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Category Archive: Reviews

Sarah Gerard Talks About Sunshine State

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“These stories get under your skin.”

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Cary Fukunaga’s IT: One of the Weirdest Scripts in Film History

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“Was it the latent sexuality of Fukunaga’s script that pushed Warner Bros away, or the Lovecraftian aspects that made it too abstract?”

Show Me Your Shelves: Mike McCrary

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“The F word is used three times in the first three sentences.”

GET LIT WITH JOANNA C. VALENTE & MICHAEL J. SEIDLINGER

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“I think I was smoking a cigar.”

WHY WE NEED ART TO ADDRESS ANOREXIA DESPITE THE OBVIOUS RISKS: TO THE BONE, BY CATHRYN BUCKLEY

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“She looked at me, my tiny jeans falling off of my concave stomach, and then wrote in my copy of the book, “Baby Steps.”

Butt Plugs, Shit Golems and Living Castles: Graphic Novels for Summer Reading

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“The panels ooze with demented sexuality, brutality and, uh, eyeball licking.”

Violence Dave: Heartless by Konstantine Paradias is Badass Fun

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“I think of the times I’ve cragged my legless body across razorwire, skin sloughing off as the napalm digs into me.”

The Closest I Came to Seeing Catholic Spray

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“Then somebody, I don’t remember who, started playing “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges.”

Sigils & Poetry & Elle Nash

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“10/10 would chat again”

FLESH PUZZLE (A XICANA WATCHES SLASHER FILMS AND PONDERS DIVINATION) by MONIQUE QUINTANA

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“We’re a bunch of slanted-eyed brown girls watching wide-eyed white girls being chased by a killer.”

Entropy in Bloom by Jeremy Robert Johnson Blew my Mind

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“A man lives with a parasite in him.”

Review of Glow Episode 5: Debbie Starts the Show

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This episode gets a 5 out of 5 for campy sexy time.

Get Heathenish With Kelby Losack

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“My friends were all hood rats.”

The Death Metal Lit of Dean Swinford

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Take a trip to the METAL side of LIT

Why I Can’t Wait for GLOW

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GLOW had me hooked immediately and Nash and Maron are just supporting characters.

Quit Making the Talentless Rich With Your Terrible Taste and B. Diehl

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“Being on this podcast made me feel like I fell into some weird Loony Tunes wormhole.”

Nothing is Fair in the Apocalypse: It Comes at Night

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There is no such thing as fair during times like this.”

YOU CAN CATCH SADNESS AND DEATH LIKE A FEVER: An Interview with Scott McClanahan

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“I was a religious little boy and thought Guns N’ Roses were nothing but sinners and going to hell.”

ALL HAIL TRANS WITCHES: AN INTERVIEW WITH LIVING SEA-WITCH, MOSS ANGEL: BY LARISSA GLASSER

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“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”

YOU AND I WILL ONE DAY FEEL THE JOY OF DESTROYING AN ENTIRE BATHROOM WITH OUR BARE HANDS: An Interview with Benjamin DeVos

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“Bet it feels good to smash up a toilet.”

Christine Stoddard Makes Shit Happen

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“I want to make shit happen.”

IT’S MY STORY AND I WILL WRITE IT SENSATIONAL IF I WANT TO: MONIQUE QUINTANA

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“No vampires, werewolves, and certainly no witches.”

DEATH METAL EPIC: GOAT SONG SACRIFICE BY DEAN SWINFORD

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“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.”

Dude, You Can Summon Ancient Spirits Anywhere: An Interview with Elle Nash

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MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY

Alexander Boldizar, Chaos, Harvard, and The Ugly

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“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”

The Void: A Horror Fan’s Wet Dream

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“You’ll be grateful for the nightmares.”

The Love Witch: An Unconventional Review by Autumn Christian

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“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath TOC

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“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

Starr Creek by Nathan Carson is a Literary Acid Trip

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“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”

Like Lovecraft In Brooklyn: Battering the Stem by Bob Freville

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“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”

Mother’s Day (1980) Philip LoPresti WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOLIERS

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“I first saw Mother’s Day when I was thirteen.”

Monsters, Myths, and Madmen, with Jerry Drake at AWP

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“I am compelled to tell stories.”

Hate From The Sky By Sean M. Thompson

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“My personal favorite character is a talking bathroom that literally fucks Kyle.”

John Edward Lawson Talks Books at AWP

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“Bizarro is the Chaos Magick of literature.”

Spooks and Books with Cathy T. Colborn

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“I dreamt about Lola at night.”

Angel Meat With Laura Lee Bar

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“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”

Embry: Hard-Boiled—A Weird Little Egg Cooked Just Right

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“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”

Beyond the Great, Bloody, Bruised, and Silent Veil of This World

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“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”

CLASH Podcast Does AWP With Justin Grimbol

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“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”

Godzilla, Golden Showers, Voodoo and Writing Rituals, and Why Portland, Oregon is Doggie Heaven: CLASH Catches Up With Bizarro Author Garrett Cook

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“Godzilla helped give me my moral compass.”

THE TRANSGRESSIVE ANTI-TRUMP BIZARRO ART OF JIM AGPALZA

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“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.”

Inside a God of Haunted Walls: An Unconventional Interview with Garrett Cook

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“I do not control people’s boner.”

CLASH Podcast Interview With Constance Ann Fitzgerald

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CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.

The Christmas Poop of Catalan

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“Whether you think Christmas is shit or Christmas is the shit, when you are Catalan, your Christmas is going to be full of shit. And I mean literally. And no, it doesn’t get that dirty (usually).”

#the Tao of Murray

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“Amongst his many deific duties, Murray plays poet and maharishi to the various extraterrestrial corporate entities that run our universe. He keeps them merciful.”

HORROR ANTHOLOGY MUST HAVE: ETERNAL FRANKENSTEIN

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“The beauty of this anthology is how varied the voices are.”

THE SPOOKY WORLD OF ANDREW GOLDFARB

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“I try to meditate on talking bats and planets made of chocolate as much as possible, so that my ratio of bizarre to boring will tip further into the strange.”

October? More like Readtober, amiright?

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“Here’s what needs to be on your radar.”

Review of The Greasy Strangler

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“This movie is like CALVAIRE, but funnier. It’s completely absurd and surreal.”

TOP TEN UNDERRATED SLASHER FILMS

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“Escaped psychopaths? Check. Teenaged babysitters? Check. Buckets of blood? Check. Yet some of the films on the following list also offer plots that at least try to bring something different to the table.”

FILM REVIEW OF DEAD VISIONS

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“Never in all my years of watching cinema have I been so simultaneously perplexed and unnerved by a film.”

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DYLAN

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“The Swedish Academy is full of elderly individuals who are apparently too tired to read thick novels.”

TOP TEN SATANIC HORROR MOVIES

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“There is only one way to get rid of temptation and that is to yield to it. Resist it, the soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.”

PLEASE FILE UNDER ADULT CONTEMPORARY

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“In the mid 1970s, record stores and radio stations around the country started receiving copies of a 12-inch single.”

TOP TEN OCCULT HORROR FILMS FROM THE 70’s

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“Occult horror blends with giallo-type murders into an unforgettable artistic nightmare.”

A COLLAPSE OF HORSES BY BRIAN EVENSON GIVES STEPHEN KING A RUN FOR HIS MONEY

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“What’s remarkable about these stories is Evenson’s ability to turn familiar, mundane things into objects of terror.”

KING RIPPLE: INDIE HORROR PACKS A BIG PUNCH

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“What starts as a dare among friends, becomes an encounter with the otherworldly, the horrific.”

BONED IS THE STRANGEST SWEET MOVIE YOU WILL SEE ALL YEAR

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“BONED is a sexy, strange, and heartfelt story about fighting for what you love, no matter how insane the obstacles and how bizarre the stakes.”

Masturbation is Punishable by Toaster

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“Single people are annoying and people in relationships are annoying.”

The Con Season: A Novel of Survival Horror

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“The Con Season is a very fun and fucked up book that horror fans will love.”

The Mystery of Hollow Places: YA Gets Dark

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“Though the novel is heavy and chock-full of moments that ache, it isn’t without hope.”

REVIEW: ‘The Face of Any Other’ is About Love, Being, Frustration, Obsession, Truth, and the Nature of Desire

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“…With ‘The Face of Any Other’, Seidlinger starts at the new boundaries he’d previously set and rushes forward in a way that makes it clear he sees nothing but new ground in front of him.”

Santa Sangre: An Appreciation

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“Where other films would shy away from the weird or cut away before things get ugly, Jodorowsky grabs the viewer by the collar and drags them into the thick of it.”

How To Rot With Danger Slater

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“Danger Slater is the stand up comic of the Bizarro Fiction scene. He has googly eyes, a big heart, and a mind that is teeming with dark and forbidden secrets.”

Jason Voorheesberg Reviews Danger Slater’s ‘I Will Rot Without You’

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“Meet Ernie. His life is a mess. Gretchen’s gone, and the apartment they once shared in this grey, grim city is now overrun with intelligent mold and sinister bugs.”

Burn Your TV Or Burn in Hell Sinners: ‘Lucifer’ Needs to Be Canceled

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“We are in grave times and the Rapture is coming, and while I am in Heaven with the other Christians, you will be down here learning the painful lesson that Lucifer is not a cool guy at all.”

REVIEW: ‘Chi-Raq’ Is A Dirty Bomb Of Symbolic Resonance

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“…by the halfway point Chi-Raq starts to feel like a hallucinatory Vonnegut novel.”

REVIEW: Love Tore Them Apart: ‘Touching From a Distance’

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“Over a decade after Joy Division’s career, Deborah Curtis wrote Touching From a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division. As the wife of the late Ian Curtis, Deborah Curtis provides a highly personal, at times painful, view of Ian and his band.”