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 Millennial’s Guide to Picking Horror Movies
- Is This the Golden Age of TV Horror?
- The Definitive Foreign language Horror Films: 50-41
- Versus – Children of the Corn
- What Makes a Monster Scary?
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If you were to watch every horror film ever made back to back, it would take you fifteen million light years, give or take an hour or two. At least half of those films will be terrible, and so it’s with great pride I point you towards this article from Icons of Fright, which offers tips and suggestions on how you can decrease your chances of picking a dud, and increase your chances of brown trousers.
With TV horror on the increase, thanks to such splendid shows as Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, and Hemlock Grove, Den of Geek asks the question: Is this the golden age of TV horror? Well is it?
Some of the best horror films have those little wordy things at the bottom of the screen whenever someone says something foreign (bracketed if someone makes a noise such as cough, fart, or groan). I love reading, and I love watching horror movies, so it’s win-win for me, but which are the best foreign-language horror films? Sound on Sight are counting them down from 50.
In 1984, Stephen King’s Children of the Corn received the big screen treatment. It has, so far, spawned seven inferior sequels and a remake, and in this article, Honey Boomslang pits the Linda Hamilton-starring original against the 2009 redo. ‘He who walks behind the rows’ knows who the winner is. Go find out for yourself.
This article from the Fantasy Author’s Handbook, a guest post by bestselling author Philip Athans, looks at why monsters are so scary, from his forthcoming book, Writing Monsters: How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction.
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