The Holiday Issue - December 2014
Happy holidays from Barrelhouse! As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, many people take time to pause and reflect on fond memories with dear friends.
We decided that it was time to catch up with some old Christmas movie pals. What happened to these characters after the cameras stopped rolling and the days got longer again? We invited some of our favorite writers to share these stories.
there once was a girl who forgot everything,
who named herself Gretel.
All lost Gretels were smart enough
to get themselves found and the forest found her;
Barrelhouse Poetry Editor Dan Brady sat down with Chase Berggrun to discuss their book R E D, a book-length erasure of Bram Stroker’s Dracula, forthcoming from Birds, LLC.
Hell Hunter: slayer of demons, killer of psycho clowns, fearless destroyer of creatures born from utter blackness/bleakness of bottomless pit nightmares
The woods are quiet, Daria said. Yeah, what do you mean? I mean they’re quiet. No sound. No movement. Nothing. It’s weird.
Oh you're all back now, huh. Cool. Cool cool cool. There's room enough for everybody so come on in, stretch out, make yourself at home.
Under the water--
deeper than that,
In windows behind the night glass
of my second story bedroom, I see
your one green eye as bright as a dying star.
Hasbro says pass go
from worlds beyond
Freddy Vs. Jason is a quintessential tale of a clash between titans, the unstoppable force pitted against the immovable object, a crude powerhouse reckoning with a vulgar wit. In this way, Voorhees and Krueger echo some of the great 20th Century feuds: Mailer and Vidal, Hemingway and Faulkner, Hearst and Welles, Leno and Letterman.