5 Must Read Horror Articles 28 December 2015


Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror, where we bring you the best horror articles the internet has to offer. This week:

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Horror Health Warning? Scary Films Really Can Curdle the Blood

This article from The Guardian looks into the truth behind a new study carried out by doctors and academics at Leiden University in the Netherlands, in which it was proved that watching scary films might, indeed, be bad for us.

A Comprehensive Look at the History of Murder Santas

Sometimes, Santa eschews the more-customary presents in favour of an axe. There have been many films in which St Nick comes in the form of a murderous psychopath, and this article from Bloody Disgusting looks at most of them.

Christmas Ghost Stories: A History of Seasonal Spine-Chillers

The Independent takes an in-depth look at the history of the Christmas ghost story, and why we all love a seasonal shock or two.

Comics Alliance Best of 2015: Best Horror Comic of 2015

Which horror comic book was the best of 2015? Find out in the Comic Alliance’s opinion here, and four of the books which came close.

Forgotten Bestsellers: The Ninth Configuration

Tor looks at William Peter Blatty’s often overlooked follow-up to The Exorcist,The Ninth Configuration.


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