We build identities around pleasing others, hoping to suffocate our own desire for compassion.
An hour and a half of balls-out absurd — and slightly kinky — fun.
Bleak and oppressive in a way that only the post-hippy, head-trippy 70s could envision
Everyone who entered and was brave enough to make a film in 48 hours deserves a review.
CLASH knows you’re creative, so let’s share that awesomeness with the world!
Carla Gugino, is the embodiment of bohemian-earth-mother-meets-ethereal-diva
There are a lot of ways to approach heavy metal. And it’s a sound that’s always changing.
These movies are unique, horrifying, and dare to scare like so few do
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.
The Last Broadcast and The Blair Witch Project stand together as DIY visions of a better way for Americans to make horror films
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.
“The Pre-Order Personalized Signed Copy will be limited to 200 which can be purchased on the CLASH Books site.”
“Games like poker are no longer being defined by the table.”
All Hail the House Gods is a future masterpiece of Bizarro fiction.
—there’s a part of you that wonders: I don’t know, maybe Bud knows some people with tigers in their veins.
You’ll find yourself asking the question: What have I done for love, and what would I do?
Will there be a resolve for Jessica in Season Two?
I love Arcan because her work inspires such a strong revulsion in many readers.
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.
“Hustle sucks, man.”
“One of the best rockabilly singles from this decade is from Kesha’s last album, Rainbow.”
“Absolutely Golden is a far-out tale that grooves right along.”
“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?”
“We talked about life and writing in the same way that poets talk about love: straight forward and with no bullshit.”
“Cicero’s poems show nature as violent and unforgiving.”
“Haneke reminds us that humans are all damaged shitbags.”
“This game of treating women like auction block meat is older than Hollywood itself.”
“I thought a blog would give me direction but it kinda didn’t do that at all. It kinda made me more aimless.”
“i like to paint. people seem to like them. win-win.”
“I paid the premium to sign off on everyday America because the manufactured rage of adulthood needs to be exorcised.”
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.”
“These are stories for when you cry looking at a mirror and ask harsh questions about who the fuck is staring back at you.”
“Scenes of vaudevillian grotesquery abound in Trash Humpers.”
“Our managing editor Christoph Paul vlogs about his love of the new Netflix series Mindhunters.”
“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.
Halloween became a thing I wanted to nail in Kindergarten.
A group of people get trapped inside a movie theater filled with demons.
I enjoyed rambling through a wide range of topics.
LET’S GET WITCHY!
“I know your mom stole your whole name from her favorite telenovela.”
“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.”
“Aliens don’t give a fuck about you.”
“She is not scared of owning her badness or her goodness.”
“There is something that I look for in entertainment: A complete displacement from reality.”
“More people need to wear a panda head when they do interviews.”
“Sorry KatyCats, I think I might have just switched alliances.”
“Even today, the original has lost none of its potency.”
“These stories get under your skin.”
“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.”
“She looked at me, my tiny jeans falling off of my concave stomach, and then wrote in my copy of the book, “Baby Steps.”
“The panels ooze with demented sexuality, brutality and, uh, eyeball licking.”
“I think of the times I’ve cragged my legless body across razorwire, skin sloughing off as the napalm digs into me.”
“Then somebody, I don’t remember who, started playing “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges.”
“10/10 would chat again”
“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.”
This episode gets a 5 out of 5 for campy sexy time.
“My friends were all hood rats.”
Take a trip to the METAL side of LIT
GLOW had me hooked immediately and Nash and Maron are just supporting characters.
“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.”
“I was a religious little boy and thought Guns N’ Roses were nothing but sinners and going to hell.”
“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”
“Bet it feels good to smash up a toilet.”
“I want to make shit happen.”
“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.”
MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY
“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”
“You’ll be grateful for the nightmares.”
“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”
“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“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 dreamt about Lola at night.”
“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”
“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”
“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”
“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”
“Godzilla helped give me my moral compass.”
“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.”
“I do not control people’s boner.”
CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.
“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).”
“Amongst his many deific duties, Murray plays poet and maharishi to the various extraterrestrial corporate entities that run our universe. He keeps them merciful.”
“The beauty of this anthology is how varied the voices are.”
“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.”
“Here’s what needs to be on your radar.”
“This movie is like CALVAIRE, but funnier. It’s completely absurd and surreal.”
“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.”
“Never in all my years of watching cinema have I been so simultaneously perplexed and unnerved by a film.”
“The Swedish Academy is full of elderly individuals who are apparently too tired to read thick novels.”
“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.”
“In the mid 1970s, record stores and radio stations around the country started receiving copies of a 12-inch single.”
“Occult horror blends with giallo-type murders into an unforgettable artistic nightmare.”
“What’s remarkable about these stories is Evenson’s ability to turn familiar, mundane things into objects of terror.”
“What starts as a dare among friends, becomes an encounter with the otherworldly, the horrific.”
“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.”
“Single people are annoying and people in relationships are annoying.”
“The Con Season is a very fun and fucked up book that horror fans will love.”
“Though the novel is heavy and chock-full of moments that ache, it isn’t without hope.”
“…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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“…by the halfway point Chi-Raq starts to feel like a hallucinatory Vonnegut novel.”
“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.”