vampire

How Martin and Vampire’s Kiss are Strikingly Similar in Their Portrayal of Vampires

Whether it's treated as an ancient bloodline or a chronic disease, vampirism has been depicted in countless forms across popular culture. Though some of the most common vampire traits...
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...

How The Walking Dead Changed the Landscape of Horror TV (Whether You Like It...

Whether you watch the show or not—some of us gave up several seasons ago—The Walking Dead changed television. We are in a different climate now because of what that...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I Was a Teenage Spider: The Atomic Age Influence Behind Spider-Man

The journey that Spider-Man has had to become the most iconic Marvel superhero of all time is nothing short of, well, amazing. Created in 1963 by Stan Lee and...

Why Poe Fans Will Love Crimson Peak

Spoiler Alert: According to writer-director Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak was never intended to be a horror movie (despite its misleading trailer). Everyone was, understandably, thrilled at the idea of a...

Why Video Games are the Next Step in Getting Your Horror Fix!

Horror movies are already an obscure genre within the traditional word of cinema. Personally, I spend more time defending films like The Blair Project and Cloverfield than titles from any other...
Goosebumps

Netflix Horror Spotlight: Goosebumps (2015)

Netflix Horror Spotlight brings you Wicked Horror’s top picks for what to watch on Netflix, whether it’s the latest indie darling, a classic masterpiece or a silly slasher 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...

The Exorcist and Satanic Ritual Abuse

It is a natural human instinct to fear the unknown. Fearing the dark corners of caverns, or a strange animal species, in the first moments of human existence kept...
Evolution of the vampire genre - The Lost Boys: The Beginning 1987

Why I’m Going to Have to Disagree With Corey Feldman on The Lost Girls

Original Lost Boys actor Corey Feldman made it known this past week that he does not think that franchise would benefit from an all-female reboot in the tradition of...
Halloween Series. John Carpenter's Halloween 1978 poster

Family Matters: The Contradictory Issues of the Halloween Franchise

Halloween, as a franchise, follows a fairly simple formula. Michael Myers is pretty much existing for the sole purpose of trimming his family tree. Almost every sequel sees him go...

If You Can’t Wait For Alien:Covenant, Watch Life

There's only one Alien. The ultimate haunted-house-in-space movie has spawned many wannabe replicators over the years, along with a dodgy sequel/prequel in the form of the excruciatingly dull Prometheus....
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...
Slasher 2016

TV Slashers: The New Trend That Shouldn’t Work (But Really Does)

The slasher formula was designed for the time restraints of a motion picture--and not for a particularly long one, either. Halloween, Friday the 13th, Black Christmas and most of...

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Is One Of The Best Horror Movies Of...

Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing Of A Sacred Deer opens with gory, unflinching, seemingly live surgery footage. It's easily the most graphic moment in his movie, but how stomach-churning virtually...