Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- How Jaws Took a Bite Out of America
- Revisiting Firestarter by Richard Chizmar
- Constructive Storytelling: Why Horror is Good For You, Part Two
- The Fly: A Retrospective by David Moody
- The 12 Best Heavy Metal Songs from Horror Movies
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To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, The Boston Globe Magazine looks back at the impact Jaws had on American cinemagoers at the time of its release.
Over at Stephen King Revisited, Richard Chizmar looks back at the first time he read Firestarter and how his opinion of the book has changed over the years.
Tor looks at some of the things we can learn from the horror genre, and why it is good for us.
David Moody, author of the Hater and Autumn series of books, looks back at one of the finest remakes ever committed to celluloid, David Cronenberg’s The Fly.
In this article, Geekscape looks at twelve of the best heavy metal songs from horror movies. Each song is available to listen to at the link via Youtube video.
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