Screamfest 2011 Shorts Block #2 In Review

One of the highlights of Screamfest for me, are the short film blocks.  Sadly, I had missed the first block because I was almost dying on a Southwest flight back from Northern California.  I could be exaggerating here but I will not admit to it.  Luckily, I was able to catch the second block of […]

Screamfest 2011 Movie Review – ENTER NOWHERE

Director – Jack Heller Cast – Sara Paxton, Scott Eastwood, Katherine Waterston and Shaun Sipos Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they’ve been brought together for a reason. So far, Thursday night’s featured films seemed more Suspense/Thriller than Horror (and I am NOT […]

New Trailer for TROMATIZED, a documentary on Lloyd Kaufman

Our friend Lloyd Kaufman just tweeted a link to this new trailer for a documentary titled TROMATIZED: MEET LLOYD KAUFMAN from French filmmaker Fabien Martorell. The project has been around for a couple of years now making the festival rounds, but this was the first that Icons of Fright had heard about it and thought […]

Revisit Drew Daywalt’s Webseries CAMERA OBSCURA!

With Halloween right around the corner, ’tis the season for all things spooky! And with the recent arrival of the CAMERA OBSCURA app (now available for 99 cents for iPhone and Android devices via iTunes), we thought now was as good a time as any to revisit Drew Daywalt’s 20 episode webseries that the app […]

Screamfest 2011 Movie Review – ISOLATION

Director – Stephen Kay Cast – Eva Amurri, David Harbour and Joshua Close Disoriented and weak, first-year medical student Amy Moore (Eva Amurri) wakes up quarantined in a stark hospital room with no memory of how she got there. Amy soon realizes that she’s not alone and the doctor who’s keeping her confined may have […]

Screamfest 2011 Short Film Review – AN EVENING WITH MY COMATOSE MOTHER

Written and Directed By  – Jonathan Martin Cast – Wendy Macy, Michele Turner Wilson and Missy Hill When Dorothy is invited over to the Poe’s on Halloween night, no one ever told her about their decomposing, comatose mother living in the upstairs bedroom. She’ll wish somebody had when the storm hits, and Mother wakes up. […]

FRIGHT REVIEW: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3

Directors – Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman Cast – Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown and Christopher Nicholas Smith I’ve gone on record on numerous occasions that I completely hated PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.  I had my fair share of issues with the film, most importantly the tagline (and I’m paraphrasing here) that it was the scariest movie […]

Short: Zombie in a Penguin Suit

I’m tired of zombie shorts. Except this one. If you can do a zombie short like this one then you’re allowed to keep making them. Everyone else, stop. [vsw id="jtdEKIsnEkM" source="youtube" width="385" height="344" autoplay="no"]