Welcome to this week’s edition of Must Read Horror, your one-stop shop for the best horror articles the internet has to offer. This week:
- Horror-Loving Kids and the Parents Who Encourage It
- 10 Vintage British Horror Films You Can’t Afford To Miss
- Weird Menace: From Grandpa’s Torture Porn To Scooby Doo and Beyond
- Your Favourite Horror Icons Vs. Vampires
- Bekah’s Ten: Lesser Known Found Footage Films
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We’ve all used the phrase, “It never did me any harm,” and in most cases you’re absolutely correct. Yet some people still believe that raising kids on horror is inherently wrong, and that any child exposed to such material will go on to become serial-killers/clowns/politicians. Not the parents in this article from FearNet, though. They’re awesome.
When you mention the words British and Horror in the same sentence, one of the first things that comes to mind is Hammer, but what if I told you there were other horror films, films that didn’t have a Christopher Lee or a Peter Cushing in sight? This article from What Culture looks at ten of the best British horror films that you might have overlooked.
This fascinating article from Weird Tales Magazine looks at a very successful sub-genre of horror fiction, one that you will be familiar with if you’ve ever watched an episode (any episode) of Scooby Doo.
Have you ever wondered how Ash from Evil Dead would fare against a vampire? Or perhaps lay awake at night, unable to sleep as you considered just how a Predator would cope in a fight with a legendary bloodsucker? Well, rest assured. Horrormovies.ca will put your mind at rest once and for all with this article.
Like it or loathe it, found-footage horror is here to stay. The best you can hope for is to sort the gems from the ever-increasing pile of turds being produced. This article over at Fangoria should point you in the direction of a few that you may not have heard of.
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