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:
- LitReactor explains why writers should not fear the short story
- Kendall Reviews feature an insightful essay on Barker’s ‘New Murders in the Rue Morgue’
- Horrified Magazine pick out ten British ghost stories which deserve a film treatment
- Crime Reads feature an essay by author Mindy McGinnis on her new YA novel, exploring themes from Poe
- Tyler Jones interviews Max Booth III for Cemetery Dance
Writer Joshua Isard writes for LitReactor on the fear his writing students feel when they think about writing short stories, compared to novels. In this essay, he explains why shorts are vital and why they should not be feared.
Writer Joseph Sale (Dark Hilarity) continues his read through of Barker’s Books of Blood, this time focussing on the story, ‘New Murders in the Rue Morgue.’ Sale writes on Barker’s appreciation of Poe and what the story tells us about evolution and the horror of humanity in a fascinating article.
Jane Nightside, writing for Horrified Magazine, selects ten British ghost stories which would be perfect for adaptation to film and explains exactly why they would fit the format so well.
Crime Reads feature an essay by author Mindy McGinnis on her new YA novel, exploring themes from Poe
Writer Mindy McGinnis, writes about her new YA novel, The Initial Insult, and how dark themes from Poe influenced the book’s genesis.
Tyler Jones interviews Max Booth III for Cemetery Dance, who put out his novel Touch The Night. This interview goes deep into Booth’s process and his journey as a writer upto now.
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