Blood Splatters Quickly: The Collected Stories

Blood Splatters Quickly: The Collected Stories

Edward D. Wood Jr.


whether you think that you don’t be aware of him, you recognize him. Few within the Hollywood orbit have had higher impact; few have skilled extra humiliating failure of their lifetime. thank you partly to the biopic directed through Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and bearing his identify, Ed wooden has turn into an icon of Americana.

Perhaps the purest expression of Wood’s théma—pink angora sweaters, over-the-top violence and the fraught relationships among the sexes—can be present in his unadulterated brief tales, lots of which (including “Blood Splatters Quickly”) seemed in short-lived “girly” magazines released through the Seventies. The 32 tales integrated right here, replete with unique typos, lovingly preserved, were proven via Bob Blackburn, a relied on affiliate of Kathy wooden, Ed’s widow. within the 40 years or extra when you consider that these preliminary appearances in grownup magazines, none of those tales has been on hand to the public.

Wood died in 1978, however the legacy of the director of “Plan nine from Outer Space,” “Glen or Glenda,” “Jail Bait” and such a lot of different cherished reveal classics has merely grown in significance. wooden speaks—not least for himself—as one among America’s “outsiders” stuck up within the fight to discover popularity inside—and by no means extra at once than within the fabric during this ebook.

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