Archive for June 16, 2011

Out Now: “The Menstruating Mall” re-issue

Posted in Bizarro Books, Carlton Mellick III, eraserhead press, Fiction, Uncategorized on June 16, 2011 by carltonmellick

The new edition of my book “The Menstruating Mall” is now available at

menstruating mall

The Breakfast Club meets Chopping Mall as directed by David Lynch.” – Brian Keene

Ten ridiculously stereotypical consumer victims (a yuppie, a housewife, a retiree, a jock, a bible thumper, a cowboy, a preppy, a gamer, a goth, and a white suburban gangsta) find themselves unable to leave the mall one day. There is nothing stopping them. The doors are unlocked. Other shoppers are able to come and go as they please. But for some inexplicable reason, these ten people cannot pry themselves away from their shopping miasma. The mall closes, and they won’t leave. Days pass, and they’re still there, eating meals in the food court and sleeping in department store bedroom displays. Then they begin to die off, one by one, murdered by a mysterious killer, and they still won’t allow themselves to escape. Carlton Mellick III’s “The Menstruating Mall” is both a modernized take on Luis Bunuel’s “The Exterminating Angel,” and a parody of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.”