5 Must Read Horror Articles 29 October 2013

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Carrie Face-Off: Remake Vs. Original

Can Chloë Grace Moretz out-creep Sissy Spacek? Does Julianne Moore even compete with the mad-as-a-box-of-bible-bashing-frogs, Piper Laurie? This article from eonline pits 1976 Carrie against the recently-released remake.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

Horror is not just about long-dormant demons or deceased child-molesters that can’t wipe their backsides for fear of rupturing something with their rudimentarily-constructed gloves. Real horror can be found in all of us. This article from i09 looks at 11 of the most misanthropic horror films, and what they say about us as a species.

Why John Carpenter is the Most Underrated Filmmaker of Our Time

He gave birth to the boogeyman in Halloween, made inclement weather scary again with The Fog, and made us all think twice about buying a 1958 Plymouth Fury with Christine, but does John Carpenter get the credit he deserves? This article from Indiewire investigates.

Phantasmagorical Pondering: Is The Exorcist Still Scary?

1973 saw the release of one of the most terrifying horror films of all time. The Exorcist tingled the spines of many, but how does it fare in this age of boundary-pushing and visceral horror? UK Horror Scene endeavours to find out.

Horror Science: How Realistic Are Slasher Movie Kills?

This article from Film School Rejects looks at the science behind slasher movie kills. Is it possible to punch a man’s head clean off? How long does it really take to suffocate someone with a plastic bag? Would you actually melt in the shower if it was turned up to 11? This article is intended to debunk some of the myths surround slasher movie kills, and should in no way be viewed as a set of instructions.


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