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Terror Tropes: Trauma in Horror

Jack Burgos is a writer and mental health professional based in Tulsa Oklahoma. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013. His first book, Stormborn: 13...

From Dusk Till Dawn

Why From Dusk Till Dawn is Still Going Strong After More Than 20 Years

More than twenty years ago, filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino spun the vampire genre on its head with From Dusk Till Dawn. In that time, the film has only grown in popularity, having b...

jump scares conventions tropes

Jump Scares: Cheap Thrills or Legitimate Chills?

If there is one fight worth having about horror in 2019, it’s in regard to jump scares. They are quite possibly the most divisive trope in the horror filmmaker’s repertoire. Sometimes called “cheap”, ...

Not Quite Horror: You, Season 1 (2018)

Not Quite Horror is back from the dead. After resting for a bit in its kind-of creepy but still-normal-enough-to-pass-as-regular crypt, our biweekly series returns. In each installment, Joey Keogh wil...

Script to Pieces: Candyman Sequel that was also The Midnight Meat Train

Story Within a Story: Why the Structured Narrative of Candyman Works so Well

Candyman is, without a doubt, one of the best horror films of the 1990’s. This was a decade in which horror was constantly questioning and trying to redefine itself. What had worked in the 1980’s? Wha...

Podcasts

6 True Crime Podcasts to Listen to After Season One of Serial

Feeling a sort of void in your life now that you’ve finished season one of  Serial? Nobody blames you. But, you’ll need something to satisfy that true crime hunger you have, right? Fear no...

Urban Legend

Urban Legend: Giallo Inspired Horror or ’90s Slasher Trash?

The 1990s were a significantly under-appreciated time period for horror. Although the decade brought us classic titles like Scream, Candyman, and Dead Alive, it is often maligned and looked down upon ...

Script to Pieces: Stephen Norrington’s Ghost Rider

Welcome to Script to Pieces, a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we look at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes...

Iain De Caestecker

Iain De Caestecker Talks Overlord and Turning Into a Monster [Exclusive]

Overlord is a critically praised (and sadly under-seen) World War II set horror movie that hit theatres last November. The cast includes Wyatt Russell, Jovan Adepo, Mathilde Olliver, John Magaro, Pilo...