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:
- NPR have a feature article on the troublesome balance between Lovecraft’s brilliance and bigotry
- Vulture talk up the big new scare in horror – the dead phone battery
- The Washington Post have a feature on ‘Fantastika,’ the work that floats between horror, sci-fi and fantasy
- Barnes and Noble have thirteen recommendations for your next short story collection
- Horrorworld talk to Michael Griffin about his most recent collection, the Human Alchemy
Continuing their excellent summer horror season, NPR’s Ruthanna Emrys walks the tightrope that is appreciation of Lovecraft as an inspirer of much of modern horror coupled with acknowledgement of his appalling bigotry.
Tasha Robinson at Vulture picks up the thread of horror film and fiction and the new weapon of fear mongers – the dead phone battery.
The Washington Post have a feature on ‘Fantastika,’ the work that floats between horror, sci-fi and fantasy
Fiction critic, Michael Dirda, recommends seminal works of ‘Fantastika’ a term coined by John Clute in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, to refer to work that might be described as horror, fantasy or sci-fi, all at once.
Maria Haskins has put together thirteen recommendations of recently released horror, sci-fi and fantasy collections to see you through the long summer evenings.
Gordon White at Horror World talks to Michael Griffin, in a wide ranging interview about his recent collection, The Human Alchemy.
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