Welcome 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:
- Haunted Holidays: Scary Lady Writers
- The Year in Horror: The Scariest Moments of 2013
- Ghosts of Christmas Past: Why Were the Victorians So Ghastly Good at Ghost Stories?
- More Horror Films That Should Have Sequels
- Five Ways to Keep the Horror Genre Fresh and Scary
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Continuing with their fascinating series of festive articles, Tor shine a light upon those Victorian women whose sole intention was to terrify us with their words.
There were so many horrific moments in 2013. Who can forget Miley Cyrus’s hammer-licking display, or that picture of four generations of royals, lined up alongside one another as if to remind us of where our money goes while we’re all eating cold beans and cuddling up next to long-dead relatives for warmth? Well, Fangoria have come up with a list of scary moments from 2013 to rival those mentioned above.
This article from The Guardian investigates why our 19th Century ancestors were so damn good at writing haunting fiction.
Sequels…terrible, terrible sequels everywhere. Even when they’re good, they’re seldom on a par with their predecessors. In this article, FearNet suggests a couple of classics that are screaming out (maybe) for the follow-up treatment.
One for the gamers amongst you, as Rely On Horror looks at how developers can keep the genre innovative without losing any of that creepy console (and keyboard) goodness.
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