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Dementer Gives the Devil his Due [Review]

Dementer opens with a grainy montage. A woman is dancing naked in front of a fire. A distorted voice is babbling. There’s a close up of a dog barking. Another, or maybe the same, woman is being chased...

The Addams Family

The Addams Family (2019) is Spirited Fun [Review]

The latest incarnation of The Addams Family sees everyone’s favorite clan of creeps facing off against a scheming Home and Garden Network host (Allison Janney) intent upon turning their neighbor...

Daniel Isn’t Real [Frightfest 2019 Review]

Daniel Isn’t Real marks Adam Egypt Mortimer’s follow-up to the badly-received Some Kind of Hate, which infamously received no applause the year it played Frightfest (I was in the audience ...

Family

Family is a Hellish and Brutal Journey [Review]

Family is a demented journey into the nightmare next door. It is presented in such realistic fashion that it will leave you feeling haunted. As a criminologist who is familiar with the high rates of d...

Gwen is a Hugely Impressive Debut and a Killer Showcase for Two Massive Female Talents [Review]

Gwen, the first feature from writer-director William McGregor, has drawn comparisons to another stunning debut, The Witch, due to its chilly atmosphere, old-timey setting, and strong, young female lea...

Midsommar

Ari Aster’s Midsommar is Next Level Horror [Blu-ray Review]

I saw Midsommar on a Wednesday afternoon in a theater with five other people—two duos, and one brave individual. When the credits rolled, the woman sitting by herself approached my friend and I to see...

Harpoon is a Devilishly Simple, Frequently Shocking Tale of Frienemies Stranded at Sea [Review]

Harpoon‘s title is deliberately misleading; Hatchet or Velvet Buzzsaw this ain’t. The harpoon — or, as one character is repeatedly corrected, spear gun — plays a pivotal role i...

The Perished [Frightfest 2019 Review]

The Perished is an Irish horror story about abortion so, naturally, it kicks off with some stomach-churning facts about the Magdalene laundries and the infamous Tuam babies — scandals that are u...

Looking for Mr. Goodbar [Rabid Dog’s House Review]

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...

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