Category: Horror

5 Forgotten Gems to Watch This Halloween

By Bob Freville 1. The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds (1965) Earlier this year, maverick filmmaker and unabashed cinephile Nicolas Winding Refn launched his own free streaming website, byNWR.com. The site functions as a platform for serious film fans to discover obscure films of all genres, most notably old exploitation films that have been lost

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So Much Pain, So Much Sorrow: Celebrating 30 Years with Night of the Demons

By Bob Freville The day of atonement is at hand. We here at Silent Motorist Media delight in celebrating anniversaries…unless they’re our parents’ anniversaries. Hey, we’re children of divorce. Give us a break. Today, we honor Kevin Tenney’s cult horror classic, Night of the Demons, on the anniversary of its original theatrical release (October 14th,

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The Warblers by Amber Fallon Book Review

by Zakary McGaha 3.8/5 Amber Fallon came to my attention with all that social media drama not too long ago, so I felt compelled to look up what really matters: her fiction. The Warblers is the type of book you read in one sitting. The way it’s written pulls you into the story and forces

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Michael Myers is Too Old for This Shit

What Halloween Would Actually Look Like in 2018 By Bob Freville FADE IN: EXT. LONESOME HIGHWAY – NIGHT PRISON TRANSPORT OFFICER staggers out of the mangled, overturned prison bus clutching his bloody forehead. We can see his breath in the gelid night air. As Prison Transport Officer coughs and looks up the desolate road, THE

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The Predator (2018) Film Review

Review by Zakary McGaha 6.5/10. An F in school, but pretty close to a B- in my book. If you’ve read my reviews or talked to me about writing in person, you know my schtick: I hate self-aware things and believe horror comedies can either be really good or really bad…and I believe most of

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Films That Fell Through the Cracks: Slash (2002)

Welcome to Films That Fell Through the Cracks where we discuss notable motion pictures that failed to generate the kind of buzz worthy of the so-called “cult classic.” Today, “Locker Arms” author Zakary McGaha delves into the horror-comedy hilarity of 2002’s Slash. “Slash” Film Review  by Zakary McGaha Slash (2002) is horror-comedy gold. If you’re

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Underwater Jason Voorhees to Be Removed from Lake Pleasant

You thought Jason only haunted Crystal Lake, but as it turns out, the masked machete-wielding camp counselor killer also enjoys a good dip in Lake Pleasant. At least that’s what you would think if you went diving in Arizona. An Arizona scuba divers’ Facebook group has noted that a life-like Jason Voorhees statue is just

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Return of the BOOBS & BLOOD Festival!!!

For Immediate Release: September 14th, 2018 The BOOBS & BLOOD Festival is back – With All-Women Judges, WOMEN IN HORROR Panel & Fundraising for Breast Cancer Charity Opening Night launches the 1st Annual SCREAM QUEEN-ATHON and B&B’s new quarterly magazine Scream Queens, Body Painting Burlesque, the Final Destination franchise and Japanese Gonzo Ghosts take over

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Why Mainstream Horror is Still Dead and Won’t Become a Zombie Anytime Soon

by Zakary McGaha A ton of horror fiction fans are currently optimistic. They’re saying we’re due for another horror boom…you know, like the one in Paperbacks from Hell. Well, I’ve said on multiple occasions in private, and I’ll say it again now: this isn’t going to happen. Nothing is going to bring back the mass-market

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