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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 Gothic chillers si...

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 horror titles of all time....

Monster Movies

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 charming to the fact that it wear...

Child's Play 3 - Threequels

Why Child’s Play 3 Deserves More Love Than it Gets

Child’s Play is pretty well regarded as one of the major horror franchises. It ranks right up there with A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th. Chucky is a worldwide icon and a majo...

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 or not almost doesn’t matter becaus...

Abby

Wicked Reviews: Abby is a Weird Cult Classic

Welcome to Wicked Reviews, a new recurring VLOG segment at Wicked Horror where our own Zena Dixon tackles everything from the obscure to the mainstream and offers her always colorful opinions! Today w...

Virginia playing spider with Peter tied up in a chair in Spider Baby

Horror in Black and White: Spider Baby (1968)

Horror movies come in all shapes, sizes, and even colors. As we all eagerly anticipate the next new thing coming in genre film, it’s important that we not forget where it all started. In this se...

Phantasm Ii

Why Phantasm II Was a Bigger, Better Action Epic That Nobody Saw Coming

Phantasm was a movie that came out of nowhere in 1979 and really took people by surprise. Nobody really knew what to do with it. It was full of the kind of surrealism that only Italian filmmakers were...

Basket Case 1982

Why Basket Case is a Bizarre, Sleazy, Cheap Horror Film that is Still Absurdly Entertaining

I have to admit, while I’ve long been familiar with Basket Case, having always seen it in the video store growing up, I didn’t actually watch it until very recently. And when I finally saw it, I...