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:
- Slash film looks at A24’s recent horror releases from the perspective of the horror newbie and how their direction might be grasping a non-traditional audience
- Film School Rejects talk about Prestige horror
- Esquire magazine have a run down of the eight creepiest kids in horror movie history
- The Verge take a look at Paul Tremblay’s latest release, The Cabin at the End of the World and pick up on the themes that will alarm parents
- After his passing this week, Writer’s Digest republish an interview from 2004 with Harlan Ellison
Slash film looks at A24’s recent horror releases from the perspective of the horror newbie and how their direction might be grasping a non-traditional audience
Hoai-Tran Bui, Slash Film’s self-styled ‘Final Girl’ and horror newbie, analyses A24’s recent horror releases, including The Witch, Hereditary and more and explores how the audience for these celebrated horrors might be a little different from those of the horror classics of the past.
With so much talk of ‘transcending the genre’ or ‘elevated horror,’ Film School Rejects’ Jacob Trussell has coined his own sub-genre, of prestige horror. Read all about why he has gone for this moniker.
Nick Pope of Esquire lists the eight most terrifying kids in horror movies, mixing up some classics with some not conventionally thought of as horror flicks.
The Verge take a look at Paul Tremblay’s latest release, The Cabin at the End of the World and pick up on the themes that will alarm parents
With The Cabin at the End of the World now let loose on the world, The Verge’s Andrew Liptak writes a feature article about the terrifying themes that may end up giving parents nightmares. There are mild spoilers here, but it’s a great read.
After his death this week, Writer’s Digest republish an interview they conducted with a sixty-nine year-old Harlan Ellison, way back in 2004. So much of what he had to say then is still immensely relevant today and this is well worth reading.
For more articles like this, please follow @thisishorror on Twitter.
Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon
- For $1 you get early bird access to all our podcasts and can submit questions to guests.
- For $3 you get access to our patrons-only podcast Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing.
- For $4 you get the full interview, no two-parters.
The best way to support This Is Horror is via Patreon. How much will you pledge? Go on. Be awesome.
This Is Horror Books
This Is Horror Books on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon
- They Don’t Come Home Anymore by T.E. Grau
- A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman
- The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud
- The Elvis Room by Stephen Graham Jones
- Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley
- Chalk by Pat Cadigan
- Roadkill by Joseph D’Lacey