5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 July 2013

Ingrid PittWelcome to this week’s edition of Must Read Horror, your one-stop shop for the best horror articles the internet has to offer. This week:

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Terror Before the Talkies: Horror Films of the Silent Era

It’s hard to imagine that less than a hundred years ago, people couldn’t talk if a camera was pointed at them; that being black and white was less of a fashion choice and more of a requisite; and that moving at thrice the speed of the average human was essential if you were going to make it as an actor. In the 20s, however, silent movies began to dwindle, but not before horror had its filthy way. Here, FearNet looks at the horror films of the silent era and how they paved the way for what was to come.

When The Thing Became John Carpenter’s The Thing

Carpenter’s seminal 1982 sci-fi horror, The Thing, is often considered amongst the greatest genre films of all time. And yet it could have been so very different, according to this article from The Original Fan.

Rick Hautala’s ‘The Horror…The Horror’

Fangoria looks at Rick Hautala’s posthumously-released autobiography, The Horror…The Horror, as well as several star-studded fundraising campaigns to help benefit Rick’s widow, Holly Newstein Hautala.

Six Seedy Horror Films to Blight Your Eyes With

Sex, violence, sadism, poor dialogue, bad effects, limited release, Lloyd Kaufman…if sleazy is your thing, here are six of the seediest, most depraved horror movies ever made thanks to What Culture.

BFI Gothic Season Explores Dark Heart of Film

The BFI has announced its most ambitious project yet in Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film. In this article, BBC News looks at the four month long event, its schedule, and just what makes Gothic so appealing.


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