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The bride is brought to life in Frankenhooker

Nuts and Bolts: Why Frankenhooker is a Much Better Movie Than it Should Be

Frankenhooker is a ridiculous B-Movie. It is pure late 1980’s camp and that’s probably the best thing it can be. It’s the only way this was ever going to work. Yet it’s surprising that in its own inhe...

The Thing

Why it Took Decades for The Thing to Become a Classic

John Carpenter’s The Thing is often heralded as his masterpiece. It really is one of his best, in addition to being one of the best sci-fi horrors, one of the best body horrors, and just one of the be...

Pinhead in Hellraiser IIi

Why Hellraiser III is an Important Entry in the Franchise

The first two Hellraisers are widely regarded as quintessential horror movies. The first has earned its place as a classic. The second may still leave some people on the fence but it is generally fond...

found footage films Paranormal Activity

Is It Just Me Or Is Paranormal Activity Way Overhyped?

In this monthly series, a Wicked Horror writer presents an unpopular opinion about a particular genre offering and asks the oft-repeated question, “Is it just me?” In this installment, Joey Keogh...

One of the cult members in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions makes fire appear out of thin air!

Why Now is the Time to Revisit Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions

Clive Barker is widely regarded as one of the all-time masters of horror. It may seem weird, considering that most of his novels have been some form of fantasy. But on screen, he has definitely earned...

The Enduring Appeal Of April Fool’s Day

The 1980s is generally considered to be the golden age of slasher movies. Following the success of John Carpenter’s seminal classic Halloween (released in 1978), studios tried to capitalise on m...

Session 9, 2001

Why Session 9 is One of the Smartest Horror Films of the Last 15 Years

[soliloquy id=”1613″] It’s hard to believe that Brad Anderson’s Session 9 is almost fifteen years old. Many of the horror films from the era in which it was made have not stood the test of...

Leatherface in TCM 3

Leatherface Lite: Why Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Never Stood a Chance

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has always been a rocky one at best. There’s not really a direct sequel in the whole bunch. Save for a prequel to the 2003 remake, most of them offer up totally d...

Silent Hill movie poster

How the Silent Hill Movies Totally Missed the Point

Translating a video game into a successful film is not an easy task. Whether this is due to the length of most games clocking in at well over 10 hours or simply the differences in how the mediums pres...