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April 2022 Missing Person of the Month: Kevin Lamont McClam

April’s missing person of the month will take us to Goose Creek, South Carolina. It was after midnight on March 30th, 1997, when Tracy McClam saw her son 14-year-old son, Kevin, for the last tim...

Victims Spotlight: Remembering the Victims of Alaska’s “Butcher Baker”

Often, the public is told of cases falling through the cracks of the criminal justice system. However, the particularly devastating case of Robert Christian Hansen was a travesty of justice that did n...

Victims Spotlight: Little Miss Lake Panasoffkee

February 19th, 1971. Two teenage hitchhikers from Illinois were walking along Interstate 75-North (which connects Florida with the rest of the Southeast) as they were exiting Tampa. As they reached th...

John Clyde Parren

March 2022 Missing Person of the Month: John Clyde Perrin

There are few details readily available in the case of John Clyde Perrin. Born in Bristol, Tennessee, John was the second son of Robert Pain Perrin and Mary Alice Schullenberger and a recent graduate ...

Child's Play

Was Child’s Play Based on a True Story? Exploring the Rumored Connection Between Chucky and The Robert Doll

As if some of the stories in our genre are not horrible enough, there is one phrase that seems to elevate their mystique – “based on a true story.” One can find easily find stories f...

McKamey Manor

Arguing Against The Legality Of McKamey Manor

Every year during the halloween season, thrill-seekers and horror enthusiasts flock in  masses to haunted house attractions across the United States. Most haunted houses use similar tactics to scare t...

February 2022 Missing Person of the Month: Joan Carolyn Risch

According to NAMUS, an average of 600,000 individuals go missing in the United States every year. As it is impossible to determine exactly how many people are reported missing every year, this means t...

Documentary in the Works About Unsolved L.A. Murder- with Possible Jeffrey Dahmer Link

Filmmaker, and self-described amateur sleuth, Rachel Mason is attempting to breathe new life into a California cold case with her latest project, Pretty Boy Blue. While working on Circus of Books̵...

“Scorecard Killer” Victim Identified After 42 Years

In August and September of 2021, Wicked Horror brought readers the story of Randy Kraft–better known by his moniker the “Scorecard Killer”–undoubtedly the most sadistic killer in Cal...