Month: July 2018

8 Eighties Exploitation Films That Could Never Be Made Today

By Bob Freville   Brenda: Sounds nice and kinky to me. Too bad you’re not double-jointed.   Fargo: Why?   Brenda: Because if you were, you’d be able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye!   —Actual dialogue from Savage Streets (1984)   Much has been written about sex and violence in motion pictures,

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10 Weird Writers to Save Us All in 2018

Here is our highly-anticipated list of “10 Writers to Save Us All in 2018.” “Save us from what?” you ask. We’re not entirely sure. What we do know is that an unexpected number of writers and readers alike sent us impassioned demands to recognize writers across the independent and small-press spectrum, and that the Silent

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Your Happy Life: Day Five

What is the Your Happy Life series? Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four I once met a 40-year-old man who had obliterated his own heart with a 12-gauge shotgun. Incredibly, he remained alive. Happy people seized him and worked ceaselessly to further this miracle of sustained agony. To their disappointment and his relief,

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Reading in the Age of Trump: the Danger of Low-Hanging Fruit

Reading in the Age of Trump The first time the Trump presidency seemed serious to me was when Slavoj Zizek half-heartedly endorsed Trump for the 2016 election. Zizek’s reasons for supporting such an outrageous candidate were, in a truly Zizekian fashion, complicated. His stance was similar to David Lynch’s: that Trump, while a problem himself,

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Psychedelic Flapper: An Interview with Madeleine Swann

Madeleine Swann is a psychedelic flapper, weird fiction writer, creepy stuff lover, and hideous face puller. And she’s a lot of fun to interview! -Austin James “I wanted to be a writer, an actress (but not a famous one), and every single animal in existence.” -Madeleine Swann Austin James: First off, thanks for chatting to me…

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The Weird on Television: 6 Weird Books That Should Be TV Shows

Weird fiction isn’t something that occurs exclusively on the fringes of the literary world. Consider Neil Gaiman’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel American Gods, which, as we all know, was adapted into a television series on the Stars network. There’s no denying the literary weirdness of American Gods, even if Gaiman isn’t quite as strange

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Cinereous Incarnate Album Review

Band: Abstracter Album: Cinereous Incarnate Country of Origin: United States Release Date: June 8th, 2018 Genre: Blackened doom Label: I, Voidhanger I seriously can’t put this one down. The third release from Oakland’s blackened doom masters is one of those albums good enough to bleed from the review pile to my regular rotation. I’ve listened

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SMM on Patreon!

That’s right, SMM now has a Patreon page! For those of you who can’t get enough of SMM, our Patreon is the place for you. Remember that Silent Motorist Media is an ad-free space; we also insist on paying our writers. That means we depend on support from readers like you to keep things going.

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