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:
- Sequels and Remakes: Night of the Living Dead Sequels
- The Resurgence of Horror Vinyl
- 10 of the Most Memorable Horror-Inspired Professional Wrestlers
- The Fall of the Horror Survival Genre: Why Aren’t We Scared?
- How Carrie Changed Stephen King’s Life, and Began a Generation of Horror
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In 1968, one man turned horror on its head with very little in the way of stars and budget. Against all odds, George A. Romero, a little known director from Pittsburgh, made one of the greatest horror films of a generation. That film was Night of the Living Dead. This article from HorrorNews.net looks at its remakes and sequels, some of which were equally as successful, while others were less fun than watching A Serbian Film on loop.
I like gadgets and technological advancements as much as the next man, but there’s something undeniably pleasurable about removing a record from its sleeve, placing it in an altogether archaic device, then sitting back and listening, wondering if that crackle is going to turn into a stutter, sending the needle unceremoniously back to the start. If you’re a horror fan, which you must be since you’re here, and you like vinyl, there’s a lot of good news for you in this article over at Bloody Disgusting.
There’s something utterly enthralling about watching two grown men slapping one another’s chests and pretending to break their backs every five seconds, but if you give them some horror makeup and a terrifying back-story, you’ve got yourself TV gold. This article from FearNet looks at ten of the best horror-inspired grapplers.
In this article, Citizen Game looks at the steady decline of survival horror gaming, and asks why developers are suddenly opting for cheap scare-tactics over atmosphere.
In this fascinating article, The Guardian looks back at Stephen King’s Carrie, how it set him on the path to literary success, and the impact it had on an entire generation of authors, including Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Jeff VanderMeer, and Sarah Pinborough.
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