Jamie Grefe (pronounced “gref-E”), screenwriter & author, writes intense horror, action, comedic strangeness, science-fiction, expressive literary fiction, lyric essays, TV movie thrillers, European melodramas, and more. For assignments, collaborations, spec inquiries, appearances, and rates get in touch.
Praise for Grefe:
“Grefe is a lyricist of the grotesque, an ultrasensualist with an ultraviolent imagination that would put Anthony Burgess’ to shame. He writes odes to the destruction of the human body so sonically rich they’ll make you marvel at the possibilities of the English language even as you gag on your breakfast.” – Katie Farris, author of boysgirls
“He cradles his reader in effulgent terror: divinatory sentences composed of guts—literal disemboweled organs and blood and blood and blood, effrontery without fear: glinted clauses, gilded metaphors—pure and bold sentences that scaffold terror, fright, and torture to make demonic houses that will eat you up in their intelligent grace. And blood. Did I mention blood yet?” – Lily Hoang, author of A Bestiary
“Jamie’s words flow like the notes of an epic concerto, pulling you in with the assured alacrity of a master conductor, his cadence and pacing sexy, lyrical and hyper-visual.” – Shane Douglas Keene – Horrortalk.com
“A fantastic writer who thoroughly ‘gets’ the subtleties of any style he decides to tackle. Jamie writes with a combination of playfulness and skill so sorely lacking in today’s literary scene.” – Gregg Turkington, On Cinema, Victorville Film Archive
“Grefe creates stories to seduce, hypnotize, and cast a marvelous spell on the reader. He is a true wizard of words. So turn the page and the enjoy the magic.” – Jim Wynorski, screenwriter and director of Chopping Mall
“Good Grefe! Jamie has safely documented some seedy, sexual situations involving unsavory sad sacks. More power to him! I would have run away from these people.” – Neil Hamburger, comedian
“Grefe-san writes with the lethality of a ninja, the laughter of the buddha, and the sublimity of a blood-splattered sakura blossom. Don’t let this gaijin fool you.” – Arthur Graham, author of Tanuki Tango Overdrive
My Mondo Fatales // Movies & Books
THE WISHING FOREST (2018 / Trailer)
Points of Interest: high concept scripts, low concept scripts, the fictional manifestations of excess, actioners, revenge narratives, grindhouse, witchcraft, creature features, fear and dread, slasher studies, comedy, art-exploitation, cosmic pessimism, telekinetic warfare, eroticism, animated nightmares, horror (all forms), the manipulation and metamorphosis of the body, mysticism, Lynchian dreamscapes, and the gratuitous as envisioned by Zulawski.
Short fiction, creative nonfiction, and prose poetry appear in such literary venues as Plinth, LIES/ISLE, Birkensnake, The Bacon Review, New Dead Families, elimae, Robot Melon, Untoward Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Sein und Werden, and Bizarro Central among other places.
Grefe holds an MFA in Creative Writing through New England College. He lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
Admiration: Prince Bagdasarian, Shane Ryan, John Palmer, Rene Perez, Kristoffer Kjornes, PFFR, John Kearns Jr., Tom Six, Rooster Republic Press, Bizarro Pulp Press, Eraserhead Press, Jimmy Bean, Vincenzo Bilof, Tim Heidecker, Jay Burleson, Spike Marlowe, Jordan Krall, R.A. Harris, Eric Westerlind, Stephen Graham Jones, Katie Farris, Lily Hoang, Andrew Morgan, Jim Wynorski, Joel Potrykus, Gregg Turkington, Will Oldham, Arthur Graham, Stephen Black, H and A + Z and N, John “Johnny Unicorn” Adams, Jason Adams, and the list goes on and on–unending, spiraling, forever and ever.