Welcome to Must Read Horror, the place to find the best horror articles of the week. Once again we’ve searched the internet for interesting and notable articles for your reading pleasure. This week:
- Revisiting Rage by Richard Chizmar
- A Response to The New Republic: In Defense of Horror Fans
- How New Horror Movies Use Cameras to Creep You Out
- The H Word: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby – The Female Protagonist in Horror
- David Moody on 28 Days Later
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In this article over at Stephen King Revisited, Richard Chizmar looks back at the first time he read Rage, surprisingly only five years ago.
More fallout from the ill-researched article that, last week, had the horror community up in arms for its wildly erroneous suggestions that fans of the genre like nothing more than eating human babies and masturbating over pentagrams, or something like that. This rebuttal is from Wicked Horror, and includes a link to the offending article, if you’re just hearing about this shitstorm.
Not a week goes by without another generic found-footage horror movie hitting the cinema (or, more often than not, VOD), but recently, certain filmmakers have come up with new ways to render the shaky-cam method more effective, as explained in this article from Den of Geek.
Over at Nightmare Magazine, Lisa Morton looks at the rise and rise of the female protagonist in horror.
In this article, the author of Hater, Autumn, and Trust looks back at 2002’s Rage™-filled (other diseases are available) masterpiece of post-apocalyptic horror, 28 Days Later.
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