Review: SOULMATE

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Actress, screenwriter, journalist, and make-up artist Axelle Carolyn recently added “director” to her long list of credentials with her debut flick, SOULMATE.  After a couple of short films, Carolyn finally tackled a feature, and did so with wonderful results.  Presented by her husband, Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT) Axelle Carolyn has molded an elegant, haunting, and […]

Double Feature Adventures: AMERICAN MUSCLE (2014) & MS. 45 (1980)

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It’s been a few weeks since the last Double Feature Adventures article, and with good reason. Natty’s been off working as the Mayor of Boca Raton, Florid and well, I’ve been in an underground bunker, preparing for the inevitable apocalypse. Ok, so none of that is accurate, Natty has been hitting up Disneyland and various […]

MY FIRST R-RATED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE: “SAW” TEN YEARS LATER

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(BJ Colangelo as a 14 year old. Feel free to judge those broke-ass extensions) 2004 was a strange year for me.  I graduated from a very small junior high school in June and a few months later I was thrown into the chaotic world of an overpopulated and underfunded high school.  I liked to think […]

Charming Men with Side Smirks: A comparison of FRIGHT NIGHT’s Jerry Dandridge and THE GUEST’s “David”

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At the peak of my transition from childhood into womanhood, I rented a VHS copy of FRIGHT NIGHT from my local video store.  I had small crushes growing up on people like the boy who sat in front of me in choir, but when my 12 year old eyes saw Christopher Sarandon’s performance as Jerry […]

Exploitation Alley: BLOODSUCKA JONES!!

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This week’s Exploitation Alley movie was suggested to me by Jerry. I usually tend to choose older films, or films considered exploitation or genre classics, but I decided to go for it andcheck out something fresh, new, and (hopefully) exciting. Immediately after hearing about the film from Jerry, and watching the trailer, I decided that I […]

The Vault: Scary Movie (1991)

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A decade back when we first started Icons Of Fright, one of my personal favorite columns here was from my dear friend Jason Alvino called “The Vault Of The Forgotten & Obscure!” While tons of titles that we had vague memories of as kids were still trickling into the ever-growing DVD market at the time, […]

The Vault: KOLOBOS

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If I had to choose three subgenres I’d say I’m most fluent in, it would be female-centered exploitation films, films now-famous actors wish they could scrub off their resumes, and late 90s-early 00’s slasher films.  I’ve been fortunate enough to find some crazy gems over the years at my small town thrift shops, but last […]

Revisit Our ICONS Exclusive HALLOWEEN 6 Writer Commentary NOT On The Blu-Ray Set!

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Woo hoo! Not only does today mark the first day of Fall, something that us avid Halloween fanatics spend our summer months counting down to, but to kick it off properly, Anchor Entertainment and Scream Factory have officially released their epic 15 disc HALLOWEEN franchise Blu-Ray boxed set TODAY. It’s got all of the movies, […]