Sometimes a release comes that could very easily be worth the price of purchase, just based on the film itself. Sure, it’s always a plus to have some kickass special features, and that’s good and all, but some films just grab you by the collar and scream out: BUY ME!! Those releases are fine, but […]



Scream Factory brings the toilet scare of many children who grew up in the ’80s back, with their new Bluray double feature release of the GHOULIES/GHOULIES II, and the big question of how it stacks up against previous SF releases can now be answered: it does quite well. The small creature-filled film and its sequel […]



I’ve always subscribed to the idea that film parodies only work when they’re played straight. When the situation is what brings the laughs, instead of continual references and camera winks, so to speak. Films like the SCARY MOVIE or A HAUNTED HOUSE series never quite did the trick, with turning cliche-filled parts of the films […]

Interview: CONTRACTED Director Eric England talks ROADSIDE, GET THE GIRL


Eric England definitely knows the meaning of patience. After shooting his feature debut, MADISON COUNTY, he instantly jumped into ROADSIDE, a thriller about a young couple whose car is stuck in the snowy roads, while a sniper takes his aim at them. It’s a psychological wild ride, and while it would have made sense to […]

Giveaway: We’re Giving Away (5) DVD Copies of Bloody Revenge Film, AVENGED!!


We’re excited as hell to bring this one to you fright fanatics. Thanks to the always kind people over at Uncork’d Entertainment, we’ve been sent (5) DVD copies of the revenge thriller, AVENGED (available April 21st!), and we’re anxious to send the “I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE meets THE CROW“-like gory as hell film your way! […]

Uncork’d Entertainment sends Alien Abduction film ENCOUNTER to Dvd This June; Trailer & Exclusive Stills


We all love a good alien abduction film, and gearing up to hit DVD shelves and VOD this June 2nd, is director Robert Conway’s ENCOUNTER. Releasing the film is Uncork’d Entertainment, who was recently responsible for the VERY entertaining “I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE meets THE CROW“-like revenge film, AVENGED (review soon), as well as […]

Horror/Romance Hybrid SPRING Gets New Artwork, DVD/Bluray Release Date

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It’s no secret that all of us at Icons of Fright loved Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead’s horror/romance hybrid of a gem, SPRING (review). The filmmaking duo not only caught people off guard with their previous film, RESOLUTION, but gave audiences one of the most interesting and unique films in a long time with the […]

Bluray Review: THE BABADOOK


The film that made countless best of 2014 lists (including mine) hits DVD/Bluray today, courtesy of the new partnership between the folks at Scream Factory and IFC Midnight…that’s right, Jennifer Kent’s greatly entertaining film, THE BABADOOK. Available in a regular edition, as well as a limited pop-up cover Bluray edition that resembles the book itself, […]