If in your first act someone speaks of the devil, then in the second the devil better rain brimstone down on everyone.
I remember meeting Michael. He was a lot smaller than I thought he would be. Not that I thought he would be a big guy. But he was petite. And not in a bad way. There’s nothing wrong with being petite. He was scrappier than I thought he would be.
Just wanna be left with my brood
to snuggle and cuddle and chew
The possibilities are endless when all you’ve got is time and an all-you-can-eat buffet called civilization.
Reminiscent of Clive Barker, Vidito delves into the dark corners of love, sex, and madness with language that drips raw off the page.
The Last Broadcast and The Blair Witch Project stand together as DIY visions of a better way for Americans to make horror films
You probably know a person just like me. You might even be friends with someone like me. The type of friend you don’t remember meeting.
One of the best things about being an author is that sometimes you get to go to cool places and meet amazing people. I met Hillary Leftwich in Denver when the awesome David S. Atkinson invited me to read an at event he was running. It was dark and I was talking to a lot […]
you know what this poem is supposed to be about:
what I would have done with that knife
We want to hear your horror stories, be they real or the product of your own twisted minds.
I could never predict what was going to ruin me and what was going to rescue me.
We love Carnivàle and October is the perfect time to reminisce about this incredible show full of darkness and light and everything in between.
Books to chill your bones & twist your minds from CLASH Books
This game has it all: Vampire dykes who own goth clubs who send you to cleanse haunted mansions of demons.
Sharon pooped. Then, Elizabeth pooped. Then, Sharon pooped again, ensuring the cup was overflowing.
To celebrate Halloween and the release of Carnivàle creator, Daniel’s Knauf’s first book, we are going to share our favorite scenes from this awesome show each day of October.
Got any fives, Gladys?
It’s the equivalent of being pushed into the ocean without warning, and you’re forced to decide if you’re sinking or swimming—I swam.
She thought about the toasted bread that her mother made for her every morning to drink with black sage tea, but most of all, she thought about a perfect kind of love.
Wrath James White’s poems are red and wet love songs to a pillory, set to the beat of a flogging whip–the kind of sweet nothings Barker’s Cenobites would whisper.
Use your brains and buy this awesome book!
“The Pre-Order Personalized Signed Copy will be limited to 200 which can be purchased on the CLASH Books site.”
“Already a recommended read from HWA Bram Stoker Award Reading List, we are excited to share the paperback of Dark Moons Rising on a Starless Night is up for sale at all bookstores.”
A nod to ‘Cape May’ for fans of The Blacklist.
From the creator of Carnivàle and writer/executive producer of Blacklist, comes a poetry collection from a cult-icon.
for now it’s all hunger and weariness and the small justice of this broken and crumbled love, again
If you’ve never had to seek employment while your smile shows the gum where there should be incisors you can count yourself lucky.
Part of me knows it’s nonsense, but part of me really wants to believe, grasping at the straws of coincidence, or accuracy.
“As expected, they are pretty awesome and it’s a fascinating and entertaining look at the cult-icon of weird’s work.”
My experience on Get Lit With Leza was one of female bonding over our inherent and chosen nastiness as women.
“People tell lies about you, and other people believe them.”
As a New Yorker, it’s not a hard city to love when the literal metaphor of a mask is littered everywhere—when there’s art oozing out of every corner.
He Has Many Names by Drew Chial is a fresh spin on the Faustian bargain, a deal with the devil story in the age of artistic desperation.
Autumn Christian’s third novel is a dark journey of self-discovery. An existential labyrinth of love, sex, and self-actualization where the only way out is through.
“You probably consider yourself an honest person, but honestly, you lie all the time.”
I’m convinced that any food could “technically” be an aphrodisiac if someone else labels it as one.
It’s a story of yearning and loss that sits at the intersection of horror and romance
Entropy in Bloom is a brain grenade that will blow your mind into splattered chunks.
Sometimes I wake up and feel like there’s too many mufuckas out there who need to be called out. On most days, my to-do list is so long that I have to ignore that feeling and work on stuff that needs to get done. However, there are a few glorious days in which I say […]
Shit Luck is a fast-paced death tornado of serial killers, banana peels, and period blood that will suck you in, and never let go.
Miranda’s blade cut one of the flapping wings, and she felt the salty warm blood drops touch to her mouth like rain.
“Games like poker are no longer being defined by the table.”
It’s almost Buddhist – her detachment and rejection of material, hedonistic pursuits.
All Hail the House Gods is a future masterpiece of Bizarro fiction.
CLASH Books is excited to present GIRL LIKE A BOMB. Autumn Christian’s third novel is a dark journey of self-discovery.
With less than two weeks remaining until the premiere of the landmark twentieth season of the venerable reality series Big Brother, a question mark has been hovering above the fan community with a simple question in mind — will it be an All-Star edition? According to series producer Alison Grodner, it is not in the […]
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Yes, Clash Books is at it again, and this time they’re letting me take the wheel. If you needed more proof that these folks are crazy, look no further. In any case, hot on the heels of Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath, we’re celebrating The Notorious B.I.G. and his […]
We talked about the medical benefits of marijuana, finding Goddess spirituality, Wicca, and her witchy tale on this episode of Get Lit With Leza.
Maybe it started as an obligation to the U.S. government, but I’d like to think our relationship has progressed beyond that.
Give me degradation, The Grecian Urn, and an unholy mouth to suffocate.
This collection of tales from the mind that brought you Shatnerquake & Cripple Wolf is dark, weird, and yes, Bizarro af.
Elle Nash’s Animals Eat Each Other is a poignant debut that’s every bit as sharp and cutting as the barb of a scorpion’s tail.
TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology of stories inspired by two of my favorite muses. I have always been drawn to dark feminine archetypes.
—there’s a part of you that wonders: I don’t know, maybe Bud knows some people with tigers in their veins.
At least when shit hits the fan I’ll have tomatoes.
You’ll find yourself asking the question: What have I done for love, and what would I do?
Is there a Satanic conspiracy, is it all a desperate author’s insanity, or is it something else entirely?
Will there be a resolve for Jessica in Season Two?
And you know, as much as I love this poem, I still don’t completely buy it when he says that shark attacks can’t love broken collarbones.
I love Arcan because her work inspires such a strong revulsion in many readers.
Everything that we are afraid to do; the anticipation or the fear of it is always greater than doing it. Even if it is something awful.
Meet the authors that rocked my world. They will rock yours too.
The term “genius” gets thrown around a lot but I definitely feel Chelsea Martin is genius as fuck.
The show always makes big references to TV and movies, but I especially love combing through the episodes for the literature references.
Meekings takes traditional fantasy elements and reinvents them into a dark and fun tale for the young at heart.
“Practicing won’t save you from tragedy. The more you play the worse you’ll sound because you’re playing more.”
“Since the demon, or demons, are invisible it is nearly impossible to detect them in your food.”
“He ripped off McShay’s clothes and tossed them aside like they were worthless seventh-round picks as both men traded up into each others arms.”
Which is your muse? Plath, Lana, or both?
CLASH Books is excited to present this collection of stories inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath.
Being on Get Lit is like talking to the cool girl in the bar bathroom, only you’re talking about literature and other awesome shit instead of crying about something.
Wait till you hear the unintelligible shit show of my real life.
Donald Duck would never do such a thing, place a pistol to his temple while grinning like a maniac.
In an apocalyptic Texas where you can get high drinking your own shadow, there lives a young shadow junkie named Murk. This is from Brian Allen Carr’s breakout novel, Sip.
Now and then there comes a book so strange, that the comedown after reading feels like the day after an acid trip.
Ikea is a strange and dangerous place. But if knowing witches is good for anything, it’s for walking into scary and confusing situations like this.
In the city where I live, I hang posters of her face on concrete walls and bus-stop shelters. We cannot forget.
What did you do in Amsterdam?
Shy Watson: oh my god what didn’t i do
Lowres Wunderbred’s Deconstruction series returns looking into the beloved and berated final Stanley Kubrick film.
“Hustle sucks, man.”
“Emphasizing the grotesque, absurd, and bizarre, the Southern Gothic uses extremes to interrogate the horrors of ordinary life.”
“One of the best rockabilly singles from this decade is from Kesha’s last album, Rainbow.”
Ten first date movies guaranteed to either get you blocked on social media or help you find the love of your life.
“Go to a crossroads & try to summon Lucifer & see what happens.”
“Absolutely Golden is a far-out tale that grooves right along.”
“If you’re a fan of Bizarro or plain weird fiction in general, you should give STACKING DOLL a try.”
“It was the eyes—always, her eyes.”
Seriously, give him some pants.
“The uglier parts of the show detail how they want to do what best suits them, their reputation, and their livelihood.”
“I wanted to die. Yes, that’s it. I imagined that nothing would’ve made me happier.”
“Italian horror doesn’t give a shit about your Protestant work ethic.”
“I’ve seen very few popular movies where black people get to be fully expressive complex humans.”
“What if Superman’s ship didn’t crash in Kansas, but landed on the other side of the world in Soviet controlled Ukraine?”
When you look like Ted Cruz/
and have a .429% shooting percentage/
the world will hate you.
Last night featured two matches in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
Did you get bullied by crossing guards in high school?
Will there be a Scientology Bachelor?
The solution to boring ass readings!
My prediction for The Authors of Pain vs. TM61 match was only partially correct
So how do you qualify for Rick Pitino’s Health Plan?
CLASH Books will be publishing Godless Heathens: Conversations with Atheists by author Andrew J. Rausch.
The popular Deconstruction Series by LowRes Wünderbred looks at the strange conspiracy theory of Kubrick’s Moon Landing.
“Lucio Fulci’s The Devil’s Honey is lyrical meditation on violence, trauma, recovery and revenge through an S&M lens.”
“We met at a village cantina, and shit got deep the more rum we consumed.”
“Instead of recapping this week’s NXT I decided to preview the upcoming Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. “
If you thought people watching other people play video games on YouTube was stupid, you were right, but this is pretty great.
“We talked about life and writing in the same way that poets talk about love: straight forward and with no bullshit.”
“What I’m really fascinated by is this branding of the self, turning one’s own social media performance into a deliberate consumable item.”
Film Cricket’s Oscar Bets
New release from CLASH Books up for pre-order.
“Comedy is laughing so the werewolves won’t tear you apart.”
“The truth is that I had all the opportunities in the world to sing and act, but I was too scared of failure, too busy comparing myself to my peers to tap into my own creativity.”
“Last night Johnny Gargano put his career on the line against Andrade “Cien” Almas in exchange for one last shot at the NXT belt.”
“Here’s a list of things you should do and be on the lookout for when it comes to sending someone your work.”
“Tanzer aspires to the coolness that comes with trying but making it seem like you’re not trying, which is exactly how good writing is, and one of the reasons that Be Cool feels so effortless to read.”
CLASH Books presents Issue #1 of CLASH Magazine
This is only entertaining video of someone playing a video game on YouTube.
“Here’s a closer look at just why Jeepers Creepers 3 doesn’t work…and really doesn’t even try to.”
“Somewhere around the 193rd episode, I’ve come to recognize that this ‘innocent’ cartoon is peppered with subliminal messages.”
“I spent Valentine’s Day alone but found solace in the knowledge that I shared this fate with the majority of wrestling fans.”
CLASH BOOKS has your Valentine’s Day covered with two juicy new releases!
“Big Baller Poetry books are coming soon!”
“There is something spicy & sensual about the warm taste of ginger on your tongue.”
This video made us sort of like Cloverfield Paradox.
“Hey everybody, Rickie V here, the illegitimate son of college basketball legend Dick Vitale!”
“We are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas.”
“You think you could make a shrine to Bárbara Mori out of old magazine clips, gluing each piece of her to the tiny nook in your wall.”
“There are plenty of zines and lit sites that give authors a platform to talk about their favorite seltzer water and convince everyone they use a typewriter, which is great and all, but that’s not what this is.”
Read up Knicks, Hornets, Grizzlies, Sixers, Heat, and Cavs fans.
“It’s a creepy yarn that opens with a birth scene and ends with you losing your whole fucking mind.”
We have a new Cloverfield film!
Madeleine Swann takes every creepy online psychology test you’ve secretly wanted to try.
“Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the belief, that we are truly meant for someone, and it’s too late for that to happen.”
“Don’t you hate it when you’re a god, and you just want a sandwich from your favorite chicken joint, and you specify at the counter that you DO NOT WANT PICKLES on your sandwich.”
Vlogger and writer Wizard of Cause reads Howl by Allen Ginsberg on a motorcycle
Fuck, Kill, or Mary: Philip K. Dick, Dick Wolf, Dick Van Dyke?
“Born and raised in a small harbor town in the south of Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke knew from a very early age that he was going to be a horror writer.”
Hey DFW fans…
“Tiamat is like Marilyn Manson for metalheads.”
“Cicero’s poems show nature as violent and unforgiving.”
“In an unsurprising turn of events, the 2018 Grammy Awards suffered a significant drop of 24% in viewership.”
“Fans of the enduring reality series Big Brother can rejoice this coming week when its first Celebrity Edition premieres February 7th.”
He will be missed. RIP
YouTube has picked popular vlogger EatDatPussy445 for the starring role.
LitReactor columnist and managing editor of CLASH Books, Christoph Paul, shares a great way to come up with main characters that will feel real and unique to you and your reader.
Great White House 2 is free for this week!
Get your Tight 15 ready
“It’s gross, violent, erotic, boisterous fun for a pretty non-traditional family unit.”