5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 April 2013

The HowlingWelcome, once again, to Must Read Horror, the place to discover the best articles of the week. This week:

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Canuxploitation: The Primer

This article over at Canuxploitation.com is a great introduction to those unfamiliar with the rich history of Canadian B-movies, from the silent era to present-day.

4 Reasons Why Most Horror Remakes Fail

Only four? We all curse and spit when news of another classic horror redo breaks, and often with good reason. How can anyone come close to the original vision we all know and love, and why are they even trying? Occasionally there will be a diamond among the turds, but such happenings are so few and far between that you’re only likely to remember the turds. Here, Vulture takes a look at why it’s so hard to succeed when it comes to remakes.

HowStuffWorks: How Tremors Graboids Work

Fictional subterranean beasts they may be, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t learn about them and their running/flying counterparts. This article from HowStuffWorks analyses the Graboid closely, from evolution and biology to why Shriekers – you remember them from the 1996 sequel, Aftershocks? – can’t lay eggs.

I Choose To Stand: Retrospective: The Howling

Often considered one of the best werewolf movies ever committed to celluloid, The Howling had the misfortune of being released the same year as the other great, An American Werewolf In London. This article over at I Choose To Stand looks back at The Howling, including Rob Bottin’s magnificent transformation scene.

How We Made Knightmare

Knightmare was a simple concept. Essentially, it was pin the tail on the donkey but with blue-screen monsters and ridiculous over-acting, the likes of which haven’t been seen since (The Only Way Is Essex notwithstanding). Here, The Guardian looks at how the show was made and why it became such a cult success.


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