Welcome to Must Read Horror. We search the internet for notable horror articles, so you don’t have to. This week:
- Summer of Sleaze: Guy Smith’s The Sucking Pit and The Walking Dead
- Horror: Does Cinema Have the Edge Over TV?
- The Books Behind Today’s TV Horror Resurgence
- Tales from the Video Store: The Babysitter Diaries
- The 10 Best Body Horror Films of All Time
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Guy N. Smith is like marmite or Daniel O’Donnell; you either love him or hate him. This article over at Tor looks at two of the crab-master’s books in particular, The Sucking Pit and its sequel, The Walking Dead, and also the man himself.
In this article, The Telegraph asks whether it is possible for horror on TV to evoke chills as successfully as it does on the big screen, paying close attention to Guillermo del Toro’s FX series The Strain.
Speaking of TV horror (and we were – see above), where is it all coming from? In recent years we’ve been treated to small-screen adaptations of The Walking Dead, Psycho (Bates Motel), and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Sleepy Hollow). In this article, Den of Geek looks at some of the books behind today’s TV horror resurgence.
If it were up to me, there would be a VHS videostore on every corner, and not some scantily-clad brunette with bad acne, bad makeup, and a ‘mouth to die for’, whatever that is. Anyway, in this article over at Fangoria, Ken Hanley imparts a story or two about his babysitter ‘Millie’, and their shared exploits in horror.
There’s nowt as nauseating as body horror, as the saying goes (not sure who said it, though – Roy Orbison, I think). In this article, Pop Matters lists the ten best body horror films of all time. Needless to say, Cronenberg features once or twice.