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‘Suspect’ Serves Neo Noir Suspense [The Rabid Dog’s House]

The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings with a little bite. Flying solo or wit...

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‘A Nightmare On Elm Street 4’: How Freddy Became The Pop Culture Boogeyman

A Nightmare on Elm Street was a success that spread through word of mouth. It was made for very little money and was released on a limited number of screens. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 was a hit in c...

‘Trunk: Locked In’ is a Beautifully Average Thriller [Review]

I can’t say I’ve been locked in a trunk before. I’d imagine it’s not a fun experience IRL. But when done effectively on screen, the setup makes for a fun and thrilling experience. That said, trapping ...

Behind the Mask

Why Behind the Mask is Still One of the Smartest Horror Films of the Past 20 Years

It’s hard to believe that Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is already 17-years-old. Unlike many horror films released in the 20 years, I saw this one when it was still relatively new. It was...

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Six Surprisingly Great Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Nobody Saw

The science fiction and horror genres have always gone hand in hand, dating back even before Mary Shelley’s seminal work in both genres, Frankenstein. Many of the Gothic horrors of the nineteenth cent...

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Why ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Deserves Greater Acclaim

The 1990s gave us a lot of great films. From big studio releases like Silence of the Lambs, Candyman, and Jacob’s Ladder, to smaller, more obscure releases like Castle Freak, The Ugly, and Audition. I...

‘Night Swim’ is a Melodramatic, Scare-Free Slog [Review]

In Night Swim, the always-welcome Wyatt Russell plays a father of two whose promising baseball career has been tragically cut short by an MS diagnosis. If that sounds like a surprisingly dark plot poi...

Creepshow Season Four Is a Continued Tradition of Nostalgia and Scares

As a reader of horror fiction, I love a good anthology. These collections are great for maximizing scares when you’re short on time. Anthologies are also a vehicle for the discovery of new storyteller...

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Take a Twisted Trip Inside the Mind of Coffin Joe [Blu-ray Review]

The biggest selling point of Arrow Video’s new Coffin Joe box-set is that it’s a Coffin Joe box-set. The fact that it’s big and fat and totally jam-packed is icing on the cake. For those in the know, ...