31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 11]: Always Check Your Candy

This is a movie that is doubtful many have seen, but damn is it worth canonizing in the legacy that is horror greats. What starts as five narratives (spoiler) then evolves into one with complex characters that are fascinatingly built in a short period of time and a script that is both biting and brilliantContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 11]: Always Check Your Candy”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 10]: Hell Hath No Fury like S&M

The latest installment in my daily viewing relies on the supernatural, something that isn’t necessarily a go-to or a favorite of mine in the genre. This film, which is in some ways argued as the greatest horror film to come from the Brits, has never been, nor will it ever be, on the top ofContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 10]: Hell Hath No Fury like S&M”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 9]: Butchers, Backwoods and (not) a Bunch of Blood

This movie is markedly one of the most important slasher films of all time. Its success is it in its fear-making and moneymaking–leading to a number of sequels, remakes and origin stories. Yet, this movie, despite its love by so many, especially in the horror community, is not one of my favorites. I actually, muchContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 9]: Butchers, Backwoods and (not) a Bunch of Blood”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 8]: A Real American Dream

I’ll be honest here, I would bet a few hardcore fans of horror would argue that this film shouldn’t be included in my 31 Days canon. I’ve heard some even argue it isn’t a horror film at all; I definitely do not agree with that opinion. Today’s film, featured on the day that sports myContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 8]: A Real American Dream”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 7]: When All Else Fails, Get Lost

If I had to pick a horror film that may be more celebrated for its visuals than Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” then there would be no other film above it on that list than Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece in isolationism: “The Shining.” The story comes from the horror great Stephen King, but the visuals are very muchContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 7]: When All Else Fails, Get Lost”

31 Days of Wicked Watch [DAY 6]: Origins are the Best Medicine

One of the films that started it all comes from one of the greatest film minds of all-time: Alfred Hitchcock. “Psycho” starring Janet Leigh (“Halloween’s” Jamie Lee Curtis’s mother) is one of the most brutally effective visual stories in my film library, and it is one that, despite the black-and-white film that so many areContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watch [DAY 6]: Origins are the Best Medicine”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 5]: It Came from the Deep

The last four days were dedicated to slashers, but that isn’t simply just what it means to be a horror movie. Nah. Not at all. And tonight’s movie is an example of just that. This movie is a monstrous one, a horror of the deep. Tonight’s movie is Spielberg’s classic: “Jaws.” As the summer drewContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 5]: It Came from the Deep”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 4 BONUS]: A Future Classic

I made a promise to myself that despite the desire to emphasize the classics and slashics of horror, I would work diligently to also consistently include films, even if they are modern, that emphasize minority voices and characters that come from marginalized communities. I could have thrown in one of Peele’s films in here (andContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 4 BONUS]: A Future Classic”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 4]: Where the Toys are

From our homes to our dreams to our summer camps, horror doesn’t exempt any location from its pain. While the first three days of my viewing this month focused on teens and their unfortunate face-to-face with horror giants and icons, today’s movie stepped outside of that model, brought us to the city and introduced childrenContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 4]: Where the Toys are”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 3]: This One Time at Death Camp

Arguably, I certainly could have and should have watched this movie yesterday since it was a Friday. As a benefit, I’m out of the woods when it comes to this month not having a 13th on a Friday, and thus no one can argue that cliche viewing (although I’m usually here for that and probablyContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 3]: This One Time at Death Camp”