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 24]: The Birth of Innovation with a Film I Genuinely Hate

In 1999 a string of marketing flooded the internet, in what would be seen as the first major internet-dominant campaign. Coupled with a cryptic website, “The Blair Witch Project” was born. As the revamp of the found-footage genre, the film brought its viewers as close to reality as they’d ever experienced. The marketing did thatContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 24]: The Birth of Innovation with a Film I Genuinely Hate”

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 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 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”