The Faces of Horror

The first three designs of Silent Motorist Media's Faces of Horror apparel fundraiser is now live! Now you can support SMM and the authors we promote while representing your favorite horror subgenre. Just click on the tee you want below, and you'll be directed to Teespring. There, you can choose between a tee, hoodie, or [...]

A Good Editor is Hard to Find: The True Story of My Publishing Misadventure

Editor’s note: While we try to celebrate the world of small press and independent authors on Silent Motorist Media, it’s important, on occasion, to visit its pitfalls as well. No environment is perfect, and we’re publishing this piece in the hopes that an awareness of some of the issues addressed here will help new and [...]

A New Voice in Bizarro Land: An Interview with Christopher Rigel

I picked up Christopher Rigel's debut novella, Oval Orifice, almost entirely by chance. I knew Chris from college and was delighted to discover he had written a book. He had always been one of the sharp students in my literature courses, and I was certain his work would be worth a glance. When I discovered [...]

The Last Drug Trial on Earth Cover Reveal

Today, we're revealing the cover of our first-ever Silent Motorist Media book publication, The Last Drug Trial on Earth, by Justin A. Burnett. Yes, we're moving slowly into the realm of book publications. We have a few more surprise releases in store for you, including a hitherto unannounced anthology that we're certain you'll enjoy, but [...]

Unlikeable Characters: An Interview With Jessica McHugh

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing yet another accomplished, talent writer: Jessica McHugh. No additional introduction is needed, so let’s jump right in! -Austin James "I never realized how quickly children want to put visually unappealing things into their mouths." -Jessica McHugh Austin James: So, I’ll start off with a generic question that might [...]

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, [...]