5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 April 2013

Evil Dead 2Welcome 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:

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From Lovecraft To Evil Dead: The History Of The Necronomicon

Allegedly penned by the mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred, The Necronomicon featured recurrently throughout the work of Lovecraft. Then, of course, it found its way to a cabin in the middle of the woods, which was where things got really interesting for Ash and his buddies. This article over at Den Of Geek explores the book’s conception and its various manifestations.

Fearing Chinese Censors, Paramount Changes World War Z

In the upcoming movie adaptation (loosely based, one should probably add) of Max Brooks’ World War Z, the source of the outbreak is linked to China. This article from The Wire explains how Paramount’s executives opted to delete the reference completely, and why.

CS Lewis and HP Lovecraft On Loathing and Longing For Ancient Worlds

This absorbing article from Teeming Brain explores, in great detail, Lovecraft’s and Lewis’s fascination with alien worlds.

The Upcoming Master Of Horror Scores: Introducing Juan Iglesias

Perhaps one of the most important ingredients of a successful horror movie is its score. Nothing raises the tension or thickens the atmosphere more effectively than eerie orchestration. Here, Soundtracks And Trailer Music introduce London-based composer, Juan Iglesias.

Evil Dead: Five Good Reasons To See The Devilishly Entertaining Reboot

When news of a possible remake of the well-regarded Evil Dead broke, earth’s populace were split into two groups: those who believed it to be sacrilege, and those who hadn’t seen the original to form an educated opinion. Now, with the reboot’s release imminent, it appears that initial concerns from fans of the original were unwarranted. Here, from Hitfix, are five good reasons why you need to see this movie.


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