• Movies Only a Horror Fan Could Love

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    As a diehard fan of horror movies I am more than willing to put up with cheesy nuances, terrible acting, and stupid plot lines. To me, the climax of any horror film is incomparable to that of any other experience at the cinema. I love relishing in the tension of waiting for a cheap jump scare, traveling alongside characters in found footage material, and uncovering the mystery of a haunted […]

  • MTV’s Scream Series Renewed for Season Two

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    Having hit the air only a month ago, MTV’s Scream series has already been picked up for a second season by the network. The series has pulled in more than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the series on air and and it has pulled in 7.9 million streams across various VOD platforms. No word just yet on where the second series will go. Presumably, it will be a new story in a […]

  • Krueger’s Coming Back! – The Confessions Of Fred

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    2010 was the last time we saw Freddy Krueger up on the big screen and it may be a while before we ever see Freddy up there again. Though all is not lost, Scream Factory artist Nathan Thomas Milliner has taken matters in his own hands by directing a short film to bring the iconic Freddy back into our dreams. The short will be a prequel to the original Elm […]

  • Giveaway – Win a Blu-Ray Copy of What We Do in the Shadows!

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    It’s giveaway time at Wicked Horror again, and this time we have partnered with Paramount and are offering one lucky winner a copy of the highly acclaimed vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows! The film was released on home video July 21st, 20015. The Blu-Ray has over two hours of bonus footage for fans to enjoy along with the film. Extra features include: Commentary by writer/director team Jemaine Clement and […]

  • Exclusive Interview: Bianca Kajlich Talks Dark Was the Night

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    Wicked Horror recently had the pleasure of speaking with the talented and incredibly down to earth Bianca Kajlich (Halloween: Resurrection, Rules of Engagement) about her role in the horror picture Dark Was the Night. She offered us her take on the film’s subtext, explained why she was eager to embrace playing a mother onscreen, and also weighed in on Kevin Durand’s resemblance to Wolverine. Dark Was the Night sees a small town plagued by a monstrous being when […]

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Comic Review: Hellboy in Hell #7

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As the title promises, Hellboy is in Hell and he is looking rough. The big red brute is now sickly and white. He’s small and thin, not the Hellboy we’ve ever been used to seeing. It’s a jarring appearance for such an iconic character, but it really goes to show just how much he’s gone through. In this issue, Hellboy gets it dropped on him that even though he’s in […]

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Movies Only a Horror Fan Could Love

Movies only a horror fan could love

As a diehard fan of horror movies I am more than willing to put up with cheesy nuances, terrible acting, and stupid plot lines. To me, the climax of any horror film is incomparable to that of any other experience at the cinema. I love relishing in the tension of waiting for a cheap jump scare, traveling alongside characters in found footage material, and uncovering the mystery of a haunted […]

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Ten Influential Horror Movies You May Not Have Seen

Village of the Damned (1995)
Directed by John Carpenter
Shown from left, foreground: Thomas Dekker (as David McGowan),
Lindsey Haun (as Mara Chaffee)

From the hardcore horror movie fan to the occasional watcher, Freddy Kruger, Jason Voorhees, and JigSaw are household names and pop icons. The infamous pea soup scene in The Exorcist has been countlessly recreated or spoofed and of course it isn’t Halloween until you’ve popped the 1978 John Carpenter classic into your Blu-ray player. But today we are spotlighting movies that have been overlooked, forgotten, or maybe not yet discovered by contemporary audiences. These are […]

Editorials

Not Appropriate for Children? An In-depth look at Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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In each generation, there are the must read books in grade school, despite the fact such literature may not be appropriate for the children vying after it. Today’s youth fight over The Hunger Games, The Divergent Series, and the John Green novels The Fault in Our Stars or Looking for Alaska. If you are a fellow millennial this is pretty amusing because what did we fight over in elementary school? […]

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Seven Great Horror Films With an Incredibly Simple Premise

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We tend to make fun of horror movies for being a little too simple or not containing much in the way of plot. But the fact is that some of the best horror movies of all time are among the most simplistic. After all, how many people love the early slashers, most of which recycled a very basic formula? Or even the classic monster movies. The original Thing From Another […]

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Seven Old-School Horror Performances That Are Still Terrifying

Poster for Tod Browning's Dracula 1931

The classics are so called for a reason. The early days of horror cinema brought forth some amazing stories and visuals. But it was the performances that cemented their place in the public consciousness. These pictures had amazing actors, each doing a fantastic job day-in and day-out. And it makes sense, too. Film was—and still is—relatively new. It was tied very much to theatre and that was where most of […]

Features

Scream Recap: Episode 5

Scream: The TV Series Poster 2015

Welcome back to our weekly recap. Much of the focus with this week’s episode is on the creation of “a new Emma” and that’s probably a good thing. Emma’s been an interesting character up to this point, but she’s moved in circles without a ton of real motion and has sort of been defined by her vulnerability. At the end of the last episode, she was worse off than ever. […]

News

MTV’s Scream Series Renewed for Season Two

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Having hit the air only a month ago, MTV’s Scream series has already been picked up for a second season by the network. The series has pulled in more than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the series on air and and it has pulled in 7.9 million streams across various VOD platforms. No word just yet on where the second series will go. Presumably, it will be a new story in a […]

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Nine of the Most Horrific Moments from Disney Movies

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Disney films are generally thought of as the antithesis to the horror movie. They are for kids, after all, while horror is for adults. These are sweet and uplifting productions made for the widest possible audience, all things that the horror genre is generally not considered to be. Yet horror and children’s entertainment have always walked hand in hand. Children’s horror is its own, extremely wide and lucrative subgenre. Even […]

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Overlooked Performances in Horror

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There are many reasons audiences love to watch horror movies. Whether it is the attraction of an auteur director such as John Carpenter or just a compulsive need to add up the body count, each audience member has his or her own reason for loving the genre. For others, one main attraction is to watch the abilities of an actor or actress to succeed in truly bringing a particular character […]

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Seven Unexpectedly Feminist Horror Movies

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Horror is not an inherently misogynist genre, despite what critics, parental groups and conservative personalities have been trying to say for decades. There are some misogynist works and always problems to overcome, to be sure, as there always are, and there is plenty of sexism in the industry, but it’s everywhere. It’s in every genre. Sometimes the films that are most obviously made to cater to women can be the […]

News

Nosferatu Remake Secures Director

poster for Werner Herzog's Nosferatu 1979

A remake of classic horror film Nosferatu has secured a very competent director in the form of Robert Eggers (The Witch). Eggers will both write and direct the reboot. The director won the directing prize at Sundance for his much lauded film The Witch.  According to Deadline: “This will be a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen.” Jay Van Hoy […]

Reviews

Advance Review: Lake Placid vs Anaconda (Unrated)

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You probably already know if you’re interested in the type of movie that Lake Placid vs Anaconda is. The plot is one that can most likely be summed up in the title alone and you’ve inevitably already encountered one or two of these cheeseball Syfy Channel Originals at some point in the last few years. They’ve been pumping them out left and right and in my humble opinion they’ve really […]

News

Scare Your Friends and Spread the Fear!

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In support of the upcoming release of Sinister II, Gramercy Pictures has launched a new site that allows you to create a video that will spread the fear and scare your friends. The process is simple: Take a ten second video clip and head to the Spread the Fear website. From there, you can convert your video into a scary surprise to startle your friends on social media! Take a look at the sample […]

Retrospectives

Why The Brood is Cronenberg’s Most Autobiographical Movie

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David Cronenberg’s The Brood is not only one of his best movies, it’s one of his most personal as well. It might not seem like it at first. But the film is about a woman who subconsciously creates monsters in the vague form of her own child that act on her id and attack those she views as a threat to herself and her family. The protagonist of the film […]