Horror Articles of the Week: 17th January 2016

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The end of another weekend is upon us, and it’s about that time on a Sunday evening for getting cosy under a duvet. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best horror articles of this week, so check them out as the weekend draws to a close.

This ‘American Horror Story’ Theory Connects Every Season In One Swoop is a bit of an ambitious title. But it does offer an interesting theory concerning a common theme running through each season.

Horror Lies in the Stigma from Western University looks at the relationship between horror and mental illness. It asks how horror films can evolve to include less stereotypical depictions of people with mental health issues, while remaining scary.

In THE EIGHTIES STILL SCREAM: A VHS Retrospective (Part Two) the author offers their personal memories of the VHS era in horror, as well as revisiting some of the films he saw as a teenager.

A Legend Passes: The Tall Man has Cast a Long Shadow pays tribute to Angus Scrimm – much respected horror actor, who passed away this week.

Why Horror? We think this choice quote explains it best –“Horror shows us that no matter how bad things get, we can survive. It tells stories of abuse victims who overcome their situations to become better people. It shows us that people can survive against insurmountable odds. Horror doesn’t care if you’re black, white, rich, poor, gay or straight. If you find yourself up against Michael Meyers or Jason Voorhees, you’re fucked no matter what you look like.”

I don’t know about you guys but I love Adventure Time. It’s one of the smartest kids shows in a while, and it recently payed tribute to a bunch of horror conventions and cliches. Blank Eyed Girl looks at the episode and analyses it.

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