FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: Sean Keller’s “Red Noise”

Sean Keller is a jack of all trades, and if you disagree with that statement, chances are that you don’t know the guy. One helluva singer/songwriter, a screenwriter who has written for horror legends Dario Argento (GIALLO) and John Carpenter (the GREAT L.A. GOTHIC, which sadly fell through), Nicolas Cage (Keller co-wrote one of Cage’s […]

ICONS OF FRIGHT Announces FICTIONAL FRIGHTS Short Story Series; Open To Writers

Welcome to FICTIONAL FRIGHTS, an on-going series of short stories, provided by not only the Icons of Fright staff, but by industry friends and friends in general. In this fast paced, always on your phone type of life (I’m very guilty of it myself), our attention spans have been replaced with a constant need to […]

The Passing of An Icons of Fright First; RIP BETSY PALMER

Today is a dark one for horror fans, and not in the way that we typically prefer. It’s also a dark day for Icons of Fright, as one of the site’s very first interview subjects has now passed away. When genre fans mention the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise, it would be a lie to say […]

5 Things I Learned From Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’

Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘ is not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it also happens to be one of my all time favorite films of any genre. And even now, 40 years later, I still revisit it often, read articles and books, watch any & […]

FRIGHT AT HOME: MAY 12TH – THE DROWNSMAN, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, AN IRISH EXORCISM

It’s a pretty good week for genre releases, with a decent amount of titles hitting shelves today. Everyone from Scream Factory, Virgil and Anchor Bay, to a double dose of Jess Franco from Severin…there’s just something for everyone. We thought it would be nice to tell you fright fanatics about some of the highlights of […]

“I Like My Horror To Hurt”-Why We Need Downer Endings In Horror

I don’t want my horror films to be wrapped up in a neat little bow, with the final girl/guy walking into the sunset. The survivor who went through hell and walks away is always nice to watch, but more times than not, I want reality, I want to feel the pain of the evil and […]

Jerry and Natty Tackle Marilyn Manson’s “Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) “

We’re without a figure to lead the way. Every generation has one of them, and these days, there really isn’t anyone out there challenging the ideals of the Christian right, the masses putting the blame on everybody from musicians to filmmakers for the tragedies that could have been avoided with proper treatment of the individuals […]

VOD & Theatrical Screenings: How Do You Watch Horror?

I watch a lot of horror films, and for a majority of these films, I’m watching them at home on a laptop or through a streaming service on my television.  When you live in a cultural wasteland in Middle America, it’s not very often that the hot, new horror film is going to play in […]