• Eight Sequels That Had Nothing to do With the Original

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    Sequels are an inevitability in the horror genre. If something is even moderately successful, and sometimes even if it’s not, a sequel is pretty much guaranteed. This was especially true in the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, when everything launched a franchise regardless of how good it was. Sure, you had the heavy hitters like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween, but you also had series […]

  • The 5 Most Underrated Remakes

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    Remakes, reboot, reimaginings, and or reconfigurations get a bad rap. Just as there is no guarantee an original horror movie will be worthwhile, not all remakes are lazy, cynical cash grabs leveraging the name recognition of the original film of franchise. Some of the best horror movies of all-time are remakes (or, in the case of Aliens, a sequel). The Thing and The Fly are remakes. More recently, the outstanding The […]

  • Is Marvel Working on a New Blade Movie?

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    Rumors are swirling that Marvel might just be planning a new Blade feature film. Rumblings indicate that the proposed feature would be based on the yet-to-be-released comic series that will feature Blade’s daughter. Bleeding Cool hears from a source close to Marvel that the delay in releasing the new book series may be quite calculated. The source tells the site that the mucky mucks at Marvel are very interested in moving forward with […]

  • No Strings Attached: Nine Puppet Master Movies That Never Happened

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    The Puppet Master series is one of the longest-running franchises in horror history. After the collapse of Charles Band’s Empire Pictures, Puppet Master gave birth to a new indie horror company for the 1990’s in the form of Full Moon Entertainment. During that decade, Full Moon dominated the video market with low-budget hits like the Trancers series, Demonic Toys, Subspecies, Castle Freak and many more. But Band will be the […]

  • Noteworthy Heroines of Horror: Marybeth from the Hatchet Series

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    Noteworthy Heroines of Horror is a recurring segment on Wicked Horror where we shine the spotlight on a female character from the annals of horror history that has made a significant contribution to the genre. The characters we select may not be the obvious final girls that regularly grace top ten lists, but their contributions to the genre are meaningful and worthy of note.  As a throwback to the bloody […]

News and Reviews

Reviews

Comic Review: Fight Club 2, Issue 3

Second variant cover art for 'Fight Club 2' Issue 3

As last issue’s climax may have suggested, the lull of Fight Club 2 is over. Fresh from a recent, Marla-spurred beating, we are awarded both a literal and proverbial new face of Sebastian. Likewise, we’re thrown into the thick of one of the ironically most exhilarating environments, the infamous stoop. Ultimately, however, issue three doesn’t simply reintroduce us with the acolytes of Tyler, it completely reinvents them, yielding a movement […]

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Horrible Films for Horrible People: Dangerous Worry Dolls (2008)

Dangerous Worry Dolls

Welcome to Horrible Films for Horrible People. This time around I honestly wasn’t looking for a horrible film. I mean it. It all started last night when I decided to check out Charles Band’s film Dangerous Worry Dolls also known as Dangerous Chucky Dolls or Parasite Dolls. Regardless of which title you know it by, they all sound bad. Charles Band is known for making killer puppets or killer doll films so this film didn’t sound […]

News

Horror Icon Wes Craven Dies at 76

Wes Craven

Perhaps the single most influential director ever to work in the horror genre passed away after a battle with brain cancer at his Los Angeles home today. Wes Craven is survived by his wife,  Iya Labunka. Craven first came to prominence with his poignant debut feature The Last House on the Left in 1972 and shocked audiences again with his 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. A Nightmare on Elm Street, the film which Craven […]

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Hannibal Recap – Season 3, Episode 13

Poster for the NBC drama Hannibal

Put your forks down, Fannibals–it’s all over. After only three short years on the air, the highly intelligent and inventive NBC drama Hannibal has come to an end. The show was often lauded by critics and fans alike who tuned in every week, but the numbers apparently didn’t work out as expected, and low viewership caused the show’s cancellation back in June. And still, Hannibal fans faithfully watched each new episode […]

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Comic Review: Puppet Master #5

Puppet Master #5, 2015

Issue #4 of the ongoing Puppet Master comic book promised big changes for the franchise. In fact, it promised to spin the entire mythology on its head by taking the puppet characters we’ve loved over the past eleven films and finally granting them human bodies. Well, Puppet Master #5 delivers on that promise. It may only be a temporary solution, but it is so interesting as a fan to finally see these […]

Retrospectives

Why Prom Night II Was the Better Movie (And Set the Tone For the Franchise)

Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou

The Prom Night series is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to horror franchises. Every series has that one movie that stands out and doesn’t have much of anything to do with the others. Halloween III: Season of the Witch is the most often cited one of the bunch. It goes out of its way to make sure it can’t be construed as in any way connected with […]

Reviews

Review: When Animals Dream Blends Horror and Fantasy with Amazing Results

When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream is the debut film of director Jonas Alexander Arnby. This is one of the best additions to the werewolf subgenre that I have seen and I was completely blown away by the its genius. The movie stars Sonia Suhl as Marie, a young woman living in small town on an island who takes care of her ill mother Mor (Sonja Richter) alongside her doting father Thor (Lars Mikkelson). (If […]

Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Talking to director Jonas Alexander Arnby about his debut film When Animals Dream

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Wicked Horror’s April Bennett had a chance to interview Danish director Jonas Alexander Arnby about his breakout film When Animals Dream. Although this is Arnby’s first film, he is no stranger to the industry. Working in the industry since 1993, he has directed television commercials, music videos and shorts, served as a prodctuion assitant on several projects, and is a co-founder of Circus Alphaville, the commercial subsidiary of Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen (production […]

Features

New on Netflix: August 28th, 2015

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New on Netflix is a weekly feature here at Wicked Horror where we take a look at the latest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service. It can be tough sifting through all those horror titles, not really knowing what’s worth watching and what isn’t. Sometimes, you know exactly what you’re looking for, but when you go to watch it the title has already been taken down. Here, we do our […]

News

Dead Teenager ‘Wakes up Banging and Screaming’ in Grave

Dead teenager Neysi Perez awoke from her grave in Honduras.

Sixteen-year-old Neysi Perez was mistakenly buried alive. The teenage girl from Honduras was buried after doctors pronounced she was dead–but her family insist she was buried alive. Perez apparently woke up in her coffin, only to die before she was freed. A day after Neysi Perez’s funeral, her husband, Rudy Gonzales, was visiting the gravesite when he heard screams and banging from inside the coffin. He spoke to Primer Impacto: “As I put my […]

Top 10 Lists

Eight Sequels That Had Nothing to do With the Original

Sequels that had nothing to do with the original. Halloween III Season of the Witch

Sequels are an inevitability in the horror genre. If something is even moderately successful, and sometimes even if it’s not, a sequel is pretty much guaranteed. This was especially true in the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, when everything launched a franchise regardless of how good it was. Sure, you had the heavy hitters like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween, but you also had series […]

Reviews

Advance Review – Lost After Dark Entertains as a Retro 80s Slasher

poster for 2014's Lost After Dark

One horror trend that never goes away is the throwback film. Writers and directors are often keen to bring back the heyday of the slasher subgenre that dominated the 1980s. One such film is Lost After Dark, from first-time director and writer Ian Kessner. What sets Lost After Dark apart from the pack is that it does more than just tries to capitalize on the typical slasher tropes that horror fans all know and love. It […]

Top 10 Lists

The 5 Most Underrated Remakes

Black Christmas

Remakes, reboot, reimaginings, and or reconfigurations get a bad rap. Just as there is no guarantee an original horror movie will be worthwhile, not all remakes are lazy, cynical cash grabs leveraging the name recognition of the original film of franchise. Some of the best horror movies of all-time are remakes (or, in the case of Aliens, a sequel). The Thing and The Fly are remakes. More recently, the outstanding The […]

Reviews

Comic Review: Grindhouse 8

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Alex de Campi is rapidly becoming one of my favorite comic writers. Between her work on Archie versus Predator and the writing she has done on this and other Grindhouse comics, she has a knack for making amazing stories out of ridiculous concepts, which the b-movie fan in me loves and appreciates. In Grindhouse 8: Drive In, Bleed Out the preview provided this in the way of synopsis: “It’s God vs. girl as Veronica […]

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Comic Review: Angel & Faith #18

Angel & Faith #18

Angel & Faith #18 brings the current arc, “Those Who Can’t Teach, Teach Gym” to an end. It’s been fun to see Fred and Faith—who had never gotten to interact much before—take the reigns of the title while Angel has been away in the pages of Buffy. The most exciting thing about this story, though, was the reveal at the end of last issue that the vampire leading this little […]