Beyond Fright Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN

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Danish born filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the most exciting and diverse directors working in and outside the film industry today. A cinephile who states that Tobe Hooper’s TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is the film that cemented his desire to one day make a picture himself, Refn’s films exude such cinematic passion with […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE WRECKING CREW!

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No matter who or how old you are, you have to admit that quite a few great pieces of music was birthed in the 1960’s. People fortunate enough to be around back in that wonderful era of music had plenty of great songs to listen to, and if, like myself,  you weren’t around, there’s is always the […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE MULE

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Good, original crime thrillers can be extremely difficult to come by. For ever GOODFELLAS or FARGO, there are quite a few efforts that end up falling a bit flat, giving viewers a definite “been there, done that” feeling. When original crime films do come, it’s typically out of nowhere and a lasting effort that ends […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

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The art of creating a successful mystery seems to be lost on many of today’s filmmakers and their films. Instead of allowing a solid story to play out in front of you and keep you guessing, a lot of films falling into the mystery/thriller genre tend to utilize the same ol’ twists and turns we’ve […]

Beyond Fright: Motorcycle Gangs, Face-paint and A Bloody Fight In Brand New Video For Butch Walker’s “Bed On Fire”

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Full disclosure: I’m a Butch Walker fanatic. Hands down, one of my favorite singer/songwriters today, the man has put out album after album of solid material. Sure the Marvelous 3 days were a tad bit poppy for some, but from his second solo album “Letters” to what’s been shown so far of the upcoming (out […]

Anchor Bay Bringing Pulp-Noir To The Masses When BAD TURN WORSE Hits DVD/Bluray This January!

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If there’s a subgenre of films that I adore as much as horror, it’s the Crime/Mystery one. I’m a sucker for pulpy, Noir-toned crime films in which things get worse and worse as the movie goes on, and films like The Coen Bros.’ BLOOD SIMPLE are some of my all time favorites. I eat and breathe […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE CONGRESS

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*Editor’s note: Friend of Icons of Fright, Derek Smith, tackled this review of Drafthouse Films’ THE CONGRESS for us. Be sure to check out his site (linked at the bottom) for his experiences taking on classic films for the first time!-Jerry Mankind by default is a selfish breed. We do our best to survive, with our […]

BEYOND FRIGHT: Marilyn Manson Teases “The Pale Emperor” Album With “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge” Track

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It seems that in between filming a role in the final season of Sons of Anarchy, playing songs with Johnny Depp, and various other things, Marilyn Manson has recorded a brand new album. Titled “The Pale Emperor,” Manson gave fans a glimpse of what’s in store with the album, by releasing the brand new “Third […]