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Wes Craven - Surprising Early Jobs of Your Favorite Horror Movie Directors

Surprising Early Jobs of Your Favorite Horror Movie Directors

Everybody starts somewhere, even your favorite horror directors. Getting into the industry is an incredibly hard thing to do. Nobody becomes a director, writer, producer, or scores any major position ...

Alligator 1980

Dead to Rights: Seven Rip-Offs That Rival The Original

Rip-offs are a huge part of the horror genre. That’s a fairly well known fact. As soon as something new and innovative comes along that changes the game and makes a ton of money, it kicks off a trend....

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Seven Horror Movies Almost Ruined by Their Own Hype

I love getting excited for movies, I love when horror flicks become popular and impact the cultural zeitgeist. That’s something that should always be celebrated. It’s a good thing when a horror f...

Performances Demon Knight

Eight Terrific, Totally Unexpected Performances in Horror

With so many great actors known for turning in solid performances in genre work, you sometimes expect a particular performance out of an actor. While they all definitely have a wide range, you call on...

Intensity: More Reasons High Tension Ripped Off Dean Koontz [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 Zena ...

Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010

If the Glove Fits: The Other Actors Who Have Played Freddy Krueger

Most of the modern horror icons have been played by several actors over the years. Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, these characters have had several people under the mask at this point. Bu...

Michael Myers - Seven Horror Movies You Didn't Know Were Written by Women - Michael Myers in Halloween - Men Who Have Played Michael Myers.

A Look Back at the Men Who Have Played Michael Myers

The Halloween franchise has lasted over thirty-five years and remains incredibly successful. There have been many actors to don the Michael Myers Mask and the character is one of the most infamous ant...

Christine 1983

Christine is John Carpenter’s Unsung Love Story [Retrospective]

Even after directing Christine, John Carpenter would say in interviews that while he loved directing horror, he dreamed of directing a love story. And while Starman may have been a more mainstream, cu...

Blood Rage

Seven of the Most Blatantly Obvious Halloween Rip-Offs

Halloween was not the first slasher movie, there’s no real point in arguing that. We had many similar efforts before it, notably films like Black Christmas, Psycho and Peeping Tom. But what Halloween ...