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Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) in the 2007 Robert Rodriguez grindhouse throwback Planet Terror.

Planet Terror is a Neo-Grindhouse Classic [Retrospective]

This homage to the grindhouse cinema of the ‘70s is set in the present but it has plenty of throwbacks to the days of the drive-in cinema. The crackling picture, the exploitative nature of the film, m...

Dracula (Gerard Butler) is awake and ready to raise hell in Patrick Lussier's 2000 vampire film Dracula 2000.

Dracula 2000 is a Noticeably Flawed but Often Enjoyable Update [Retrospective]

Upon its initial release, the majority of critics panned Dracula 2000. The film was accused of being a shameless rip-off of superior material and not brining anything new or noteworthy to the table. T...

Black Christmas

Is Black Christmas (2006) Really That Bad? Yes. Yes it is.

In 2006’s Black Christmas, circumstance leaves a group of sorority sisters still in their house in the days leading up to Christmas. Simultaneously, Billy Lenz, the spree killer that lived in th...

1408

1408 is Fast-Paced and Frightening [Retrospective]

Mike Enslin, a paranormal investigator that doesn’t believe in the paranormal checks himself into room 1408 at The Dolphin Hotel in New York. The room has a reputation for being haunted and is associa...

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers - Halloween 666: The Origin

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Actually Isn’t a Bad Film: Here’s Why!

Every once in a great while, a horror film is released that is universally embraced by fans from all walks of life. From the superb writing, visionary direction and stellar acting, it becomes an insta...

Critters 1986

Studio Schlock: Why We Needed Low-Budget Studio Horror (And Why it Disappeared)

I want to talk a bit about one of my favorite eras in horror. It’s a time that I think will sound completely alien to the horror climate we live in now, thriving as it may be. There was a lengthy peri...

Jay and Silent Bob

Script to Pieces: Jay and Silent Bob Meet Pinhead

Welcome to Script to Pieces, a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we look at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will be ...

The Harvesters

Horror of the Heartland: Crowdfunding and Homegrown Terror in Nick Sanford’s ‘The Harvesters’

Oklahoman filmmaker Nick Sanford is never short on ambition. As a child, Sanford had a penchant for short films, such as Hook 2, a spiritual follow-up to Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy adventure. Thi...

Halloween Most outrageous deaths in the Halloween franchise - Halloween Returns

Why the Halloween/Dimension Split is Not a Good Thing

As I think I’ve made clear in several articles, I’m an avid fan of the Halloween franchise. Whatever direction it takes, whomever takes the reigns of the series, whenever there’s a new incarnation of ...

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