Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- “How I Got A Job Working The Night Shift” by Brian Keene
- The Holocaust That Never Happened
- Women in Horror Month: Debra Hill, the Mother of “HALLOWEEN”
- Nightmares in the Horror Aisle: Exploring the Movie Art That Traumatized You as a Child
- ‘Black Mirror’ and the Horrors and Delights of Technology
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In this article over at Stephen King Revisited, Brian Keene talks about his introduction to horror fiction and the first time he read King’s Night Shift.
In my opinion, there’s nowt more shit-your-knickers scary than nuclear war. I don’t care how many 1970s Public Information Films you’ve seen (I doubt the Stop, Drop, and Roll would work against a fifty-kiloton blast, by the way) the sight of a mushroom cloud in the near-distance would cause any human to go weak at the knees before defecating all over their best Nikes. This article over at Northampton Science Fiction Writers Group looks at nuclear-themed horror.
It’s February, which means it’s Women in Horror Month once again, and to celebrate, Fangoria take a look back at the work of Debra Hill, the mother of Halloween.
There was nothing better, as a young man getting into horror, than scouring the VHS rental shelves of the local corner shop, looking for the most grotesque cover, the grosser and gorier, the better. In this article, Screen Crush looks back, with fondness, at some of the creepiest and goriest VHS covers ever to go to print.
One of the best series in recent years, Black Mirror has been around for a while in the UK, but it’s new to the US, and will shortly be getting the remake treatment over there. In this article, The NY Times looks at its success, and one of its more common themes: technology gone wrong.
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