It’s that time again, folks! We’ve been scouring for the best horror articles the internet has to offer. This week on Must Read Horror:
- A Thing That Lives on Tears: Goodness and Clarice Starling
- The Top 10 Carnival Horror Movies
- Visions of Horror: Jack Kirby
- The Ten Best Hammer Horror Films
- A Travel Guide to the Deadliest Destinations in Horror
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In this fascinating article over at Strange Horizons, Genevieve Valentine looks at the character of Clarice Starling, her transition from page to screen, and Jodie Foster’s magnificent portrayal as the stronger-than-she-looks protagonist in the 1991 movie, The Silence of the Lambs.
Ask a person, any person, what they are afraid of, and they will say spiders, Jimmy Savile, or clowns. There’s something inherently unnerving about carnivals – and something about them that makes horror fans drool at the mouth. Here are Icons of Fright top ten carnival horror movies.
He may have co-created The Hulk, Fantastic Four, and Captain America, but Jack Kirby also had a rich and illustrious career in horror comics with serial co-creator, Joe Simon, namely on the Black Magic anthology series. Here, Bloody Disgusting looks back at Black Magic and other Kirby-helmed horror comics.
Lists such as these are subjective. Some might say Twins of Evil (1971) is the best Hammer Horror; others might say Lust for a Vampire (1971) is the best. No, no, no-one has ever said that. This list from Horrormovies.ca looks at their favourite ten.
Unlike that CGI film with the giant fuzzy blue guy and the small green eyeball thing, monsters don’t just live in your closet/wardrobe/mouse-hole/cistern. They are ubiquitous and spread out across the globe like Madonna’s future children. The trick is knowing where those monsters are hiding, and therefore avoiding them completely. Give this article from FearNet a read. It might just save your life.
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