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:
- Our Sinister Sisters: The Girl Monster On Screen
- Santa Showdown: Gremlins Vs. Rare Exports
- Remembering Michael Jackson’s Thriller – 30 Years Later
- Top 10 Road Movies in Horror
- Why Is the Horror Genre Obsessed With Our Mortality?
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This fascinating article from Bad Reputation looks at the history of the female monster, from Countess Zaleska (1936’s Dracula’s Daughter) to Mary Mason (2012’s American Mary).
Fangoria’s Santa Showdown continues. This week sees Gremlins (1984) take on Rare Exports (2010). Will those loveable, yet murderous, little imps prevail against evil Santa and his band of malevolent elves?
It’s hard to believe it’s been thirty years since John Landis assembled a bunch of dancers and Rick Baker plastered them in zombie prosthetics for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. In this article, FearNet looks at how it all came about, Vincent Price’s cameo, and the video’s subsequent impact on popular culture.
Horror films don’t have to be set in dank basements or abandoned asylums to make their point. Terror can unfold anywhere, and if you think you’re safe driving around, waiting for the evil to pass you by, you’re sorely mistaken. This article from Bloody Disgusting looks at ten horror films whose main environment is an open road.
Death. There’s a lot of it about; far too much for my liking. What can TV series such as The Walking Dead teach us about our existence and its inevitable conclusion? This article over at Screen Robot investigates.
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