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Too Soon?

With mass shootings increasing in frequency, I wonder if Mr. Deadman Made Me Do It was a bit too soon.

What do I mean?

One of my favorite stories in the collection is about a fictional Mr. Deadman (need to stress that for legal reasons) that talks a basement dwelling incel into shooting up a school.

Now, hold on before you rage quit this post. The story has a twist at the end. A nice pay off that makes things nice.

But this is not the first time Deadman’s Tome has published controversial material. A few years back, we featured a story about a girl that rampaged through a school, leaving behind a trail of dead bodies.

That story is called A Corpse Can’t Laugh by Salem Martin and G. B. Holly

We received negative responses about that story back then, and that leaves me to believe that it is only a matter of time before the soccer moms start coming out of theeir vans for this one.

But let me ask you, what do you think?

Did Mr. Deadman Made Me Do It go too far, or not far enough?

Check it out for yourself and leave a comment below.


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School Shootings and Horror Fiction

A few years ago, Deadman’s Tome published a short story title A Corpse Can’t Laugh. This controversial story puts the reader in the mind of an active shooter at a school. At the time, I knew there would be backlash and hesitated to touch such a sensitive subject. Afterwards, I treated the story with special gloves in respect to the victims and their families, but now the gloves are off.

Creative minds draw from their environment, and routine school shootings IS the environment, and the authors and publishers involved shouldn’t apologize for ANY offense. The greatest offense is that after Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after Santa Fe nothing has been done to secure the schools and protect the kids.

Stop yourself before you wreck yourself. I’m not on a soapbox about guns or against guns. Have your debate and arguments, but in the meantime what are we doing to secure the safety of the kids?

Most people don’t know that schools are a god damn joke. The only door that is unlocked is the front door, but behind that front door is a secretary. If a campus has a resource officer, the officer could be ANY WHERE on campus. Much more, the doors can be unlocked by triggering a fire alarm! Does this sound secure to you? This is absurd.

Even more absurd is that these debates on gun control leave us spinning our wheels in the mud while the schools are still just as vulnerable. At this point, I’m all for having police officers armed with automatics posted at the doors. Sounds absurd, I know. Sounds crazy, but that would stop shooter dead in his or her tracks. A shooter might try to get one of the officers, but the other officers would be able to take down the active shooter.

I’ve heard counter arguments to this. Some people say that it just puts more guns in reach of the kids. We’re talking about police officers, not teachers with guns. If a kid attempts to wrestle a gun away from an officer then he’ll be stopped. Another argument is that it’s too authoritative or that it would turn a school into a guarded compound. At this point, I’m fine with that. I can live with that. I would feel safer with that then pursuing a go nowhere debate that will do little to nothing while the kids, while my kid, is still just as vulnerable as the day before!

You can tear down this idea all you want, and maybe it is ridiculous, but while we spin our wheels in the mud another school shooting will happen. Hell, it could be tomorrow. It could even be on the last day before Summer.  My point is that we all know that it WILL happen and it’s not an if. Look, the kids expect them to happen. They expect school shootings. That shouldn’t be a reality, yet it is.



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Sensationalized Pulp Fiction Horror!


What is pulp fiction? There’s the insanely popular Tarantino movie, with its famous lines and scenes that have become culturally fossilized, but what is pulp fiction exactly? Pulp fiction was used to define stories published on cheap pulp paper. The stories would usually consist of a cheap thrill usually with a sensationalized topic with cultural relevance.

Pulp fiction was a labelled applied to stories that exploited controversial topics, sexual taboos, and gratuitous violence for a quick buck. Titles like Satan was a Lesbian and Lesbian Captive are examples of literally exploitation films in the form of a novella, but they work by exploiting an alluring premise. straight, homosexual, lesbian, asexual, whatever it is to be attracted to toasters, you can’t honestly tell me that these titles do not catch your attention.

Pulp fiction with a catchy title and low price of a dollar would find their way in the hands of those curious enough to take the bait. Some stories delivered, while others were simply a cock tease.

A Corpse Can’t Laugh, however, is a fine example of a pulp fiction horror short that delivers the thrill.


A Corpse Can’t Laugh is a fine example of ultra-violent pulp fiction at its finest. A Corpse Can’t Laugh takes a controversial topic like school shootings and mass murder and runs with it, while incorporating the all too common narrative that violent video games like Doom, Quake, and Call of Duty are murder simulators and the result is awesome. Thew one element that is missing, and the would that my perverted mind could easily add, is an element of gratuitous sexualization. But, it’s not a fault that no way ruins the experience, believe me.

The build of tension as it opens with a girl on a school yard waving at someone only to be brutally murdered. Her death kicks of a series or relentless and merciless deaths of a school yard shooting spree by a very pissed off teenage girl. The level of detail on the blood splatter. The cold and calculated violence without a shred of respect to those that it might offend. Oh, and offensive it most certainly is.