About

Established in 2021, APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL is a web magazine of edgy extrapolations, fringe fascinations, occult obsessions, risky ruminations, and aberrant associations. We are a literary journal obsessed with the underworld, both demonological and criminological – the collision of crooks in coats wielding machine guns and creeps in cloaks wielding jagged daggers. We are fascinated by the way parapolitics is to history and current events as urban exploration is to architecture. We are turned on by the synthesis of low lives and high strangeness. We excavate the Carcosan aspect of modern life. We are a home for dime-store Dostoevskys and ten-dollar Thompsons. We have been variously described as a psyop sleaze rag, a psychotronic survey of the pyrotechnic insanitarium, and a hypebeast health-goth apparel brand masquerading as a cyber-medievalist woodcut Metal Gear Solid fanzine.

Some of our particular/peculiar interests are schlock/sleazoid cinema (giallo flicks, Mondo flicks, splatter flicks, slasher flicks, skin flicks, drive-in flicks, grindhouse flicks), silent-film sorcery, Hollywood Babylon, lost continents, ancient apocalypses, psychogeography, time-out-of-jointedness, shipwrecks, Rankin/Bass arcana, Looney Tunes as the gesamtkunstwerk of the Twentieth Century, weird menace, Gothic fiction, pulp fiction, pulp esoterica, Westerns, the hidden history of your hometown, liminal spaces, subliminal phrases, libidinal forces, the Cosmic Bomb, splatterpunk, cyberpunk, nostalgia (real or Internet-induced), old wounds, Hasbro hermeticism, the occult roots of [FILL IN THE BLANK], Lovecraft as filtered through Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, the works of James Ellroy and Theodore Roszak, and smoke-filled back rooms.

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Jacob Everett is the editor-in-chief and publisher. He couldn’t think of a good bio to write, which is why he sticks to publishing.

Deputy publisher Brendan McCauley is an artist, writer and podcaster based out of Tempe, Arizona. His writing and art work have appeared in APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL, and he is the designer of the art work featured in Tom Will’s You, the Viewer at Home, Moon. He is the former co-host of the Ellroy Boys podcast, creator & former host of the Tales From The Mall podcast, and co-creator & writer of The Isolation Chamber. Brendan loves his cats, Miklo and Shaq. Brendan’s Twitter handle is @luso_brendan.

Tom Will is the poetry editor. His book, You, the Viewer at Home, Moon is out now on Maxi​mus books. You can also buy his chapbook Sonnet Cycle from the Schism Neuronics imprint. He has been published in places like Expat, Misery Tourism, and Door is A Jar; but most importantly he has been published in APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL. He lives in Tennessee and loves you very much.

Born in a log cabin in 1853, Max Thrax rose from steerhand to gladhand to President. Now he works as managing editor of APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL. His novel God is a Killer is available from Close to the Bone Publishing. 

Hermes S. Thurston is a musician, writer, curator, and deputy publisher. He is always on the hunt for masterful art, design, and literature. He can be found on Twitter @HSThurston and on urbit @ ~rammug-mogdem. He lives in Dallas, TX. 

Fiction editor D. A. Wohler is a writer from Ohio. Follow him on Twitter at @dawtismspeaks.

Will Waltz lives in St. Louis. As books editor, he believes, like Frederic Goudy, that “with twenty-six soldiers of lead, we will conquer the world.”

Tully K is a 33-year-old malcontent living in Portland, OR, where he is editor-at-large. You can find him saying stupid things on Twitter @ripcitythug or sometimes posting his photography on Instagram @tullys_photos.