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The Right Maniac for the Job: Six Current Horror Talents and the Franchises They Should Reboot

Why It’s so Hard to Trace the Origins of the Slasher Movie

There’s an endless debate as to what the first slasher movie actually is. Looking back on it, I think it’s a subject that warrants further investigation. But it doesn’t do any good for me to simply ju...

Black Christmas 2006 vs 1974 vs 2019 [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. Flying solo or with his co-host ...

Five Horror Films from 1974 That Helped Define the Genre

The 1970’s witnessed a massive change in the landscape of horror cinema. This was horror for a post-Vietnam world. The atomic age horrors were gone. Ancient ruined castles and Gothic chillers si...

A scene from Black Christmas (2019)

PG-13 Black Christmas is a Reminder that Hollywood Horror is a Commodity, Not an Art

All of this brouhaha over Black Christmas’ PG-13 rating reminds me — a lot of hardcore horror fans are a bit too full of themselves. You know the fans I’m talking about. The ones who have convinced th...

Silent Night, Deadly Night - Holiday Horror

Five Most Imaginative Kills from Christmas Horror

With the Christmas season comes the essential holiday viewing. For most people, this includes movies like A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer but for the ho...

Winona Ryder in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice

Seven Movies to Watch to Avoid the Post-Halloween Blues

This is the start of a tough time of year for us horror fans. November can always be a bit of a bummer, especially at the beginning. Halloween is our Christmas. It’s our biggest time of year, the time...

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Zena S. Dixon’s Top Five Christmas Horror Films

It’s December; therefore, it’s officially the holiday season. But that doesn’t mean you should skip out on horror films! Below are five of my personal favorite Holiday Horror Films. ...