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Some of the creepiest horror films ever conceived have come from Asia; and Hollywood – with its infamous lack of originality – know a good plot when they steal it. Yet, in most cases, the remake is severely lacking in comparison to its Eastern original. In this article, We Got This Covered offers a few nuggets of advice to Hollywood on how to successfully redo an Asian horror film.
This fascinating article from Zombie Hamster investigates the representations of gender and sexuality in Clive Barker’s seminal classic, Hellraiser.
Dr Raj Persaud: What the Psychology of World War Z – And Horror Films in General – Tell Us About Ourselves
Dr Raj Persaud and The Huffington Post take a look at the psychology behind horror films, and how evolution has wired us to be intrigued at the prospect of violence or abject terror.
In a recent interview, Max Brooks (World War Z) denounced horror fans, suggesting they seek to be scared through the sheer boredom of feeling safe. Is Brooks wrong? The author of this article from Sound on Sight believes so.
We were all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a truly great writer this week. Richard Matheson inspired a generation of writers with his stories. Last year, I Am Legend was voted the greatest vampire novel of the century by the Horror Writers Association. The book inspired three different film adaptations: The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price, The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend starring Will Smith. Matheson wrote several memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, including ‘Nightmare At 20’000 Feet’ starring William Shatner. Here, The Guardian pays tribute to one of the greatest writers to have ever picked up a pen.
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