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Phantasm

Why Phantasm Works in All the Ways Movies Typically Fail

Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm is a mostly undisputed genre classic. It’s an intense, atmospheric ‘70s horror that spawned a franchise that has spanned several decades. Those that have seen it usually spea...

Wolf (1994) Takes a Mature Spin on Werewolf Lore [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...

Lorenza Izzo and Malin Akerman in The Aviary

The Aviary Impressively Puts Cult Victims Front and Center [Review]

Cult movies – and by that, I mean movies about cults, not something like Rocky Horror – have grown exponentially in popularity thanks to high-profile exposés about Scientology, NXIVM, etc. The Aviary,...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is Pure Madness [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...

Elisha Cuthbert in The Cellar

The Cellar Proves Irish Horror Still Has Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve [Review]

Haunted house movies will never go out of style. Although the title of The Cellar, the latest offering from Irish writer-director Brendan Muldowney (Savage), suggests all the evil is contained to the ...

Neil Maskell is Absolutely Astonishing in Bull [Review]

Neil Maskell has been acting for a long time, but the weathered Brit will probably always be best known for his harrowing performance in Kill List. Maskell’s latest starring role, in Bull, appears to ...

Barbarians Ruthlessly Tears Privileged Types Apart [Review]

Modern life is rubbish, as Blur emphatically stated all those years ago, and it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how nice your house is – there will always be things we can’t control. Barbari...

What Happens Next Will Scare You Movie Buried Alive Film Festival Review

“What Happens Next Will Scare You” Makes Horror Comedy From Clickbait [Buried Alive Film Festival Review]

What Happens Next Will Scare You is both the name of director Chris LaMartina’s latest film, and the name of the listicle its narrative characters are tasked with creating, for a Buzzfeed style ...

Ti West’s X is a Sleazy, Stylish ‘70s Throwback [Review]

Fans who were disappointed by Netflix’s recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre requel can relax, because X, Ti West’s latest, is a TCM movie in all but name. It’s also got a gator, so could reasonably be inte...