Welcome to Must Read Horror, the place to find the best horror articles of the week. Once again we’ve searched the internet for interesting and notable articles for your reading pleasure. This week:
- The Real Story Behind The Conjuring and Four Other Horror Movies ‘Based on True Events’
- Ten Best Haunted House Horror Movies
- Mutants and Mutilations: Our Five Favourite Comic Book Body Horrors
- What’s the Connection Between Heavy Metal Music, Horror and Fantasy?
- Top 10 Black and White Horror Films
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The Conjuring, James Wan’s paranormal chiller, is doing incredibly well at the box-office. Allegedly, the occurrences in the film are based on actual events, but if you look deeper, you will find that artistic liberties have been taken. This article from The Week investigates the true story behind The Conjuring, and four other horror films claiming to be reconstructions of actual happenings.
Haunted house movies have been around since people started picking up cameras and pointing them at things. 1927’s The Cat and the Canary was to become a paradigm for the haunted house films that followed. Here, Horrormovies.ca looks at ten of the best haunted house horror movies, with a few honourable mentions to some unlikely candidates.
Body horror, or venereal horror, is rife in horror movies. Cronenberg has made a fair few quid out of disgusting and enthralling moviegoers with his tales of insect transmutations and VHS-accepting belly-buttons. But body-horror is not exclusive to the Silver Screen. This article at FearNet looks at five cases of comic-book body horror.
Everyone knows that heavy metal is the Devil’s music, that if you play War Pigs backwards, Ozzy Osborne’s voice is replaced by that of Beelzebub (or Bieber, if you’re really unlucky). But just why are horror and fantasy themes so prevalent in heavy music? Hopefully, this article from i09 will clear things up.
They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Unfortunately, since the invention of colour last century, black and white horror films have gone the way of the dinosaur. Here, for The Examiner, indie horror queen, Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet, Slime City Massacre, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV) picks ten of her favourite monochrome movies.
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