Icons of Fright Interview With THE DEMON’S ROOK Director James Sizemore

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If you’re a fan of practical and gory, balls to the wall horror, then be ready. The upcoming Tribeca Films’ release (hitting iTunes and VOD September 30th), THE DEMON’S ROOK, is a horror film that lovers of Italian horror, practical effects and just good ol’ splatter-filled carnage can sink their teeth into. A truly independent venture, […]

Review: DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN

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Possessed pregnancies seems to be a subgenre that is alive and booming, with film likes DEVIL’S DUE, THE DEVIL INCARNATE and now Brian Netto’s  DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN. I don’t know if someone in independent horror land just wants to steer potential baby-makers away from having a kid with stories of the devil executing his […]

Exploitation Alley: BLOODSUCKA JONES!!

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This week’s Exploitation Alley movie was suggested to me by Jerry. I usually tend to choose older films, or films considered exploitation or genre classics, but I decided to go for it andcheck out something fresh, new, and (hopefully) exciting. Immediately after hearing about the film from Jerry, and watching the trailer, I decided that I […]

Review: GRAVE HALLOWEEN

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Having a really solid foundation to a film gives a filmmaker a step in the right direction. Where it goes from there is up to a good combination of everything from a solid script, and eye for telling a visually striking film and performances that sell the story and the foundation. While Steven R. Monroe(director […]

The Vault: Scary Movie (1991)

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A decade back when we first started Icons Of Fright, one of my personal favorite columns here was from my dear friend Jason Alvino called “The Vault Of The Forgotten & Obscure!” While tons of titles that we had vague memories of as kids were still trickling into the ever-growing DVD market at the time, […]

Bluray Review: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

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There’s a sense of wonder that comes along with a brand new release of any fan favorite horror film. Even with the gazillion editions of HALLOWEEN and THE EVIL DEAD that have been put out over the last couple of decades, each time one is released, many horror fanatics double dip in order to get […]

Fright Interview With THE PARANORMAL DIARIES: CLOPHILL Co-Director Michael Bartlett

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Having made a name for himself (and co-director Kevin Gates) with THE ZOMBIE DIARIES and its sequel, THE ZOMBIE DIARIES 2, director Michael Bartlett went a completely different route with the upcoming film THE PARANORMAL DIARIES: CLOPHILL (hitting DVD September 30th via Image Entertainment). The film still employs the POV/found footage-like approach like his previous […]

The Vault: KOLOBOS

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If I had to choose three subgenres I’d say I’m most fluent in, it would be female-centered exploitation films, films now-famous actors wish they could scrub off their resumes, and late 90s-early 00’s slasher films.  I’ve been fortunate enough to find some crazy gems over the years at my small town thrift shops, but last […]