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:
- The Beginner’s Guide to Italian Exploitation Cinema
- The Four-rror! The Phenomenon of Horror Part 4s
- How Freddy Krueger Started Our Cinematic Nightmare
- Top 9 Frozen Features in Horror
- The Main Types of Ghost Story, and How to Recognize Them
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The 1970s was a great decade for horror lovers everywhere. It was the decade that gave us The Exorcist, The Omen, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and it was the decade in which a new breed of Italian director emerged, eschewing laws left, right, and centre in the name of art and gore. This article from Den of Geek looks at Italian exploitation cinema.
This article from The Nerdist takes a look at some of horror’s part fours, including Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994).
It was the film responsible for my odd fear of skipping girls (and also my fear of falling asleep with my headphones on), and it seems that it wasn’t just me affected by A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). This article over at The Dissolve looks at why Wes Craven’s classic was, and still is, so effective.
Winter’s almost here again, so why not cuddle up in the warm and watch a real chiller. Here, courtesy of Dread Central, are nine frozen features to turn your blood to mercury.
In this article over at i09, Kim Newman (Anno Dracula, Moriarty) discusses the different types of ghost story, and how to tell them apart.
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