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:
- Horror Cinema: Cultural Representations for Each Decade
- The Literature of Fear: 12 High-Quality Horror Books for Sleepless Nights
- Haunted Heroines: Women Are Taking the Lead in Horror Films
- 13 Classic Scenes That Explain How Horror Movies Work
- The Strange Saga of Spookies
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Bob Dylan once sang, “The times, they are a-changing,” which just goes to show how good heroin is when you’re trying to be creative. For horror, there seems to be a thematic shift every ten years or so, and this article from Moviepilot takes a look at how horror has evolved through the decades.
Looking for some creepy reading recommendations this Halloween? Then look no further than these twelve spooktacular books (sorry…it sounded good in my head) as suggested by KQED Arts.
The Guardian looks at why horror is the easiest genre in which to find strong female protagonists, and discusses a handful of films, each of which passed the Bechdel Test like a twenty-year-old kidney stone.
In this article – using thirteen classic scenes as examples – Vox looks at the techniques utilised by horror directors in order to make you shriek like a little baby at a baby-shrieking competition.
Two sets of filmmakers, two completely different casts, one movie. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is: almost everything. The Dissolve takes us behind the scenes of one of the most obscure horror films of the 1980s. This, my friends, is the story of Spookies.
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