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Magic Mike: Most Outrageous Kills in the Halloween Series

Michael Myers was the boogeyman, at least in the original film. He was an almost cat-like figure that kept to the shadows until the last possible second, making himself known only when it was already ...

How Mario Bava Set the Template for American Slashers

It’s no secret that the early slasher films were heavily influenced by the Italian giallo movies. These were very similar features, albeit slightly more sophisticated—yet gorier—versions of the same t...

Sleepaway Camp II: Why Now is the Time to Make it a Cult Classic

When I saw the first Sleepaway Camp, which was a blind buy in college after hearing its reputation, I didn’t really have the option of seeing the sequels. They were out of print, but I did want to see...

90's slashers

Why 90’s Slashers Get Too Much Flack (And How They Helped the Genre)

The slasher film began to build momentum in the late ’70s and really took off in the early s80s. Halloween was a major independent success and Friday the 13th followed right on its heels and lau...

Is It Just Me Or Is Scream 3 A Decent Sequel?

In this new, monthly series, a Wicked Horror writer presents an unpopular opinion about a particular genre offering and asks the oft-repeated question, “Is it just me?” In this installment, Joey Keogh...

Jamie Lee Curtis in H20

Why Halloween H20 is a Surprisingly Sincere Love Letter to the Original

The Halloween franchise took many twists and turns as it spawned sequel after sequel through the 1980’s. Halloween II followed up the original as closely as possible, Halloween III took things in an e...

Five Films That Prove You Should Never Step Foot in the Water Again – Even the Shower

Winter is always an interesting time on the east coast of the United States. It is a time when many of us find ourselves uttering phrases like “it’s too cold to be alive” each time r...

Killer appears in A New Beginning

Why A New Beginning is the Most Unsung Friday the 13th Movie

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is, as I have written before, is the ultimate Jason Voorhees movie. It’s the perfect embodiment of all things Friday the 13th. It did not, however, deliver on the pr...

Poster for Jen and Sylvia Soska's See No Evil 2.

Five Recent Movies That Prove the Slasher Film Isn’t Dead

The heyday of the slasher was from roughly 1981 to 1984. This is an extremely short amount of time, but there were plenty of movies that helped to define that genre well before that. Psycho, Texas Cha...