Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week:
- The H Word: H for Honesty
- Top Ten Zombie Board Games
- How Kolchak: The Night Stalker Developed An Early Model for TV Horror
- Terrifying Love: Ken’s Ten Recs for a Horror-Filled Valentine’s
- The Top 12 Most Unconvincing Horror Couples
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This article from the horror legend Ramsey Campbell over at Nightmare Magazine explores the reasons why some horror writers tend to shy away from using the H word when it comes to best describing their work.
Board games have come a long way in the last few decades. Gone are the days of rolling a dice and then throwing a rock at another rock to see who can get the closest. And if scrabble is the kind of word-masturbatory nonsense only your grandparents play, usually on Boxing Day when everyone’s had a few sherries and the word ZQUPRTVY is acceptable to them (122 points), there are some great alternatives. Horror games are at the forefront of this resurgence, and this article from Board Game Quest looks at ten of the best zombie-themed board games currently on the market.
Long before David Giuntoli started seeing weird stuff in Grimm, before Buffy picked up her first stake and started falling in love with pretty much anyone in a ten-mile radius, a newspaper reporter by the name of Carl Kolchak battled the supernatural in downtown Chicago. Kolchak: The Night Stalker went on to achieve cult status, and this article from A.V.Club looks at how, despite dwindling ratings when first released, it went on to inspire a plethora of great shows.
By the time you read this, over ten trillion Valentine’s cards will be on their way to a landfill site somewhere near Nova Scotia, but even though the love is over for another year, and you’re back to spitting in each other’s coffee, here are ten recommendations from Fangoria that might just make you wish you loved each other all year round.
Even though horrific events often push lovers together – who would have thought the Iraq war would have been the thing that got those cute kids, Blair and Bush, together? – the couples in this list, compiled by Icons of Fright, have no right in even trying to form a loving partnership.
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