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Serpent and the Rainbow - non traditional zombie films that broke the mold

‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’ is Wes Craven’s Most Underrated Movie

The Serpent and the Rainbow is based on anthropologist Wade Davis’ autobiography and as a result, claims to be entirely true. Whether it is or not doesn’t really matter because it makes for one ...

Return of the Living Dead

‘80s Horror Comedies That Defined the Decade

The 1980s, among many other distinctions, was the golden age of horror comedies. There had been great films combining horror and humor dating back at least to Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein a...

Motel Hell Remake

Motel Hell is a Smart, Satirical Horror Movie

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the quintessential barbecue horror movie, if such a thing exists. TCM is a benchmark in the wide spectrum of food industry horror. There’s so much horror already appare...

Chilling Settings in Horror

Ten More of the Most Chilling Settings in Horror

One of the most obvious parts of the film-going experience is the presentation of images given to the audience. Many components contribute to the scare factor in a horror film. Elements like sound, ac...

Phenomena Feels Right in 4K [Blu-ray Review]

My favorite Dario Argento flick is Phenomena (aka Creepers in the U.S.). Interestingly, I was unaware for a long time that I was a huge fan of Argento from such a young age. I was in my mid-20’s when ...

Creepshow

How ‘Creepshow’ Perfectly Recaptures the Essence of the EC Comics

The EC comics of the 1950s were revolutionary. In some ways, they were the decade’s only source of horror. On screen, nearly all horror was science fiction, to at least some degree. There was no separ...

Flowers in the Attic (1987) is a Gothic Tale with a Killer Alternate Ending [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...

Serpent and the Rainbow - non traditional zombie films that broke the mold

Five Non-Traditional Zombie Movies That Broke the Mold

Zombie films have a tendency to follow the same beaten path, perhaps more so than any other horror sub-genre. Zombies are typically not considered as diverse, in terms of potential applications as vam...

the blob

How The Blob Remake Outdid the Original!

1958’s The Blob is the perfect monster monster movie for its era. It’s big, it’s campy, it’s funny. All in all, it is pure popcorn entertainment. The remake, made thirty years later, had a lot to live...