Dagon 2001

Script to Pieces: Stuart Gordon’s Shadow Over Innsmouth

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...

The Hardy Boys Meet Reverend Werewolf: Why Silver Bullet’s Uncle Red is an Unsung...

Silver Bullet is easily one of the most underrated adaptations of the author’s work. There are those who saw the movie when they were younger and list it not...
Town that Dreaded Sundown

The True Story Behind The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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...
Spooky Empire

Event Recap: Spooky Empire Retro

Spooky Empire Retro was clearly designed with an attitude of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The location is exactly the same as last April, at the Wyndham...
Bram Stoker's Dracula

How Bram Stoker’s Dracula Helped Define the Gory Excess of the 1990’s

So many people, even now, believe the 1980’s to be a golden age in horror history. By extension, the 1990’s is believed to be an incredibly dull period. Many...
Suspiria - a beginner's guide to argento - Horror Trilogies

Chronicling the Death of Italian Horror Cinema

There was a time, fondly remembered and not all that long ago, when Italy was the pinnacle of horror filmmaking. In the 1960’s Mario Bava helped define the giallo,...
Critters 1986

Studio Schlock: Why We Needed Low-Budget Studio Horror (And Why it Disappeared)

I want to talk a bit about one of my favorite eras in horror. It’s a time that I think will sound completely alien to the horror climate we...
Return of the Living Dead 3

Script to Pieces: Brian Yuzna’s Return of the Living Dead 4

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...
Manhunter 1986

The Hannibal Time Forgot: Why Manhunter Needs More Love

After the cult success of Hannibal, there are now two generations who embrace their own version of Hannibal Lecter as the one true representation of the character in their...

Exclusive Interview: Actor Betty Buckley Talks Split

Betty Buckley is horror royalty, thanks to a couple of attention-grabbing performances in Brian De Palma's seminal Carrie and M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, over the course of her...
Psycho-II

Why Psycho II is Almost as Good as the Original

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the best horror movies ever made. It’s often cited as the best and for good reason. It’s the kind of feature that was not...
New on Netflix

New on Netflix: April 14th, 2017

New on Netflix is a weekly feature here at Wicked Horror where we take a look at the latest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service. It can be tough...
Tales from the Darkside

Why Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is an Awesome, Unsung Anthology

Anthology movies are thankfully enjoying a bit of a comeback right now. With movies like Tales of Halloween and the V/H/S franchise, it’s nice to see more of a...
The Mummy Returns

Script to Pieces: Clive Barker’s The Mummy

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...
Eight Behind the Scenes Stories That Would Make Great Features of Their Own jack nicholson in the shining.

Why The Shining is Just a Ghost Story (And Why That’s Okay)

Stephen King’s chief influence for his novel The Shining was Shirley Jackson’s classic book The Haunting of Hill House. He speaks clearly about this in introductions to the book...