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The Rabid Dog’s House: Cursed

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...

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Five Reasons Why “Teen Wolf” (1985) is Totally Tubular!

Family friendly horror comedies are generally hit and miss — and the glut of ho-hum and just plain crappy sub-sub-genre offerings from the 1980s proves it. Wicked Stepmother, Haunted Honeymoon, My Bes...

Halloween, Ginger Snaps - A Look Back at the Best and Worst of Early 2000's Horror

Ginger Snaps is an Essential Feminist Horror Movie

Through most of history, werewolf stories and films were pretty aggressively male. They were about secret urges, hidden primal instincts. The Wolf Man is a great example of this. Larry Talbot is a man...

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The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen: Review

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen is one more example of eighties nostalgia being reworked for modern audiences. In general, there’s a part of me that inwardly cringes any time I hear a...

Christopher Lee Dracula Adaptation

How Hammer Films Revived the Horror Genre

From the 1930’s into the early 1950’s, Universal Pictures dominated the horror genre. During the age of the gothic, supernatural movie they were king. Things began to change heading into the 1950’s. C...

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Why Silver Bullet Could Have Been a Classic Werewolf Movie

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet certainly has its fans. It’s not one of the best adaptations of the author’s work, but it is far from the worst. There’s something almost charming to the fact that it wear...

Seven Horror Mashups You Definitely Have to See Monster Squad

Why The Monster Squad is the Perfect Gateway Horror Movie

Most people who are fans of the genre started when they were young. Whether they began watching at that age or weren’t allowed to watch, but learned about them anyway, a fascination with horror was bo...

Dire Wolf

Cult Corner: Dire Wolf

Welcome to Cult Corner where we dive through the bargain bins to determine if a movie is trash or treasure. Today’s pick: Fred Olen Ray’s Dire Wolf. Dire Wolf is a fairly basic story. Scientists...

Dogman

Cult Corner: Dogman

Welcome to Cult Corner where we dive through the bargain bins to determine if a movie is trash or treasure. Today’s pick… Richard Brauer’s Dogman. Dogman centers around Hank, his wife, and...

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