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Black Christmas 2006 vs 1974 vs 2019 [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 ...

Dressed to Kill Delivers Stylish Suspense [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 ...

The Final Girl: Dancing Between Feminism and Misogyny

The slasher is arguably the most popular (and profitable) horror movie sub-genre. Historically, there are a specific set of guidelines that a slasher film must abide by to succeed. There must be a der...

Joseph Loveless

Was Freddy Krueger’s Body Just Identified?

On the first day of the new year, it was reported that the bones of Joseph Henry Loveless, bootlegger and murderer, had finally been identified. In 1979 his torso was found in in a burlap sack in a ca...

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

Ten of the Most Vicious Freddy Krueger Kills

The Nightmare on Elm Street series gave birth to one of the most iconic boogeymen ever to stalk the screen: razor-clawed, Christmas sweater wearing, profoundly burned madman Freddy Krueger. With the a...

Early slasher movies that should have become classics - The Burning -Shameless ripoffs that gave the original a run for its money

Early Slasher Movies That Should Have Become Classics

There are not a lot of slasher movies that have become classics in the horror genre. Psycho is widely thought of as the grand-daddy of the sub-genre and is viewed as one of the best horror titles of a...

The Initiation

The Initiation is Just Another Sorority House Slasher [Retrospective]

A bit of a forgotten slasher effort of the ‘80s, The Initiation follows the exploits of sorority hopeful Kelly Fairchild (Daphne Zuniga) as she pledges a sorority during her freshman year of college. ...

Cheerleader Camp.

Cheerleader Camp is Bloody, Campy ’80s Horror at its Most Average

In Cheerleader Camp, a group of cheerleaders convene at Camp Hurrah to further their craft. They make pyramids, chant, engage in acrobatics, do lots of topless swimming, and compete for first place in...

Heather Langenkamp Horror sequels that cursed their own franchises - Nancy in New Nightmare - Badass Mothers in Horror

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare Was a Sequel Ahead of its Time [Retrospective]

New Nightmare sees Freddy leaving the realm in which he was created. After his escape, he begins to plague the performers from the first Nightmare film. Like in the first picture, Heather Langenkamp i...

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