Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week:
- Gluttons for Punishment: Exploring the Death of the Hellraiser Franchise
- In Defense Of Holiday Edition: ‘Black Christmas’ (Remake)
- Zombies Are Over, Tentacles Are the New Meta
- 25 Best Horror Films of 2014 (Part 1)
- Dissecting Actor Zach Galligan!
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Ask anyone which of the Hellraiser films are their favourites, and you’re guaranteed a response citing the first or second (perhaps the third, depending on your demographic). If you’re met with the answer “Revelations” or “Hellworld”, you are legally obliged to slap said interviewee until the sense returns to them. In this article, Wicked Horror looks at all of the Hellraiser movies, and where it all started to go very wrong.
A remake of a classic horror movie? Shouldn’t they stop doing that? It never works, you Hollywood buffoons, and it certainly didn’t pay off when it comes to the remake of the 1974 version of Black Christmas. However here, thanks to Bloody Disgusting, are some reasons the remake wasn’t as utterly abysmal as the critics made out.
The undead are so yesterday…so 2011…so…so…dead? There’s a new kid on the block, and it’s not vampires or werewolves or mummies, oh my! According to Movie Pilot, tentacles are the new zombies, at least for the next six months or so.
As is often the case at the end of another year (I’m still living in 2009, and my iPod Shuffle is the pinnacle of new technology) websites start to run top 10/20/50/100 lists of the best horror films of the year, but none are more trustworthy than Sound on Sight’s. Here are their top 25 horror films of 2014 (Part 1).
Perhaps best known for his portrayal of nice-guy, Mogwai-lover and Phoebe Cates-kisser, Billy Peltzer, in the 1984 Christmas horror, Gremlins, Zach Galligan has appeared in plenty of cult horror movies. In this article from Arrow in the Head, he is dissected and scrutinised to within an inch of his life.
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