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...
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....

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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 Argento’s Inferno is an Underrated and Intelligent Sequel

Dario Argento's pseudo-sequel to Suspiria is a gem but it is often overlooked or outright dismissed when the conversation turns to the director's classic works. Inferno is a beautifully photographed and surreal picture...

Child Murder, and Terrifying Jump Scares: Five Nights at Freddy’s

If you aren’t a PC gamer or a video gamer in general, then you probably haven’t heard of the prolific rise of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, otherwise...
I Spit on Your Grave

Why I Spit On Your Grave is a Feminist Horror Film

Horror fans are a talkative group. Everyone has their opinions and everyone comes together to discuss film and draw attention to titles that may have otherwise been overlooked. Many mainstream critics do just...
Slasher

Netflix Horror Spotlight: Slasher, Season 1

The golden age of slasher movies is over. Or so we're told. Search your brain--what was the last truly great slasher you saw? How old is it? I've got a...