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Rob Zombie’s Halloween II is a Product of Its Time With a Surprisingly Modern Twist [Retrospective]

Halloween II was not a film Rob Zombie wanted to make. Industry suggests he was coerced into doing so by the Weinsteins, who promised him that magnum opus Tyrannosaurus Rex would be next. A decade lat...

Death Walks at Midnight

Giallo Madness: Death Walks at Midnight

Giallo Madness is a recurring segment where Wicked Horror managing editor Tyler Doupe’ looks back on a noteworthy giallo from years past and makes a case for why it should be on your radar. The ...

The Monster Squad

Legends of Limbo: The Legacy of The Monster Squad

In August of 1987, Fred Dekker and Shane Black unleashed their eerie take on the adventurous-adolescent film. Following in the footsteps of genre giants such as Stand by Me, E.T., and Explorers, these...

Heather Donahue as herself in the closeup shot at the end of Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez's the Blair Witch Project

20 Years On, Still, Nothing Compares to The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is 20 years old this week so, naturally, the “found” footage contained within has aged considerably. Rather than putting distance between the film and a modern audi...

The Stuff

The Stuff is Food Horror at its Finest [Retrospective]

Larry Cohen is a filmmaker who just does not get the credit he deserves. His pictures are all too often labeled as B-Movies. But while they may be campy, it’s a very intentional camp. He has a unique ...

20 Years On, Lake Placid Chomps Through Its Contemporaries [Retrospective]

20 years ago, in the magical summer of 1999, two, life-changingly brilliant creature features were released within just 12 days of each other; Deep Blue Sea, of which I am the unofficial, lifelong pub...

Drag Me to Hell

10 Years Later, Drag Me to Hell Boasts Brilliant SFX and a Dodgy Premise

2009 was kind of a dodgy year for horror (Birdemic! The Friday the 13th remake with stoner Jason! Lesbian Vampire Killers!) but amidst the money-raking studio fare a few gems stood out, not least of w...

25 Years Later, The Crow Still Shreds, Still Broods, and is Still Very Sexy

The Crow is one of those movies that seem really cool when you’re a teenager but are quickly revealed to be garbage once you hit adulthood, or so popular opinion would have us believe. 25 years ...

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

How Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace Perfected The Horror Parody

The horror-parody has long been a divisive genre. There are certainly established classics like Young Frankenstein, but for every Young Frankenstein there are five Scary Movie films. This makes the sh...

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