Katie attacks man in the bathroom in I Spit on Your Grave 2

In Defense of Rape-Revenge Films

Through some of my writings as of late, I've come to discover that I have a greater concern for the way women are treated in horror films. If you call me...

Doom And Columbine: The Effect Of The Columbine High School Massacre On The Video...

On April 20th, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School and, in just under an hour, killed 13, injured 21, and kick-started several controversies that are...

Macho Monster Hunters: Is John Carpenter’s Vampires a Sexist Movie?!

This is an extremely tough question for me to consider. Vampires came out at a time when I was only dimly aware of who John Carpenter was. It was...
The Shallows

Has The Shallows Ushered In A New Era Of Sharksploitation?

As difficult as it is to be a slasher fanatic (particularly nowadays--eek), it's even harder being obsessed with sharksploitation. I mean, there are very few movies to which the label truly applies....
Cecil Hotel

The Twisted History Of The Cecil Hotel

All throughout history, there have been locations that secure their spot in infamy thanks to their illustrious pasts. Locales such as the Amityville House, Eastern State Penitentiary the Sands...
Lorna hanging upside down in the torture room in Hostel Part 2

Wizards of Gore: Why Torture Porn Was Around Long Before Saw and Hostel

When people condemn the horror films of the 2000s, they typically refer to that time—other than first raving about remakes—as the age of torture porn. Saw, Hostel, those were...
The Thing - Creature Comforts: The Lost Art of the Monster Movie

Practical Matters: The Frustrating Story of the Thing Prequel We Could Have Had

2011’s The Thing has its fans. I can’t say that it’s totally maligned because if anything, more people seem to be discovering it over time. It didn’t do great...
Paranormal Activity

Why the Paranormal Activity Franchise Owes us One More Film

The Paranormal Activity franchise should not be allowed to get away with this. Oren Peli's premise for the original Paranormal Activity was very simple: It focused on the story of...

The Horrifying True Story Of The Scandal At Tri-State Crematory

On February 15, 2002, police were called to the Tri-State Crematory, an establishment built to properly cremate the dead located in Noble, Georgia. Investigators were called numerous times over the preceding two years,...

Worshiping Monsters: America’s Obsession with Serial Killers

In American pop culture, there are certain names of famous--or, sometimes more accurately, infamous--people who are household names across the nation. People like Rihanna, Jon Stewart, and Leonardo DiCaprio...
Why Beetlejuice is an unsung antihero of horror - Michael Keaton Beetlejuice

Why Beetlejuice is an Unsung Antihero of Horror

In the post-suburban American nightmare that Tim Burton fashioned with his 1988 classic Beetlejuice, the titular ghoul proves himself to be a cruel trickster, a manipulative demon, and a...

Why High Tension Still Divides Fans 13 Years Later

High Tension, which is also known by the names Haute Tension and Switchblade Romance, is one of the most important horror films of the early 2000’s. It helped to...
Cryptozoology

The Incredible Pseudoscience Of Cryptozoology

Monsters in our folklore typically stay within the confines of the tales in which they exist, but a lucky few manage to escape the world of myth and find new life as subjects to...
A Brief History of Meta Horror - Scream - Witty Horror movies as funny as they are scary

A Brief History of Meta Horror

Meta horror is something we’re starting to see less of now, which makes sense on one hand because it was pretty much capped with Cabin in the Woods. That...
Tusk Movie _ Kevin Smith, Justin Long

Is It Just Me, Or Is Tusk A Really Great Example Of Body Horror?

In this regular series, a Wicked Horror writer presents an unpopular opinion about a particular genre offering and asks the oft-repeated question, “Is it just me?” In this installment, Joey...