Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week:
- Author Tim Lebbon’s Top Ten Alien Moments
- 6 Iconic Horror Characters With Almost No Screen Time
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers: An American Commentary
- The Survival of Horror
- When Edgar Allan Poe Needed to Get Away, He Went to the Bronx
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Even if you’ve been in hypersleep for half a century, you will be familiar with the Alien franchise. From Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic to the much-maligned Alien: Resurrection (we’re not counting Prometheus or the AvP series) there are so many great moments to choose from, and that’s exactly what Tim Lebbon, author of the recently released Alien: Out of the Shadows, has done over at Dread Central.
If you add together the minutes in which a vampire of werewolf is on screen in the Twilight series, it amounts to about 658 years (bloody feels like it!), but there are celebrated horror characters out there with barely enough time on screen to warrant an IMDB credit. This article from Horrormovies.ca selects six of these elusive heroes in an article that will probably take you longer to read than the minutes they shared in front of a camera combined.
One of the greatest remakes ever, and featuring an ending that still gives me chills thanks to Donald Sutherland’s creepy-ass scream, Philip Kaufman’s 1978 pod-bursting nightmare Invasion of the Body Snatchers has every right to be rejoiced amongst the horror community, and it’s discussed in great length in this article over at The Artifice.
One for the gamers now, and in recent years the genre known as Survival Horror has failed to capture the minds and hearts of those that once spent year after year stalking endless corridors in search of a medipak. So what can possibly be done to revive this failing genre? Gaming Lives asks this question, and many more.
…and started taking phone-calls for Paulie, but then Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro came along, and…no, that’s the plot of Goodfellas. So what was the author of The Raven doing in the Bronx? Find out in this article from Smithsonian.