. . . 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.
You think your neighbor's kids are spoiled? Wait until you meet Epy and Glucy Wonup.
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. 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.”
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
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.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Idealism impaled: latest instalment in Texas Chainsaw Massacre die-nasty is a gore extravaganza populated by cardboard characters.
Latest Book Reviews
Wind-Up Toy and Other Stories by David Owain Hughes
Juvenile, over the top, disgusting, gruesome. A+
Blood Relations by Kristopher Triana
Short story collection shifts impressively from gore and smut to grief and nostalgia.
Pieces of Hate by Ray Garton
Horror collection shows gorging on hatred has stomach- and mind-churning consequences
Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay
Plague novel explores the power of friendship amid the delicate dance between life and death.
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.
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