Welcome to Must Read Horror, the place to find the best horror articles of the week. Once again we’ve searched the internet for interesting and notable articles for your reading pleasure. This week:
- “Take Me to Your Bleeder”: The Monstrous Side of Aliens on Film
- The Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes
- Survival Horror Is Alive and in No Need of a Savior
- 25 Of The Most Underrated Horror Films From The 1980s
- The Music of Folk Horror – Part 5 (The Wicker Man’s Diegesis)
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Aliens are nasty little blighters. When they’re not inserting probes into any orifice they can find, they’re laying eggs in our throats using penis-vaginas so that their offspring can punch through our chests at a later date, usually over a nice meal. In this article, Sound on Sight looks at the monstrous side of aliens on film.
“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.” Those words usually meant you were in for a creepy half hour or so. They are, of course, from the opening monologue to The Twilight Zone, one of the finest TV shows ever created. Here, according to IGN, are the ten best episodes of Rod Serling’s masterpiece series.
Once again, survival horror, the term given to videogames such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil, is under scrutiny. Gamers can’t seem to decide if the subgenre is dead, dying, dormant, or just having a little lie down. In this article, Bloody Disgusting tells us not to worry; survival horror is not dead, nothing to see here…
In this article, Taste of Cinema looks at 25 horror films of the 1980s that deserve a lot more attention, and certainly better rankings on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.
In this fascinating article, Celluloid Wicker Man continues its exploration of The Wicker Man soundtrack, composed by Paul Giovanni and Magnet.
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