Happy Halloween from SAGindie! This week had its share of regular old non-scary news stories, but why focus on that when we can use this holiday weekend to focus on the more Halloween-y elements of the film industry? Last year at Halloween we gave you an all-Halloween edition (the movie, not the holiday – but actually, both) of Good Reads, but this week we’re broadening with This Week’s Good Reads: Indie Horror Edition.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 26, 2015)

Re-Animator At 30 (via Kenji Fujishima for Movie Mezzanine)
The legacy of the bonkers sci-fi horror comedy.

On The Babadook, It Follows, and the new age of unbeatable horror (via Noel Murray for The A.V. Club)
You can’t fight the monsters anymore.

Nighthawks at the Cinema: How misfits lost the midnight movie (via Keith Phipps for The Verge)
How the cult sensibilities of Rocky Horror midnight screenings have lost some of their cool.

So Bad, It’s Good: The Scare-Free, Homoerotic Subtext-Rich Nightmare on Elm Street 2
(via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
A look at the red-headed (super gay) stepchild of the Freddy Krueger franchise.

Deathwave: The New Movement In Horror Or Just Another Label? Part One and Part Two
(via Jerry Smith for Blumhouse)
Stop trying to make “Deathwave” happen. It’s not gonna happen.

13 Horror Filmmakers You Need to Know (via David Ehrlich for Rolling Stone)
The best upcoming indie, foreign, and Deathwave filmmakers.

UPDATED to include:
How Can Middle Class Filmmakers Make a Living? (via William Dickerson for Indiewire)
Technically not an indie-horror-themed good read, but a good read nonetheless!


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The short film that started Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise (via The A.V. Club)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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