Not Quite Horror: No Country For Old Men (2007)

Horror is evolving as a genre. Although your local multiplex is still loaded with the usual contenders, look a bit closer and you’ll find the latest drama, thriller, or...
Meg tied in the basement in The Girl Next Door

Four Essential Novels by Jack Ketchum

If you are not familiar with the name Jack Ketchum, you definitely should be. A pseudonym for author Dallas Mayr, Ketchum has been putting his dark mark on horror fiction for...
The Shallows

Has The Shallows Ushered In A New Era Of Sharksploitation?

As difficult as it is to be a slasher fanatic (particularly nowadays--eek), it's even harder being obsessed with sharksploitation. I mean, there are very few movies to which the label truly applies....
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...

Advance Review: Curse of Mesopotamia is Original, but Bogged Down by Its Political Message

The Curse of Mesopotamia is the first English language horror film shot in the Middle East. Writer and director Lauand Omar uses the film to make a statement against ISIS,...
Puppet Master - Puppetmaster III

Comic Review: Puppet Master #15

Issue fifteen of Puppet Master brings a conclusion to the Blood Debt arc, but it feels like a culmination of events that have been building from the very beginning....
Wrong Turn 6 Banner Poster.

Wrong Turn 6 – More Blood, Gore And Sex!

Directed by Valeri Milev, Wrong Turn 6: The Last Resort, continues its gore-fest. With The Last Resort being the sixth installment of the Wrong Turn series, fans already know what...
The movie based on Jack Ketchums novel, The Girl Next Door.

The Girl Next Door- True Story Torment

The Girl Next Door (2007), directed by Gregory Wilson is based on the novel of the same name, and details some of the true terrifying events that became a...
Titicut Follies

Titicut Follies: Why The Controversial Documentary Was Banned

In 1967, Frederick Wiseman and John Marshall made a documentary called Titicut Follies after spending 29 days in Bridgewater State Hospital. Located in Massachusetts, Bridgewater was a correctional institution...
Hannibal

Is It Just Me, Or Was Hannibal’s Third Season Its Worst?

In this regular 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...
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...
Slasher

Advance Review Slasher – Episodes One and Two

The horror genre has a spotty history with television. It's not that there haven't been successful horror shows, it's just that they tend to be few and far between....
Fan Films

Ten Horror Fan Films That Did Justice to the Films They Were Inspired By

Horror movies often spawn numerous fan-made creations, from clothing to fan fiction to art and games. But the most impressive, to me, are the people who love the films...
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....

Back to the ’80s: Body Double

Welcome to Back to the ’80s. This recurring feature aims to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from horror’s most beloved decade. Regardless of which...