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:
- Sublime Horror dig deep into Ari Aster’s Midsommar, analysing it as reproductive horror
- Dead Head Reviews suggest five spooky reads for the second half of Halloween month
- Laird Barron writes this essay on training your muse to make the most of influences and inspiration
- Crime Reads looks at the moral problem of cheering for the slasher villain with Paul Michael Anderson
- Horror DNA chat to Maggie Stiefvater and Morgan Beem about Swamp Thing: Twin Branches
Claudia McCarron, writing for Sublime Horror, takes a closer look at Ari Aster’s folk horror from the perspective of the reproductive cycle, picking out some fascinating themes.
In this listicle for Dead Head Reviews, Richard Gerlach goes beyond the usual suspects and picks out five spooky reads guaranteed to make your run up to Halloween a scarier one.
Laird Barron, writing for Tor Nightfire, describes the way in which he uses his influences and inspiration, training the muse to make the best possible use of the media we consume as writers.
Crime Reads looks at the moral problem of cheering for the slasher villain with Paul Michael Anderson
Hot on the heels of his own slasher with unusual moral leanings in Standalone, Paul Michael Anderson writes for Crime Reads on 1991’s Freddy’s Dead, where cheering on the titular slasher villain is only natural. Isn’t it?
Horror DNA’s James Ferguson sits down with the writer and illustrator team behind the new YA Swamp Thing graphic novel, Twin Branches.
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