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Creepshow

How ‘Creepshow’ Perfectly Recaptures the Essence of the EC Comics

The EC comics of the 1950s were revolutionary. In some ways, they were the decade’s only source of horror. On screen, nearly all horror was science fiction, to at least some degree. There was no separ...

The Ring

Ten of the Most Chilling Settings in Horror

One of the most obvious parts of the filmgoing experience is the presentation of images given to the audience. Many factors contribute to the scare factor in a horror film, such as sound, acting, tens...

Pet Sematary Two Oozes Fun and Terror [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 with a little bite. Flying solo or wit...

Seven Minor Characters Scarier Than Their Own Movie

Sometimes it’s not the premise that really sells a horror film. Sometimes there are factors that prevent the movie from being as scary as it should be. But then you might have a character that stands ...

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Five Stephen King Villains That Still Give Us Nightmares

Stephen King has created a wealth of monsters over the years. With countless novels under his belt, he is the most prolific living author, regardless of genre. He is the undisputed master of modern ho...

Candyman Clive Barker Horror Movies Based on Short Stories That Nailed the Adaptation Process

Horror Movies Based on Short Stories That Nailed the Adaptation Process

Short stories will always be the most underrated form of horror. Some, if not most, of the best horror stories ever told were short fiction. Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson, etc̷...

Firestarter

‘Firestarter’ is a Stephen King Remake Without Much Spark [Blu-ray Review]

There’s a scene early in Firestarter where parents Andy and Vicky McGee (Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon) disagree about how to raise their young pyrokinetic daughter, Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong). Andy...

Five Movie Monsters That Are Actually Kind of Adorable

It’s easier to be scared of monsters when you’re young. Everything’s new, everything’s mysterious. You’re never really sure what’s out there in the dark. Browsing the video store shelves as a kid, eve...

Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is an Awesome, Unsung Anthology

Anthology movies have enjoyed a bit of a resurgence in recent years. There was a time when anthologies were considered box office poison and a surefire way to make a movie that nobody would see. Even ...