5 Must Read Horror Articles 31 May 2021

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Puzzlebox Horror explore the roots of the folk horror sub-genre

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.

Horror Oasis explain how writing in a second language can make you more successful

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.

The Ginger Nuts of Horror feature a fascinating interview with Stephen Volk

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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