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:
- Sci-Fi Artists: HR Giger’s Art Lives in Another Reality
- A Bloody Complicated Relationship With Horror Soundtracks: To Reissue or to Let ‘Em Rot
- Cannibalism and HP Lovecraft
- Top 10 Philosophically Relevant Horror Movies Of 2014
- Day of the Woman: An Open Letter to Alice Robb – This is What It Really Says If You Like Horror Movies
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This article over at Omni Reboot looks at the art created by the inimitable HR Giger and its place in the universe, as well as the man himself.
In this article, Noisey investigates the importance of a good score in a horror movie, and whether the resurgence in vinyl OST re-releases is such a terrible thing.
Racist? Undoubtedly. Cannibal? Surely not. Well, before taking to social media to denounce Mr Lovecraft for his apparent love of human flesh, read this article from Lovecraftian Science, which does not allude to old HP’s cannibalistic tendencies – though there’s a good possibility he ate the odd child when the mood took him – but in fact his usage of it in his stories.
The world is a beautiful place; it is also terrible, and frightening, and often repulsing. In this article, Interrogating Ideology with a Chainsaw looks at ten of the most philosophically relevant horror movies from last year.
Day of the Woman: An Open Letter to Alice Robb – This is What It Really Says If You Like Horror Movies
Last week, a poorly researched (if at all), misogynistic, and generally awful article appeared online. One in which fans of horror were accused of lacking empathy, of being aggressive and seeking thrills, of being primarily men with women just along for the ride. In response to this offensive commentary (though I’m loath to call it anything more than a hate speech) Day of the Woman wrote an open letter to its author. It’s a good one.
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