FRIGHT AT HOME – October 6th, 2015


This week’s Fright At Home is going to be a jam packed one. Quite a few releases hit shelves and online stores today, so it’ll be a bit lengthy. Everything from sci-fi/action to straight up horror, and even some horror/comedy fare thrown in for good measure. Our last F.A.H. post was a video one, and […]

Giveaway – Like Vampire films? We’re giving away (3) NOCTURNA Blurays!!


As always, we love to give you fright fanatics anything we’re able to, so when Alchemy offered to partner up with Icons of Fright to give three lucky winners a free Bluray of the now available vampire film NOCTURNA, naturally we had to say yes. We like to keep things simple with giveaways and contests, […]

A24’s GREEN ROOM Thrashes Into Theaters April 2016!


Ready to have your head smashed? A24, unarguably one of the best independent-genre production companies in the game, is unleashing BLUE RUIN helmer Jeremy Saulnier’s nasty, punk horror-thriller GREEN ROOM into theaters April 2016! First it will open in limited screens April 1st (no joke!) and then expands nationwide April 15th! We’ll have a one-two […]

Things gets hot when LAVALANTULA Terrorizes DVD/VOD beginning November 3rd


Confession: all of us at Icons of Fright love Mike Mendez. A friend of the site and an overall great filmmaker, he’s able to jump from one type of genre film to a completely different kind, all while making every single film an entertaining and wild time. In between films like THE CONVENT, THE GRAVEDANCERS, […]

Review: TREMORS 5


1990’s TREMORS was a hit with audiences and was one of the first horror comedies that really took off and appealed to its viewers, offering up likable characters, great special fx, and villainous mega-sized worms called “Graboids” that would instantly become horror favorites. The film, which starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, was about two […]

Presents come early when Thriller THE GIFT Heads to Digital HD and Blu-Ray/DVD on October 27


One of this year’s pleasant surprises was the Joel Edgerton-written and directed Blumhouse thriller, THE GIFT. It was a film that shocked audiences with its restraint and ability to give genre fans a film with closer ties to Hitchcock than to the slash and dice genre films of today. Following a happily married couple played […]



For most genre fans, it doesn’t get much better than Cannon Films. A staple in action, horror and complete insanity, the studio that dominated the 1980’s were put down by bigger studios, frowned upon by most mainstream critics, and completely adored by genre fans. Led by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, the fledgling company […]

Scream Factory sending BLOOD AND LACE, GHOST STORY To Bluray this November


Scream Factory’s kicking ass with the one-two announcement of both GHOST STORY and the rarely seen BLOOD AND LACE hitting shelves on November 24th. Both films are genre gems, with the former featuring Fred Astaire and some supernatural happenings and the latter being a long lost AIP (American International Pictures) pre-slasher slasher film featuring Seinfeld‘s […]