5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 September 2013

The Girl Next Door Ruth ChandlerWelcome 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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Where Have All of the Good Horror Themes Gone?

Who can forget the ominous Duh-dum…Dud-dum, or Dah-dah, Dah-dah, Dah-dah? Exactly. These are both themes synonymous with classic horror films, but when was the last time a score actually caused gooseflesh to rise on your trembling body? This article from Shock Till You Drop asks: Where Have All of the Good Horror Themes Gone?

War May Lead to Increase in Zombie Movie Production

War, huh! Good god y’all! What is it good for? Well, apparently it’s good for fans of zombie movies. There seems to be a spike in zombie movie production in times of great battle or social upheaval, as this article from i09 investigates.

Bad Dads: Ten of Horror Cinema’s Most Unfit Fathers

Ruth Chandler in The Girl Next Door, Judith Madigan in Mother’s Boys; there are plenty of films where Mommy is actually a crazy, murderous whore, but what about Daddy? Surely he’s got problems to deal with, too, like keeping his daughter off the pole? Well, FearNet have compiled a list of psychotic papas that prove neither parent can be entirely trusted.

Body of Fear: How Your Body Keeps you Playing Horror Games

This article from IGN looks at the science and biology behind horror videogames, and how our bodies force us to continue playing, even though we’re sat in a pile of stinking urine.

10 Annoying Horror Final Girls

Final girls are a staple of horror movies. They’re kick-ass females battling the unthinkable, and we’re with them right to the very end, when they send whatever horror they’ve been facing for the last hour-and-a-half back to Hell with its tail wedged firmly between its legs. There are, however, a few final girls you wish the killer would just decapitate already, if only to stop the whiny, annoying, prom-queen-wannabe from popping up in the inevitable sequel. Bloody Disgusting looks at ten final girls that are harder to tolerate than a High School Musical marathon.


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