So how does this collection change our attitudes about Wood? It forces us to admit that Ed Wood, while incompetent as a film director, was skilled as a pulp writer. I mean no disrespect here. There is an art to the pulp story, as there is an art to the B-movie.

Wood’s impulsiveness prevented him from learning the art of directing. But this same impulsiveness helped him create these breezy, nutty, short pulp stories. He’s aiming lower – but he’s hitting his mark.

When these stories are funny, they’re SUPPOSED to be funny, so – after all these years – we’re finally laughing WITH Ed Wood rather than AT him. Reading Blood Splatters Quickly, you’ll be impressed by, and even proud of, Edward D. Wood, Jr.

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