Category: Horror

The Unreprinted: Tricycle by Russell Rhodes

Today’s installment of Ben Arzate’s The Unreprinted comes from Silent Motorist staff writer Zakary McGaha who has found himself an out-of-print genre paperback whose book jacket deserves to be remembered if nothing else. In McGaha’s own words, “It may very well have my favorite 80s skeleton cover…although I think Wild Violets by Ruth Baker Field wins

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Kinder von Karma – Short Fiction

We’ve had all we could take. They have relied on us for more years than we have left on God’s green earth. And we’re sick to death of their demands, the limitations it puts on our own existence. Because that’s all we’re doing now: merely existing. I can’t remember the last time my husband and

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The Unreprinted: Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Dealers by Jeffrey Thomas

Welcome back to Ben Arzate’s The Unreprinted, a column exploring rare and/or out-of-print books that have left a lasting impression on readers. Today, author Zakary McGaha takes a look at Jeffrey Thomas’s entry in the Black Flame series of Nightmare on Elm Street tie-ins. by Zakary McGaha The Black Flame line of books holds its

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The Grim & the Grit: An Interview with Genre Veteran Chad Ferrin, Part I

By Bob Freville A stoner med student receives a knock on his dorm room door. When he opens it a lanky woman, butt naked, stands before him, her pert nipples staring at him. This temptress wants to fuck and who’s this pipsqueak to say no? The med student invites her in and they get right

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Films That Fell Through the Cracks: Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!

By Bob Freville The following review originally appeared in Kotori Magazine on June 27th, 2010. It is included here as part of our Films That Fell Through the Cracks column due to its relative obscurity. Like many of director Chad Ferrin’s delightfully warped grindhouse features, it has not been given the attention it deserves.  Easter Bunny Kill!

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Films That Fell Through the Cracks: The Frightening

The Frightening (2002) Film Review by Zakary McGaha What you need to know going in: there’s a new kid at a weird high school, people start dying, and there are ghosts…sort of. The Frightening, directed by David DeCoteau, is a mixed bag, to put it delicately. Still, it has a swath of charm that makes

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Yuletide Genocide by Bob Freville

There are no presents under the tree. But there are cloves of garlic hanging in a cluster behind it. Mistletoe for the monsters. The tree is black and charred and bare, its pine needles like splinters from a spent heap of week-old firewood. The foyer floor is lined with possum traps and balls of barbed

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Cherry Blossom Eyes by S.T. Cartledge – Book Review

Review by Ben Arzate The Isle of Flowers is covered with cherry blossom trees, the primary resource of its inhabitants. Every winter, or “the Cold” as they call it, freezing lotus flowers bloom, requiring them to burn the trees for warmth. The trees, however, are starting to thin out. What’s worse, sea creatures called “tourists”

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Why Mainstream Horror is Still Dead: Part II

By Zakary McGaha This tiny article isn’t really a continuation of my last write-up on mainstream horror, because there won’t be many (if any) new points. It’s more of a response to an article debunking some Vogue piece, in which my article was referenced (in said debunking article; not the Vogue piece). Anyway, it was

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Alternative Cinema Goes Bye-Bye: A Final Farewell to Tempe Video

By Bob Freville Tempe Entertainment was founded in 1991, but I didn’t hear about them until the mid-90s when I happened upon an enthralling profile of Tempe founder J.R. Bookwalter in Fangoria magazine. The article in question painted a picture of DIY innovation before DIY was part of the pop culture lexicon. Upon reading about

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