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How Poltergeist Destroyed the American Dream (And Why That’s Great)

Filmmakers in the 1980s had a serious obsession with the American dream. Part of it, I think, was due to the fetish-like obsession with ‘50s Americana. People wanted a very Norman Rockwell view of mid...

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The Saw is Family: Remembering Tobe Hooper

John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George Romero, Tobe Hooper. These weren’t just the first horror directors I knew, they were—other than Steven Spielberg—the first directors I knew, period. These were the f...

Poltergeist - Horror movies that are surprisingly family friendly - Movies you can watch with your non-horror loving parents

Seven Gruesome Scenes from Relatively Tame Movies

There are horror movies we watch just because they’re gruesome. Films like Hostel, Saw, or even extremes like Cannibal Holocaust take us to a dark, dark place if we’re willing to go. Not every feature...

Poltergeist - Horror movies that are surprisingly family friendly - Movies you can watch with your non-horror loving parents

How The Superbowl Predicted Poltergeist Movie Actress’s Death

Poltergeist is one of the scariest and most chillingly effective haunted house movies of all time. It regularly graces list chronicling the scariest films ever made. But what many people don’t a...

High Tension

Eight of the Most Effective Plot Twists in Horror

Everyone loves a good plot twist. We like to be taken on a ride when we go to the movies. The suspense, the build-up, we like not knowing something, but we also love to guess. I think that’s part of w...

Script to Pieces: Steven Spielberg’s Night Skies (The Original Idea That Went on to Become Two of the Biggest Features of the ’80s)

Welcome to Script to Pieces! This is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we will be looking at the best, most interesting, and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Some...

The Other Side of the Door

‘The Other Side of the Door’ Should Probably Stay Shut

“Sometimes, dead is better…” Among the most iconic lines from terror cinema, Fred Gwynne’s delivery of this universal forewarning in Pet Sematary resonates further with a familiar and comforting grace...

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10 Horror Films That Satirize Reagan-America

When surveying history from a media-centric approach, it is too easy to fall prey to vast oversimplifications. In regards to horror cinema–-a genre that oftentimes sees fit to hold a mirror up to soci...

Seven Minor Characters Scarier Than Their Own Movie

Sometimes it’s not the premise that really sells a horror film. Sometimes there are factors that prevent the movie from being as scary as it should. But then you might have a character that stands out...

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