Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado:
- Horror Most Profound: The Many Layers to Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic ‘The Birds’
- Fear of the Unknown: Ten Horror Titles That Almost Were!
- What Modern Horror Filmmakers Can Learn from “The Twilight Zone”
- Conan Versus the Cosmic Insignificance of Humanity: “The Challenge from Beyond”
- The Bloody, Retro Horror of ‘American Psycho’ Is Also Very 2016
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First Post looks at the many layers to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 avian thriller, The Birds, the film which ensured you never looked at a pigeon the same way again.
Lots of films don’t make it past the ideas stage, and for the most part that is a good thing. In this article, Blumhouse looks at ten horror films which might have been, should have been (probably not) and almost were.
Bloody Disgusting explains why Rod Serling’s classic series, The Twilight Zone, should be used as reference material for aspiring filmmakers.
Tor’s wonderful Lovecraft reread continues with a look at ‘The Challenge from Beyond’, a 1935 collaboration between Lovecraft, C.L. Moore, A Merritt, Robert Howard, and Frank Belknap Long.
In this article, The Daily Beast explains why the Broadway adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel, American Psycho, is more pertinent now than ever before.
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