FUNGASM FRIDAY!

I’m going to be super honest with you. I’m having a really hard time writing this post. There are so many things going on this weekend and I will be missing most of them due to the whole “life ain’t cheap” situation. I am trying to post links to things and I keep getting distracted by the pictures and stories going up online from all of my friends and colleagues at these fantastic events. Deep Breath. Slow Exhale.(that’s for me) Okay, let’s begin.

I would like to start this week out the right way by mentioning the San Pedro H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival starting today at the fabulous Warner Grand Theatre. Seriously, the lineup for this thing looks great and our very own Cody Goodfellow just happens to be one of the directors for the San Pedro chapter of HPLFF and he has put a lot of work into creating a beautiful event. Not only will Mr. Goodfellow be there but the guest list also includes the likes of Joseph S. Pulver, Leeman Kessler, Andrew Kasch, Nick Gucker and MANY more. Andrew Kasch will be presenting the wraparound footage from the upcoming horror movie Monsterland  that he shot with John Skipp at the Warner Grand! Another highlight I’d like to mention about the weekend is the performance that Skipp and Cody are going to be doing at the Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast on Sunday morning. http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hplfilmfestival.com%2Fhplfilmfestival-sanpedro-ca%23top&h=jAQHA_jt2&s=1

 

Next thing on my “I Want To Go To There” list is the release party being hosted by John Skipp and Laura Lee Bahr TONIGHT (8pm Stockroom Hall) in celebration of her book Long Form Religious Porn. I’m having a serious case of “missing out” this weekend and I implore you, IF you are in the Los Angeles metro area…GO TO THIS PARTY! HANG OUT WITH THESE PEOPLE!  http://blog.stockroom.com/events/laura-lee-bahr-long-form-religious-porn/

And last, but in no way least, Fungasm Press is beyond thrilled to announce the ARCs (Advanced Reading Copy) of the latest book by the one and only Mr. Danger Slater.   PUPPET SKIN (coming this July) are now avalible for reviewers! 

From the back cover copy:

“Danger Slater is fearless, and should be ashamed of himself. Thank God he’s not.” — Josh Malerman, author of BIRD BOX

Hannah graduates from middle school on Friday. That’s the day she transforms into a living puppet, like her parents and teachers before her. No longer a human girl made of flesh and feelings, but a perfect wooden new self, whose strings lead up from her limbs into an endless black void above. With no pain. No sorrow. No sickness. No fear.

But Hannah has begun to suspect that something is very, very wrong. And in a world where emotion is treated like a disease, and unknown terrors lurk inside everyone, just keeping your soul alive past childhood might be the greatest challenge of all.

“PUPPET SKIN is a dark, grotesquely-beautiful Bizarro nightmare fable for alienated teens of all ages. If you’ve ever felt lost in this deranged universe, Danger’s book knows exactly what you mean.”

John Skipp, author of THE LIGHT AT THE END and THE ART OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE

Okay ladies and gentlemen, I’m going back to living vicariously through the photos and stories of my awesome friends. If you get the chance to join them, PLEASE do.                       Do Something Fun!   -Lisa

#teamfungasm #fungasmfriday #bizarro #smallpress

Fungasm Friday!

Fuck.

 

Seriously.

I mean like, shit.

It’s barely been a week that I’ve felt like I could hear a Bowie song playing in the grocery store without the need to pause and mourn the loss of such a talented and amazing creature.

And now, my sweet Prince.

I never actually got to see him live. But I did get to dance in the streets of downtown San Francisco with thousands of other happy drunk people to 1999 on New Year’s Eve that year. Raspberry Beret was one of the first songs I remembering hearing on the radio as a kid and thinking “Wow, that’s music” I gyrated inappropriately with cute boys in dark corners at my high school while Cream played. I ‘found myself’ in underground secret basement parties listening to dance mixes of When Doves Cry.That mug shot magnet in the last picture there? That is the first thing I have put on my fridge in every new place I have lived since my divorce. I think it’s safe to say that Prince was kind of a big deal in my life and it just didn’t feel right trying to write a post this week without mentioning his passing.

Like a good book, music shapes us it stays with us, has the ability to transport us back to places and times and I will be forever thankful for those awesome memories.

AND NOW FOR A HORRIBLE SEGUE ….

Speaking of memories, do you remember when the  Horror Happens Radio Show had an episode with John Skipp and Danger Slater talking about Danger’s new book I Will Rot Without You and you missed it because you were busy because it was on during the middle of the day here on the West coast and some people work a 9-5 kind of schedule? Well I’m pleased to announce that all of their uncensored archives are now avalible at http://horrorhappens.com/

In other fantastic wonderful news Boned, the feature film by Miss Laura Lee Bahr is now available to rent or buy on Itunes. If you like dogs or people or dominatrixes or goth kids or smug funny plastic surgons or quirky dogwalkers …this movie has something for you. https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/boned/id1091152711 It’s a great movie with sexy people (Bai Ling!) and enjoyable performances from everyone in the film.

I also highly recommend that people in the Los Angeles area look into the Long Form Religious Porn release party that is coming up this Friday the 29th and will be held at the Stockroom.  It’s going to be a fun time and I really think you should be there. https://www.facebook.com/events/1714469732132228/?__mref=message_bubble

And on that note, I think I will leave you to your weekend.

I hope you have a great one.

I hope you dance to Prince.

It doesn’t matter if you get all dressed up and go out to one of the millions of dance parties being held in his honor this weekend or if you dance iat home wearing old pajamas.

Just dance. And celebrate.

Much Love, #bizarropress #teamfungasm #fungasmpress

Fungasm Friday

I believe I mentioned last week how incredibly adorable Miss Laura Lee Bahr is and this week I would like talk a little more about that. Not only is she a sweet and kind human, Laura is also extremely talented. Her new movie Boned starring Angela Landes, Bai Ling and some super cool goth kids. I was super lucky to be able to see this movie in the theater during it’s limited release and it’s really good. Funny and entertaining while being pleasantly unpredictable. And now us peoples here at Fungasm Press are happy to announce you can now Rent or Buy here:

https://itun.es/us/hTAcbb

“In the film, Landis plays a struggling actress named Samantha Marlow who walks dogs to pay the bills. After accidentally denting the door on an attractive doctor’s SUV, she is swept into a plot full of violent dog-nappers, gothic bondage cultists and starving actors who are in denial,” -Nathan Carson, Willamete Week

Thanks Nathan Carson for the write up in Willamette Week!!

http://www.wweek.com/2015/12/29/the-mission-gets-boned/

“Described to be in the surrealist Hollyweird style of John Waters and David Lynch”

BONED is featured in a Deadline article!!! http://deadline.com/…/bai-ling-boned-gravitas-ventures-kir…/

Ladies and Gentlemen, I can’t think of a better way for you to spend your evening than curled up watching this movie with a glass of wine or three.

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Fungasm Friday!

Friday April 8th

Happy Fungasm Friday!

The past week was very productive for us here at Fungasm Press and I wanted to take a minute to share a little from our booze and slurpee fueled adventures.

Between AWP and the horror convention Days of the Dead LA in Burbank, the state of California got a lot weirder last weekend. More than 20 writers of Bizarro fiction were in Los Angeles last weekend and thanks to a mass signing at Dark Delicacies on Sunday I got to hang around smoking cigarettes and bullshitting with Cody Goodfellow and Michael Kazepis. (you should try it some time, very informative)

Autumn wrote a really nice post that wraps up the weekend pretty perfectly.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10209308717138646&id=1344292368&__mref=message_bubble

But enough about the past.

Laura Lee Bahr has a book release party coming up on the 29th of April for her new book Long-Form Religious Porn. For those of you who don’t know, Laura is one of the sweetest humans to ever walk on the face of this earth.  Living in Portland is usually great. But in this situation it stinks because I won’t be able to attend this event. But YOU should totally be there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1714469732132228/?__mref=message_bubble

 

And LAST but most definitely not least…Mr. John Skipp and his famous bongos will be performing tonight in accompaniment with the one and only Slow Poisoner, Mr. Andrew Goldfarb TONIGHT!!!!!!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154113711644233&id=535559232&__mref=message_bubble

Until next week ladies and gentlemen, Cheers!  Lisa LeStrange & Fungasm Press

#fungasmfriday #bizarropress #fungasmpress #smallpress #bizarro