To have a tattoo is to admit that the body is a construction, an object of continued transformation and artifice
I’ve taken it upon myself to revive the celebratory art of wassailing.
I was lying in bed one afternoon, holding onto a piece of rose quartz (for self-love) and thinking how I wished I could just bathe in it and soak up that feeling.
She is the darkside Disney princess I wish existed.
For witches and non-witches alike, Yule can be a great time to harness creative energy as both a celebration of the year that’s past as well as a guide for what’s to come.
Contrary to popular opinion Krampus is not Saint Nicholas’s shadow, nor is he the love child of Satan and the Greek God Pan.
Blue Sunshine exploited fear of drugs like Them! (1954) exploited fear of radiation.
In this episode we talk about our interests & obsessions & bad poetry readings & being mindfucked by bullies on the internet.
**THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE INTERESTING** **I AM NOT GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THIS SOUND INTERESTING OR TRY TO MAKE YOU LIKE ME
Everyone who entered and was brave enough to make a film in 48 hours deserves a review.
Time was ticking away and I was riding the rush of fear and excitement of chasing the deadline.
Attention film lovers and possible movie makers, now is your chance to enter The Final Stand 48 Hour Film Challenge
Monique is an exciting new voice in Latinx fiction.
Written as a soul song for longing, Knauf’s collection is both a dream and an awakening.
Knauf’s poetry is cinematic, creating vast landscapes and scenes, on bridges, between land and sky.
A love letter to Stephen King and Satan from a new and exciting voice in horror
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.
Reminiscent of Clive Barker, Vidito delves into the dark corners of love, sex, and madness with language that drips raw off the page.
We want to hear your horror stories, be they real or the product of your own twisted minds.
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
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.
“The Pre-Order Personalized Signed Copy will be limited to 200 which can be purchased on the CLASH Books site.”
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.
“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.
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.
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
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.
We talked about the medical benefits of marijuana, finding Goddess spirituality, Wicca, and her witchy tale on this episode of Get Lit With Leza.
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.
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?
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.
Meekings takes traditional fantasy elements and reinvents them into a dark and fun tale for the young at heart.
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.
Now and then there comes a book so strange, that the comedown after reading feels like the day after an acid trip.
What did you do in Amsterdam?
Shy Watson: oh my god what didn’t i do
“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“We talked about life and writing in the same way that poets talk about love: straight forward and with no bullshit.”
“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 has your Valentine’s Day covered with two juicy new releases!
“There is something spicy & sensual about the warm taste of ginger on your tongue.”
“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.”
“It’s a creepy yarn that opens with a birth scene and ends with you losing your whole fucking mind.”
“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.”
“Cicero’s poems show nature as violent and unforgiving.”
“It’s gross, violent, erotic, boisterous fun for a pretty non-traditional family unit.”
“Haneke reminds us that humans are all damaged shitbags.”
“Being a guest on Get Lit with Leza is like being at a great party and in therapy at the same time.”
Writer and YouTuber Wizard of Cause VLOGS about why artists of all types need isolation.
TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY & SYLVIA PLATH WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 13TH, 2018
“Leza and I took a strange and wonderful journey together.”
“A friend of mine was arrested for swimming naked in the reservoir where this water comes from.”
“Imagine if David Lynch produced a gritty, raw, live-action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.”
“We talked about writing and faith, and I even got to show off my Lego art and played the guitar!”
“Santa Claus is an avatar of the state cult of the United States.”
“This game of treating women like auction block meat is older than Hollywood itself.”
“So this summer I was helping out on this farm with all these anarchist witches & stuff.”
“I thought a blog would give me direction but it kinda didn’t do that at all. It kinda made me more aimless.”
“Krampus is the kind of mythological figure I can get behind.”
“One woman even has a demon dog named Cerberus come out of her backside chomping away at her opponents. Hip Whip Girl forever!”
“i like to paint. people seem to like them. win-win.”
Ghosts trying to get laid, an “erotic” burning bush, forbidden love between sea monsters and more fill this collection of Torah-influenced bizarro, horror, and pulp fiction. You gotta dig any book that has a recipe for a skinhead-killing Golem.”
“Plant magic has been an integral part of seasonal ceremony. Long before Christmas was decking the halls, it was exploring the inner caverns of our psyche.”
“It was like being at Bizarro Con again, just hanging out and nerding out about Bizarro Fiction and literature in general.”
“These are stories for when you cry looking at a mirror and ask harsh questions about who the fuck is staring back at you.”
“When I was your age, mija, I had my heart broken by a beautiful man.”
“The presence of so much morbidity is both thrilling and unnerving.”
“Scenes of vaudevillian grotesquery abound in Trash Humpers.”
“when you swipe your fingers between my thighs like that it’s like someone smashing the motherfucking like button on all of my tweets at once”
“The second time, nothing came back but roaches stained smoke and ash”
“I think I’ve organically drifted from horror to crime/noir to dark/literary.”
“I don’t remember any of this. To be clear, my lack of memory is because of the Xanax.”
“The Tarot is all about accessing your subconscious and conversing with it.”
“And here I was thinking Pulp Fiction was going to be your greatest cultural contribution.”
“Like Art School Confidential as directed by Lloyd Kauffman and Quentin Tarantino.”
“I dreamed of white veils and black habits.”
“Eyes are kept open, lined with small needles, lest they blink and let loose the blood.”
“Small and dark and slanted eyed like me.”
“I’m not just a history geek, I’m an art geek.”