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Justin Long in The Wave

Justin Long is Reliably Great in The Wave [Review]

Justin Long should do more horror movies. His brand of schlubby, down-on-his-luck nerd lends itself incredibly well to situations of escalating tension and terror, all the way back to Jeepers Creepers...

The Lighthouse is a Dazzling Must See [DVD Review]

“Doldrums. Doldrums. Eviler than the Devil. Boredom makes men to villains.” It may not come as a shock to learn that one of my favorite pastimes is going to the movies. Preferably alone. A...

The Butcher of Paris #2

The Butcher of Paris #2 “Reign of Beasts” [Comic Review]

The shorter a story is, the less room it has to sag. At four issues, The Butcher of Paris is going to be about as short as limited comic series get. Unfortunately, the second issue, “The Reign of Beas...

Wrinkles the Clown

Wrinkles The Clown Shows Exactly How Not to Make a Documentary [Review]

Michael Beach Nichols’ documentary Wrinkles The Clown sets out (in part) to explore modern folklore and the way that information and urban legends are circulated in the digital era. Unfortunatel...

The Grudge (2020)

The Grudge (2020) is Unnecessary but Still Enjoyable [Review]

The news about the release of The Grudge (2020) came as a surprise because I really didn’t think this was a story worth retelling (again). During 2000-2010, there was an influx of Asian films re...

Wind Chill Review [Rabid Dog’s House]

The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings. Flying solo or with the occasional gu...

The House on Mansfield Street

The House on Mansfield Street Magnificently Captures the Uncanny [Review]

The House on Mansfield Street from Mansfield Dark Productions (see my interview here) follows Nick, a documentarian who moves to a smaller city to advance his career. After moving to a quiet apartment...

Dracula (Gerard Butler) is awake and ready to raise hell in Patrick Lussier's 2000 vampire film Dracula 2000.

Dracula 2000 is a Noticeably Flawed but Often Enjoyable Update [Retrospective]

Upon its initial release, the majority of critics panned Dracula 2000. The film was accused of being a shameless rip-off of superior material and not brining anything new or noteworthy to the table. T...

Robot Awakening scene

Robot Awakening is a Cool Concept, Executed Inadequately [Review]

The problem with a movie like Robot Awakening is that no matter how I describe it you you, it’s going to sound like something more interesting than it actually is. So, with plenty of hesitation, I’d d...

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