Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- Why is Lovecraft Still Relevant? – Seven Experts Weigh in
- A Night in the Most Terrifying Hotel on Earth
- The Psychology of Horror – Dissecting Fear
- Drive-In Dust-Offs: Willard
- Toys of Terror #79
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HP Lovecraft has had some shit these past few weeks, but is he still relevant? Seven experts, including ST Joshi, Ellen Datlow, and Thomas Ligotti answer the question over at Rue Morgue.
On behalf of Shortlist, Jonathan Thompson heads to The Stanley Hotel, the setting of Stanley Kubrick’s rendition of Stephen King’s The Shining.
In this article, Charmful Dead Things looks at the psychology of horror.
The Daily Dead takes a look at Daniel Mann’s Willard (1971), and how it spawned a thriving subgenre of creature-features in the 70s.
Culturenik’s 11oz Gremlins mug, McFarlane Toys’ 5” Shane (The Walking Dead), and Distinctive Dummies’ 8” monster from Frankenstein’s Daughter are all investigated over at Fangoria’s Toys of Terror.
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