As Halloween approaches, this week’s good reads features more than a few horror-themed bits of writing. Speaking of horror-themed bits of writing, we gathered a few of our own to celebrate two indie horror films that celebrated big anniversaries this month. You can learn about the origins of a scary William Shatner mask and more in our Halloween Good Reads (celebrating its 40th Anniversary); or learn the dangers of forgetting to register a copyright in our Night of the Living Dead Good Reads (celebrating its 50th Anniversary); or just learn about all the indie horror movies you should add to your watch list. Enjoy the rest of this week’s spooktacular good reads below!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 22, 2018)

Michael Myers Is a Terrifying Acting Challenge, Too (via Thomas Golianopoulos for The New York Times)
The men behind the (aforementioned) William Shatner mask finally speak.

Stephen King sells short story film rights to students for $1 (via Sam Haysom for Mashable)
Master of Horror? More like Master of Helping Launch The Next Generation of Filmmakers.

MovieMaker’s 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World in 2019 (via Michael Gingold for MovieMaker Magazine)
The best fests for horror filmmakers to air their scares.

Will New Stunt Coordinator Eligibility Rules Improve On-Set Safety? (via Scott Johnson for The Hollywood Reporter)
A look at SAG-AFTRA’s new Stunt Coordinator registry system.

The True Meaning Of Horror Movies (via Anna Gooding-Call for Cultured Vultures)
Why we can’t get enough zombies, vampires, and on-screen horror.

The death of Hollywood’s middle class (via Nicole LaPorte for Fast Company)
How non-top-billed actors and creators get screwed on streaming platforms.

FilmStruck, streaming service for the cinephile, officially shutting down (via Nick Romano for Entertainment Weekly)
RIP, Film Nerd Netflix™. You were too pure for this world.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The history of horror movie music (via Reverb)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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