Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. It’s Easter, and no doubt you’re all full up on chocolate, or if you’re a bit of a carnivorous sicko, bunny rabbits. What better way to celebrate Easter than getting stuck into these five great horror articles. It’s what Jesus would have wanted.
- Joe Hill’s Favourite Horror Villains
- Through a Glass Darkly: 5 Horror Films and TV Shows About Mirrors
- Under the Skin, Only Lovers Left Alive, and a Brief History of the Art-Horror Film
- My Top 5 Horror Movies by Mark Morris
- Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter – 30 Years Later
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For anyone that’s read Joe Hill’s N0S4A2 (N0S4R2 in the UK since we Brits don’t like the letter A and will do anything to avoid using it), it’s clear that its author knows a thing or two about creating creepy villains. Charles Manx is right up there with the best of them. In this article from Lilolia, Joe Hill picks out some of his favourite villains.
We all know that mirrors are evil. If they’re not revealing shadowy beasties just behind us as we brush our teeth, they’re proving that we are, in fact, sad lumps of lard. Mirrors are one of the most commonly used tropes in horror films, besides rogering teenagers and that ghost with the dislocated jaw. Here are five of the most memorable film and TV shows which utilise the mirror rather effectively.
With Scarlet Johansson currently seducing unfortunate men in the tense and superb Under the Skin, and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive proving that vampires can be sombre and thoughtful when they’re not chewing on some poor cretin’s neck, Vulture has decided to take a look at that other kind of horror film: the arthouse horror.
There are only two people I trust when it comes to film recommendations: Robert James Leslie Halliwell, whose many books grace my overflowing shelves, and Toady author, Mark Morris, whose many books grace my…well, you get the idea. Thanks to Afraid of the Dark, here are Mark Morris’ top five horror movies (choices were correct at the time of writing this article).
Not counting Freddy Vs Jason (because, well, who would?) there were six more Friday The 13th films after The Final Chapter, proving that tagging a film as the last in a franchise is like saying Katie Price is never going to marry again, because she loves this one soooo much, she really does. Almost a third of a century later, and with Corey Feldman looking only a year or two older than he did back then, HorrorMovies.ca take a look back at the film that lied to us all.
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