Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- Apocalypse Right Now: Preoccupations of the End Game
- Feeding the Beast: Horror Vinyl Finds its Cult
- In Defense of Michael Mann’s The Keep
- The Lovecraftian Stories of Stephen King
- Can Budget-Slasher Jason Blum Prove the Way Hollywood Makes Movies is Horrifyingly Wrong?
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Over at Tor, horror author Adam Nevill looks at why we are so enamoured by the apocalypse, both in fiction and real life.
Chicago Reader gives some much-deserved respect to Graveface Records imprint Terror Vision, the company bringing horror vinyl back with a bang.
Before bringing Hannibal Lector to the big screen for the first time in Manhunter (1986), Michael Mann adapted F. Paul Wilson’s Nazis and demons chiller, The Keep, much to the chagrin of critics, its audience, and even the author upon whose book it was based. But is it really that bad? Shock Till You Drop steps up to defend it.
Over the years Stephen King has written several Lovecraftian short stories and novels. The Lovecraft eZine has come up with a nice list of King’s cosmic horror work.
There is a reason why Jason Blum is behind most of the horror films coming out over the next few years, and this article from LA Weekly is a great place to find out why.
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