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La Llorona Frightens and Enlightens [Review]

If you need evidence for why Own Voices stories matter, try watching the Conjuring Universe’s middle of the road The Curse of La Llorona from 2019 and Jayro Bustamante’s excellent La Llorona from this...

Shudder’s Host is Truly Terrifying [Review]

Host is the kind of movie that could only have been made now. Taking place entirely on a Zoom conference call, with the COVID-19 quarantine in full effect (one character even puts a mask on for a brie...

Fun Loving and Fed Up: Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives [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 his co-host Zena ...

Kate Sheil & Kentucker Audley in She Dies Tomorrow by Amy Seimetz

She Dies Tomorrow is a Perplexingly Involving Offering from Amy Seimetz [Review]

She Dies Tomorrow is the sophomore feature from prolific actress Amy Seimetz. And, as befitting someone whose eclectic career has encompassed the likes of You’re Next, Lean on Pete, and the ghas...

Nothing But the Blood is Ambitious, Promising [Review]

Nothing But the Blood opens with Father (Les Best) walking to an altar shot in black-and-white. He reads the story of Judas’s betrayal and then looks right into the camera. Best brings a great intensi...

Elvira

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a Feminist Slice of ’80s Movie Magic [Blu-ray Review]

Few figures from the horror genre are as well recognized as Elvira. She’s a late night horror host turned household name. And she’s as much fun as she’s ever been in the zany feature...

Blood Vessel - Still 4

Blood Vessel Sails Along Interminably [Review]

The IMDb summary for Blood Vessel offers considerably more scene-setting information than the entire movie, which is really saying something, particularly considering the amount of references to ̶...

Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White in The Rental

Dave Franco’s The Rental is An Impressive Debut [Review]

The Rental is the second ominous beach house themed horror movie in as many weeks and, although it’s slighter fare than Shudder’s subversive shocker The Beach House, Dave Franco’s di...

A Deadly Legend is Legendarily Bad [Review]

As a general rule, good horror movies have simple plots. In Halloween, Michael Myers breaks out of a mental asylum to terrorize Haddonfield and hunts Laurie Strode. In The Shining, Jack Torrance is dr...