Monster Squad

How the Monster Squad Sequel Could Work

There’s been some interest lately in a sequel to The Monster Squad. Co-writer Shane Black gave an interview recently in which he not only talked the possibility of a...
Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween

Where Are All the Modern Scream Queens?

The 1980s gave us so many horror icons. We got Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, and Chucky. Michael Myers got sequelized and proved he could play with the big boys, as...

The Argument Over True Sentient Intelligence

Movies like Maximum Overdrive, Terminator, and I, Robot focus heavily on the concept of humans beings versus sentient intelligence. Sentient intelligence is different than artificial intelligence, a term that...
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Fear and Loathing: The Weird Evolution of Horror Icons in the 90s

The 1990s were an interesting time for horror. For a while, there was a need to make everything new. To make things fresh and different. This need eventually went...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Zero Boys 1986 Movie

Why The Zero Boys is Almost a Perfect 10

One of the best and most exciting things about being a horror fan to me is the act of discovery. The deeper you delve into the genre, the more you...
The Right Maniac for the Job: Six Current Horror Talents and the Franchises They Should Reboot

Why It’s so Hard to Trace the Origins of the Slasher Movie

I made a comment in an article a few weeks back that there’s an endless debate as to what the first slasher movie actually is. Looking back on it,...
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...
Hellraiser: Judgment - Michael Myers vs Pinhead - Hellraiser - Clive Barker Adaptations

Why Clive Barker Has the Best Luck With Adaptations

Clive Barker is an extremely cinematic author, creating imaginative visual landscapes and unfolding worlds within worlds. You wouldn’t think that this would always lend itself to film as the...
The Conjuring 2 - State of Fear - Conjuring 2 Banner Poster

State of Fear: The State of Horror in 2016

We are now over halfway through a decade that, back in 2010, we didn’t even know how to define. In terms of horror, that is. Back then, all we...