Creative Horror by Michael Arnzen


Established in 1991, Mastication Publications is a line of special projects independently produced by Michael and Renate Arnzen for collectors and niche markets, as well as providing adaptations of both existing and original literary work for media outlets, such as ebooks and audiobooks.

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Our list of projects follow. New/current releases available for purchase (or free) are highlighted in green.  Or you can choose one of our online distributors by clicking on a button below. Many of the media experiments and ephemera included below are viewable online.  Click through the titles to learn more.

Books Avail on Amazon
Our audiobooks are on audible.
Our recordings are on bandcamp


Murrmann: A Tale of Van Helsing (novelette, 2016)

Freakcidents: A Surrealist Sideshow (poetry collection, 2016)

Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side (non-fiction, 2013)

Meat Shots (e-chapbook, 2013 — free!)

Sportuary (poetry collection, 2009)


Diabolique Strategies web app (2014)

Arnzen Live 2-CD set: Poedown & Arnzensongs (lettered ed., 2013)

“Attack of the Bleu Man Group” (limited cd-r single, 2013)

Live and Vile audio CD, produced for Bad Moon Books (ltd to 13, 2008)

“Ghosted” flash poetry animation (2002)

“Disco Inferno” flash poetry animation (2002)

“Alien Art” flash poetry animation (2002)

Gorelets: PDA & Postcard Serials (2001-2)



Freakcidents (2016)

Audiovile: Digital Expanded Edition (2016)

Poedown: Arnzen vs. Wytovich, Live at DV8 (2016)



Psychos: An Anthology of Psychological Horror in Verse (1992)

Chew and Other Ruminations (1991)



Halloween Greeting (ltd. to 21, handmade postcards, 2013).

Anonymous (2012)

Dear Santa (2010)

Six Short Films About Chauncey the Serial Killer (2006)

Voodoo Movie Trilogy (2004)

Exhaling You (2002)

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