Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado:
- Taking their cue from The First Purge, IGN have a rundown of the best political horror movies
- Nerdist explain why Last House on the Left is still horror’s ‘gut punch’ after all these years
- BBC Radio 4’s Fright Night program, has an interactive quiz that helps you discover how long you would survive in a horror film
- The Chicago Review of Books talks to Ellen Datlow about the latest Year’s Best Horror and more
- Grady Hendrix gives us a snippet of 80s and 90s horror paperbacks as he talks with NPR
With the release of The First Purge, arguably the most political of the home invasion series, William Bibbiani of IGN sifts through the archives to pick out the very best in political horror.
Kyle Anderson of Nerdist dusts off his copy of Wes Craven’s 1972 horror movie, Last House on the Left, and pores over it, explaining why it is still a gut punch of a horror movie, forty-six years on.
BBC Radio 4’s Fright Night program, has an interactive quiz that helps you discover how long you would survive in a horror film
All horror fans have wondered how we might fare against the monsters and slashers of our favourite horror films. BBC Radio 4’s Fright Night have put together an interactive quiz, to help you find out.
Fresh from putting together the latest edition of the Year’s Best Horror, Ellen Datlow gives up some of her time to talk to Devi Bhaduri of the Chicago Review of Books about that process and more besides.
In a guest post for NPR, Grady Hendrix gives us just a flavour of the 80s and 90s horror paperbacks he featured in his outstanding release, Paperbacks from Hell.
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