31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 26]: A Big Old Scary Haunted, Big Old House

While my headline comes from the grossly under-appreciated and underrated musical “Spice World,” the film for today isn’t British nor is it a musical and nor is it about a bunch of women. But today’s movie is about a big, old, scary haunted house. While “Amityville Horror” was shot in my hometown (the remake) andContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 26]: A Big Old Scary Haunted, Big Old House”

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 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 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 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 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”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 2]: Nightmares for the Weekend

Yesterday kicked off my 31 days of horror film binging, and it kicked off with the film that gave Craven his first soiree with the millennials who came to adore his work. Today, I continue my journey with another Craven classic: “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” While the iconic movie poster could make you doubleContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 2]: Nightmares for the Weekend”