Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- It Follows and the Science Behind the Creepy-Crawlies
- Poltergeist: How Tobe Hooper Deconstructed the American Dream & Fueled My Childhood Nightmares
- 10 Great Found Footage Horror Movies for Beginners
- How Horror Lit is Popularizing English
- David Moody on Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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The Mary Sue looks at the science behind being scared, the difference between terror and horror, and the best time to for filmmakers to throw in a jump scare.
With the remake of Poltergeist about to disappoint millions of fans of the original worldwide (if I’m wrong, I’ll fight a possessed clown-doll), Heather Wilson over at Daily Dead takes a look back at the film that made swimming pools, trees, and televisions scary.
Found footage movies – you either love them or hate them. If you love them, you’ve probably seen these ten, so, erm, skip this article, unless you’re intrigued or concerned you may have missed one. If you hate them, then you could skip this article, but then there’s always that small chance you might like one of these. Hmmm. What a predicament. Anyway, Taste of Cinema have compiled a list, which has now been added to this list, no doubt tearing a hole in the space-time continuum.
The Daily Democrat looks at how horror literature is popularizing English. Who’d’ve thunk it?
In this article Master of the Apocalyspe, David Moody, looks at one of the creepiest films of the 70s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
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