatterpunk, animal rights, likable villains, and much more.
See Mar Garcia’s video review of I Will Change the World . . . One Intestine at a Time.
A rambling, inchoate story. We'd like to have it for our spring issue.
- The Fear of Monkeys