Laurie Strode in Halloween

I Thought You Outgrew Superstition: Why Laurie Strode is a Cross-Generational Heroine

Laurie Strode in the original Halloween is often referred to as the quintessential final girl. The problem is that she’s not always referred to as such in the most...
Cujo

Cujo – A Hauntingly Plausible Classic

Directed by Lewis Teague (just coming off of another rampaging animal movie, Alligator, at the time) Cujo tells the story of a St. Bernard that goes rabid after chasing...
Scream TV Series - Neve Campbell

Why It’s a Mistake to Reboot Scream: The Series (At Least Right Now)

Like many people, I was skeptical of Scream: The Series when it was first announced. I was excited to see the franchise continue, but the notion of a series...
Ghoulies 1985

They’ll Get You in the End: Why Ghoulies Would Have Been Better if it...

I love movies about weird little monsters. Gremlins and Critters were two of my favorite things as a kid. I discovered Ghoulies right in the middle of all of...
Night Flier - Criminally underrated Stephen king movies

Taking Flight: Looking Back on The Night Flier

With the release of the trailer for The Dark Tower, the Internet is buzzing with the speculation of a Stephen King cinematic universe. Fans—those who are at least hopeful,...

The Transfiguration Is The Latest Must-Watch, Super-Smart Horror

Horror is having a moment. Suddenly, after being considered low-brow entertainment basically since its inception, our beloved genre is heralded as smart, evocative, and worth investing one's time in....
New on Netflix

New on Netflix: May 4th, 2017

New on Netflix is a weekly feature here at Wicked Horror where we take a look at the latest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service. It can be tough...
The Stand 1994

Script to Pieces: George Romero’s The Stand

Welcome to Script to Pieces, a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we look at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will...
Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead: The Ultimate Punk Horror Movie

Dan O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead is, in many ways, the 1980's horror film. It represents everything about the decade boiled down into one complete package. The movie originated after a falling...
Tenebre

How Tenebrae Explores a Writer’s Greatest Fear

Dario Argento is one of the all-time masters of horror. No matter how much the quality of work has fallen in recent years, when he was in his prime...
Movie Maniacs

Tiny Terrors: Remembering McFarlane’s Movie Maniacs

I was a monster kid dating back to my earliest memories. I loved the Universal Monsters from pretty much first sight. By the first grade, my friends had already introduced...
Dawn of the Dead - alternate cuts

How Dawn of the Dead Painted the Perfect Picture of a Consumer Apocalypse

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was an absolutely revolutionary horror picture. It was made for no money but you wouldn't know that by looking at it....
New on Netflix

New on Netflix: April 28th, 2017

New on Netflix is a weekly feature here at Wicked Horror where we take a look at the latest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service. It can be tough...
Banner poster featuring Pennywise from the movie IT.

I’m Loving IT: Seven Best Moments from the 1990 Miniseries

In my excitement for the upcoming film adaptation of It, it has definitely appeared to some readers that I’ve come down pretty hard on the 1990 miniseries. But that...
publicity still of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore for Bates Motel

Dream a Little Dream of Me: Farewell, Bates Motel

I never thought Bates Motel was going to work. Back in 2013, I just saw it as one of the first in a lineup of several TV shows based...