Tag: halloween

Horror Lives (No Matter What Vogue Tells You)

  It would seem that every year something has to be declared dead. Last year, people were postulating that Minecraft was on its way out, yet game sales hit 122 million copies in the very first quarter. The year before, Forbes was saying that rock was dead (I guess they forgot that shock rocker Marilyn

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Halloween Decorations by James Jakins

Traditions are important. No matter how insignificant, how stupid, or how cruel. We hold to them. My hometown, a small, rural place, has its own traditions. And, as is the way with small, rural places, traditions are held to more strictly than elsewhere. And, if ever there is a day meant for traditions, it is

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666 Scary Things to Make Your Halloween Lit

By Bob Freville I know you. You’re a sick little prick. You like to watch people get maimed and murdered, but lately that’s not doing it for you. You want more. Like that Billions guy getting his rocks off by taking an Asian girl’s eyeball out in Eli Roth’s Hostel, you need more. More. MORE!!!

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Dice and Betrayals: A Halloween Board Game Review

By J.L. Mayne The dice roll. I hold my breath as time slows. I can feel the tiny cubes dance, their steps reverberating through the table, up my arms and into my skull. The dots of black against white sing to me, their song sweet and horrible. I want it to begin, but fear claws

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Halloween Flash Fiction: “Polka Dots”

By J.L. Mayne The bile stings as it ejects from my empty stomach into the white porcelain. The acid struggles to mix with the water. Strings of green and yellow drip through the murk to the base of the bowl. My arms rest on the seat, where my family sits and defecates at least once

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Which Famous Horror Sequel SUCKED the Worst?!

By Zakary McGaha All horror fans, casual and diehard, know a couple standard, more mainstream but still classic franchises by heart: Halloween, Child’s Play, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are many more, of course, but I’m zeroing in on these four in particular because they each have their own infamous “black sheep”

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The Bloody Pustule Beauty Pageant

The following Halloween treat was originally published by Bizarro Central as part of their Flash Fiction Fridays series. It appears here in its unedited and unabridged form. By Bob Freville They’re spilling out on to the rickety termite-ridden runway. Woo daddy! We can see them lumbering out now! Oh yes! Those adorable little gals! Our

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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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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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