Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- Tanith Lee – A Brief Retrospective
- Is Jaws the Greatest Horror Movie of All Time?
- Why So Sequel? The Endless Nightmare of Horror Franchises
- Why Horror TV Succeeds, And The Difficulty Of A Good Wig
- Toys of Terror #55
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In this article, Tor has a brief look back at the life and work of Tanith Lee, who sadly died at her home in East Sussex on 24 May 2015.
Soon to be celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws certainly put the shits up an entire generation of beachgoers when it was released in 1975. This article from Examiner asks the question: Is Jaws the greatest horror movie of all time?
You know what it’s like. You wait for one decent horror movie to come along, and then before you know it, it and its eight subpar sequels are released in quick succession. So why have horror sequels become part of the Hollywood norm? Consequence of Sound investigates.
Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, Bates Motel, TOWIE; horror TV has never been more popular. Five producers gathered at the Paramount Theater recently, taking part in a panel aptly titled Scary 3.0. This is what they discussed, as covered by Deadline.
Sideshow’s 6.5” Eddie Munster, the official Friday the 13th Jason axe from Rubies Merchandise, and Diamond Select’s First Series Ghostbusters Figures are all scrutinized over at Fangoria’s Toys of Terror.
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