Review: AMNESIAC

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A good mystery film is hard to come by these days. If you’ve seen one, then you’ve seen them all at this point, and it takes an interesting approach to keep your viewers guessing what’s really happening until the film’s end. Luckily, the Michael Polish-helmed AMNESIAC is just that kind of film. A mystery thriller […]

Review: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3

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Back in 1978, writer/director Meir Zarchi came under immense scrutiny with his film I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (then known as DAY OF THE WOMAN) for its relentless portrayal of gang rape and the victim’s violent revenge. Some call it feminism, while others like Roger Ebert called it “a vile bag of garbage.” It ganged […]

FRIGHT AT HOME – October 13th, 2015

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This is an interesting week for horror releases, and we’ve thought we’d shine some light on a few stand out titles that are hitting shelves, physically or digitally. This week sees found footage films about doomed high school plays, big boxsets of fan favorite TV series, a few non-genre films hitting Bluray for the first […]

RLJ Entertainment Sending Robot Thriller UNCANNY to DVD/Digital Video November 3rd!

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RLJ Entertainment is gearing up to release Matthew Leutwyler (DEAD & BREAKFAST, UNEARTHED)’s robot gone wrong thriller UNCANNY onto DVD/Digital video this coming November 3rd. The film, which revolves around David (GREEN ROOM‘s Mark Webber), a recluse inventor and his robot creation, Adam (David Clayton Rogers), whose world heads into turmoil when a reporter (Lucy Griffiths) causes […]

Review: NOCTURNA

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Vampires are a hot commodity within the young adult demographic, thanks to the huge success of TWILIGHT and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. They often use a romanticized image of the mythology and create a world where doomed lovers must fight against the odds, but love is stronger than any force. Not sure how well that goes […]

Review: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT

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It is remarkable how horror movies can delve into different themes, utilizing horror tropes to leave audiences with an emotional response. Guillermo Del Toro is famous for making great horror movies that aren’t necessarily scary, but hold a special place in the genre for his storytelling techniques and engrossing atmosphere. He loves to incorporate children […]

Review: THE INVOKING 2

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I have a confession to make: I have never seen THE INVOKING. I heard about it once during an episode of THE SCREAMCAST podcast, but never had the pleasure of watching (also, Icons of Fright’s Editor in Chief Jerry Smith LOVES IT). From what I gather it is a supernatural horror film that went straight […]

Review: LAST SHIFT

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LAST SHIFT is a legitimately scary movie. One of the few movies where it is a character’s actual responsibility to investigate the strange noise coming from a dark room. This is one of the few movies where it is a character’s responsibilty to remain exactly where she is at, despite any strange occurences. This is […]