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Diabolique [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...

Script to Pieces: Candyman Sequel that was also The Midnight Meat Train

Story Within a Story: Why the Structured Narrative of Candyman Works so Well

Candyman is, without a doubt, one of the best horror films of the 1990’s. This was a decade in which horror was constantly questioning and trying to redefine itself. What had worked in the 1980’s? Wha...

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow Should be Remembered as One of Tim Burton’s Best!

Almost everything Tim Burton has done in his career has been influenced by Gothic horror. His influences stretch back from the Hammer era to silent classics like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. While he ...

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In the Mouth of Madness is One of the Most Underrated Meta-Horrors

Scream and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare are widely regarded as the two movies that kicked off meta-horror in the 1990’s. Both were, in their own way, deconstructions of the genre. But despite having the...

Castle Freak

Why Castle Freak Works as a Dark Family Drama

Stuart Gordon’s first feature film, Re-Animator, was one of those rare movies that became an instant cult classic. It didn’t have a huge release. It was exhibited without an MPAA rating, but people at...

Exorcist III

Exorcist III is One of the Most Overlooked Horrors of the 1990’s

The Exorcist is known in many circles as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It deserves its reputation. And given that the first follow up effort was a colossal disappointment, it made sense...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Next Generation

The Insane Legacy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the most infamous, endearing horror films in history. It has lasted for 40 years, and by this point it’s probably safe to say that it will probably never go away...

Demon Knight

Why Demon Knight Still Holds Up After More Than 20 Years!

After five successful seasons on television, the creative team behind HBO’s Tales from the Crypt decided it was time for a new feature film. Given that there had been a Tales from the Crypt feature fi...

The People Under the Stairs - Black Horror Cinema

Why The People Under the Stairs is Still Relevant

Wes Craven is known for his classic films in the genre, things like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left and Scream, and is also known for the ones that didn’t turn out so good, like ...