Icons of Fright’s WRITING MIXTAPE, PART TWO: BJ Colangelo

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Like Jerry’s installment yesterday, I too tend to write with a playlist blasting in the background.  As a musical theatre performer and a former coffee-shop cover singer, music plays a major part in my life.  My music tastes are all over the board, but my writing playlists tend not to really click with what most […]

Icons of Fright’s WRITING MIXTAPE, PART ONE: Jerry Smith

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With Beyond Fright, we like to focus on things somewhat on the fringe of horror. Whether it be great music or just  films that might be on the tip of something based in genres that might not be considered “horror” by most standards, but still have that great genre vibe. While brainstorming ideas for articles, […]

Beyond Fright Review: RAGE (2014)

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While most films being released these days typically refrain from making any form of statement, in fear of losing their core audiences, every once in a while, one slips in and is able to make its viewers think. The Paco Cabezas-directed RAGE (formerly titled TOKAREV) is just that: a film that while on the surface could be mistaken […]

Book Review: HEAVY METAL MOVIES

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Former head writer for the nudie site MR. SKIN, Mike “McBeardo” McPadden has stepped away from indexing every nude scene from every film ever made and dove head first into the high-speed, attitude driven world of Heavy Metal Cinema.  FROM THE BOOK’S WEBSITE: “Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins […]

Beyond Fright Review: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. JAMES J. BULGER

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  True crime stories have always held my attention, as they are examples of not only how evil human beings can be, but how said men are capable of such awful acts of violence. The true crime approach to storytelling, whether it be in books, biopics, or in the case of WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF […]

Beyond Fright: Marilyn Manson’s “HEART SHAPED GLASSES” Video

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In the five albums prior to 2007′s Eat Me, Drink Me, shock rocker Marilyn Manson established himself as a force to be reckoned with, a musician guaranteed to offend and completely refusing to abide by any rules set forth by anyone else, and committing a full on assault on the religious right wing . In each […]

Beyond Fright: A Look Back At David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY Soundtrack

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Very few films affect me the way that David Lynch’s 1997 mystery/thriller (I consider it a horror film) LOST HIGHWAY does.  Maybe it was the adventure I had to go through to see it (read about that  here), or maybe its surreal, noir-like mood and tone of the film that made it so very easy to […]

BEYOND FRIGHT: SONG OF THE WEEK – BIOHAZARD “Punishment”

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It’s Friday! TGIF! And time to rock out and kick the weekend off right! I know I haven’t done one of these in a while, but honestly, I’ve had The Punisher on the brain all week, so that’s the inspiration behind this “song of the week.” I mean, we had the great Mark Goldblatt, director […]