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:
- The LA Times charts the horror movie’s path to the summit of summer movie releases
- The Chive asks whether jump scares are really necessary in horror movies
- Newsweek talks up a new interactive horror exhibit in Los Angeles
- Rue Morgue feature the first in a series on classic TV horror hosts, by Pseudopod’s Shawn Garrett
- Award winner Deborah Sheldon tells Kendall Reviews why she writes horror
Jen Yamato at the LA Times picks out the trajectory of the summer horror blockbuster from Annabelle to the new Child’s Play movie.
The Chive’s Martin argues in favour of a building sense of dread over the humble jump scare in horror cinema.
Daniel Avery writes for Newsweek about a new attraction in Los Angeles, I Like Scary Movies, where visitors will be able to experience scenes and characters from movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street, It and The Lost Boys.
Shawn Garrett, co-editor of Pseudopod and writer begins a new series in Rue Morgue, looking back at the role of horror host from TV. This first article deals with Vampira.
As part of their ongoing series, Kendall Reviews feature award-winner Deborah Sheldon (Contrition), on why she writes horror.
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