5 Must Read Horror Articles – 12 August 2013

Daylight videogameWelcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week:

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Original versus Remake: The Amityville Horror

Remakes are, more often than not, inferior to the original. Some remakes even eschew the source material altogether, foregoing the elements which made the original such a fun experience. Here, Best Horror Movies pits the 1979 creep-fest, The Amityville Horror, against its slightly lacking 2005 redo.

Ten Things That Make Horror Films Unrealistic

According to Randy in Wes Craven’s seminal shocker, Scream, “There are certain RULES that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie.” He had a good point. This article from Films and Things looks at the clichéd and senseless devices used by filmmakers to scare us, often rendering the film implausible.

Rosemary’s Baby and the Politics of Women’s Bodies

This fascinating article from The Huffington Post looks at the feministic themes behind Rosemary’s Baby, and its controversial director, Roman Polanski.

Six Things a Horror Game Needs

There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a good ol’ terrifying nightmare scenario with limited ammo and hellish creatures dripping from the walls like the aftermath of a curry party. Here, Analog Addiction looks at six essential features all horror games should possess.

Horror in Anime: More Than a Tentacle Joke

Let’s not beat around the bush; Anime is huge. It’s huge in Japan, in America, in Dudley (just up the road from me). There’s a lot more to it than simply dressing up as Pikachu and leaping around the place like a Yorkshire terrier that’s eaten one too many sugar-cubes. Horror also has a place in Anime, and not just in the bizarre adult world of Hentai, where tentacles are the oceanic equivalent of Ron Jeremy. This article from Horror-movies.ca explores four anime horror series worth a look.


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1 comment

    • Natasha Harmer on August 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm
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    Hi! Thanks for the mention! 😀

    (Films and Things)

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