Want a pair of tickets to The Opening Night Screening of THE MIND’S EYE!!

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THE MIND’S EYE, Joe Begos’ SCANNERS-like horror thriller full of heads bleeding, bodies getting ripped apart and a whole lot more, is opening in theaters, VOD and iTunes this Friday and we’re got a pair of tickets to a special opening night screening in Pasadena to give out to a lucky Icons of Fright reader. […]

FANTASIA 2016 Round-Up Reviews!

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This year, the 20th Anniversary of the Fantasia International Film Festival, was a good one for film lovers and cinephiles all around. Film like LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR (review), SLASH (review), ANOTHER EVIL (review) and THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (review) really left an impression on me and with the fest coming to an end, […]

L.A.’s HAUNTED HAYRIDE Returning This October With “SECRET SOCIETY”; Participants In For One Hell of a Ride

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As each day passes, we creep closer and closer to that time of year in which ghosts and monsters come out to play.  There is a chill in the air as the season begins to change and the darkness of night envelopes the security and safety of the sunlight.  As Halloween approaches we yearn for […]

FANTASIA Review: ANOTHER EVIL

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One of the many pleasures of covering the Fantasia International Film Festival every year is how many pleasant surprises you tend the find. Year after year, films are watched and discovered and are instant additions into your permanent memory in ways that special film tend to be. One of this year’s films that left me […]

Fantasia Review: LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR

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This year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia Film Festival has been hitting home runs, left and right, with films like THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK, SLASH and now Corey Asraf and John Swab’s LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR. A southern noir thriller, as dirty and grimy as it gets, the film really goes for the […]

FANTASIA Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN

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When we think of a zombie apocalypse we conjure up images of cities burning and mass hysteria.  “The Walking Dead” has shown us the desolate landscape of Alexandria overrun by zombies whereas films such as WORLD WAR Z depict the horror of a zombie apocalypse on a global scale.  Films and television shows surrounding zombies […]

Fantasia Review: THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK

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One of the many wonderful things about covering film festivals is how with every one you attend, you end up discovering new gems. Films which don’t play by the typical Hollywood rules, think outside of the box and offer their viewers fresh and interesting new takes on telling great genre stories. Fantasia is that type […]

Fantasia Short Film Review: THE STYLIST

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Currently set to screen at the 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival as part of the diverse short film programming is one of the finest and finely crafted short films you will see this year. Featuring the talented Najarra Townsend (CONTRACTED), written by Eric Havens (CALL GIRL) and helmed by “Sixx Tape’s” […]