Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in:
- Five Moments from Licensed Horror Comics You Have to See to Believe
- On the Masterful Creepiness of Merricat: Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle
- Slasher Movie Best Cliche Exploits
- Looking Ahead to the Horror Games of 2015
- Black Christmas Reminds Us That Nothing is Sacred
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Horror comics based on successful franchises are big business, but sometimes the writers eschew the source material completely and opt for the most absurd plotlines imaginable. Here, thanks to Wicked Horror, are some of the oddest moments in horror comics.
In this article over at Tor, Angela Slatter looks at the character of Mary Katherine (Merricat) Blackwood from Shirley Jackson’s final novel, We Have Always Live in the Castle.
Clichés are, in most art forms, best avoided. But when it comes to slasher flicks, we just can’t get enough of them. Here, Nuts looks at eight of the most common clichés and why they’re so successful.
One for all you button-bashers out there, now, as Bloody Disgusting takes a look at the horror games to watch out for in 2015.
And as we’re only a few days away from that fat man’s home invasion we like to call Christmas, AV Club looks back at Bob Clark’s 1974 classic, Black Christmas.