5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 August 2021


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:

Tor Nightfire feature an article on the intertwining of horror and metal starting with Birmingham’s Black Sabbath

Meghan Ball, writing for Tor Nightfire, explains the seemingly unbreakable connection between heavy metal and horror with a piece about Birmingham (UK)’s Black Sabbath.

Horrified Magazine take a look back at An American Werewolf In London forty years on

Released in 1981, An American Werewolf In London has been with us for forty years. Horrified Magazine’s Dean Newman looks back at the cult classic in this aptly-titled article ‘Howling with laughter.’

Crime Reads feature a writing advice essay on the difference between likeable and relatable protagonists

Writer Bracken Macleod writes this craft essay for Crime Reads on flawed characters and how a relatable protagonist does not have to be a likeable one.

The Ginger Nuts of Horror feature a guest post on ‘the Christian weird’

In this guest post for The Ginger Nuts of Horror, Jonathan Walker discusses his concept of ‘the Christian weird’ and how he views the supernatural entities in his latest novel.

SPOILERS: Divination Hollow Reviews look at the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House and the ‘manly hat problem’

Dan Sexton-Riley zooms in on the character of Luke in the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, to look at what he coins ‘the manly hat problem,’ covering issues of toxic masculinity.

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