. . . garish and two-dimensional.
- anonymous editor
It's All Ovary
Scandalous dink and linguistic acrobat Stone Ovaries joins Kevin and his preternatural balls as they attempt to escape Beautiful Prodigy World while evading Pizzazzster and her deadly allies.
Will Stone Ovaries betray her principles and compliment Pizzazzster's sparkly leggings? Will Kevin make it to The Spice Hall in Mindmushina Mall to get that bottle of Five Pepper Impalement hot sauce? And what about the bird that Stone Ovaries inadvertently let into the retail monolith?
Be prepared to navigate a minefield of immaturity filled with bodily expulsions, princesses, deranged mothers, malapropisms, and guacamole.
Welcome to the sixth installment in the UNSPLATTERPUNK! smearies edited by Douglas J. Ogurek. Delve into a new batch of gore-infused horror with a positive message.
UNSPLATTERPUNK! 7 Open to Short Story and Art Submissions
To disgust and instruct: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction welcomes short story and art submissions for seventh instalment in annual UNSPLATTERPUNK! anthology that gives splatterpunk the kick in the nards it needs.
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.
You think your neighbor's kids are spoiled? Wait until you meet Epy and Glucy Wonup.
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. Twitter: @unsplatter
The UNSPLATTERPUNK! Smearies
The UNSPLATTERPUNK! canon includes six 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.”
Torrentious Pyreel's Defeat, Schlock! Webzine, May 2023
A jogger encounters an eccentric golfer who wants vengeance on Earth Day.
Everyone Smile: It’s Epy’s Doo-dooseum and Glucy’s Pooscapes, The Best of Bizarro Fiction Vol. 2 (Planet Bizarro), April 2023
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.
Latest Film Reviews
Knives, hammers, and scissors speak louder than words: gore exhibition holds a mirror up to visceral horror and carves out new slasher villain superstar.
A Knock at the Cabin
Film’s insistence on spoon-feeding answers to viewers detracts from magic of novel.
The Black Phone
Child abduction story dials in supernatural element but avoids calling up fashionably exuberant characters.
Latest Book Reviews
Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
Town mascot turned madman: young adult slasher tale with political underpinnings explores the battle between tradition and change.
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Details and tangents detract from dystopian tale.
Klara and the Sun: a Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
Superhuman observational skills meet childlike naivety in moving AI story that shines light on hope.
Inspection: A Novel by Josh Malerman
Don’t mess with puberty: Orwellian tale takes unconventional narrative route to show repercussions of assuming too much control over children’s lives.
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.
. . . darkly funny and razor sharp.
A rambling, inchoate story. We'd like to have it for our spring issue.
- The Fear of Monkeys