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The Art of Monsters: Remembering Bernie Wrightson

I’m not even sure the horror world is aware of the loss it suffered over the weekend. Yes, Bernie Wrightson was incredibly well respected. There have already been several...
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Strongest One There Is: Why The Hulk is a Hero Rooted in Horror

The Incredible Hulk is one of the most endearing, iconic comic book characters of all time. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he originated as part of the...
Mighty Max

Pocket Monsters: Why Mighty Max Was One of the Weirdest, Greatest Toy Fads of...

There’s a lot you probably remember about the ‘90s. Goosebumps. Animorphs. Dunkaroos. Dawson’s Creek. Crystal Pepsi—but there are a lot of things you probably don’t remember, even if they...
Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: What’s the Hold Up? (And Why it Might be More Complicated...

At the last second, only weeks before filming was set to begin, the new Friday the 13th was cancelled. It was a move that came as a shock to...
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Why A Cure for Wellness Is Better Described As A Gothic Mystery With Horror...

From the initial previews, A Cure for Wellness could be interpreted as an atypical, horror asylum movie where the protagonist falls through a cliché storyline that the majority of...
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Cry Little Sister: A Defense of Dawn Summers

Last March, I wrote a piece on Buffy characters who were unfairly despised. While I expected some degree of backlash against a few of the picks, there was a...
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Why Black Mirror is the Modern Twilight Zone

As much as we all love escapism and cheesy good fun, the best horror/sci-fi is always culturally relevant and politically charged. It has its finger on the pulse. The...
The Crow: City of Angels

Is The Crow: City of Angels Really THAT Bad?

The Crow is one of the most emotional, powerful horror/action movies ever made. It still hits all the right notes for me. I still feel something every single time...
The Witch

Are We Really Surprised Horror Was Snubbed By The Oscars Yet Again (And Should...

Following the announcement of the 2017 Oscar nominees earlier this week, social media was flooded with protestations of "why him?", "why not her?" "why THAT movie?". Think-pieces emerged almost...
Blair Witch

Why More Movies Need to Adopt Blair Witch’s Marketing

To clarify right out of the gate, I’m not talking about the marketing campaign of The Blair Witch Project. That in itself was one of the best marketing campaigns...
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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...

Still Screaming: 20 Years Later, Craven’s Classic Is King

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Wes Craven’s game-changing slasher, Scream, Wicked Horror presents a week of specially-themed content celebrating the movie’s enduring appeal. In this final installment, Joey...
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Why Sidney Prescott Is An Incredible And Realistic Horror Heroine

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Wes Craven’s game-changing slasher, Scream, Wicked Horror presents a week of specially-themed content celebrating the movie’s enduring appeal. In this installment, Nat Brehmer...
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How Scream Was A Horror Game-Changer

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Wes Craven’s game-changing slasher, Scream, Wicked Horror presents a week of specially-themed content celebrating the movie’s enduring appeal. In this installment, Justin Steele...