FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: David Martin’s “Into The Night”

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For our second entry into our new FICTIONAL FRIGHTS column, we’re going a completely different direction. While the first story was a rock-n-roll, bloody time, “Into the Night” by David Martin goes a completely different way, injecting readers into another time and world in which there are things that threaten our Medieval characters’ very existence. […]

Joe Dante Retrospective Hits Hollywood’s Egyptian Theaters; Sneak Peek of BURYING THE EX Included!

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Bringing fans quite the Joe Dante experience, the Los Angeles-based American Cinematheque is gearing up to give fans a pretty extensive retrospective of the legendary filmmaker, including a special sneak preview of Dante’s brand new film, BURYING THE EX. All  playing at Hollywood’s Egyptian theater, the following Joe Dante classics will be playing for four […]

FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: Sean Keller’s “Red Noise”

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Sean Keller is a jack of all trades, and if you disagree with that statement, chances are that you don’t know the guy. One helluva singer/songwriter, a screenwriter who has written for horror legends Dario Argento (GIALLO) and John Carpenter (the GREAT L.A. GOTHIC, which sadly fell through), Nicolas Cage (Keller co-wrote one of Cage’s […]

ICONS OF FRIGHT Announces FICTIONAL FRIGHTS Short Story Series; Open To Writers

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Welcome to FICTIONAL FRIGHTS, an on-going series of short stories, provided by not only the Icons of Fright staff, but by industry friends and friends in general. In this fast paced, always on your phone type of life (I’m very guilty of it myself), our attention spans have been replaced with a constant need to […]

The Passing of An Icons of Fright First; RIP BETSY PALMER

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Today is a dark one for horror fans, and not in the way that we typically prefer. It’s also a dark day for Icons of Fright, as one of the site’s very first interview subjects has now passed away. When genre fans mention the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise, it would be a lie to say […]

5 Things I Learned From Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’

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Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘ is not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it also happens to be one of my all time favorite films of any genre. And even now, 40 years later, I still revisit it often, read articles and books, watch any & […]

FRIGHT AT HOME: MAY 12TH – THE DROWNSMAN, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, AN IRISH EXORCISM

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It’s a pretty good week for genre releases, with a decent amount of titles hitting shelves today. Everyone from Scream Factory, Virgil and Anchor Bay, to a double dose of Jess Franco from Severin…there’s just something for everyone. We thought it would be nice to tell you fright fanatics about some of the highlights of […]

“I Like My Horror To Hurt”-Why We Need Downer Endings In Horror

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I don’t want my horror films to be wrapped up in a neat little bow, with the final girl/guy walking into the sunset. The survivor who went through hell and walks away is always nice to watch, but more times than not, I want reality, I want to feel the pain of the evil and […]