Beyond Fright Review: THE LEFTOVERS – Season One


In 2004, Tom Perrotta wrote the novel LITTLE CHILDREN, exploring the prison behind what it’s like to be normal in married suburbia. It later was turned into an Oscar winning movie starring Patrick Wilson and Kate Winslet, successfully translating the story to screen. He later wrote THE LEFTOVERS, where 2% of the world’s population suddenly […]



Right now, American action films are looking quite tame in comparison to those from other countries. In the last few years we’ve gotten groundbreaking films such as THE RAID: REDEMPTION and its sequel, THE RAID 2, as well as countless others that show that the bad CGI and poor choreography aren’t cutting it anymore. Adding […]

Beyond Fright Review: 6 YEARS


There’s somewhat of a youthful arrogance when you’re in your first long-term relationship. That naive “We’ll always be together” mentality that comes along with being with someone since you were a teenage has always made for good storytelling, and Hannah Fidell’s 6 YEARS captures just that, the moment when that long-term, only thinking of each […]

Films That Mean A Lot To Us: PUMP UP THE VOLUME


Growing up, my local video store, Major Video, was god to me. I lived across the street and to say that I spent hours in that place EVERY day after school would be the understatement of the year. It was like my second home. Looking over every single box, cardboard standout, and even forking over […]

Arc Entertainment Heading Into Battle With Sci-Fi Epic GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID; Hitting Theaters/VOD This October!!


Preparing to bring one hell of an FX-driven ride to your eyes, ARC Entertainment announced today that they’ve acquired the North American rights to the Mamoru Oshii (GHOST IN THE SHELL)-directed/Geoffrey Gunn (SIREN) co-written scifi epic, GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID. The film, which features a pretty solid cast and quite the impressive SFX-lineup working on […]

Beyond Fright: A24 Books A Gig For Jeremy Saulnier’s GREEN ROOM!


Here at Icons, we’re massive fans of BLUE RUIN. Jeremy Saulnier’s independent tale of one man’s revenge against his family’s killer is so nuanced and assured, grim yet humorous, that it was one of our favorite films of that year. If you haven’t seen it yet, purchase a copy or stream it instantly on Netflix […]

Beyond Fright Review: VENDETTA


When the name Dead Cain pops into your head, I doubt the word “badass” hitches a ride with it. For me, hearing his name typically means old memories of his role as Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, or even his chilling performance as Scott Peterson in the made for TV film, The […]

Kevin Bacon-led Thriller COP CAR heading to DVD/Bluray This September


I love thrillers. Don’t get me wrong, the horror genre is by far my favorite genre, but films like the Coen Bros.’ BLOOD SIMPLE or even recent films like BROKEN HORSES and BAD TURN WORSE are the types of films that I dig watching as much as any slice and dice entries. One film that […]