Exploitation Alley: CONTAMINATION .7

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I decided to ask a friend for a recommendation recently (said friend being  Jerry) , and he suggested this epic, train wreck of a film. After viewing it, I still don’t know if I want to punch him and revoke my friendship, or bake him cookies, and give him a high five.  I mean, this film […]

EVENT REPORT: TEXAS CHAINSAW Screening with William Friedkin & Tobe Hooper!

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Monday evening, July 21st, 2014 was a very special night for horror fanatics based in the Los Angeles area! The Vista Theater in association with the fine folks over at the Cinefamily  held a very special screening of the legendary horror classic ‘THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE‘ to celebrate it’s 40th (!) anniversary. This version boasts […]

Josh Soriano’s FIVE BEST “OLD DARK HOUSE” FILMS

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On a stormy night, amidst the the trees on a fog-shrouded​ hilltop, a large house sits. Inside, a group of people have come together to hear the reading of a will. As the night continues, the ​​storm’s grasp strengthens and renders it impossible for the group to leave. They’ll have to spend the night. However, one […]

House of Mouse Horror: A Defense for Disney Channel Original Movies

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Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia LaBeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment.  Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel?  The […]

With Horror TV Taking Over Networks, Jerry Asks: How About A HIDEAWAY Series?

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While horror is dominating Television these days in everything from HANNIBAL, PENNY DREADFUL, and BATES MOTEL already airing, the upcoming series of Del Toro’s THE STRAIN set to debut soon and god knows how many other shows being developed as I write this, I often ask myself: “Wouldn’t it be nice if this or that […]

Exploitation Alley: MONSTROSITY (AKA- THE ATOMIC BRAIN)!!!

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This is one film that I simply could not believe I had never seen before. I have a space in my heart reserved for weird, trippy (and somewhat terrible films) films, especially if they’re in black and white…I just can’t get enough.  Alas, I went into this expecting something great, and within a few minutes […]

Beyond Fright: A Look Back At David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY Soundtrack

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Very few films affect me the way that David Lynch’s 1997 mystery/thriller (I consider it a horror film) LOST HIGHWAY does.  Maybe it was the adventure I had to go through to see it (read about that  here), or maybe its surreal, noir-like mood and tone of the film that made it so very easy to […]

Exploitation Alley: THREE THE HARD WAY (1974)

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I suppose I can blame this week’s Exploitation Alley on my best friend (and wife of Icons’ editor Jerry) for sending me a picture of a very shirtless, and very hot Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite. For some reason, ok…for many reasons I thought of the 1974 Blaxploitation classic THREE THE HARD WAY. This […]