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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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Look Out For … Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed

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“With Beneath the Rising, Mohamed combines a coming-of-age story with a heavy dose of the Weird, with thrills and humor along for the ride.” Joanna “Johnny” Chamber is smart, from an affluent white family. Nick Prasad is brown, poor, and secretly madly in love with Johnny. Johnny creates a special kind of reactor that could …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 17 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: Sublime Horror cast their eye back beyond the 70s and 80s heyday of paperbacks from hell to mid-century horror The Ladies of Horror Fiction feature a guest post from …

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Look Out For … The Midwives by Duncan Ralston

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“With his latest novel, Ralston combines true-crime with a supernatural evil from the least likely of sources … an innocent elderly woman.” Martin Savage is on a book tour, promoting his latest true crime book. Now, one of his most dangerous subjects—the “Witch Hunter”—has escaped. A depraved murderer, the “Witch Hunter” holds a grudge against …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 10 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 commemorate forty years of John Carpenter’s The Fog, with this editorial Nico Bell features an interview with the ever-fascinating Tracey Fahey on folk horror and much more …

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