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...
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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...

Arguing Against The Legality Of McKamey Manor

Every year during the month of October, thrill-seekers and horror enthusiasts flock in their thousands to haunted house attractions across the United States. Most haunted houses typically use similar...
Otis from Devil's Rejects by Rob Zombie

Here’s What Rob Zombie Should Do With the Devil’s Rejects Sequel

When The Devil’s Rejects came out eleven years ago, it was a huge hit. It surprised everyone. Zombie’s previous film, House of 1,000 Corpses hadn’t done so well on...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
Cover for the Hellraiser comic book

How the Hellraiser Comics Helped Expand the Mythology

When a title becomes embraced by a wide audience, when it becomes a franchise and people begin to get attached to it, it expands in ways the creators never...
It Follows. David robert mitchells It Follows.

Why It Follows is Overrated and Problematic

Keep in mind that this is an opinion piece, and I will fully admit that I acknowledge and to some degree even understand the following that It Follows has...
Serial Killer Fandom - true stories

Here’s the Problem With the Serial Killer Fandom

There’s a cultural fascination with serial killers. It makes sense, too, because America has more of them than just about any country on Earth. Why we have so many, I...
CHUCKY DOLLS - Is Child's Play the most competent horror franchise? - Child's Play 2.

Is Child’s Play Actually the Most Competent Modern Horror Franchise?

This is a bold statement, so hear me out. I’m not saying Child’s Play is my favorite horror franchise, although I certainly don’t bash anyone who regards it as...