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:
- Crime Reads explain how all great literature has a basis of horror
- Sublime Horror examine the pertinence of Dishonored‘s psychological horror, eight years on
- LitReactor look at the inherent queerness of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
- Bloody Disgusting dig into Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel and its influence on modern horror
- The Gingernuts of Horror talk to Deborah Sheldon about her forthcoming anthology, Spawn
Marc E. Fitch, author of Boy in the Box, writes for Crime Reads on how all great literature is based in the horrific.
Sublime Horror’s Brontë Crawford examines the psychological horror at the heart of Bethesda’s hit video game, Dishonored, and how pertinent it is to the fears of today.
Christopher Schultz, writing for LitReactor, explores the queer undertones of much of Mary Shelley’s seminal sci-fi horror novel, Frankenstein.
Bloody Disgusting’s Samuel Pierce writes this piece on Luis Buñuel’s 1962 film, The Exterminating Angel, and the huge impact it has made on modern horror.
To give the anthology its full title, Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth And Babies, The Gingernuts of horror’s Gerry Huntman catches up with editor and writer Deborah Sheldon to find out what inspired the anthology’s own genesis, and more besides.
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