• Five Moments from Licensed Horror Comics You Have to See to Believe

    Once a horror movie becomes a franchise, it opens itself up to a brand new world of merchandising possibilities. Fans will be able to wear all manner of apparel, from T-shirts down to shoes. The more diehard crowd can even collect action figures, novels and comics based on their favorite horror films. These last two often involve brand new stories separate from the motion picture, some even attempt to bridge […]

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  • Five Great Horror Movies That Were Critical Disasters When First Released

    There are many horror films in the genre’s long history that are now lauded as classics. But they weren’t always. Some movies that are beloved now were critical disasters when they were first released. There’s a lot that can change over time. It’s much easier to go back and look at a movie after the fact, without all the press and the hype and examine it on its own. Or, as […]

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  • Nine Beloved Horror Movies That Bombed at the Box Office

    Everyone likes to think that their favorite horror movie was an enormous success but that’s definitely not always the case. Sure, it makes sense for bad horror movies to completely fail at the box office. But some of the best films of years past have shared that same fate. There are a lot of factors that go into a movie’s lack of success, even when the film is good. Some pictures just […]

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  • Tales from the Crypt-mas: Exploring Every Incarnation of And All Through the House

    With Christmas nearly upon us, it’s time to stop and reflect on the true meaning of the holidays.  For some, it’s about expressing thanks to a higher being.  For others, it’s about spending time with loved ones.  For others still, it’s about giving and receiving (but mostly receiving).  But for the select few, Christmas really means one thing: Killer Santas. Today, we’re going to trace the lineage of my favorite […]

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  • Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

    Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is a continuation of the story of Martin from the first Dead Snow film. He wakes up in a hospital after being involved in a car accident. After coming to, Martin learns that the police suspect him of the murders that were in fact committed by Colonel Herzog and his band of Nazi zombies. Martin also discovers that he’s been given a limb transplant to replace his missing arm. However, […]

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  • Review – Grégory Levasseur’s The Pyramid

    Following in the dusty footsteps of this year’s As Above, So Below – a pathetic attempt at horror that was more Relic Hunter than The Mummy – comes The Pyramid, the directorial debut of Grégory Levasseur, a screenwriter and producer known for his work on the remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac. The film charts the ill-fated escapades of a group of supposed archaeologists who, in spite of […]

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Reviews

The Monkeys Paw – Movie Review

The movie poster for Brett Simmons, The Monkeys Paw.

Originally filmed for the Chiller network, The Monkey’s Paw, directed by Brett Simmons, is an adaption of the W.W. Jacobs-penned short story of the same name. The Monkey’s Paw follows Jake Tilton (C.J Thomason- Transformers, Husk), a New Orleans warehouse worker where his awful boss is married to his ex-girlfriend. His mother is hospitalized, dying of cancer while expensive chemotherapy treatments are having little effect. After a hard day’s work, […]

Features

New on Netflix

Netflix logo for new to streaming movies.

New on Netflix is a weekly feature appearing every Friday, listing all of the week’s newest additions to everyone’s favorite streaming service–and just in time for the weekend!  So pop some popcorn, crack open a few beers, dim the lights, and kill a few hours in Wicked Horror style. It was a bit of a rough week for new streaming titles, the few that were added will likely not appeal […]

News

Paul Solet’s Dark Summer Debuts a One Sheet

Dark Summer

Dark Summer, the upcoming film from director Paul Solet (Grace) has debuted a new one sheet in support of the film’s forthcoming release. The picture is slated for a VOD and simultaneous limited theatrical release beginning January 9, 2015. Dark Summer marks Solet’s sophomore feature film effort. With Grace being a highly impressive debut, it will be interesting to see just where he goes with his second film. “A chilling tale about a troubled teen […]

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Happy Holidays from The Babadook

The Babadook is here this holiday season. The Babadook Pop-up book is available for pre-order. The movie poster for The babadook written and directed by Jennifer Kent.

This holiday season has been the season of The Babadook. The film has been getting near unanimous acclaim and has even earned legendary director William Friedkin’s (The Exorcist) seal of approval. Today, IFC Films shared an animated Christmas greeting from The Babadook. We have a look at the creepy card for you in the player below. The Babadook finds a single mother – who lost her husband in a tragic accident – dealing […]

News

Bates Motel Releases a Season Three Teaser

Bates Motel promo poster

In anticipation of the premiere of Bates Motel Season 3, A&E has released a teaser video that pays tribute to the seminal classic Psycho. The message the network sent with the clip specifies that this is, in fact, not footage from the forthcoming season. The premiere of the third season is expected to begin airing in March 2015. The season reportedly began production in October. Bates Motel tells the origin story of Norman Bates […]

Reviews

Come Back to Me- The Ressurectionist Movie Review

Come back to me movie directed by Paul Leyden.

Come Back to Me is a strange and moderately eerie shocker that borrows bits from a number of movies while forging its own path. Come Back to Me, based on the novel “The Resurrectionist” by Wrath James White, opens with an adolescent male overhearing an extremely violent domestic abuse incident in his home in Reno, Nevada. After calling the police, the young teen awaits the cops on the porch. Just […]

Top 10 Lists

Ten Unconventional Takes on the Frankenstein Myth

Poster for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie - an unconventional take on Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus was first published in 1818, and even those who are not fans of the horror genre are familiar with the story of scientist Victor Frankenstein and the patchwork monster he created. Generally speaking, this knowledge stems not from familiarity with the novel, but rather one of the myriad film adaptations. Universal Studio’s Frankenstein from 1931 is arguably the most famous, but it […]

Top 10 Lists

Ten Buffy Monsters That Should Have Come Back

Poster for the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

During its 144 episode run, Buffy the Vampire Slayer saw a lot of creatures come and go. Some were vampires, some were demons. They were all very much their own well-defined characters. While Buffy more or less abandoned its monster of the week format in the latter seasons, every once in a while a new monster crept in that would give Buffy and the gang a run for their money. Like […]

Top 10 Lists

Five Movies from 2014 That Went to Exceptionally Dark Places

Tusk is headed to DVD and Blu-ray. Comic panel for Tusk - Poster for The Kevin Smith film Tusk. TIFF posts new image to their site featuring Justin Long in Tusk. dark places.

Every year has its highs and lows and every year there are great horror films that go largely unnoticed. Most people will complain that the genre is becoming too mainstream and watered down. And the increased output of haunted house movies, which are traditionally not overly violent, has only strengthened that belief. But there are always indie movies without the limits and pressures of studio financing that go much further. They are free […]

Retrospectives

How Night of the Comet Lightened the Apocalypse

Poster for Night of the Comet

There were a lot of end-of-the-world movies made in the 1980’s. Unlike the swarm of natural disaster flicks that would begin to follow in the 1990’s, these films were usually delved into science-fiction or the supernatural. The end of the world was frequently discovered to be mankind’s fault. Some people genuinely believed the Reagan era would cause the end of the humanity and fears of the Cold War had again resurfaced, so many movies of […]