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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 May 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: Sublime Horror drill down into the monsters of American Horror Story and pick out two examples of ‘The monstrous-feminine’ Bloody Disgusting look back at the phenomenon that is Friday the …

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Look Out For … Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

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“Under the backdrop of forbidden summer love, Rolfe explores a classic horror trope with his own unique twists and turns.” Fifteen-year-old Rocky Zukas is under the spell of summer love. After meeting a mysterious girl named November, his world turns upside down. Gabriel, November’s brother, and keeper of the family secret, does not approve. He …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 4 May 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 pick out ten horror novels that you shouldn’t try to reinvent unless you’re awesome, brave & stupid Bloody Disgusting suggest nineteen new horror films, games and series coming …

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Look Out For … Armageddon House by Michael Griffin

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“With mounting tension and claustrophobic paranoia, Griffin’s latest effort promises to send readers on a unsettling and disturbing ride.” Deep underground, four people live together in a subterranean facility. Everything they should want is there; medicine, water, and food. There’s even a bar, and a gym with a swimming pool. Only problem they have is …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 27 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: Mother Horror writes for Tor Nightfire on her favourite season: spring, and selects ten horrifying nature-focussed reads Ink Heist feature a new, previously unpublished story by the king of …

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Look Out For … The Girl in the Video by Michael David Wilson

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“With The Girl in the Video, Michael David Wilson’s debut novella, he creates a surreal paranoid nightmare instantly relatable in our digital content-saturated world”  A teacher receives a video from an unknown sender. The video is a little weird, and strangely arousing. And then there are more videos. What do they want? Descending into paranoia …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 20 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: LitReactor feature the introductory lecture of Gabino Iglesias’ online MFA Writer Steven Savile writes on how he fell in love with horror Bloody Disgusting dissect Final Destination as part of their …

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Look Out For … The Balance by Kev Harrison

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“With The Balance Harrison conjures up a dark tale set in Cold War Poland, spiked with Slavic folklore and terrible sacrifice.” A split second glance causes an accident that injures Natalia’s brother. With her relationship with her mother already in tatters, and her brother getting worse by the minute, she finds a glimmer of hope in …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 13 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: On her blog, writer Tabatha Wood talks to Hellblazer writer Jamie Delano British genre fiction writer, Tim Major gives a revealing insight into the ‘journey’ of his new novel, Snakeskins Cinepunx …

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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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