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:
- Crimereads ask why we are so obsessed with psychopaths
- LitReactor explains why atmosphere is so crucial to horror fiction
- Bloody Disgusting offer up eight movies as a gateway to Mexican horror
- Horror Oasis present an essay on horror and the intersection of motherhood
- The Ginger Nuts of Horror talk to Matthew R. Davis about Midnight in the Chapel of Love
Nadine Matheson, writer of The Jigsaw Man, looks into the enormous popularity of psychopaths in crime fiction and beyond, asking exactly what it is that makes them so compelling.
Max Booth III, writer of We Need To Do Something and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Lost Contact, writes this insightful craft essay for LitReactor on why atmosphere really is everything to great horror fiction.
Meagan Navarro, writing for Bloody Disgusting, picks out eight must-see horror movies to get you into the vibrant Mexican horror scene.
Writer Louise Worthington, author of Rosie Shadow, writes on influential works featuring the intersection of horror and motherhood, as well as her own fiction and how motherhood, and the tropes and taboos around it, has informed her work.
With his new novel, Midnight in the Chapel of Love, making waves since its January release, The Ginger Nuts of Horror sit down with Matthew R. Davis to find out how the book came together and more besides.
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