The SINCERELY, SOV anthology deadline has been extended to August 1st, 2019. Submit your S.O.V. horror inspired stories and comics to psychedelic horror press at gmail dot com (no spaces)
SINCERELY, S.O.V.: a tribute to s.o.v. horror films
Woefully inept? Unbearably trashy? Unwatchable? Badly written? Over-acted? Hammy? Boring? Cheaply made? Redundant? Ridiculous? Goofy? Or…something more?
Since professional studios did not back these films, they didn’t have to pass through any conventional filters. The desire to make these films surpassed the limitations and obstacles, which rear their terrible serpent heads in: the seams.
Perhaps it’s THE SEAMS which is most interesting about these films. How, barely passably, did they achieve creature effects or kill sequences given their limitations in budget, actors, writing, and directing? What can we learn about the times, the creator’s lives, and forgotten class-struggles from bygone eras? What is the magical element present in these films which draws new audiences back to them despite their horrendously low ratings on IMDB?
The best of these films have something in common: sincerity—a sincerity to scare and shock and to create some simulacrum of believability in an artificial pulp world gone mad.
We are especially attracted to horror stories, novels, and films with grim settings. Think the lonely frozen outpost of The Thing, the terrible working conditions of King’s “Graveyard Shift,” the struggling writer of Ligotti’s “Alice’s Last Adventure,” or the jaded demiglaze over James Woods’ eyes in VIDEODROME.
Comic artists and writers are encouraged to submit. Experimentation and non-traditional approaches to storytelling are encouraged.
Deadline: June 1st, 2019. Token payment: 5 dollars and 5 contributor copies or 25 dollars and no contributor copies.
Submit to: psychedelichorrorpress at gmail dot com
Writer Length: 2k-4kish
Comic Artist Length: 5-20 pages of black and white sequential art
I had a lot of fun talking with Justin Burnett about literature, comics, pulp, David Foster Wallace, Psychedelic Horror Press, social media personality schisms, Elizabeth von Dracula, Elizabeth von Dracula’s dentures, and Elizabeth von Dracula’s turnips stitched to human heads in her moonlit garden. Seriously though, check out this thoughtful and imaginative gent’s beautifully designed blog filled with thoughtful and unique posts.
Happy release day for The Network People. Save 20% this weekend only. Use coupon code MEMORIALS in our store. This offer is good until May 28th 8:00 PM EST. (page from an Elizabeth von Dracula comic in the background).
On May 26th, we will offer a dose of divine transgressive fiction by Bob Freville. Ever read a story which could make an angel cry? Oh, have you? Well, how about tales which could make a demon cry? Featuring 50 full-page illustrations by Nicholaus Patnaude. Pre-order available now.
Bonespin Slipspace (PHP – 002) by Leo X. Robertson (with interior illustrations by Thuy Vi Pham) & a cover by Marc Molino is available for purchase at our store.
In Bonespin Slipspace, all is not what it seems. Rudy and Tammy may have made the biggest mistake of their lives by accepting an invitation to Blackburn’s manor to party with the depraved Manorites. Head-games, ghoulish hallucinations, and disturbing memories lurk around every corner of the psychic and physical labyrinth that is The Manor Experience. Rudy and Tammy may never get out alive, but, in Blackburn’s world, even death may no longer offer the familiar escape. Give Rimbaud an x-ray machine. Tie up and gag Baudelaire. Introduce Poe to bondage. Do you dare enter the realm of Bonespin Slipspace?
Or enter to win Bonespin Slipspace by Leo X. Robertson with illustrations by Thuy Vi Pham and a devastating cover by Marc Molino. The experience of reading it has been called “the closest I’ve come to a transcendent home in literature” by one early reader and “something like David Lynch, Dante, Andre Breton, Stephen King, Georges Bataille and the Marquis de Sade hanging out on acid in a forgotten corner of Videodrome cyberspace where the fairground has come to town” by another.