Films That Mean A Lot To Us: PUMP UP THE VOLUME

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Growing up, my local video store, Major Video, was god to me. I lived across the street and to say that I spent hours in that place EVERY day after school would be the understatement of the year. It was like my second home. Looking over every single box, cardboard standout, and even forking over […]

“Another Hero Gone”: Jerry Remembers Roddy Piper

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I’m sitting here, still shocked by the news of Roddy Piper’s passing. It hit harder than I would expect, because it reminded me of childhood, and how so much of mine was filled with Piper. Sitting down with my older brother,  we would watch every WWF pay-per-view event, and with  how much of my time […]

EDITORIAL: MAGGIE, THE MIST and Why Children In Peril Are Important Elements In Horror

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This is not a review. In fact, if you’re looking for a recap of the now on DVD/Bluray Schwarzenegger film MAGGIE, look elsewhere. What this is, for all intents and purposes, is something of an editorial, a reflection on why the presence of children in danger and what can sometimes come from that element is an […]

Jovy Skol’s FIVE FAVORITE REVENGE FILMS

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Editor’s note: Friend of Icons of Fright, Jovy Skol, wrote this little list of his five favorite revenge films. Filled with everything from multiple countries, his picks are pretty solid, and worth checking out if you have yet to do so. -Jerry Cannibal Holocaust An American film crew disappears in the Amazon rain forest while […]

Josh Soriano Pays Homage To CHRISTOPHER LEE (RIP)

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When I was asked by Jerry to say some things regarding the death of Christopher Lee(he knows how much of a Lee fan I am), I had no idea how difficult it would be. How do you articulate losing one of the cornerstones of the horror genre? To say that he was an icon is […]

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 […]

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 & […]