“Look What I Made You”: In Defense Of James Wan’s DEATH SENTENCE (2007)

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Mention James Wan’s name, and more times than not, the SAW or INSIDIOUS series will come up. Every once in a great while, a fan of the criminally underrated DEAD SILENCE will be brought up (and rightfully so, it’s wonderful), but for the most part, Wan’s fanbase tends to focus on the traps of SAW, the […]

A 25TH ANNIVERSARY LOOK BACK AT: THE EXORCIST III (1990)

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Mention THE EXORCIST in a conversation and most horror fans will declare it the scariest film of all time. While that declaration is well deserved (it’s an absolutely perfect film in every capacity), a film that is quite often overlooked when it comes to the legacy of that film, is the third film in the series, […]

EXPLOITATION ALLEY: WOMEN IN CAGES (1971)!!

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For the first Exploitation Alley article of 2015, I decided to bring in the New Year with a bang, so it would only seem appropriate that the movie I chose should have a lot of banging. And also start with some banging. No, really, there is a random sex scene during the film’s first five […]

Classic Trailers: HALLOWEEN II (1981)

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The art of the movie trailer seems to be somewhat lost these days. Sure, trailers for the upcoming MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and STAR WARS: EPISODE VII did a great job giving the entire internet the equivalent to a cinematic heart attack (and rightfully so, they’re great), but for the most part, trailers either give […]

Rob G.’s TOP 10 HORROR FILMS OF 2014!

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Welcome, fellow fiends! Another year come and gone & it was quite a year for independent cinema. Not a single “studio” picture on my list, which isn’t surprising, considering some of the greatest horror films of all time – HALLOWEEN, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, etc – were all innovative low budget […]

THE GUEST: Blu-Ray Review (You really, really need to buy this)

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As I stated in my end of the year top 15 film list; “Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s YOU’RE NEXT was my favorite horror film of 2013, and their genre bending action/horror/thriller THE GUEST was probably my favorite theatrical experience of 2014.  Thanks to a limited theatrical run, I drove nearly an hour just to […]

Natty’s TOP TEN HORROR FILMS OF 2014

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Sitting down and jotting down a top ten list of great films from 2014 was no easy feat. Why? Because some damn good horror films grabbed this year by the balls and refused to let go. After much pondering, (and debates with my inner thoughts) I have finally figured out my list. To me, this […]

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 […]