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Four of the Most Innovative FX-Driven Horror Movies

The 1980’s was a decade of completely innovative practical effects work. Makeup artists were actually becoming known in the horror genre. There was a sort of stardom among fans for the people who crea...

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Script to Pieces: John Carpenter’s Creature from the Black Lagoon

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 ...

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...

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Exploring Why Audiences Fell Out of Love With Practical FX

In the 1980’s, makeup effects artists like Tom Savini, Stan Winston, Dick Smith, Kevin Yagher, Rick Baker and Rob Bottin were the superstars of the industry. In the 1990’s, it was KNB. Young readers o...

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