The Crow

Why The Crow Shouldn’t be Remade (But Why I’d Still Like Another Crow Movie)

I love The Crow. I’ve loved it, bizarrely enough, ever since childhood. Sure, most people discover it as an angsty teenager and I definitely embraced it during that time...
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...

Bidding Adieu to the Good Doctor: Remembering Larry Drake

We keep losing major, major genre icons. 2015 was brutal and 2016 does not seem to be shaping up to be any more kind. And while he may not...
Seven Stories We'd Love to See in the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Not Appropriate for Children? An In-depth look at Scary Stories to Tell in the...

In each generation, there are the must read books in grade school, despite the fact such literature may not be appropriate for the children vying after it. Today’s youth...
The Guest

Why All Directors Doing Genre Throwbacks Need to Study The Guest

I’ve been a fan of Adam Wingard since I first saw A Horrible Way to Die. I had no idea what to expect from that film, but the character...
Puppet Master's Blade

Stream and Stream Again: Whatever Happened to DTV Horror?

I can readily admit the usefulness of the streaming era. It would be foolish of me to say that things are not more practical or are not easier now....
Prince of Darkness 1987

Nostalgia in the Aisles: What Made Video Stores so Special (And Why We Mourn...

As an avid connoisseur of film, as someone who lives and breathes cinema, Blu-ray is excellent. Films I thought that only I loved are getting the HD treatment I...
Late Wes Cravens home up for sale.

Master of Nightmares, Weaver of Dreams: Remembering Wes Craven

I’ll be honest, the only reason I’m able to write this is because it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. I know it happened. I’m aware of it and, believe...

Is It Just Me, Or Is Scream Queens The Best Thing Ryan Murphy Has...

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...
Halloween III 1982 poster

Why the Halloween Franchise Keeps Rebooting (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

Halloween has seen more reboots than any other modern franchise, which is something that a lot of people tend to overlook. There are many reasons for this, of course....
Internet Troll

Editorial: Why You Should Resolve to Stop Being a Troll in 2015

I am jumping on my soapbox for a minute to discuss something I can't quite wrap my head around: The nasty tendencies brought out in people by the Internet. Gamergate brought Internet trolls to the...
ghostface killer with his killing tool from the successful franchise scream by wes craven.

Why Scream 4 Made it Harder for Scream: The TV Series to Succeed

While the first season of MTV’s Scream opened to mixed reviews, those who stuck around for the second season were pleasantly surprised. I think, personally, that it is a...
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...
Evolution of the vampire genre - The Lost Boys: The Beginning 1987

What Happened to Pop Horror Soundtracks (And Why We Need More of Them)

For certain horror movies, the soundtrack release became as famous and well regarded as the film itself. The Lost Boys is a classic example of this, as is The...
Cabin Fever Poster

Why It’s Okay to Not “Get” Certain Movies

Everyone has their favorite horror movies, so it’s only natural that people have their least favorites as well. Sometimes it might not even come down to that. Sometimes it’s...