Contemporary Horror

10 Years Later, ‘Hatchet 3’ Remains One of the Most Entertaining Horror Threequels

For Hatchet 3, series creator Adam Green handed the directing reins over to his camera operator from the previous two movies, BJ McDonnell, while retaining the sole screenwriting credit. It was a smar...

Killer Kites is So Much Better Than It Has Any Right to Be [Review]

With a title like Killer Kites, you know exactly what you’re in for–especially if you’ve seen the delightfully unhinged trailer. This is the kind of wacky, no-holds-barred, zero-budget horror movie th...

The Wrath of Becky is a Brutally Incisive Sequel [Review]

Becky, released in 2020, was a surprisingly gnarly little thriller about a young girl whose home is besieged by neo-Nazis and, rather than just succumbing to them, she fights back with everything she’...

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...

Sick of Myself is a Scathing Portrait of Millennial Malaise [Review]

Sick of Myself, aka Sik Pike, the sophomore effort from Norwegian writer-director Kristoffer Borgli, takes a sledgehammer to the so-called attention economy. Rather than dealing with an obsessively on...

M3GAN Doesn’t Go Nearly As Hard As You’re Expecting [Review]

Following hot on the heels of 5-Cream is M3GAN, the latest bizarro offering from Malignant and Hell Fest co-writer Akela Cooper. Unlike those movies, however, this sci-fi shocker is rated PG-13 (15A i...

It’s Tough to Resist the Gleeful Madness of ‘The Murder Podcast’ [Review]

True crime is all the rage right now, from “My Favorite Murder” to Only Murders in the Building, so it makes complete sense that intrepid podcasters and lifelong best buds Chad (Andrew McDermott) and ...

To the Moon is a Moody and Inventive Fever Dream of a Movie [Review]

To the Moon looks and feels like the most indie movie ever; from Jason Martin Castillo’s mysterious score to the lush cinematography by Dan Debrey, which captures the surroundings in a way that makes ...

Extremities Takes a Relevant Look at Rape and Revenge [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...