Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week:
- Carrie: Original Vs Remake
- Evil Eighties: The Hollywood Horrors of David J. Schow
- Friday the 13th Part III: How an ’80s Horror Franchise Bet It All On 3-D – and Won
- What’s in a Name? The Anonymous Horror of It Follows
- Let the Right Ones In: Five Horror Movies That Would Make Great TV Shows
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In this article, Multiglom compares Carrie (1976) and Carrie (2013), eschewing the awful TV movie from 2002, the sequel/remake from 1999, and the stage musical from 1988.
Tor’s exploration of the pulp horror paperbacks of the eighties continues with a look at the work of David J. Schow (Red Light, Seeing Red).
It was the film in which Jason decided he looked rather swanky in a hockey-mask and the highest grossing of the franchise (excluding 2003’s Freddy Vs Jason), so why was Friday the 13th Part III such a success? Why, it was peppered with godawful and pointless 3D effects, of course. This article from The Week looks at how a dangling yoyo and a tray of popcorn made all the difference.
Already garnering great reviews and favourable quotes, some going as far as to call it the best horror film in decades, It Follows seems to be doing alright for itself. This article from The Atlantic examines whether the film’s unknown/unnamed/unseen antagonist adds to its creep factor.
It seems that every day a new TV show is announced based on a horror film of yore, and according to The Guardian, these five should be thrown to the top of the pile.
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