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Peeling Back the Curtain: How Curtains Explores the Sleazier Side of Hollywood

By 1983, the slasher cycle was dying down. It had, for the most part, run its course. Halloween, Terror Train, The Prowler, Prom Night, we’d seen so many in just a few years and it felt like the well ...

Cherry Falls

Why Now is the Time to Revisit Cherry Falls

I’m a bit of an apologist for the post-Scream era of horror. I think I Know What You Did Last Summer is actually kind of fun and stylish; Urban Legend is a slick feature with a great cast; The Faculty...

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Teen Screams: Seven of the Most Underrated Post-Scream Slashers

The 1990s is a frequently shat-upon era for slasher movies, even though though enormous financial and critical success of Scream spawned a revival of the genre at a time when it was pretty much dead. ...

The Right Maniac for the Job: Six Current Horror Talents and the Franchises They Should Reboot

Why It’s so Hard to Trace the Origins of the Slasher Movie

There’s an endless debate as to what the first slasher movie actually is. Looking back on it, I think it’s a subject that warrants further investigation. But it doesn’t do any good for me to simply ju...

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The Pros and Cons of Sleepaway Camp as a Trans Narrative

I should start off this examination of the film by saying that I am not a trans individual and that this is only my understanding of both the merits and the problems of Sleepaway Camp and how it deals...

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 ...

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...

Valentine

Why Valentine is a Respectable Alternative To My Bloody Valentine

There are a ton of options for what to watch on Valentine’s Day, but for me it usually comes down to George Mihalka’s 1981 My Bloody Valentine and Jamie Blanks’ 2001 film Valentine. ...

Return to Horror High

Return to Horror High was Insanely Ahead of Its Time: And Here’s Why!

Return to Horror High is a low-budget slasher from the late ‘80’s, which was a notoriously bad time for the sub-genre. Not only were the films cheap, they generally had terrible actors and even worse ...