Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- How Horror Movies Helped Me To Get Over My PTSD
- Cinematography Tips For Horror Filmmakers
- Are Women Changing the Face of Television’s Horror Genre?
- And Then a Cat Jumps Out: In Defense of Horror Movie Jump Scares
- Christopher Lee, 1922-2015
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In this article over at Vice, Kate Jones, whose house burned down during a particularly violent storm, explains how horror movies helped her to deal with PTSD.
Have you ever watched a horror film and wondered how they made it look so…bleak, or why they gave it a certain grading? Then wonder no more. Premium Beat offers some cinematography tips for horror filmmakers.
Observer takes a look at how women are heading up some of the best TV horror series doing the rounds right now, including Penny Dreadful and American Horror Story.
Horror mainstay or something that should have been buried with William Castle? In this day and age, the horror movie jump-scare is often considered a cheap move, something the filmmakers fall back on if there’s no other way to scare you shitless. In this article, Screen Crush explains why surprise attacks/false alarms – the two categories jump scares fall into – aren’t as bad as people make out.
In this article from The Hollywood Reporter, the film industry pay tribute to horror legend, Sir Christopher Lee, who sadly passed away on June 7.
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