“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
“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.” – 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, entertainer
“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
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A Brief Introduction
Jamie Grefe (pronounced “gref-E”), screenwriter & author, writes the rotten bowels of horror, revenge-style exploitation, softcore strangeness, science-fiction, comedy, grotesque low-brow literary fiction, lyric essays, and TV movie thrillers.
Points of Interest: high concept scripts, the fictional manifestations of excess, fear, 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 LIES/ISLE, Birkensnake, The Bacon Review, New Dead Families, elimae, Robot Melon, Untoward Magazine, 365 Tomorrows, A Twist of Noir, Prick of the Spindle, Sein und Werden and Bizarro Central among other places.
Grefe holds an MFA in Creative Writing through New England College and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
Admiration: PFFR, John Kearns Jr., Sean Cross, Richard Harding, Tom Six, Eraserhead Press and the Bizarro fiction community, Vincenzo Bilof, Tim Heidecker, Jay Burleson, Spike Marlowe, Jordan Krall, R.A. Harris, Eric Westerlind, Stephen Graham Jones, Katie Farris, Andrew Morgan, Jim Wynorski, Joel Potrykus, Gregg Turkington, Will Oldham, Arthur Graham, Stephen Black, H and A + Z and N, Michael Cheng, Georgia Barker, Lazarus, Tyler, John “Johnny Unicorn” Adams, Jason Adams, and the list goes on and on–unending, spiraling, forever and ever.