5 Must Read Horror Articles 14 October 2013


Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. With Halloween creeping up on us like an evil ninja, there are so many horror-related articles to choose from. This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week:

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Horror Comics Make a Comeback

Back in the 50s and 60s, you couldn’t move for horror comics. EC’s Haunt of Fear and Crypt of Terror (later renamed Tales from the Crypt) led the way and spawned a whole host of imitators. Now, fifty years later, horror comics are having something of a revival, as this article from The Examiner explains.

Top Ten Horror-Sci-Fi Films: A Primer and Pseudo-History

Horror and Sci-Fi often combine to great effect. Films like Event Horizon and Cube are good examples of what can be created when these genres collide head-on. In this article, Tor looks at ten groundbreaking horror-sci-fi films in chronological order.

Etched In Our Nightmares: The Scariest Horror Movie Mask

Horror movie villains have a thing about masks. In the case of Jason Voorhees, it’s quite understandable. He’s got a face only a mother could love (and she does, with great fondness), but the majority of the time it’s a way of concealing the killer’s identity until the final reel, unless you’re watching Scooby-Doo, in which case it’s either the janitor or the old guy who runs the theme-park. This article from Film School Rejects looks at horror movie masks, and which ones they consider to be the most ominous.

Halloween 2007 – Defending the Rob Zombie Remake

Not many remakes have come in for more stick than Rob Zombie’s rendition of Halloween. Fans around the world screamed out in horror, “Why? It’s perfect! Leave it the fuck alone!” and they had a point. But is Zombie’s version completely bereft of character? Jarvis City investigates.

Remembering Philip Nutman (1963-2013)

This week saw the tragic and untimely passing of another of horror’s good guys, Mr Philip Nutman. His successful career at Fangoria, his fantastic novel, Wet Work, and his screenplay for Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door have won him much deserved acclaim over the years. There have been an outpouring of poignant tributes this week, but this one from Fangoria sums up perfectly how much he will be missed. R.I.P Philip.


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