Reasons Halloween: Resurrection is the worst

Dangertainment: Why Halloween: Resurrection Never Really Stood a Chance

When Dimension Films acquired the rights to the Halloween franchise and made The Curse of Michael Myers, people weren’t really sure what to make of it. It was a...
Bad Moon 1996

Trouble on the Way: Why Bad Moon Doesn’t Get Enough Credit After 20 Years

On one level, Bad Moon frustrates the hell out of me. As a young horror fan, I loved werewolves. Along with vampires, they were pretty much my favorite movie...
Night of the Demons

How Night of the Demons: Re-Envisioned Demonic Possession Movies

Kevin Tenney’s Night of the Demons is, without a doubt, a B-Movie. It doesn’t pretend to be anything else. That’s sort of what makes it work as well as...

Is It Just Me Or Is Paranormal Activity Way Overhyped?

In this monthly 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...
Bride of Frankenstein

How Bride of Frankenstein Set the Template for Every Horror Sequel

Everyone has their favorite horror sequel. And, of course, everyone has their least favorite as well. Following up a classic can be incredibly difficult to pull off. The first problem is...
Chucky, Andy, and Kyle in the Good Guys factory in Child's Play 2

Why Child’s Play 2 is an Even Bolder Movie Than the First

Child’s Play was one of the most important, genre-defining horror movies of the late eighties. It’s one that everyone remembers and people still really like, but I think a...
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey

Why Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey is Actually a Horror Movie

As hard as it is to make a good sequel to a horror movie, it’s almost impossible for a comedy. There are exceptions, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and...
JD'S Revenge

Why J.D.’s Revenge is an Essential Blaxploitation Classic!

In honor of Black History Month, I decided to revisit one of my favorite Blaxploitation horrors, J.D.'s Revenge. Truth be told, I haven't watched a ton of Blaxploitation films, but this...

How Imagination and Effects Saved Friday the 13th Part VII

There’s really not a film in the Friday the 13th franchise that I don’t love to some degree. There are always the ones you really connect with, those that...
The Rage: Carrie 2

Why The Rage: Carrie 2 is Worth a Second Look

I rented The Rage: Carrie 2 when it came out in 1999 and as soon as it was over I vowed never to watch it again. I was ten....
In defense of The Howling V: Rebirth

In Defense of Howling V: The Rebirth

It’s completely reasonable to be skeptical about the claim that the fifth entry in the Howling series is a pretty damn good flick. It’s hard to remember the reason...
Assault on Precinct 13

Why Assault on Precinct 13 Is A Classic Horror Movie (Without Actually Being A...

Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s sophomore effort. Before this, his only feature film had been Dark Star, co-written and co-starring Dan O’Bannon. Yet even though Dark Star...

Why Grave Encounters is One of the Smartest Movies of the Found Footage Boom

I have to be honest, I didn’t mind the found footage boom when it first started. Paranormal Activity really got to me in the theater. They turned out all...
Deader

Why Deader is the Diamond in the Rough of the Latter Hellraiser Sequels

There was a time when Hellraiser was on the fast track to be the biggest, most imaginative, most sophisticated franchise of all time. The first two films are a...
The Craft Poster

Why The Craft is a Cult Favorite (Almost Twenty Years Later)

If you ask almost anyone to list their favorite horror films from the 1990’s and The Craft will likely come up. It’s beloved by horror fans and even non-horror fans....