Since 1985, the Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago hosts a literary festival each June. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the area became the Midwest hub of the printing industry with historically significant buildings designed by legendary architects. Today, it continues to be a draw for fans of Chicago […]
It’s weird. It’s funky. It’s ready to fill your heart with horrendous horror and rapturous rap music. It’s Cody Goodfellow’s all-new all-different BABY GOT BASS!
Justin Grimbol’s emotional, degenerate coming-of-age novella is now available in French! As if Grimbol’s amazingly perverse and heartwarming fiction wasn’t classy enough. Get yours here, s’il vous plaît
There are TONS of bizarro events on the horizon. So if you’re actually within throwing distance of any of these events, schedule your next two weeks accordingly! Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm at Copperfield Books in Petaluma, CA: Join Ross Lockhart as he hosts Brian Allen Carr and his weird, […]
The Slow Poisoner wishes for you to enter the wicked web of… SPIDORA!
Gabino Iglesias offered a smorgasbord of reasons why you should check out the bizarro genre, including “an invitation to drop whatever formulaic mess you might be reading now and enter a world where rules don’t apply and anything can, and does, happen.” So head over to LitReactor for a very […]
Kevin Shamel was kind enough to send over a piece of fiction about the dystopian Conservative-vs-Liberal hellscape that will soon wash over America with Donald Trump at the helm. We here at Bizarro Central liked the story so much that we’re presenting it all this week in four installments [archived […]
Shark Week is almost over, and instead of pretending that human Olympians are what you want to see, we here at Bizarro Central would like to remind the world that bizarro fiction is the premier place to see nature’s greatest killer in literary form. Don’t believe me? Open any one […]
John Skipp is putting together a feature film where the house isn’t haunted. YOU ARE! And you can help make it happen! Hope in Hell Trailer + from Fungasm Press on Vimeo. Here’s the pitch from the man himself: For my 60th birthday, I swore a “bucket list vow” to […]
Here’s something horrifying. There are wasps that lay their eggs in the buds of tree leaves. Implanted with wasp eggs, the buds become weird abnormal growths called “oak galls”. They look super weird. This symbiotic relationship between tree and wasp produces all sorts of acids and enzymes that many women […]
Feast your slimy peepers on “Swamp Fist!”, the latest offering from The Slow Poisoner. Swamp witches, Trump decapitations, and moss mounds abound!
When a deviant mind like Jeremy Robert Johnson is featured in Publishers Weekly, you know the world’s getting weirder. Huge congratulations to JRJ. Time for every weirdo (and some of the normals, too) to get excited for Entropy in Bloom, due to drop in April!
There have been several Bizarro Starter Kits released through Eraserhead Press, serving as a regular sample platter of the different voices telling weird tales in the bizarro scene. Until now, they’ve all been in English, but our Spanish speaking friends are about to get a surprise… Orciny Press presents BIENVENIDOS […]
Robert Devereaux’s latest mash up of eros and thanos has arrived! This time, Devereaux’s Rated-R Santa Claus is joined by the leader of the free world and the ruler of the universe. He was kind enough to let Bizarro Central sample the first few chapters of God and Santa Claus […]
Tomorrow is the Inauguration of the 45th President of the USA, a man who is universally reviled as a reality TV star, philanderer, crook, and just plain terrible human being. Donald Trump is a lethal mixture of everything loathsome in modern society, and he’s about to become the world’s most powerful […]
It’s almost January, which means you need a fucking calendar. And Vince Kramer has just the product to fill your needs. Behold, the infamous ACTION FIGURES FUCKING CALENDAR. Action Figures Fucking ALL YEAR LONG. 12 pages of hot sex scenes featuring some of your favorite characters from movies and television. […]
This weekend, Nathan Carson held a reading at Portland’s own Powell’s Books. From all reports the reading was a huge success! There was even cake.
Orciny Press has released the Spanish-language edition of SKULLCRACK CITY by Jeremy Robert Johnson. With a wicked new cover and title, we can’t wait to see Jeremy’s mind-bending vision spread across the world. Check out Orciny’s press release for more information (if you can read Spanish).
I’d have called it “Dragons Fucking,” but “Dragon Sex Calendar” is still a serviceable and accurate title. Apparently there have been a few of these, and now the 2017 edition has arrived. Now you can have the geeky sexiness of dragon porn spliced with the everyday banality of asking what’s today’s […]
That lovable pop star Beck has released a video for his latest single, “Wow,” and hidden among the surreal imagery, dancing girls, and all the pretty horses, there is bizarro author Cody Goodfellow, one bushy-faced cowboy standing tall in a sea of nothingness. That’s probably a good way to describe […]
Japan creates all sorts of weird stuff, and today we’re going to explore their love of the adorable daiogusokumushi, or Isopod. Americans might find this creature strange or creepy, but to the Japanese (and weirdos all around the world), it’s cute enough to warrant its own stuffed animal. Soft, intricately detailed, […]
Very recently, author Kevin Donihe visited Rotterdam, the Netherlands to attend the UBIK: FUTUROSITY festival! While he was attending, Donihe was given a microphone and thrown in front of a crowd, because this is what you do with Kevin Donihe. The result is one of bizarro fiction’s top writers sharing […]
According to The Toronto Star, a new restaurant is opening in the city’s Koreatown area. It’s called Poop Cafe, where they make all sorts of foods that have the appearance of shit. I think those dishes are supposed to be urinals. You can try some of these toilet-themed desserts if […]
The Fantasia International Film Festival is in full swing, and this week is of particular interest in bizarro world. Mixed in with the deluge of movies and short films on the Festival schedule are some short films based on the work of authors we know and admire. If you are […]
by Tracy Vanity And now for another installment of a Buddhist hell road trip. I told you there were a lot of Buddhist hells around these parts! This time I went on a trip to Suphanburi province about 2 1/2 hours from Bangkok to visit the “Hell Temple” or Wat Phai […]
by Tracy Vanity Charles Manson is married! Congrats to the lovely couple. Jezebel posted some lessons we can all learn about love from Charlie and Star. Please note it is incorrect to call Manson a serial killer or mass murderer. Technically, he didn’t kill anyone, he just told his cult to. He also […]
by Tracy Vanity It’s Dia de Los Muertos already, I was too busy getting wasted and putting on zombie makeup to make a post on Halloween proper but here’s my belated Halloween gift to you. A bombardment of creepy pics! You should play this song while viewing them. Bonus: My friend […]
by Tracy Vanity It’s Devil’s Night Bizarros! Time to play some pranks, set fire to shit, and hail Satan! You can even name your cat, dog, or kid, after a demon. Speaking of animals, here are 6 animals who surely came from the depths of hell or were at least named after The […]
by Tracy Vanity 3 Days Until Halloween! Did you know that in the film, The Exorcist, the entire set of the MacNeil residence caught on fire except for Reagan’s room? A priest was brought in several times to bless the set but weird shit kept happening. Linda Blair’s harness kept breaking so […]
by Tracy Vanity (All photos courtesy of Paul Koudounaris) 3 more days until Halloween! Paul Koudounaris is paranormal catnip. Unexplained and weird phenomena gravitate towards him like death moths to a preternatural flame. He specializes in finding the most unique shrines to the dead which also sometimes end up finding him. He […]
by Tracy Vanity 4 days until Halloween. Gizmodo has a good article on Project MKultra. It’s pretty creepy. As are vintage Halloween kids…
Tracy Vanity 5 days until Halloween! I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween already. And I still have so much spooky shit to show you! Looks like a normal old book but it is quite unique. Harvard University recently discovered one of their library books was bound in human leather! The book is called Des […]
Tracy Vanity 6 days until Halloween! Although there aren’t as many female serial killers as there are male, there’s still quite an extensive list of killer women. Typically, female killers murder lovers, kids, or work as nurses and off their patients in some twisted “angel of mercy” syndrome. Some just do […]
by Tracy Vanity I’m very pleased with how “American Horror Story: Freak Show” is coming along. The characters are fun, especially Twisty. You can be Twisty for Halloween! Here is a tutorial: But not everyone is pleased with Twisty’s antics. The Clowns of America International think Twisty makes all clowns look bad, […]
Missed Part One? Never fear! Click HERE to catch up! The House on the Rock is an architectural anomaly, a spectacle, an autobiography in clutter, and a museum of hoarding. It holds vast, unrelated collections of of artifacts, some of them authentic. It is said to be the most popular tourist destination […]