Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- Revisiting The Running Man by Richard Chizmar
- Ramsey Campbell’s ‘Thirteen Novels on the Edge of Horror’
- Winding Up the Dark Staircase: A Brief Survey of Haunted Houses
- On The Babadook, It Follows, and the New Age of Unbeatable Horror
- Queer Horror is Stepping out of the Shadows
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Over at Stephen King Revisited, Richard Chizmar looks back at The Running Man.
Ramsey Campbell offers up thirteen novels on the edge of horror over at Horror Novel Reviews.
Electric Literature examines the utilisation of haunted houses in fiction, with a rather comprehensive list of recommended works.
This article from AV Club takes a look at films such as The Babadook and It Follows, both of which feature a seemingly inescapable evil, and asks whether this is the beginning of a new trend.
Wired takes a look at the LGBT characters in the genre, with insights from Wendy Wagner (ed. Queers Destroy Horror), Alyssa Wong, and Craig Gidney.