5 Must Read Horror Articles 10 June 2013

Ray BradburyWelcome to Must Read Horror, the place to find the best horror articles of the week. Once again we’ve searched the internet for interesting and notable articles for your reading pleasure. This week:

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HP Lovecraft: The Writer out of Time

This extensive article from The Guardian explores the popularity of Lovecraft, and why his work – despite its insufferable sombreness and obvious racism – is admired the world over.

The Definitive Guide to Japanese Horror Movies

They gave us J-Horror and the wet-girl clambering out of anything she could contort herself in to, but they also gave us some of the most bizarre horror films ever conceived (the three Japanese segments in 2012’s ABCs of Death are a prime example, as are madcap movies, Versus and Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead). This article over on Japanverse looks briefly at the differing styles of Japanese horror movies before compiling an exhaustive list, ranking each movie from Iconic to Below Average.

Examining the End of the Lake Placid Saga

You can never have enough killer croc movies. Black Water, Blood Surf, Croc, Crocodile, Rogue and Primeval are all basically the same film, and each is a tetrapod riff on Jaws. But the most popular series of killer croc movies, Lake Placid, has just come to a close. Or has it? This article from Den of Geek looks at the series so far, and why subtitling a movie as The Final Chapter means diddly-squat.

The 10 Most Creative Monster Movie Costumes of the Last Decade

You can phone Andy Serkis and plaster him with motion sensors as much as you like, but there’s nothing quite like sticking a man in a great big suit and telling him to act like a nutter. This article from Film School Rejects explores ten of the best monster movie costumes of the last decade, including The Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth, and the Dog Soldiers’ werewolves.

B is for Bradbury: 5 Excellent Ray Bradbury Stories to Remember

It’s been a year since we lost legendary writer, Ray Bradbury, and this article from Tor examines five must-read stories and its author, Nancy Lambert’s, discovery of Bradbury’s work.


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