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:
- Gizmodo take a post-Black Friday look at five horror movies set in shopping malls
- Vice examines why some horror movies appear to be thinly veiled Christian propaganda
- Game of Nerds looks at the Slender Man phenomenon from the original Photoshop contest to next year’s cinema release
- Broadly catch up with the female collective looking to shake up horror with a more gender-balanced future for the genre
- Cult of Mac offers up five horror novel adaptations worth seeing and five to avoid
With Black Friday gone and the Christmas shopping season well and truly underway, Gizmodo’s Cheryl Eddy looks at five horror movies that will make you even less enthused about joining the mad rush to buy.
Josiah M. Hesse of Vice digs deep under the skin of many supernatural horror movies, such as the Conjuring to reveal a Christian mouthpiece that may be lurking within mainstream horror cinema.
Game of Nerds looks at the Slender Man phenomenon from the original Photoshop contest to next year’s cinema release
Cody O’Brien of Game of Nerds examines the development of the now infamous Slender Man, from its humble origins as a Photoshop contest, through scandal to next year’s big screen release.
Broadly catch up with the female collective looking to shake up horror with a more gender-balanced future for the genre
Sirin Kale of Broadly meets an all-female collective at a screening of cult horror movie, The Final Girls, to discuss a more gender-balanced future for the genre or, as they put it in the article, women fighting for the right to have the shit scared out of them.
Rob Lefevbre of Cult of Mac has five recommendations for adaptations from horror novels and five that should be given a wide birth.
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