5 Must Read Horror Articles 19 March 2013

Being Human Season OneWelcome 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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How To Make A Good Horror Anthology Movie

Ah, the golden years of horror portmanteaus may be behind us, but is there a resurgence on the horizon? With the forthcoming V/H/S and 26-segmenter, The ABC’s Of Death, suggesting there is life in the old format yet, this article over at Vulture takes a look at what makes a good horror anthology.

Being Nostalgic: A Being Human Retrospective

Last week saw the airing of the final ever episode of BBC’s Being Human. Despite a complete change in cast from its original team of Annie, George and Mitchell, it remained perfect Sunday evening viewing for most of us Brits. It was such an intriguing concept – werewolf, vampire and ghost living together and trying not to succumb to the monsters within – that the US version is now in its third season. Here, The Digital Fix looks back over the show, its villains and why it was such a success.

10 Worst Horror Exposition Monologues

You watch one brutal murder, then another, then the monster appears and…we cut away to a tedious explanation about what’s happening – often needlessly – taking us out of the movie and leaving us stranded as to whether we can be arsed to return. This article from Bloody Disgusting looks at ten of the most drawn-out and ineffectual expositions in horror movies.

Clive Barker In Comics, Part 2: ‘Eclipse’ and the ‘Books Of Blood’

This article over at FearNet looks at more Eclipse’s adaptations of Barker’s work, from ‘Rawhead Rex’ to the less-than-festive Christmastime tale, ‘The Yattering And Jack’.

Ten Normal Things That Movies Have Made Terrifying

Imagine, if you will, standing in the shower. You hear a noise, but you’re the only person in the house. Do you call out, asking who’s there? No, of course not, that would be silly. Instead, you stand there shivering like a shitting dog thinking about a man dressed as his dead mother holding a sharp, stabby thing (or knife to those of you that went to college) because that’s what happens, at least in the films you’ve watched. This article from We Got This Covered looks at ten normal things that movies have ruined for us, including lady-parts and tricycles.


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