Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week. So, without further ado:
- Darkness on the Edge of Town
- Loving the Alien: Thomas Ligotti and the Psychology of Cosmic Horror
- Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker’s Eerily Accurate Future Visions
- Where Are We Going? Some Reflections on British Horror, Present and Future
- From Page to Screen: Richard Matheson’s HELL HOUSE
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This incredibly in-depth article over at Texas Monthly looks at the life and work of horror royalty, Joe R. Lansdale.
In this article, Los Angeles Review of Books looks at the psychology and appeal of cosmic horror, and Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe.
A PM’s intimate dealings with a pig is not the only time Charlie Brooker seemingly predicted the future using Black Mirror as some sort of gogglebox crystal ball, as this article from Den of Geek proves.
Over at Strange Horizons, Nina Allen reflects on British horror, present and future, with thoughts on anthology parity and what makes a good editor a great editor.
Del Howison’s inaugural column for Blumhouse looks at the film adaptation of Richard Matheson’s seminal 1971 novel, Hell House.
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