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The Rabid Dog’s House: Critters (1986) Review

The Rabid Dog’s House is a new reoccurring feature here at Wicked Horror. WH contributor Justin Steele has created a video series for horror fans that enjoy watching and/or listening to reviews ...

Alien (1979) The problem with sub-genres - label makers

Label Makers: The Persistent Problem With Sub-Genres

Sub-genres are great for categorizing. In general, that’s the only real purpose that genre serves: putting films in a certain place so that they’re easier to find when you’re looking for them. In term...

Alien (1979) The problem with sub-genres - label makers

How Alien Raised the Bar for Visuals in Horror

Throughout most of the 1970’s, horror was very focused on realism. There was a transition period in the previous decade that moved the genre away from the gothic Hammer films, truly cementing horror i...

Advance Review: Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant is deliberately titled, as its predecessor Prometheus was, to alert us to the supposedly deep ideas contained within.  A chilly, pretentious, dangerously snooze-inducing prologue sees ...

Event Horizon

Event Horizon is the Purest Space Horror Since Alien

So, let’s be honest right out of the gate: Paul W.S. Anderson is not known for making great movies. He is, absolutely, known for making fun movies. The Resident Evil flicks are pure popcorn entertainm...

If You Can’t Wait For Alien:Covenant, Watch Life

There’s only one Alien. The ultimate haunted-house-in-space movie has spawned many wannabe replicators over the years, along with a dodgy sequel/prequel in the form of the excruciatingly dull Pr...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I Was a Teenage Spider: The Atomic Age Influence Behind Spider-Man

The journey that Spider-Man has had to become the most iconic Marvel superhero of all time is nothing short of, well, amazing. Created in 1963 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, after the breakout success o...

Black Mirror TV Show BBC

Why Black Mirror is the Modern Twilight Zone

As much as we all love escapism and cheesy good fun, the best horror/sci-fi is always culturally relevant and politically charged. It has its finger on the pulse. The Twilight Zone might be the best a...

The Fly

Nerd Rage: Engaging Horror Movies About Science and Scientists

We typically think of horror films as being about everyday young people, stranded in a situation they have no control over. Even many science-fiction/horror films, like Alien, follow this basic model....

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