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Stephanie Merry hates horror, which is a bit of a nightmare as she is also a film critic. In this article from The Washington Post, she explains why the genre causes her such unease, and how she blames the rise of torture porn for her hatred of all things horror.
With Hollywood embellishing recent “Based on a True Story” horror movies with events that ne’er happened, Venture Galleries asks if ghosts are being given a bad rap on screen; isn’t it about time we embraced our paranormal friends, instead of trying to exorcise them?
This week saw the release of Kim Newman’s latest novel, Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard, and to celebrate, Dread Central invited him over to discuss his top five unappreciated vampire movies of the 20th Century.
Horror is a team-game, and there’s nothing like watching the latest fright-fest in a packed theatre, surrounded by like-minded maniacs, laughing heartily at one another as you take it in turns to jump, spilling your cheesy nachos on the head in front. In this article, The Wrap explores how horror is succeeding where other genres are failing: the multiplex.
You don’t need buckets of violence to create something horrific. There are books and movies out there completely devoid of bloody scenes and cheap thrills, and often they are far more successful than their brutal counterparts. Paula Cappa looks at Quiet Horror and an undisputed master of evocatively terrifying literature, Charles L. Grant.
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