The daughter was the first to notice, but it took a while for the others to listen.
Back in the 1800s people told ghost stories at Christmas, not this happy crappy Hallmark stuff like today.
I shouldn’t be so afraid
I should factor this into
Bleak and oppressive in a way that only the post-hippy, head-trippy 70s could envision
She is the darkside Disney princess I wish existed.
Blue Sunshine exploited fear of drugs like Them! (1954) exploited fear of radiation.
I let each client unwittingly summon their own workout monster.
Fiddler on the Roof meets Carrie
Everyone who entered and was brave enough to make a film in 48 hours deserves a review.
She lets her hands play across the ancient rind and she speaks her wish again.
CLASH knows you’re creative, so let’s share that awesomeness with the world!
He flexed his razor-sharp talons
Strength. Focus. Purpose.
Carla Gugino, is the embodiment of bohemian-earth-mother-meets-ethereal-diva
Here, a maiden’s face is held like a pearl, a fire under his furnace
Houses can’t be haunted in a world where there are bills to be paid
A ghost returns
to the garden where
the soil is all mixed up
What immediately stood out was Grenn’s effortless proficiency with rope and knot
How stupid would it be if he ruptured his L4-L5 disc while bending over to pick up his knife?
The Willow-Witch has been tapping on my window for weeks
It is a monster who lives here
in your home and in your heart
In the Rim, shadows would float above them
you crept out of me,
nestled in crimson
where lung met trachea
Sometimes I think about the seven known gates of hell and I wish I could kiss you at every one of them
Poets are receivers, witches are transmitters
“I’m not a vampire. I’m afraid my appetites run so much deeper.”
Halloween is coming. The time of year when we take our worst fears and transform them into cute dancing skeletons, fake blood fountains, plastic tombstones with puns on them, and sexy-scary costumes of vampires and lingerie kitties.
A love letter to Stephen King and Satan from a new and exciting voice in horror
The strangest thing about the room was the spoons.
You think you recognize this deal with the devil, but there’s another element at play
But do not be deceived,
she’s all witch, conjure.
Perhaps Satan is lurking in all those terms and conditions no one ever feels like reading
These movies are unique, horrifying, and dare to scare like so few do
If in your first act someone speaks of the devil, then in the second the devil better rain brimstone down on everyone.
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.
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
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.
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!
“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.”
From the creator of Carnivàle and writer/executive producer of Blacklist, comes a poetry collection from a cult-icon.
“As expected, they are pretty awesome and it’s a fascinating and entertaining look at the cult-icon of weird’s work.”
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.
TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology of stories inspired by two of my favorite muses. I have always been drawn to dark feminine archetypes.
At least when shit hits the fan I’ll have tomatoes.
Which is your muse? Plath, Lana, or both?
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.
Donald Duck would never do such a thing, place a pistol to his temple while grinning like a maniac.
Ten first date movies guaranteed to either get you blocked on social media or help you find the love of your life.
“Italian horror doesn’t give a shit about your Protestant work ethic.”
“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 talked about life and writing in the same way that poets talk about love: straight forward and with no bullshit.”
CLASH BOOKS has your Valentine’s Day covered with two juicy new releases!
This video made us sort of like Cloverfield Paradox.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Tiamat is like Marilyn Manson for metalheads.”
He will be missed. RIP
“It’s gross, violent, erotic, boisterous fun for a pretty non-traditional family unit.”
“Being a guest on Get Lit with Leza is like being at a great party and in therapy at the same time.”
“Leza and I took a strange and wonderful journey together.”
“Imagine if David Lynch produced a gritty, raw, live-action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.”
“Krampus is the kind of mythological figure I can get behind.”
“If you haven’t seen this one, you’ve robbed yourself of all the basic joyful, terrifying treasures that Christmas has to offer.”
“No more CHRISTMAS SHIT for the rest of the night.”
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.”
“The presence of so much morbidity is both thrilling and unnerving.”
“Scenes of vaudevillian grotesquery abound in Trash Humpers.”
“The second time, nothing came back but roaches stained smoke and ash”
“This was not an interview, it was a conversation.”
“I said dance, pendejo!”
“You just have to stare at a screen and let the monsters come at you.”
Lit couple and editors of CLASH, Christoph Paul & Leza Cantoral, debate on what are the top 3 witch movies of the decade.
“Eyes are kept open, lined with small needles, lest they blink and let loose the blood.”
“After bathing in the blood of several children.”
“but still you come looking for her body”
“Why the fuck did they make another movie about evil children.”
“Your eyes bleed, your soul cries, but you can’t fucking stop.”
It was possibly the funkiest and most relaxed interview setting I’ve ever been in.
Brian Keene has single-handedly rewritten the zombie genre with THE RISING and its sequel, CITY OF THE DEAD.
Video review of new horror films “Happy Death Day” and Never Hike Alone.
A group of people get trapped inside a movie theater filled with demons.
This is when frogs come hopping. He is unsettled by their black, staring eyes.
Her smile was sharp and immediate; her eyes were twin voids.
How did my pain get so big?
I enjoyed rambling through a wide range of topics.
LET’S GET WITCHY!
“This movie is OUT THERE. It is dark and funny and to top it all, it is a musical.”
“Shared weirdness in a damp Necon hotel room.”
“Mad Max: Fury Road level survival intensified by the worst Burning Man acid trip.”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“Easily the most bizarre conversation I’ve ever been a part of.”
“If you watch this and don’t get turned on you are officially a corpse.”
Jason Voorheesberg takes a break from killing Vermont Hippies and reviews the books: Now That We’re Alone by Nicholas Day, White Trash Gothic by Edward Lee, Spermjackers From Hell by Christine Morgan.
“Even today, the original has lost none of its potency.”
“It was a radtacular time.”
“In the 1980s and 90s photocopied, or Xeroxed, zines were very popular.”
“Was it the latent sexuality of Fukunaga’s script that pushed Warner Bros away, or the Lovecraftian aspects that made it too abstract?”
“The F word is used three times in the first three sentences.”
“I think I was smoking a cigar.”
“The panels ooze with demented sexuality, brutality and, uh, eyeball licking.”
CLASH correspondent, art critic/therapy practitioner, and meek serial killer interviews cult writer Justin Grimbol.
We we’re already a fan of Mike Lombardo’s for his humor and his horror films. Now we are a fan of his comics.
“Cary Fukunaga’s stylistic approach mixed with, arguably, Stephen King’s best or most beloved novel would seem like a match made in heaven… right?”
Yo, this is creepy and gory. So if that is not is your thing, don’t click play. If it is your thing–your welcome.
“We’re a bunch of slanted-eyed brown girls watching wide-eyed white girls being chased by a killer.”
“A man lives with a parasite in him.”
“My friends were all hood rats.”
Take a trip to the METAL side of LIT
“Being on this podcast made me feel like I fell into some weird Loony Tunes wormhole.”
There is no such thing as fair during times like this.”
When horror authors get big press distribution, it always exciting news. Two books are out today and both of them look awesome.
“No vampires, werewolves, and certainly no witches.”
“Saw Nunslaughter cut open a dead deer, dump buckets of blood, and throw a pig’s head off the stage for the audience to kick around in the mosh pit.”
“You’ll be grateful for the nightmares.”
“Every human being gets addicted to something.’
“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”
“Once he jumped on me while I was humping my pillow.”
“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”
“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”
“I first saw Mother’s Day when I was thirteen.”
“I am compelled to tell stories.”
“My personal favorite character is a talking bathroom that literally fucks Kyle.”
“Bizarro is the Chaos Magick of literature.”
“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”
“Titles such as Wall of Kiss, Mother Puncher, and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife grab your attention and make you wonder what kind of madness unfolds within those pages.”
“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”
“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”
“We live in a time that fetishizes 80s popular culture, so wouldn’t it be rad if you developed a vaginal opening on your stomach that supports Betamax tapes?”
“I just chose the gutter to dwell in, and with what the world seems to be moving into, I think it’s a perfect place to assess and judge it.”
“All of my tattoos are reflections, more or less, of visions.”
“I do not control people’s boner.”
“Violence, vendettas, and vaporware. These are the hallmarks of the revenge thriller known as ROTTEN.”
““Platform Edge” is an urban-surreal nightmare comedy centering around
the deranged, demented and disastrous lives of two wayward housemates.”
“Here are five cult Christmas films sure to bring something akin to holiday cheer to the perverts and creeps among us.”
“The beauty of this anthology is how varied the voices are.”
“I felt like I was outside myself as well as inside.”
“I grew up with a grandma who kept a bathroom full of candles for the dead.”
“The first entry in the crime trinity, starring Thomas Speed, Ivana Bellorado, and Mike Mike, written by Joel Amat Güell and Jayme Karales, and directed by Jayme Karales, is now online. “
“I just hope you like the color red.”
“Not recommended for: novice trippers, Reagan Republicrats, copywriters with ideals intact (both of you), nor especially RayBan-wearing dictators.”
“I saw two men with carts, with horses attached, who looked like they were dressed as service workers from the early 20th century.”