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Remembering Pin (1988) [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 occasion...

Sleepaway Camp - Least Surprising Plot Twists - Seven Villains Who Need More Recognition - Sleepaway Camp as a Trans Narrative

The Pros and Cons of Sleepaway Camp as a Trans Narrative

I should start off this examination of the film by saying that I am not a trans individual and that this is only my understanding of both the merits and the problems of Sleepaway Camp and how it deals...

Sleepaway Camp - Least Surprising Plot Twists - Seven Villains Who Need More Recognition - Sleepaway Camp as a Trans Narrative

Sleepaway Camp Excels at Being So Bad it’s Good [Retrospective]

Sleepaway Camp is one in a long line of summer camp slashers to see release in the wake of Friday the 13th. But there is one thing that sets it apart from the legion of Friday imitators: It was the fi...

Why Shocker was a surprisingly personal movie for wes craven

Shocker is Silly, Fun, and Under-Appreciated [Retrospective]

Upon its release in 1989, critics universally panned Shocker. It was a modest box office success but certainly didn’t set any records. Due to bad reviews and a less than perfect screenplay from Craven...

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street was Inspired by These Terrifying Real-Life Events!

The idea of a sadistic child murderer chasing and killing teens in their dreams led to one of the most successful horror film franchises of all time. In 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street was released to...

the cabin in Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Horror and Comedy

In Evil Dead II, Ash and his girlfriend Linda drive to a cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway. They are essentially squatting, as they don’t know the owners and haven’t been invited. After their a...

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II - Horror sequels that had nothing to do with the original

Looking Back on Prom Night II: Mary Lou Has Returned and She’s Pissed

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II is really a sequel in name only. The only tie-in to the original is that it takes place at the same school. The storyline and characters from the first film have no beari...

Back to the ’80s: Dario Argento’s Inferno

Welcome to Back to the ’80s. This recurring feature aims to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from horror’s most beloved decade. Regardless of which category a particular film falls under...

Scream for Help [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...