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 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 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 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”