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Tis Nearly the Season: Spooky Ways to Pass the Time Until October

It’s almost the Halloween season. Almost. Because of that, September can be a rough time for horror fans. It’s very nearly our time of the year, but not quite....
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Seven Dead Franchises That Should be Revived

Franchises are a large and admittedly crucial part of the horror genre. The series that have spawned the most movies tend to resonate in people’s minds, for good or bad....
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Seven Jump Scares That Have Never Lost Their Impact

Jump scares are incredibly hard to pull off, which is interesting, because they’re so often criticized as being used to for easy, cheap moments to get a reaction out...
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B-Rated Halloween Movies to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Season

Everyone has their favorite horror movies to watch around the Halloween season. Here at Wicked Horror, we’re even giving our personal faves throughout the month. Usually, people watch the...
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Ten Episodes of Buffy That Changed Television

In many ways, Buffy created modern genre television. It originated a template that has become the standard in the twenty years since the show premiered. A season centering on...
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Kid-Themed Horror Movies that are Perfect Gateways into the Genre

The films and shows we see as a child have an enormous impact not only in shaping our interests, but our development as a whole. Things that scare us in...
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Horror Movies Intended for Adults That are Surprisingly Child-Friendly

Right off the bat, I’ll admit we’re getting into tricky territory here. It’s tough to say what constitutes a child friendly horror film. I certainly acknowledge that my parameters...
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Top 5: Best Of Frightfest 2015

The Frightfest line-up was particularly strong this year, with far more good films on offer than bad, or even passable. On average, those with weekend passes would've caught about...
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Five Soundtracks That Completely Made the Movie

Music is incredibly important to a horror film. It helps set up the scares, pace out the action and sets the mood of the piece overall. When horror is...
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Cassie’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2016

Like anyone who’s obsessed with horror, my indulgence in the genre has led to high expectations and constant comparisons. That said, I thought 2016 was a pretty great year...
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Ten Horror Films Condemned by the Catholic Church

Growing up as a Southern Baptist (i.e., the kind of Christian that shows up to church hungover and 20 minute late every Sunday morning), pretty much everything I knew...
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13 Upcoming Horror Movies We are Looking Forward to

This year has already seen a few promising horror movies hit our screens and will continue to deliver new terror with a few original ideas. And there are plenty of follow...
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Four Horror Sequels That Cursed Their Own Franchise

When a horror movie is hugely successful, sequels are an inevitability. Quickly after that, it can blossom into a franchise. Typically, it doesn’t take long for the films that follow to...
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Eight of the Most Inventive Motives in Horror Movies

A good motive can make or break a horror movie. If you can’t understand where the villain is coming from, sometimes it can make them scarier, but more often...
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Tyler’s Top Five Horror Films of 2015

I found 2015 to be a great year for horror. Granted, I see about 300% more films in a year than the average horror fan. But I was actually...