Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- Stephen King: Can a Novelist Be Too Productive?
- Why I Love 80s Horror: Part One – VHS Covers
- Why Wes Craven Mattered to Horror Fans
- Something Rotten
- ‘The Strain’: Why FX’s Vampire-Apocalypse Saga Is the Best Horror Show on TV
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In this fascinating piece from The New York Times, Stephen King looks at whether being prolific is actually a bad thing.
Author Stuart Keane explains why he can’t get enough of 1980s horror, starting with that much-revered art-form known as the VHS cover.
The world lost another horror great this week. Wes Craven was responsible for reviving the genre on more than one occasion, most notably with A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream. In this article, Indiewire looks at his work and the legacy he has left behind.
Joe Hill’s first post over at Medium.com looks at the odd ranking system on Rotten Tomatoes, comparing data from the recently released (and recently trounced) movies, Sinister 2 and Fantastic Four.
The Daily Beast explains why, if you aren’t already, you should be watching The Strain, the FX series based upon the trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
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