Tag: Horror Fiction

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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The Beauty in the Breaking

The Beauty in the Breaking “So tell me how to make you happier?” Dr. Harakal starts each consultation the same: positive and hopeful without mention of imperfection or flaw. Contemporary jazz gently fills the office from recessed speakers. A redolence of jasmine wafts from the hidden diffuser. It is a safe space. There are no

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Welcome to Leeds! (And Please Ignore the Quiet Weeping in the Woods): An Interview with Matthew Bartlett

When I asked Matthew Bartlett if he’d like to do an interview with Silent Motorist Media, I hadn’t read his work. Other writers I admire kept mentioning him, so I knew he’d be a good fit. I wasn’t prepared, however, for the binge read Gateways to Abomination would inspire. Bartlett’s work is unsettling, unique and

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Nominate a Weird Writer to Save Us All in 2018

Alright readers, it’s time to help Silent Motorist Media honor 10 deserving writers for our first-ever Writers to Save Us All list. We’re looking for weird, bizarro, horror, and otherwise experimental writers who haven’t quite received the exposure you think they deserve. It’s a tough old world for writers out there; now, you have a

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Biological Determinism by S.E. Casey

He frowned. The class shuffled in. Despite the lack of years, the third period children were lumpy, bloated, and stuffed into ill-fitting clothes. They were a dim bunch. They had little interest in learning, with even less aptitude. He had made multiple requests not to teach this particular class, but to no avail. Since his

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