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Seven Surprisingly Mean-Spirited Classic Slashers

For the most part, slashers are fun popcorn horror movies. We’re not meant to think too deeply about them. We’re not really meant to mourn for the passing of these characters, we’re just along for the...

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Why The Toolbox Murders Might be the Sleaziest Art Film Ever

The original Toolbox Murders is a hard movie to pin down. It’s hard even to explain how I feel about it. At this point, I would say most people have discovered the Tobe Hooper remake. The original doe...

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How Scream Was A Horror Game-Changer

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Wes Craven’s game-changing slasher, Scream, Wicked Horror presents a week of specially-themed content celebrating the movie’s enduring appeal. In this installment,...

Slasher 2016

TV Slashers: The New Trend That Shouldn’t Work (But Really Does)

The slasher formula was designed for the time restraints of a motion picture–and not for a particularly long one, either. Halloween, Friday the 13th, Black Christmas and most of their ilk all ba...

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Summer Lovin’: Why I Know What You Did Last Summer Doesn’t Deserve the Hate it Gets

The 1990s is not known as being one of the best times in horror history, but the truth is that it actually gave us a lot of great stuff. From big studio releases like Silence of the Lambs, Candyman an...

Outside-the-Box Horror Movie Weapons That are Hilariously Inventive

One of the largest, most primal draws for a horror movie is the need to see people dispatched in creative ways. The only problem is that as slashers grew more and more popular, it became harder and ha...

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Seven of the Most Confusing Moments in the Friday the 13th Movies

As much as we love the Friday the 13th series here—and trust me, we do—there are certain things you can’t help but notice as you watch these movies over and over again. Things that have been long deba...

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Why Now is the Time to Revisit Cherry Falls

I’m a bit of an apologist for the post-Scream era of horror. I think I Know What You Did Last Summer is actually kind of fun and stylish, Urban Legend is a slick feature with a great cast, The Faculty...

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Teen Screams: Most Underrated Post-Scream Slashers

The 1990s is a frequently shat-upon era for slasher movies even though the enormous financial and critical success of Scream spawned a revival of the genre at a time when it was pretty much dead. The ...