31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 20]: You’ll Never See Split Pea Soup the Same Again

There are a lot of people who don’t find this movie scary. In particular, they don’t find this movie scary anymore. For me, I actually didn’t even find the film to be that scary when I first saw it as a wee-little viewer of horror. And, yes, it did take me 20 days to getContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 20]: You’ll Never See Split Pea Soup the Same Again”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 19]: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet because this film, although seeing it a few times, isn’t one that I’ve ever had sit with me long enough to feel it. Sam Raimi’s work is certainly brutal and dark and bloody, but this franchise of films never claimed my attention as one IContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 19]: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 18]: It’s Like Piggy had the Boulder Dropped on Him Again

As a former English teacher, I tend to mentally go back to the books I taught and the literature I’ve loved for most of my life–thus why teaching English worked for me. One of those books, which happens to be one of my favorite books of all time, is “Lord of the Flies.” There isContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 18]: It’s Like Piggy had the Boulder Dropped on Him Again”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 17]: Sororities are Fun

Today was a toss up. For a few moments I was leaning toward “Children of the Corn,” but then it came to me that I have yet to write about the slasher film that beat all the rest to theaters. It’s a film that has been remade twice at this point and it is aContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 17]: Sororities are Fun”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 16]: My View of Woods and Cabins is Extremely Tainted

The sequence of modern horrors that I’ve shared over the course of this week is on purpose. They’re meant to be in direct contrast, yet symbiosis, with the pantheon of monsters that gave way for these tall tales to be celebrated. Today’s film, “Cabin in the Woods,” which like “It Follows” would make the topContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 16]: My View of Woods and Cabins is Extremely Tainted”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 15]: I’ll be Right Here Waiting for You

Yes, Richard Marx inspired my headline. I’m not ashamed. And I’m linking the video here because it provides some context to the film I am about to talk about: “It Follows.” Now, I certainly could have gone the route of The Police’s Every Breath You Take, as it may just be the stalker song ofContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 15]: I’ll be Right Here Waiting for You”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 14]: What Big Teeth You Have

Day 14 (which I oddly felt obligated to equate to Valentine’s Day despite there being absolutely no reason why beyond it being Oct. 14) presents a film with an emphasis on sex and sexuality. The film tomorrow does the same. Both films are also some of the most modern additions to the horror canon. Arguably,Continue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 14]: What Big Teeth You Have”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 13]: The Mary, the Sarah and the “saintly” Winnie

While my headlines is meant to be a play off of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, the purpose of the reference is two-fold: they forged a journey for children’s horror that really hadn’t been embraced previously and they unlock a part in all of us that wishes deeply in the power ofContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 13]: The Mary, the Sarah and the “saintly” Winnie”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 12]: Science Fiction has So Much Merit

Today’s post will be relatively short and sweet because for many non-horror fanatics, this film is one that you may (1) have never heard of or (2) have had trouble finding or accessing. “Re-Animator,” which is based on the Lovecraft work of the 20s, is a quick and campy horror comedy that provides laughs throughContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 12]: Science Fiction has So Much Merit”

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”