31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 27]: It Emerges from Within

Ridley Scott did science fiction right. So much so that it led to a number of sequels, prequels and crossovers with another successful horror franchise. “Alien” may have one of the scariest and most visceral scenes in all of horror: the emergence of the alien from the body of a crew member. That burst isContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 27]: It Emerges from Within”

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 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 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 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”