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:
- How ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Brought the Zombie Comedy Back From the Grave
- Nightmare Royale #15: A Strange Aeon to be Cthulhu (On Lovecraft, Hatecraft and “You Say Po-Tah-To” in Fantasyland)
- Summer of Sleaze: Ray Russell’s Incubus
- Horror’s Most Blasphemous Movie Moments
- Guest Editorial: Noam Little On “Askew: Tusk, BH Tilt and the Hypocrisy of Horror Fandom”
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Do you remember the days when you could walk down the street without someone saying, “You’ve got red on you”? When The Winchester was just a city in Hampshire or the rifle that won the West? It’s been ten years since Shaun of the Dead made zombie-comedies cool again, and this piece over at Uproxx looks, in great depth, at how it became such a cult classic.
Nightmare Royale #15: A Strange Aeon to be Cthulhu (On Lovecraft, Hatecraft and “You Say Po-Tah-To” in Fantasyland)
John Skipp’s regular column for Fangoria looks at a couple of Lovecraft- related shitstorms, including the possible deposition of the controversial misery as the face of World Fantasy Con.
Will Henderson and Grady Hendrix plunge into another vintage paperback for Tor. This week it’s the sleazy horror Incubus by Ray Russell.
Blasphemy is a sure-fire way to gain a horror film some infamy. If the sight of a young girl masturbating with a crucifix doesn’t elicit some form of response from you, religious or not, then you need to book yourself in with a professional. Here are some of horror’s most blasphemous moments, according to Honey Boomslang.
In this editorial for Icons of Fright, Noam Little looks at Kevin Smith’s Tusk, the changing face of cult horror, and VOD distribution.
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