The Horror Merchants Motorcycle Club was founded in Newport, North Carolina in 1977 by members of a group of like minded individuals – Active Duty Marines, Veterans, members of two other motorcycle clubs and the Original Members of the SPS.

The name Horror Merchants came from the term “Horror Show” used to describe events and experiences of the founding members during periods of deployment overseas.

Three years later the North Carolina Chapter disbanded due to members being incarcerated, others departing the area and disagreements within the club. In 1980 the Original SPS HMMC Members settled in Massachusetts and rode together and lived by the founding principles and traditions while coexisting with independent riders and other Motorcycle Clubs.