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...
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...

Horrible Films For Horrible People: Blood Beach (1980)

Welcome to Horrible Films For Horrible People where I lash out on bad movies and then hate myself for watching them! This week I will be reviewing Blood Beach! Let’s dive...
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...
Pumpkinhead

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...
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...
The Fog 1980

Why The Fog is an Impressive and Under-Appreciated Ghost Story

John Carpenter found incredible success with Halloween, but it was not a success right away. He moved on to the next project believing that the film had been a...
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...
Tremors theatrical poster

How Tremors Became a Major Cult Classic

Tremors is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, which makes it a great time to look back on the original film to see what made it so special. It...
Silent Night, Deadly Night

Why Silent Night, Deadly Night Works Way Better Than it Should

Silent Night, Deadly Night caused a huge outrage when it was released in 1984. In fact, it was probably among the biggest movie controversies of all time. It wasn’t...
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...
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...
Poster for Ryûhei Kitamura's Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train Retrospective – Subterranean Slasher

The Midnight Meat Train finds Leon (Bradley Cooper), a struggling photographer trying to get in touch with his dark side at the behest of a gallery owner (Brooke Shields). In his...
Leatherface. The popular Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie directed by Tobe Hooper.

“What happened is true” Revisiting The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

In some ways, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the first modern horror movie. In some even deeper ways, it may be possible to consider it as the first modern...

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...