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...
Pumpkinhead 1988

Vengeance: The Demon – How Pumpkinhead Became a Cult Classic

Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead is one of the most underrated monster movies of all time. It took a couple of years after completion for it to gain an audience, and...
Creepshow 2 1987

Why Creepshow 2 is an Unexpectedly Balanced Anthology

While the anthology movie is a great and unsung type of horror feature, films of that type usually have the same set of problems. They rarely balance out the stories in a...

Horrible Films For Horrible People: Bloody New Year (1987)

Clearly the director of Bloody New Year was high on Sharpie Markers or White Out because this film was way out there! I guess it was supposed to begin...
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974

Off the Grid: Seven Backwoods Texas Chainsaw Ripoffs That Hold Up

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a fiercely original film that remains one of the best horror movies ever made to this day. It was not the...
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...

Back to the ’80s: Dario Argento’s Phenomena

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...

Horrible Films For Horrible People: Spasms (1983)

Welcome to Horrible Films for Horrible People where apparently I'm the horrible one since I keep on putting myself through these disasters. I questioned my place on this earth due...
Serpent and the Rainbow - non traditional zombie films that broke the mold

The Serpent and the Rainbow is Wes Craven’s Underrated Zombie Classic

The Serpent and the Rainbow is based on a book by anthropologist Wade Davis that is an autobiography and as a result claims to be entirely true. Whether it is...
Castle Freak

Why Castle Freak Works as a Dark Family Drama

Stuart Gordon’s first feature film, Re-Animator, was one of those rare movies that became an instant cult classic. It didn’t have a huge release. It was exhibited without an...
Poster for John Carpenter's The Thing

Why it Took Decades for The Thing to Become a Classic

John Carpenter’s The Thing is often heralded as his masterpiece. It really is one of his best, in addition to being one of the best sci-fi horrors, one of...
Early slasher movies that should have become classics - The Burning -Shameless ripoffs that gave the original a run for its money

Early Slasher Movies That Should Have Become Classics

There are a lot of slasher movies have become classics in the horror genre. Psycho is widely thought of as the grand-daddy of this sub-genre and is viewed as one of the best...
Elves

Horrible Films For Horrible People: Elves (1989)

Welcome to Horrible Films for Horrible People, a segment where Wicked Horror's Zena Dixon revisits terrible, outrageously bad, worthless films so you don't have to!  This week, we have set our...
Black Christmas

Five Horror Films from 1974 That Helped Define the Genre

The 1970's witnessed a massive change in the landscape of horror cinema. This was horror for a post-Vietnam world. The atomic age horrors were gone. Ancient ruined castles and...
Lake Placid

What a Croc: Revisiting Lake Placid

While killer animal movies are among the most popular and prevalent horror offerings being produced today, very few are actually remembered as classics. Really, there’s Jaws and that’s about...