John List - The Stepfather

The Facts in the Case of John List: The True Story Behind The Stepfather...

It’s a Sunday evening on the 21st of May. Families across the United States relax and recline in front of their televisions sets awaiting the new episode of America’s...

Frightfest 2018 Spotlight: The Ranger

It’s finally August, which means the countdown to Frightfest 2018 is ON. In the weeks leading up to the festival, our intrepid reporter Joey Keogh will be taking a...
Body Bags

Mixed Bag: Why Body Bags is a Rough Around the Edges Anthology (That’s Still...

Despite the Scream Factory collector’s edition Blu-ray for Body Bags, it’s still easily one of the most overlooked titles John Carpenter has directed. It’s far from the classic status of...
Alien (1979) The problem with sub-genres - label makers

Label Makers: The Persistent Problem With Sub-Genres

Sub-genres are great for categorizing. In general, that’s the only real purpose that genre serves: putting films in a certain place so that they’re easier to find when you’re looking...
Lala Kent

Exclusive Interview: Lala Kent of Vanderpump Rules Talks Her New Slasher Film, The Row

Wicked Horror had the occasion to sit down with reality star, turned musician and actress Lala Kent about her role in the sorority house slasher film, The Row. Kent...

Hereditary Isn’t Perfect, But We Should Still Be Glad It Exists

There's something worrisome going on with horror fans lately. It first reared its ugly head around the time of The Witch's release, and it's happening again in response to Hereditary....
Puppet Master III

Why Most Nazi Horror is Terrible (Unless it’s Puppet Master III)

Horror movies about Nazis are inherently problematic because Nazis represent an evil that is in many ways the distilled essence of all bigotry. Anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, the Nazis were...
found footage films

Found Footage Films: A Brief and Twisted History

It’s July 17th, 1999 - 11:50 PM. It’s an oppressive summer night across the United States. The seasonal heat lays thick in the air, and somehow the July night...
Russell Geoffrey Banks

Exclusive: Russell Geoffrey Banks of Who’s Watching Oliver Drops By For A Chat

Recently I had the pleasure of talking with actor Russell Geoffrey Banks of the new film Who's Watching Oliver. After viewing film I felt compelled to speak with Banks to discuss...

Exclusive Interview: Writer-Director Lowell Dean Talks Another Wolfcop

Wolfcop burst onto the scene back in 2014 with a hairy, masculine, balls-to-the-wall crazy energy, like the bastard child of Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and An...
Craig muMs Grant

Exclusive Interview: Craig muMs Grant Talks Hover

Craig muMs Grant is an accomplished actor, poet and playwright. Perhaps best known for his role in HBO’s Oz, he has an impressive resume that spans numerous productions. Grant...

Exclusive Interview: Hover Director Matt Osterman

Wicked Horror recently had the occasion to sit down with director Matt Osterman to discuss his new film, Hover. We got the lowdown from the director on the use of drones...

Frightfest 2018 Lineup Includes Summer of 84, Upgrade, Puppetmaster: The Littlest Reich!

Frightfest is back for another blood-soaked year, its 19th(!), returning to home turf the Cineworld Leciester Square (formerly the Empire, RIP) and the illustrious Prince Charles Cinema (AKA the...
Poltergeist

How Poltergeist Destroyed the American Dream (And Why That’s Great)

Filmmakers in the 1980s had a serious obsession with the American dream. Part of it, I think, was due to the fetish-like obsession with ‘50s Americana. People wanted a very Norman...

Exclusive Interview: Bailee Madison Talks The Strangers: Prey At Night

Bailee Madison is no stranger to the horror genre. The 18 year-old actress has fought off monsters in Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, ran from creepy dolls in...