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:
- Puzzlebox Horror explore the roots of the folk horror sub-genre
- Horrified Magazine ask whether a horror film needs to be scary, taking The Awakening as their example
- Horror Oasis explain how writing in a second language can make you more successful
- Tor Nightfire explain why Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love is the vampire novel to end them all
- The Ginger Nuts of Horror feature a fascinating interview with Stephen Volk
Ben Long continues his deep dive into the origins of many of horror’s sub-genres with this detailed look at folk horror. Charting film and fiction, this well-researched article is not to be missed.
Horrified Magazine ask whether a horror film needs to be scary, taking The Awakening as their example
Writing for Horrified Magazine, Nick Bartlett looks back at 2011’s The Awakening and asks whether a horror film needs to be scary.
Writer Amélia Cognet, whose debut novel, Perception is due out later this year, writes for Horror Oasis on how writing in her second language (Cognet is French) gave her tools which made her more successful.
Tor Nightfire explain why Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love is the vampire novel to end them all
Austin Gilkeson writes for Tor Nightfire and waxes lyrical about why Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love is the vampire novel to end all vampire novels.
Writer Kit Power sits down with Stephen Volk for a spoiler-free interview about his latest release, Under a Raven’s Wing, on The Ginger Nuts of Horror.
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