The Boy Who Lived: What Makes Tommy Jarvis a Fan-Favorite Horror Hero

Michael Myers has Doctor Loomis. Freddy Krueger has Nancy Thompson. And Jason Voorhees has Tommy Jarvis. The difference here is that while most heroes originate in the same film...
Psycho-II

Why the Psycho Sequels Get a Bad Rap

When a horror film builds a reputation for being a classic, especially when it’s widely considered to be one of the best of all time, it’s harder and harder...
Black Belly of the Tarantula

Giallo Madness: Black Belly of the Tarantula

Giallo Madness is a segment on Wicked Horror where we revisit the classic giallo films of yesteryear. We will certainly touch on titles you've seen before but maybe we...
Escape from New York

Why Escape from New York Worked So Well Without Backstory

Escape from New York is one of John Carpenter’s best films. After the double horror hits of Halloween and The Fog, Escape from New York returned Carpenter to the...
Tourist Trap

Mannequin Challenge: Reflecting on the Beautiful Weirdness of Tourist Trap

Most horror films from the 1970s fall into certain set categories. Some of them, admittedly, created those categories, but that’s still where we typically consider them to reside. For...
Carnosaur 1993

How Carnosaur Beat Jurassic Park to the Punch (We Can’t Believe it Either)

Carnosaur is widely known as a rip off of Jurassic Park. The idea makes sense. After all, Jurassic Park was the biggest hit of 1993 and it built up...
Ghost Story

Why Ghost Story is a Muddled Adaptation (That’s Still Scary as Hell)

Peter Straub’s Ghost Story is one of the scariest—if not the scariest—books I’ve ever read in my life. It’s a powerful, deeply character driven novel that takes a cold,...
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...
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...

How One of the Best Horror Comics Became One of the Most Troubled Comic...

When we think of successful comics, we mostly think of Marvel and DC. That’s because, for a huge chunk of time, those were really the only two companies that...
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Why V/H/S/2 Outdoes the First

Hearing about it for the first time, I was fairly certain that V/H/S was going to be an impossible movie for me not to like. One, it was bringing...
The remake of The Last House on the Left.

How The Last House on the Left Remake Outdid the Original

In a time when most horror remakes are judged before they are even get made, The Last House on the Left 2009 remains a stellar example of how a remake...
Scooby Doo 2002

Why the Scooby Doo Movie Was Actually Kind of Awesome

I know that cartoon to feature film adaptations usually do not work out for the best. Case in point, the Jem and the Holograms feature film. The translation between the two...

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 Frankenstein - Universal Monsters created for the movies

Five Universal Monsters Created for The Movies

The Universal classic monsters are generally known as being respectively based on classic literature and in most cases that is true. But there are also characters that get lost...