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The Final Girl: Dancing Between Feminism and Misogyny

The slasher is arguably the most popular (and profitable) horror movie sub-genre. Historically, there are a specific set of guidelines that a slasher film must abide by to succeed. There must be a der...

Chastity Bites Horror Movie

Why Chastity Bites Was Years Ahead of its Time [Editorial]

Thankfully, feminist horror films and female-positive cinema are becoming more and more commonplace of late. And we owe a debt of gratitude for the shifting paradigm to movements like Me Too and Time&...

Animated Horror Film, To Your Last Death Offers a Refreshing and Twisty Slasher Mix

What a, well, wicked mixture To Your Last Death serves up. It’s a slasher film with a Twilight Zone-style framework narrated by William Shatner. Ray Wise stars as a villainous corporate CEO ...

Why Shocker was a surprisingly personal movie for wes craven

Shocker is Silly, Fun, and Under-Appreciated [Retrospective]

Upon its release in 1989, critics universally panned Shocker. It was a modest box office success but certainly didn’t set any records. Due to bad reviews and a less than perfect screenplay from Craven...

Severance.

Severance is a Brilliant Horror Comedy [Retrospective]

Severance finds the employees of an international arms manufacturer setting off on a teambuilding retreat. When a fallen tree blocks the path to their destination, the workers are forced to take an un...

Psycho Beach Party [Rabid Dog’s House Review]

The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings. Flying solo or with the occasional gu...

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 is Quirky, Bizarre, and Fun [Editorial]

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 sees Jesse and his family moving into a new home on Elm Street. While settling in, Jesse learns that Nancy Thompson previously occupied his new home. When Jesse finds Nancy...

Netflix Horror Spotlight: Slasher Solstice

Slasher Solstice is the third go-round for Aaron Martin’s ludicrously inventive little anthology series, which kicked off not that long ago (in 2016) with The Executioner. By now, the format sho...

New on Netflix

New on Netflix: May 24th, 2019

Welcome to New on Netflix, a feature here at Wicked Horror in which we provide the latest updates on what’s coming to the streaming service for the week. In recent times, Netflix’s shift in content ha...

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