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...
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 Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Why I’m Excited for Leatherface (Even Though We Probably Won’t be Seeing it Anytime...

There’s a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie on the way, titled Leatherface. This is the second film in the franchise to bear that moniker. And despite the confusing title, I’m actually pretty...

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...

Sexual Cannibalism And The Curious Case Of Armin Meiwes

Sexual cannibalism refers to a person having sexual ideations of the consumption of human flesh, with criminologists and psychologists associating sexual cannibalism with socio- and/or psychopaths. This is now...
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...
Ryuk in Death Note

Why Netflix’s Death Note is Kind of Genius

People have been having some very strong reactions to Adam Wingard’s American adaptation of Death Note. Fans of the anime have been almost overwhelmingly negative, while people who aren’t...

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...
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...
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...
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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...
Apartment 1303

Remake Comparison: Apartment 1303

Note: This article contains SPOILERS for the films Apartment 1303 (2007) and Apartment 1303 3D (2012). America used to love remaking Japanese horror films. The Ring and The Grudge have...

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,...
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...
Curse of Chucky - Don Mancini - Child's Play 7

How Curse of Chucky Shattered Expectations (And Raised the Bar for DTV)

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was surprised as hell when Curse of Chucky got announced. Seed of Chucky was not only a disappointment for...