5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 November 2013


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Horror is Hot: How Horrible Do You Have to Be?

With horror currently riding high at the box-office, and a bright future ahead for the genre in all media, The Wrap looks at what makes a successful horror movie, and just what is expected in the gore/tension/brutality department to keep us coming back for more.

15 Incredibly Tenuous Horror and Sci-Fi Sequels

From American Psycho II, to Howling III: The Marsupials, some sequels have very little on common with their, more often than not, more successful predecessors. This article from Den of Geek looks at several films that are so detached from the original, they might have been better off as standalone movies.

Dan O’Bannon and the Origins of Alien

How did one of the greatest sci-fi horror movies of all time come about? How did HR Giger get involved? Why was John Travolta dropped as Ripley before he’d even managed to dust off his dancing shoes? This article from Tested explores the birth of a classic.

Why Horror’s Future is Bright (Or Totally Doomed!)

Creating an immersive horror gaming experience is a feat to be applauded. The mechanics involved are slightly simpler than, say, rocket science, or brain surgery, which is why most horror games are found wanting in some department or other. Here, Rock, Paper, Shotgun looks at the future of horror in the gaming industry, and how it could go either way.

30 Things You Don’t Know About Exorcist Films

The first was a classic, the second was regrettable, part three was an improvement, and its two prequels divided opinions in a way not seen since World War II. In this article, Vulture looks at 30 things you (probably) don’t know about the Exorcist movies.


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