• FrightFest 2016 Announces More Movies, Special Guests And More!

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    Attendees of Horror Channel Frightfest 2016 are really going to be spoiled rotten, as this year’s event looks set to be the biggest and best yet. Along with an already-released list of films including Rob Zombie’s 31 and Sadako Vs. Kayako (taking the place of The Woods), more movies have been announced today including Marcus Dunstan’s (The Collector) The Neighbor. Starring The Collection’s Josh Stewart and Starry Eyes’ Alex Essoe, […]

  • Script to Pieces: Hellraiser: Hellfire

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    Welcome to Script to Pieces! This is a new feature here at Wicked Horror where we will be looking at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will be productions that never came together at all, 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 […]

  • Eight Reasons Why the IT Remake Looks Great So Far

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    While it may not be happening on such an extreme scale, the remake of Stephen King’s It is already shaping up to be the Ghostbusters of horror reboots. People seem to be lining up to hate it before we’ve really seen anything. A lot of fans like to cite Cary Fukunaga’s exit as a reason to totally distrust this film out of the gate, but I’ve been at this Internet thing […]

  • Why Ghostbusters 2 is Actually Kind of Awesome

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    Ghostbusters 2 gets a lot of hate. I mean, it’s gotten hate for over twenty years, but all of that hate is flooding back now that there’s a new Ghostbusters film in theaters. It’s no secret that the reboot has taken a ton of flack—more than any feature in recent memory—simply for existing. Luckily, reviews have been mostly favorable. But while it’s absolutely one-sided, a lot of the need to put […]

  • Saw Eight Locks Down Premiere Date!

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    Wicked Horror has learned that LionsGate has dated an eighth Saw film (which is currently untitled) for an October 27, 2017 release. The project has been shooting under the working title Saw: Legacy. The fact that LionsGate is maintaining the late October release strategy of the first seven films should come as welcome news to fans of the franchise. As we previously reported, The Spierig Brothers will be at the helm of the latest installment in the Saw franchise. […]

News and Reviews

Retrospectives

Why Assault on Precinct 13 Is A Classic Horror Movie (Without Actually Being A Horror Movie)

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Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s sophomore effort. Before this, his only feature film had been Dark Star, co-written and co-starring Dan O’Bannon. Yet even though Dark Star surely has its merits, Assault on Precinct 13 has always felt like Carpenter’s first real movie to me. There’s something very experimental about Dark Star, as if it’s a student film stretched out to feature length—mostly because that’s what it actually […]

News

Here’s Your First Look at Ash’s Dad and His Boomstick!

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Good Morning, Wicked Horror readers. We are pleased to share the first image of Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) in character as Ash’s dad, Brock Williams, on the set of Ash vs. Evil Dead! We have also learned that Majors will be joined by Sam Raimi’s brother and frequent collaborator Ted Raimi. Raimi will play one of Ash’s childhood friends. “He’s even grumpier than Ash,” Bruce Campbell told EW regarding his […]

News

Here’s Your First Look at Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

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We have an official premiere date announcement as well as a brand new trailer with your first look at Tim Curry as the criminologist narrator in Fox’s  Rocky Horror redux! The project has been officially titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The network perviously released a 30-second teaser. But this 60-second preview offers a lot more in terms of actual footage from the upcoming film. The television even will […]

News

This Just In: The Woods is Actually A Blair Witch Threequel — Full Trailer Debuts!

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Wow. Breaking news out of SDCC: LionsGate’s The Woods is actually a Blair Witch sequel called Blair Witch. The project was shrouded in secrecy until tonight when the picture made its world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con. And so far the reactions have been great. The film will follow the first in that Heather Donahue’s brother believes she is still alive and goes into the woods with a group of his college friends to look for her. […]

Features

New on Netflix: July 22nd, 2016

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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

FrightFest 2016 Announces More Movies, Special Guests And More!

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Attendees of Horror Channel Frightfest 2016 are really going to be spoiled rotten, as this year’s event looks set to be the biggest and best yet. Along with an already-released list of films including Rob Zombie’s 31 and Sadako Vs. Kayako (taking the place of The Woods), more movies have been announced today including Marcus Dunstan’s (The Collector) The Neighbor. Starring The Collection’s Josh Stewart and Starry Eyes’ Alex Essoe, […]

Reviews

Review: Lights Out Is A Terrifying Paranormal Chiller With A Deeper Meaning

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Lights Out is a clever, arguably quite trailblazing, thriller that intertwines an eerie, creepy premise with a heartfelt message about mental illness. The story centers on Sophie (Maria Bello), and how her mental disease appears to have manifested into a sort of living creature that begins tearing her family apart. The movie starts out strong, with an intense opening sequence that introduces the first of many victims who will be […]

Editorials

The Incredible Pseudoscience Of Cryptozoology

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Monsters in our folklore typically stay within the confines of the tales in which they exist, but a lucky few manage to escape the world of myth and find new life as subjects to be studied and hunted. The Loch Ness Monster, La Chupacabra, and of course Bigfoot are three such monsters that cryptozoologists classify as ‘cryptids’. Cryptozoology, as its title suggests, is the study of cryptids in an effort to prove their existence with […]

Retrospectives

Return of the Living Dead 2 Was Almost a Kids Movie (And Makes a Lot More Sense Now)

Return of the Living Dead 2

While it doesn’t get the credit of the esteemed Night of the Living Dead, the all-too-unrelated Return of the Living Dead is nonetheless one of the best zombie movies of all time. It’s imaginative, energetic, quirky and totally original. It has all the gore that fans of ‘80s horror crave and then some. Given that the title already makes it sound like a sequel, it makes sense that Return of […]

News

Harley Quinn Kicks Ass in Her Own Suicide Squad Trailer!

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We have your first look at a brand new trailer from the highly anticipated DC super villain flick Suicide Squad. The focus of the entire trailer is Harley Quinn, who already seems poised to be the film’s breakout star. Check it out for yourself in the player below! In addition to Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad will feature Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Echantress (Cara Delevingne), and Deadshot (Will Smith). Raymond […]

Reviews

Review: Grindhouse Releasing’s A Cat in the Brain is a Lovingly Rendered Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

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A Cat in the Brain finds Lucio Fulci working on a new feature film when he begins experiencing uncontrollable episodes. The spells result in something of a complete blackout and when the  director comes to, he is unaware of what he has done. Has overseeing the production of numerous violent films finally caught up to The Godfather of Gore? Or is something else to blame for his bouts of memory loss and the […]

Features

Script to Pieces: Hellraiser: Hellfire

The horror Hellraiser: Bloodline directed by Kevin Yagher (as Alan Smithee).

Welcome to Script to Pieces! This is a new feature here at Wicked Horror where we will be looking at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will be productions that never came together at all, 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 […]

Reviews

Review: Resident Evil 7 Playable Teaser Excites And Terrifies

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At the 2016 E3 convention, the playable teaser for the new Resident Evil game, Resident Evil 7 or Resident Evil Biohazard, was revealed to be open to all players. Long-time fans of the franchise, along with excited newcomers, were ecstatic to experience the promising teaser, but those who had played the previous installment remained cautiously optimistic. Following the strong performance and sales of Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6 was […]

Reviews

Comic Review: Puppet Master #17

Puppet Master #17

Puppet Master #17 manages to advance the story in an interesting and unexpected way, but it also has the advantage of being really, really weird. There have been a lot of smart moves in this comic in terms of taking new and fresh directions and fleshing out the mythology, but I hadn’t seen it go truly weird until this issue. That’s not a bad thing by any means. The Puppet […]

Reviews

Review: Stranger Things Yields Satisfying Results

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This is the second part to a review of Stranger Things. If you have not yet watched the show, I would recommend reading the earlier review first that focuses on the first two episodes of the show. This review will focus more on the first season as a whole picking up where the previous article left off. There will be no specific spoilers. However, plot developments or the survival of […]