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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...

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 ...

How Hellraiser: Bloodline Went From An Ambitious Franchise Saver To The Pin In The Coffin

The Hellraiser franchise has always been rocky. The first two movies are absolutely spectacular. Hellraiser III is a bit underrated, but not without its problems by any stretch. And then you have Hell...

Hellraiser: Judgment - Michael Myers vs Pinhead - Hellraiser - Clive Barker Adaptations

Eight Terrific Secondary Antagonists in Horror Movies

The killer is not always the killer in horror movies. One of my favorite things about the genre is that it takes characters who are pretty normal people on the surface and puts them in an unreal envir...

Ernest Scared Stupid

Ernest Scared Stupid: A Look Back at the Campy Kiddie Horror (That Traumatized Me as a Child)

For anyone not familiar with the Ernest films, they were a comedy series aimed at children that presented a lovable idiot hick getting himself into increasingly baffling situation that simultaneously ...

CHUD 1984

Why C.H.U.D. is a Shockingly Environmentally Conscious Monster Movie

As a horror fan, you go into something like C.H.U.D. with certain expectations. There are always the films we know have something to say and watch with a deeper understanding of the themes and cultura...