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Searchlight: Brian Reitzell

Born in 1965, Brian Reitzell probably isn’t a name most are familiar with. A former member of the punk band Redd Kross, Reitzell shifted his talents over to soundtracks, and hasn’t looked back, apart from the occasional side project. His soundtracks include his work with the Sofia Coppola films The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, …

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Searchlight: The Thing: Terror Takes Shape

John Carpenter’s The Thing is considered a classic film, revered by many as the best horror can offer. The benchmark was set very high, with most CGI companies striving to reach the high standards the film set using only practical special effects. Strangely enough, the film was made on an extremely tight budget, and without …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 Sep 2017

Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: More Kids In Horror Films Should Be Nominated For Oscars 10 Stephen King Stories That May Be Too Weird To Adapt For The Screen The Horror Of Stephen King’s …

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Look Out For … The New Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Leslie S Klinger

Look Out For … The New Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Leslie S Klinger A unique and incisive commentary on one of the great gothic horror novels of all time.” “Remarkably, a nineteen-year-old, writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary, and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of …

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Searchlight: Zdzisław Beksiński

Born in Poland in 1929, Zdzisław Beksiński is perhaps one of the most renowned surreal artists in the world. Sadly, he was murdered in Warsaw in 2005, robbing the world of this tender man who only wanted to paint his nightmares. Beksiński rarely named his pieces, and never set them up in any order for …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 4 Sep 2017

Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: Horror Was Giving Us Strong Female Characters Long Before Wonder Woman Dee Wallace Looks Back At Her Horror Career A Look Back At The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Tobe …

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Look Out For … I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Look Out For … I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist “Equal parts heartbreaking and horrifying.” Molly wakes her mother to go to the toilet. The campsite is strangely blank. The toilet block has gone. Everything else has gone too. This is a place with no sun. No god. Just four families remain. Each …

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Searchlight: Supernatural Horror in Literature

Most horror fans celebrate H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday this month—August 20th to be exact—as the recent NecronomiCon festival just ended in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft’s birthplace, with a massive celebration of all things Weird. Lovecraft’s fiction is rather polarizing, stemming from obvious racism in some of his works. My friend Gabino Iglesias, recently commented on social …

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In Memoriam: Tobe Hooper (1943–2017)

William Tobe Hooper, legendary director, writer, and producer, passed away of natural causes 26 August, 2017. He was 74 years old. Hooper was directly involved in eighteen films and several television shows, but will always be remembered for his 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Considered one of the most influential horror films of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 28 Aug 2017

Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: Writer Robert Harders’ Original Pitch for Halloween 5 Incredible Rebound First Editions of Stephen King’s IT Bill ‘Choptop’ Moseley Reflects On Texas Chainsaw Massace 2 The Version Of Michael …

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Midnight Mix-Tape: August 2017 – Abiding Angels

Uncle Jake’s here to hook you up with some of the latest and greatest horror short stories available online right now.  Stories that will challenge, evolve, and redefine what horror is, and what it will become.  These are themed mix-tapes of fear, dread, danger, and gore, lovingly curated just for your reading pleasure. I’ve got …

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Look Out For … The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Look Out For … The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell “There’s nothing better to unsettle the soul than a good old gothic ghost story.” Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively …

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