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:
- What Stephen King Isn’t
- Seven Prom Dates From Hell Who Are Almost as Scary as Carrie
- 5 Scary Comics to Suit Every Predilection
- Assessing James Wan
- Horror Science: Could We Ever Truly Contain ‘The Thing’?
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A middle-aged housewife from Swansea; a Play-Doh model of the Statue of Liberty; an Indonesian tie-maker called Adi. These are just three of the things that Stephen King isn’t, but this article from the New Yorker looks, in great depth, at something else that he isn’t.
Never, ever, no matter how funny it sounds at the time, no matter how much your mates pressure you, never tip pig’s blood over your prom date. Not every girl has the power to burn the place down, but you’ll certainly get a slap out of it. Here, FearNet look at seven high-school hellions you might wish you’d let down gently.
In this article, Lit Reactor looks at five of the best horror comics with differing levels of gore, proving that, no matter how gruesome your tastes, there’s a horror comic for everyone.
He was responsible for Death Sentence, gave us the best Saw in the series, and made ventriloquist dummies scary again in Dead Silence, but James Wan has also directed a few shockers – see Insidious: Chapter 2. In this article, Shock Totem gives James Wan a thorough once over.
If, say, there was a shape-shifting alien, no bear with me, and we were to stumble upon it, as you do, would there be a chance we could, perhaps, maybe, contain it, somehow? It’s a question that bothers most of us on a daily basis, and now, thanks to Film School Rejects, we have a definitive answer. Phew. Let’s hope it’s good news.
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