Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week. So, without further ado:
- How to Make a Horror Anthology, From The Creators of “V/H/S” And “Southbound”
- Deaditorial: Faith in Fright, or The Importance of Religion in the Horror Genre
- Horror Films Are Far Scarier than in the Past. Here’s How
- The Strange Legacy of the Weird Fascination with the Occult in the 60s and 70s
- Why Can’t I Be Scared? – An essay by Sharon Lawson
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Radio Silence, the team behind Devil’s Due and Southbound, talk to Co.Create about how to make a horror anthology.
With the release of The Witch (apparently one of the scariest films of the year, and also one of the most generic titles) almost upon us, Fangoria takes a look at the importance of religion in the horror genre.
Are horror films scarier now than they used to be? Having seen Troll 2, I’m not so sure, but this essay over at Aeon tries to put some facts behind the claim.
You couldn’t move for Ouija boards in the 60s and 70s, and pentagram necklaces were often a prerequisite if you wanted a job as a policeman or a nurse (this might not be true as I wasn’t born until 1980, and therefore missed out on all the occult tomfoolery). History News Network investigates the weird fascination with the occult in the 60s and 70s.
In this article over at Shotgun Logic, Grey Matter Press editor, Sharon Lawson, wonders why horror stories and movies no longer frighten her.
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