• Mortal Kombat Game Creator is Interested in Making a Game that Pits Horror Icons Against One Another

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    Ed Boon, the man behind the Mortal Kombat video game series has been behind the inclusion of downloadable characters like Freddy Krueger, The Predator, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, and more in previous installments in the popular game franchise. And it turns out that he is actually contemplating the possibility of bringing all of your favorite horror killers together to do battle in an epic fighting game. It’s still in the idea phase at this […]

  • Madballs Being Relaunched, Animated Specials on the Way!

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    Last year we heard the exciting news that those squishy, monstrous Madballs from the 1980’s were making a comeback. Well, it looks like that comeback is back with a bang! American Greetings Entertainment will be teaming up with its master toy partner Just Play to bring back the 1980’s cult entertainment phenomenon (which sold tens of millions of units 30 years ago) to a new audience. The Madballs brand will […]

  • The Weird, Unspoken Double Standard of Horror Movies

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    We live in a time when Hollywood is completely and totally defined by Intellectual Property. We have more IP-based features than ever. Absolutely everything made at the studio is a franchise and if it’s not a franchise, someone is trying to figure out a way to turn it into one. And while we may get occasionally exhausted, we eat it up. We can’t not. Everyone wants to line up to see the next […]

  • Exclusive Interview: Alexandre Aja on The Other Side of the Door and Scanners TV Series

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    Wicked Horror managing editor Tyler Doupe’ had the occasion to speak with genre film auteur Alexandre Aja about his role as a producer on The Other Side of the Door. Aja filled us in on shooting the picture in India, why the film should have been rated PG-13 instead of R, and how his directorial career has influenced the way he approaches film production. The Other Side of the Door follows a grieving […]

  • Eight of the Most Badass Mothers in Horror

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    Horror movies aren’t always known for depicting positive mother figures. When moms are brought up, people tend to talk about the villains. Characters like Margaret White and Pamela Voorhees. People only seem to remember the villainous moms or the neglectful moms—especially after the release of The Babadook—so it can sometimes come as a surprise that there are actually positive parental role models in horror. But there are. In fact, the early ‘80s gave […]

News and Reviews

Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Steve Alten Talks Meg And More!

Author Steve Alten standing inside the biggest jaws of a megalodon.

Steve Alten is the author of the popular Meg series, about a massive prehistoric megalodon shark awakened in the modern era. There are five books in the series, with the fifth having just hit stands, and the first slated to become a major motion picture starring Jason Statham. Originally published in 1997, Meg immediately sealed a movie deal, but has taken the better part of twenty years to get off the ground. […]

Features

New on Netflix: June 24th, 2016

Horror films on Netflix - New on Netflix. Netflix logo for new to streaming movies.

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

Frightfest 2016 Reveals Stunning Poster

Frightfest logo

We’re just seven days away from the full reveal of Frightfest‘s 2016 line-up, and anticipation is suitably high. Before that, though, we’ve got our very first reveal of Graham Humphrey’s reliably stunning artwork for this year’s festival, which you can check out above. The annual August Bank Holiday event, which takes place from Thursday, August 25th to Monday, August 29th this year, is the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema. […]

News

Annabelle 2 Casting News & More Plot Details

Annabelle the doll in the spin off to the James Wan movie The Conjuring.

The Lord Of The Rings star Miranda Otto has just boarded David Sandberg’s upcoming Annabelle 2, the sequel to the mega-hit spinoff of The Conjuring. Director Sandberg previously described the flick as the “Godfather II of creepy doll movies”. Little is known about the story-line thus far, but we do know itwon’t be a direct continuation of its predecessor. The Hollywood Reporter noted Otto will be playing the titular dollmaker’s wife, […]

Reviews

Book Review – MEG: Nightstalkers by Steve Alten

Book cover for MEG: Nightstalkers by Steve Alten

Author Steve Alten’s thrilling saga of ancient underwater beasts that began almost twenty years ago with MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror continues with this equally exciting fifth installment into the series. Released on June 14 from Tor Books, MEG: Nightstalkers picks up the story where the previous book, MEG: Hell’s Aquarium, left off, and offers readers another astounding adventure that makes for perfect summer reading. However, you’ll probably want to stick to pools […]

Reviews

Back to the ‘80s: Flowers in the Attic Original Script Ending

Flowers in the Attic

Welcome to Back to the ’80s. This recurring feature aims to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from horror’s most beloved decade. Regardless of which category a particular film falls under, this segment will spotlight films that horror fans can appreciate for one reason or another. We will look at how some of these flicks have stood the test of time and others have not […]

News

AHS Alum Frances Conroy has Boarded Spike’s The Mist Redux!

The Mist. Frances Conroy

Wicked Horror has just learned that American Horror Story alumna Frances Conroy (pictured above) has signed on to Spike TV’s small screen redux of Stephen King’s The Mist. She is the first cast member to be announced. According to THR, “Conroy will portray Nathalie, a modern-day ecological martyr. While she is seemingly more connected to nature than most people, her instincts about her fellow humans are dead on.” What we know thus far is that Adam Bernstein (Better […]

News

Trailer for Ouija 2 Shows Promise, Looks Better than the First

Ouija 2

Today marks the release of the first trailer for Blumhouse and Universal’s Ouija 2, which is now known as Ouija: Origin of Evil. And it’s actually not bad. It looks a lot more promising than the promotional materials for the first film. Director Mike Flanagan has been eager to distance himself from the original and this trailer seems to suggest that his claims have been accurate. Flanagan has also indicated that if this […]

News

Mortal Kombat Game Creator is Interested in Making a Game that Pits Horror Icons Against One Another

Leatherface, Mortal Kombat

Ed Boon, the man behind the Mortal Kombat video game series has been behind the inclusion of downloadable characters like Freddy Krueger, The Predator, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, and more in previous installments in the popular game franchise. And it turns out that he is actually contemplating the possibility of bringing all of your favorite horror killers together to do battle in an epic fighting game. It’s still in the idea phase at this […]

News

American Horror Story Season Six: What We Know So Far

American Horror story.

As previously reported, season six of American Horror Story is set to be the wildest, craziest, bloodiest yet. When series creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk closed Paleyfest earlier this year, they teased that this season was influenced by “the opera” and that they were working off two ideas at once–for the first time in the series’ history. Plot details have been slowly trickling in ever since, and we know now that […]

Features

Script to Pieces: Freddy, Portrait of a Serial Killer? The Unmade Elm Street Prequel

Unburnt Freddy Krueger

Welcome to Script to Pieces! This is a new feature at Wicked Horror where we look at the best, most interesting and most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will be productions that didn’t ever come together, sometimes they will original incarnations that were completely different from what we wound up with. Each should be fascinating in its own way, because the stories of movies that never see the light of […]

Reviews

‘The Other Side of the Door’ Should Probably Stay Shut

Official poster from 'The Other Side of the Door'

“Sometimes, dead is better…” Among the most iconic lines from terror cinema, Fred Gwynne’s delivery of this universal forewarning in Pet Sematary resonates further with a familiar and comforting grace. Appropriately, the compulsion to persevere family in the midst of tragedy is often the most fatalistic of errors, at least when it comes to horror. The Other Side of the Door from Johannes Roberts thematically strikes the aforementioned chord frequently, but its […]

Editorials

How Magic Influenced My Love of Horror Movies

Magician Lance Burton making a dove appear

As a kid, I loved magic. I don’t mean the kind of magic that witches or sorcerers perform, I mean like actual magicians. The amazing illusionists that would saw women in half or make elephants disappear before the eyes of a crowd in awe were an obsession of mine. I watched every magic show I could find on TV, mostly from the great magicians of the time like Lance Burton, David Copperfield, and Penn & Teller. My […]

News

Madballs Being Relaunched, Animated Specials on the Way!

Madballs from the 1980s making a comeback!

Last year we heard the exciting news that those squishy, monstrous Madballs from the 1980’s were making a comeback. Well, it looks like that comeback is back with a bang! American Greetings Entertainment will be teaming up with its master toy partner Just Play to bring back the 1980’s cult entertainment phenomenon (which sold tens of millions of units 30 years ago) to a new audience. The Madballs brand will […]

News

Damici And Paolo Reprising Roles In Upcoming Stake Land Sequel, The Stakelander!

Stake Land Nick Damici, The Stakelander

One of the most memorably mismatched heroic duos in horror is set to reunite, as Nick Damici and Connor Paolo reprise their super-popular Stake Land roles for upcoming – and up ’til now top secret – sequel The Stakelander. Based on an original screenplay by Damici, and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (2015‘s Body), the flick has already wrapped production in Saskatchewan, Canada. Much like 10 Cloverfield Lane, […]