Beyond Fright Review: WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

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Every once in a while a film comes along, demanding your undivided attention, and succeeding at completely blowing your mind. Sion Sono’s WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? is exactly that kind of film,…and more. There’s enough blood, Japanese Yakuza action and clever humor to guarantee a great time and a demand to get quite a few laughs […]

Review: GROW UP, TONY PHILLIPS

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Back in 2009, I caught a screening of Emily Hagins’ zombie film PATHOGEN at a women in film festival, followed by ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE, a documentary centered around her making this film.  At the time of PATHOGEN‘s production, Hagins was merely twelve years old.  It was an impressive film, regardless of her age, and […]

Bluray Review: THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS

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While fans of Scream Factory can typically rejoice in their continual output of cult and fan-favorites, every once in a while the SF gang put out a genre film that has either been long lost or forgotten about and it switches things up for the better. We all want to have great collector’s editions of […]

Review: V/H/S: VIRAL

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There comes a point in every series, in which some (or all) of the magic that made a franchise’s first entry so fun to latch onto. When 2012’s V/H/S hit, it showcased a cool concept of various horrible stories playing out on videotapes that hoodlums watched. The following year, V/H/S/2 took the same approach, added […]

Review: MOCKINGBIRD

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After an extremely successful run with his debut film THE STRANGERS, director Bryan Bertino’s follow-up was highly anticipated.  Boasting a unique spin on the ‘found footage’ subgenre, MOCKINGBIRD seemed like it was going to be a tense second film from Bertino.  Unfortunately, MOCKINGBIRD is the definition of sophomore slump.  It possesses some of the simplistic […]

Upcoming TALES OF HALLOWEEN Anthology Boasts GREAT Horror Lineup!!; Begins Shooting In November!

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I’m an anthology nut. Sure there are definitely a decent amount of uneven and/or straight up bad ones, but the ones that do it right, REALLY work well for me. I just love the idea of horror filmmakers taking the short form of filmmaking and telling quality stories in a limited amount of time, which […]

Short Film Review: FEAR

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*Editor’s note: Icons of Fright’s friend, Derek Smith, tackled a couple of reviews for us recently and Steve Kahn’s new short film, FEAR, is one of them. Hitting the festival circuit pretty hard right now, FEAR has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and naturally we wanted to take a look at it. Check […]

Review: BILLY CLUB

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Editor’s note: Icons of Fright friend, Derek Smith (No relation) took a look at this one for us, and gave us his thoughts on BILLY CLUB, a new indie horror film. Check out Derek’s review!   While baseball season is wrapping up as fall rolls in, BILLY CLUB is ready to be unleashed to the […]