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:
- Film School Rejects pick out three horror films which will make you cry
- Rotten Tomatoes highlight some terrifying segments from horror anthologies
- Oxford University Press paints an analogy of the study of horror fiction as the pedagogical anti-mullet
- Lit Hub talks to Argentinean author Mariana Enriquez about political violence and writing horror
- Unbound Worlds have some eco-horror recommendations for Earth Day (yesterday, 22 April)
Anna Swanson of Film School Rejects picks out ten horror movies with as much heart as fear, showing that while horror can be all about the visceral, it can also have a human side, raw with emotion.
With Ghost Stories, doing well for itself in the cinema, Rotten Tomatoes’ Scott Weinberg looks back at a raft of horror anthology films, pulling out the most terrifying scenes.
Oxford University Press paints an analogy of the study of horror fiction as the pedagogical anti-mullet
Mathias Clasen of Oxford University Press uses Richard Matheson’s seminal work I Am Legend, to explain his method of teaching horror fiction as what he terms the pedagogical anti-mullet. Party at the front and intense, complex, relevant business lurking behind.
Lit Hub’s David Leo Rice talks to Argentinean author Mariana Enriquez about her experience of political violence and her recently translated short story collection Things We Lost in the Fire, as well her passion for writing horror. They even get on to the subject of the relationship between the occult and totalitarian regimes.
Keith Rice of Unbound Worlds chooses some of his favourite eco-horror novels to help readers celebrate Earth Day. There is some real gold in this list, from Laird Barron, Jeff Vandermeer and more.
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