Not Quite Horror: Silence (2017)

Horror is evolving as a genre. Although your local multiplex is still loaded with the usual contenders, look a bit closer and you’ll find the latest drama, thriller, or...

Script to Pieces: Tales of Pumpkinhead – The TV Series!

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 these will...

Why Jason Lives is a Near-Perfect Horror Comedy

Audiences were disappointed with Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. They wanted Jason, doing what he does best. Despite the film’s other merits, they couldn’t get over...
The Amityville house.

Amityville: Horror or Hoax?

The Amityville Horror is one of the most successful books based on a reportedly true account ever published. The same goes for the feature film adaptation. It is the only...
Bye Bye Man horror movie 2017.

In Defense of The Bye Bye Man (The Title, That is)

I haven’t seen The Bye Bye Man yet. I know the basic story and I’ve been spoiled on—I think—a few of the major beats, but I still haven’t seen...
Friday the 13th Part III

Does A Number Matter? Defending Horror Sequels as an Art Form

Horror sequels are almost universally looked down upon, considered something in the genre that just has to be dealt with because there’s no way to overcome them. They are...

Cold Case Analysis: The Final Chapter of the Texarkana Phantom

A cold case is an unsolved criminal investigation that remains open indefinitely pending the discovery of new evidence. There have been numerous unique cases throughout history, some of which...

How Imagination and Effects Saved Friday the 13th Part VII

There’s really not a film in the Friday the 13th franchise that I don’t love to some degree. There are always the ones you really connect with, those that...
Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

How Halloween 4 Saved the Franchise

When John Carpenter’s Halloween was released, it was the most successful independent film of all time. It held that record for many years. The success didn’t happen right away,...
Clive Barker's Tortured Souls

Script to Pieces: Clive Barker’s Tortured Souls

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 these will...
Demon Knight

Why Demon Knight Still Holds Up After More Than 20 Years!

After five successful seasons on television, the creative team behind HBO’s Tales from the Crypt decided it was time for a new feature film. Given that there had been...
The Toolbox Murders

Why The Toolbox Murders Might be the Sleaziest Art Film Ever

The original Toolbox Murders is a hard movie to pin down. It’s hard even to explain how I feel about it. At this point, I would say most people...
Street Trash

One Man’s Trash: The Sleazy Majesty of Street Trash

We all know the old saying. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” It bears repeating because Street Trash is certainly not a treasure for everyone. In some ways...

Exclusive Interview: Emile Hirsch Talks The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Emile Hirsch has had a long and varied career, starring in movies as far-ranging as The Girl Next Door and Killer Joe, and working with auteurs including Gus Van...

Cold Case Analysis: The Texarkana Phantom Part 6

A cold case is an unsolved criminal investigation that remains open indefinitely pending the discovery of new evidence. There have been numerous unique cases throughout history, some of which...