Puppet Master

Many Strings Attached: The Troubled History of Puppet Master

Puppet Master is one of the most successful independent horror film franchises of all time. It’s spawned an action figure series, Halloween costumes, T-shirts, comic books and even a...
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...
Iron Man 2008

Script to Pieces: Stuart Gordon’s Iron Man

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...

Panic at the Theater: How Demons Reimagined Meta Horror

In the 1980s, the horror genre experienced immense cultural backlash. Parents groups, religious groups, critics and especially censorship committees fought back against the genre as hard as they could....
Seed of Chucky

Family Matters: Defending Seed of Chucky (Sort of)

The greatest thing about the Child’s Play franchise can also be one of the most alienating things to fans, and that’s the fact that every entry is a completely...
New on Netflix

New on Netflix: March 24th, 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...

Personal Shopper Proves There’s (After)Life In The Paranormal Yet

If there's one sub-genre that's been done to death in modern horror movies, it's paranormal/possession. And yet, with wispy CGI phantoms, a killer, modern location and a fearless central...

Raw Is The Cannibal Coming-Of-Age Story You Didn’t Realise You Wanted

It's a fascinating time for women in horror, with Elle, Raw and Prevenge all making an impact in the last couple of months alone, depending on where you live....
The Mangler 1995

Dirty Laundry: Why The Mangler is as Fun as it is Ridiculous

Stephen King can make just about any idea work on the page, no matter how ridiculous it actually is. But sometimes those ideas don’t always translate well to film....
Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing

The Art of Monsters: Remembering Bernie Wrightson

I’m not even sure the horror world is aware of the loss it suffered over the weekend. Yes, Bernie Wrightson was incredibly well respected. There have already been several...
Halloween Franchise - Great producing efforts by great directors - Halloween III

Why Halloween III is Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Viewing

Halloween III is far from the most beloved of its franchise, but it has gained quite a few new supporters in recent years. A lot of fans hate it for its...
Hulk in The Avengers

Strongest One There Is: Why The Hulk is a Hero Rooted in Horror

The Incredible Hulk is one of the most endearing, iconic comic book characters of all time. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he originated as part of the...
still from Creature From the Black Lagoon

Script to Pieces: John Carpenter’s Creature from the Black Lagoon

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...
Deranged

Why Deranged is the Best Ed Gein Movie We’re Ever Gonna Get

Ed Gein is one of the most notorious names in American history. He was not, conclusively, a serial killer. He killed only two people that we know of for...
Mighty Max

Pocket Monsters: Why Mighty Max Was One of the Weirdest, Greatest Toy Fads of...

There’s a lot you probably remember about the ‘90s. Goosebumps. Animorphs. Dunkaroos. Dawson’s Creek. Crystal Pepsi—but there are a lot of things you probably don’t remember, even if they...