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Five of the Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen

As a Horror fanatic, I’m always looking for new films to feed my growing blood-thirsty appetite. Diving into the deepest depths of cinema, in the hopes of uncovering productions with even the mi...

Tourist Trap

Tourist Trap is a Lost Classic of ’70s Horror Cinema [Retrospective]

When a group of friends experience a breakdown alongside the road, they wind up at a tourist attraction called Slausen’s Lost Oasis, which is also home to a sinister Wax Museum. The oasis used to be p...


Why One of George Romero’s Best Pictures isn’t Even a Zombie Film

The name George Romero is synonymous with the zombie sub-genre. His first feature, Night of the Living Dead, was absolutely groundbreaking. It changed the game in a lot of ways. His sequel Dawn of the...

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

How Well Does The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue Hold Up Today?

I recently decided to give the underrated Italian gem, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue a try and I’m glad I did. The premise of the film is simple yet effective. An incident at a petrol station i...

Seven Bloodstained Orchids

Giallo Madness: Seven Bloodstained Orchids

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 ...

Dawn of the Dead - alternate cuts

Dawn of the Dead Painted the Perfect Picture of a Consumer Apocalypse

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was an absolutely revolutionary horror picture. It was made for no money but you wouldn’t know that by looking at it. And people latched onto it in a ...

Lorna hanging upside down in the torture room in Hostel Part 2

Wizards of Gore: Why Torture Cinema Was Around Long Before Saw and Hostel

When people condemn the horror films of the 2000s, they typically refer to that time—other than first raving about remakes—as the age of torture cinema. Saw, Hostel, those were the kinds of movies we ...


Deathdream and the Horrors of War

Most people have probably heard the tale of “The Monkey’s Paw” in one form or another. The 1902 short story by W. W. Jacobs revolves around a mysterious monkey’s paw with the ability to grant three wi...

Mario Bava - A Bay of Blood Movie still

How Mario Bava Set the Template for American Slashers

It’s no secret that the early slasher films were heavily influenced by the Italian giallo movies. These were very similar features, albeit slightly more sophisticated—yet gorier—versions of the same t...