The Morning Read: Influential Horror, Woody Allen’s Open Letter and More

By  · Published on November 1st, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“The Most Influential Horror Filmmakers: From John Carpenter to James Whale” – Chronologically backward headline aside, this is an excellent portal to’s writing on some famous nightmare makers.

“What Films Give Us the Most Long-Term Scares?” – Christopher Campbell at Nonfics looks (naturally) to real life for the most impactful fear.

“Woody Allen Pens Rare Open Letter to Hollywood” – The veteran offers a full-throated advocation for casting directors to be recognized by the Oscars.

“Endgame: The ‘Unfilmable’ Ender’s Game’s 28 Years of Development Hell” – Matt Patches at Grantland blazes the long, strange trail to this weekend.

“Matthew McConaughey Discusses His Role in Dallas Buyers Club” – A must-read, scorcher of an interview with the star in the middle of a career reinvention.

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