Welcome to Must Read Horror. We search the internet for notable horror articles, so you don’t have to. This week:
- King, Carrie, and a Religious Revelation by Ray Garton
- Pinocchio’s Dark Horror – and Darker Source Material
- Mary Shelley’s Other Horror Story – Lessons for Super-Pandemics
- The Many Faces of The Thing
- Scary Monsters and Superfreaks: The World of Stephen King, A to Z
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In this guest post over at Stephen King Revisited, Ray Garton (Live Girls, Scissors, Ravenous) looks at King’s debut novel, Carrie, and how it affected his religious beliefs as a child.
We’ve all seen the Disney cartoon, with its saccharine musical numbers and holier-than-thou conscience-crickets, but the 1883 book upon which old Uncle Walt based his movie (The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Colladi) was filled to the brim with death and mutilation. The Dissolve delves deeper into the bullshitting little wooden-nose’s dark past.
Ebola, Avian Flu, Sars, Ass-rabies, Kitten-Chlamydia…you can’t move these days without contracting some incurable disease. If only we’d paid more attention to Mary Shelley’s 1825 novel The Last Man. Even though it’s far too late for us, IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies) looks at what we can learn from Shelley’s often overlooked masterpiece.
There have been several adaptations of John W. Campbell’s novella, Who Goes There?, and in this article, The Movie Sleuth looks at each of them (including the sub-par 2011 reboot/remake).
In this article, Rolling Stone looks at the world of Stephen King, starting with the letter A, finishing with Z, and including all the ones betwixt.
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