LET’S TALK ABOUT AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW

We’re over halfway through the fourth season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY and Ryan Murphy has once again served us a peculiar plate of camp, horror, and recycled storytelling.  Of all the horror television shows out there, the only one I follow religiously is AHS.  Perhaps it’s my small obsession with Frances Conroy or the show’s […]

EXPLOITATION ALLEY: THE STREET FIGHTER (1974)!!

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I suppose I could blame my recent martial arts movie kick (no pun intended) on the recent and very amazing WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? For many fans of the Exploitation genre, martial arts movies are a necessity and were probably some of the first films we were exposed to (or at least that’s how it […]

BJ Colangelo’s Horror Movie Guide to Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer

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Happy November, Icons of Fright readers!  As you all recover from the Breast Cancer Awareness pink washed items at your local grocery store fighting with the Halloween themed goodies, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to paint the world purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.  Boasting a 4% survival rate after five years, Pancreatic Cancer […]

DPYX Announces Debra Hill Documentary!

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One of the most influential women in horror of all time, Debra Hill would have been 64 years old this year.  As a perfect way to pay honor and respects, the filmmaking team DPYX (Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman) have announced that they will write, direct, and produce THE DEBRA HILL DOCUMENTARY.  Lotti Pharris Knowles […]

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 […]