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Slither Slides Smoothly Between Sci Fi Horror and Comedy [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...

Return of the Living Dead

Why ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Is the Ultimate Punk Rock Horror Movie

Dan O’Bannon’s Return of the Living Dead is, in many ways, the 1980s horror film. It represents everything about the decade boiled down into one complete package. The movie originated afte...

A scene from "Teen Wolf" (1985)

Five Reasons Why “Teen Wolf” (1985) is Totally Tubular!

Family friendly horror comedies are generally hit and miss—and the glut of ho-hum and just plain crappy sub-sub-genre offerings from the 1980s proves it. Wicked Stepmother, Haunted Honeymoon, My Best ...

Parody Films

Six Horror Parodies That Almost Got it Right

Horror parodies are a tough lot. They’re hard to do and almost impossible to do correctly. However, horror comedies are often excellent, and easier to get right, which is part of the problem. Horror c...

Nina Forever

5 Great Rom-Zom-Coms (That Aren’t Shaun Of The Dead)

Shaun Of The Dead was released a whopping eighteen-years ago and in its wake there have been many, lesser pretenders to the throne–hell, the flick coined its own sub-genre, the lovingly-titled r...

Scott Howard as a teenage werewolf in Teen Wolf.

How Teen Wolf Completely Undermines Lycanthrope Lore [And Why We Still Love It]

Lucky for Teen Wolf, the early 1980s were a grand time for movies about lycanthropes.Though the subgenre forged its roots nearly 70-years prior with the aptly titled The Werewolf (1913), something was...

The Faculty is Prime Late ’90s Horror [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...

Life Lessons I learned from House II

Life Lessons I Learned from House II: The Second Story

Movies can be great teaching tools. Most of my generation was raised on TV. Not every picture can teach great lessons, of course, but horror has proven surprisingly good at it. The genre has always ha...

Dead Alive

How ‘Dead Alive’ Beat ‘Shaun of the Dead’ to the Punch by 14 Years

Everyone remembers their favorite zombie comedy, the one about the guy with the stagnant life, a meek and ambitionless adult who needs to take action in a surprisingly sincere romantic comedy to save ...