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Look Out For … Boy in the Box by Marc E. Fitch

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“Fitch’s latest turns a horrible secret of the past into a waking nightmare for today, proving some things just won’t stay buried.” A tragic hunting accident at Coomb’s Gulch in the Adirondack Mountains left a boy buried a decade ago. It also left four childhood friends with the burden of a terrible secret. Today, Jonathan …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 6 April 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: Bloody Disgusting feature an essay from director Mike Flanagan about fear in times of uncertainty George Daniel Lea writes for The Gingernuts of Horror on the new life being …

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Look Out For … The Wise Friend by Ramsey Campbell

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“Campbell has a way of taking the common and mundane things in our lives and turning them into something dreadful and terrifying.”  While staying with his aunt Thelma when he was in his teens, Patrick learned she had traveled to magical sites. Thelma was an artist, and her later works took a turn to the …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 30 March 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: Gwendolyn Kiste selects five works of horror by women perfect for film adaptations for Tor Nightfire Josh Malerman provides the perfect antidote to quarantine as he releases the novel Carpenter’s …

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Look Out For … Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

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“With her latest novel, Moshfegh pushes the boundaries of psychological horror while commenting on the genre itself in ways that are both humorous and terrifying.“ Walking her dog in the woods, an elderly woman finds a handwritten note on the ground, held down by rocks. It reads: “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know …

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Grasping for Control: Reading and Writing Horror in Times of Crisis

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Being a writer and fan of horror often leads to a question from people who have limited contact with the genre: “What scares you?” First of all, it’s important to acknowledge that horror is about so much more than fear. But the dread, the discomfort, the revulsion and—yes, the terror—which horror generates in an almost …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 March 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: Bloody Disgusting dissect the Resident Evil 3 Remake demo and pick out five key takeaways The Gingernuts of Horror continue the ‘Horrors of Humanity’ series with a piece by Phil …

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Look Out For … Black Bubbles by Kelli Owen

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“In this new edition of her debut collection, Owen adds new tales, story notes, even artwork, in a collection that is a must-read for fans of horror.” Death goes on a holiday … a reminder why good intentions and science don’t mix … nightmares that invade the waking world … ancient evil hitchhiking to freedom …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 March 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: LitReactor explains the importance of staying positive as a writer at times of crisis Dread Central run a feature charting the phenomenal career of Max Von Sydow, who passed …

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Look Out For … The Pack by David Fisher

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“Animals Attack horror was huge in the 70’s, and Fisher’s The Pack hit that nerve in spectacularly gruesome fashion.” Man’s best friend. During the Summer on the island, they played with your children, ran on the beaches, fetched the sticks you tossed to them. But now Summer is over, the tourists have gone, and Winter …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 March 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: LitReactor offer up a plan to keep the momentum from Women in Horror Month going all year round Mild SPOILERS: Bloody Disgusting look at gaslighting and how horror avoids …

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Look Out For … The Fourth Whore by EV Knight

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“With her debut novel, Knight conjures Lilith in all her fury, unleashed to have her bloody revenge.” When Kenzi Brooks was seven years old, she watched The Scribble Man collect her brother’s soul after a terrible accident. He even gave Kenzi a present, a lucky rabbit’s foot. Now twenty-three, Kenzi doesn’t believe in The Scribble …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 March 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: Morbidly Beautiful look back at cult classic werewolf movie, Ginger Snaps, and its lasting effects on feminist horror Bloody Disgusting tell us which five Universal classic horrors are underseen and …

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Look Out For … The Return by Rachel Harrison

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“With The Return, her debut novel, Harrison’s story aims to give readers a creepy, sinister, weekend reunion party from Hell.” Elise is the only one who ever believed Julie would come back. Missing for two years, Elise never gave up hope. She knew her best friend would return. And then, two years to the day, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 February 2020

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to.  Without further ado: Bloody Disgusting recommend ten horror films directed by women that you may not have seen Writer and editor Tabatha Wood writes a love letter to Alien’s Ellen Ripley on …

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