Writing Mix Tape #6: Jerry Smith

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For our sixth entry into the “Writing MixTape” series, I thought I’d go back to the beginning, with another set of songs I love to listen to while writing. We’re going to make this a regular series, with Writing MixTapes posted from the Icons crew every once in a while, in an attempt to perhaps […]

Now Streaming: BLACK MIRROR

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This fucking show, you guys.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but despite living in the age of having any sort of media I want at my fingertips, I’m still behind on just about everything.  Thanks to crippling student loan debt and an insane amount of medical bills from being an American battling […]

PARANORMAN: It’s Pretty Much Just SILENT HILL Jr.

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I’ve finally gotten to an age where I feel worldly enough to share my knowledge of cinema with my younger family members, rather than be the one depending on other people to expose me to new films.  Of course I’ll always be looking for unseen flicks from other people, but there’s something magical about showing […]

Natty’s FIVE CLASSIC HORROR MOMENTS THAT I’M THANKFUL FOR

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When you think of Thanksgiving, chances are that you aren’t really counting the things you’re thankful for. Instead, like so many of us, you’re probably stressing about which stores are going to have the best sale on Blu-rays, or being an introvert and cyber shopping the deals. Perhaps you’re stuffing your face, and hoping you […]

“Dream The Crow Black Dream”: Jerry’s Look Back At THE CROW

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When something hits for me, it HITS. I’ve always been that way and I doubt that the fervor I have for everything I dig will ever lessen. That excitement, while having led me into a lot of great memories, have given me an equal amount of recent moments, full of wondering, “What the hell was […]

Derek Botelho and The Cannibal Films of Bruno Mattei

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“My public wants one thing, and that’s blood, asshole!” shouts Grace Forsyte, a hard-nosed reporter with TVN, whose program has seen a drop in the ratings, putting her show into hiatus. To put herself back on top, Grace gathers a team to go deep into the Amazon to capture the cannibalistic natives for a new […]

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 […]