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Prince of Darkness 1987

Six Surprisingly Great Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Nobody Saw

The science fiction and horror genres have always gone hand in hand, dating back even before Mary Shelley’s seminal work in both genres, Frankenstein. Many of the Gothic horrors of the nineteenth cent...

Alien (1979) The problem with sub-genres - label makers

How Alien Raised the Bar for Visuals in Horror

Throughout most of the 1970s, horror was very focused on realism. There was a transition period in the previous decade that moved the genre away from the Gothic Hammer films, truly cementing horror in...

Re-animator

Nerd Rage: Engaging Horror Movies About Science and Scientists

We typically think of horror films as being about young people, stranded in a situation they have no control over. Even many science-fiction/horror films, like Alien, follow this basic model. But ther...

We Need to Talk About The Vast of Night [Editorial]

Plenty of movies are set in the olden times to paper over the cracks in their otherwise thin stories. Maybe, the filmmakers seem to be thinking, if there’s a TV set with a massive antenna poking out o...

Popcorn is Still a Satisfying Treat [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 the occasional gu...

The Rabid Dog’s House: Critters (1986) Review

The Rabid Dog’s House is a new reoccurring feature here at Wicked Horror. WH contributor Justin Steele has created a video series for horror fans that enjoy watching and/or listening to reviews ...

Alien (1979) The problem with sub-genres - label makers

Label Makers: The Persistent Problem With Sub-Genres

Sub-genres are great for categorizing. In general, that’s the only real purpose that genre serves: putting films in a certain place so that they’re easier to find when you’re looking for them. In term...

Advance Review: Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant is deliberately titled, as its predecessor Prometheus was, to alert us to the supposedly deep ideas contained within.  A chilly, pretentious, dangerously snooze-inducing prologue sees ...

Event Horizon

Event Horizon is the Purest Space Horror Since Alien

So, let’s be honest right out of the gate: Paul W.S. Anderson is not known for making great movies. He is, absolutely, known for making fun movies. The Resident Evil flicks are pure popcorn entertainm...

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