Friday the 13th Part III

How Friday the 13th Part III Was Almost Ruined by Its Own Gimmick

Friday the 13th Part III is one of the most beloved entries in the series canon. It’s an incredibly important feature to the overall franchise, as it is the...

Script to Pieces: Steven Spielberg’s Night Skies (The Original Idea That Went on to...

Welcome to Script to Pieces! This is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we will be looking at the best, most interesting, and at times most unbelievable horror movies...
Curse of Frankenstein 1957

How Curse of Frankenstein Did Re-Animator Before Re-Animator

Curse of Frankenstein is one of my favorite Frankenstein adaptation, but I’ll also admit that it’s one of the weirdest, aside from maybe the sci-fi exploits of Frankenstein Unbound....
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings

Why Pumpkinhead II is a Fun Monster Movie (But a Terrible Pumpkinhead Movie)

Pumpkinhead was not a big hit in theaters, but it never really had the chance to be. The film was held off for release for a couple of years...
Return of the Living Dead 3

Why Return of the Living Dead 3 is One of the Most Underrated Zombie...

In the name alone, Return of the Living Dead 3 sounds like a horror movie worth avoiding. Sure, Return of the Living Dead is a heralded cult classic, but...

Why Christine Brown in Drag Me to Hell Deserved Everything She Got

Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell is equal parts Evil Dead and Thinner. It’s a supernatural Romani revenge story told through Raimi’s signature style. It’s over-the-top and things go...
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Why Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is Just Footloose With Boobs

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a strange movie. It’s from an era of ‘80s comedies that people tend—or try—to forget. This would be the same era that gave...
Christine 1983

Christine: John Carpenter’s Unsung Love Story

Even after directing Christine, John Carpenter would say in interviews that while he loved directing horror, he dreamed of directing a love story. And while Starman may have been a more mainstream, cut-and-dried...
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...
Hellraiser. Pinhead is the master of torture and pain in Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror

Hellraiser is what cemented Clive Barker as a powerhouse figure in the horror genre. It is as revolutionary and as visionary as the movies that John Carpenter, Wes Craven and...
Halloween

Why Ginger Snaps is an Essential Feminist Horror Movie

Through most of history, werewolf stories and films were pretty aggressively male. They were about secret urges, hidden primal instincts. The Wolf Man is a great example of this....
Session 9, 2001

Why Session 9 is One of the Smartest Horror Films of the Last 15...

It’s hard to believe that Brad Anderson’s Session 9 is almost fifteen years old. Many of the horror films from the era in which it was made have not...

Why Silver Bullet Could Have Been a Classic Werewolf Movie

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet certainly has its fans. It’s not one of the best adaptations of the author’s work, but it is far from the worst. There’s something almost...
Bride of Chucky

Why Bride of Chucky is Just Natural Born Killers Done Better

Make no mistake, I have no problem with Natural Born Killers. It’s one of Oliver Stone’s best movies, has a great cast and some great performances. But as a...
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...