Welcome to Must Read Horror, and a whole new year of great articles hand-picked for your reading pleasure from the internet. Unsurprisingly, ‘best-of 2015’ lists are ubiquitous this week, but not here as, frankly, we’ve had enough of them. This week:
- Fangoria’s Petrifying Predictions for Horror in 2016!
- We All See Dead People: Horror’s Postmodern Problem
- Bettering Yourself Through Horror: The Perfect Horror Films to Reinforce Your New Year’s Resolutions
- Face-Off: Bloody Birthday vs. Happy Birthday to Me
- Rest In Peace: A Look Back At Those We Lost In 2015
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In this article, Fangoria looks at what might be in store for horror fans in 2016.
Brontë Mansfield investigates horror’s slow crawl toward postmodernism on behalf of Fnewsmagazine, paying particular attention to Austrian creepfest, Goodnight Mommy (2014).
Bettering Yourself Through Horror: The Perfect Horror Films to Reinforce Your New Year’s Resolutions
Of course, it’s January 2016. Gym memberships are up in line with cholesterol levels. Sales of tobacco products will fall, at least for a few days after the ball has dropped. Need a little help sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? Blumhouse suggests horror films which might just give you that extra boost to stay on the straight and narrow.
Birthdays… we all have one. Some of us—the posh and overprivileged—have two a year for no other reason than to ram it down the throats of us one-birthday-paupers. Speaking of birthdays (and I assure you that we were), here are a pair of birthday-themed slasher films, but which is the better of the two? Arrow in the Head looks into it.
Bloody Disgusting pays tribute to the many genre favourites we lost in 2015.
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