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Drag Me to Hell

10 Years Later, Drag Me to Hell Boasts Brilliant SFX and a Dodgy Premise

2009 was kind of a dodgy year for horror (Birdemic! The Friday the 13th remake with stoner Jason! Lesbian Vampire Killers!) but amidst the money-raking studio fare a few gems stood out, not least of w...

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder and the Process of Dying

Jacob’s Ladder, released in 1990, puzzled audiences and critics. Dealing with complicated issues of loss, grief, paranoia, hallucinations, death, and rebirth, the film demands multiple viewings ...

House by the Cemetery

How The House by the Cemetery Inverted the Zombie Genre

Lucio Fulci’s House by the Cemetery is, I’ll admit, my least favorite of the director’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy. But that doesn’t mean that the film is without merits, it’s just that some of the...

'90s horror - Scream Franchise - '90s Horror

Scream: The Movie That Turned Me Into A Horror Fan

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Wes Craven’s game-changing slasher, Scream, Wicked Horror presents a week of specially-themed content celebrating the movie’s enduring appeal. In this ...

Camden Toy

Camden Toy Looks Back on Buffy [Exclusive]

Camden Toy only made a handful of appearances on the massive cult television show Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, but each of those roles are ones that fans will probably never forget. His first appearance...

Jaws

Jaws at 40: The Shark is Still Working

It was one of the biggest, most influential horror movies of all time. It was the first blockbuster. But more than that, it will always be remembered for being the film that made people stop going in ...

The Last House on the Left

It’s Only a Movie: Why Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left is a Brutal Take on the Post-Nuclear Family

It’s no coincidence that Wes Craven’s first feature film is also among his most brutal. Craven had a very repressed Christian upbringing. And there was no real way for him to take in too much violent ...

Silent Hill movie poster

How the Silent Hill Movies Totally Missed the Point

Translating a video game into a successful film is not an easy task. Whether this is due to the length of most games clocking in at well over 10 hours or simply the differences in how the mediums pres...

Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

“They’re All Going To Laugh At You” – A Retrospective On Carrie

Halfway through writing his debut novel, convinced that he knew nothing of the female experience, a writer threw the entire manuscript into the trash. The writer was Stephen King and the novel was Car...