5 Must Read Horror Articles – 6 February 2013

Resident Evil 2Welcome to Must Read Horror. Once again we’ve trawled the internet for the best horror articles of the week, and here they are:

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Slasher Cinema Showcase: ‘The Burning’

After the success of the brutal first two instalments of camp shocker Friday The 13th there came countless shameless counterparts; Madman, Cannibal Campout and The Final Terror to name just a few. But it was the 1981 tent-pegs and garden shears slasher, The Burning, which proved that imitation was the best form of flattery. In this article, FearNet takes a closer look at the movie and its would-be-Jason, Cropsy.

Resident Evil 2 – A Retrospective

It’s been fifteen years since Capcom released the second game in the Resident Evil franchise on Playstation, and moving the action from the Spencer mansion to downtown Racoon City made it a much bigger entity. Digital Spy looks back with fondness at the hugely successful sequel.

Into The Woods: Fairytales And Childhood Anxiety

This fascinating article over at Fangoria looks at how the stories of our childhood affect us, and why there are obvious similarities between the Grimm tale, Hansel And Gretel, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

10 upcoming British horror films to watch

From 28 Days Later to Shaun Of The Dead, the British certainly know how to knock up a decent horror movie, and this list from Horrormovies.ca compiles some of the ones to watch out for in the coming months.

When The Zombies Come

This article from The Daily Mail looks at a hardware store in Georgia and its employees, who have a plan of action in place for when the Zompocalypse inevitably occurs. One employee even goes out on a recon mission, scouring nearby nursing homes for potential future threats. A short film exploring the store’s attempts to stave off the undead hordes has been entered into the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


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