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 […]

Interview: Jay Kay Talks CHAOS A.D. and more With Filmmaker Chris Woods!

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Underground filmmaking has many infected and twisted roots. Whether we look at exploitation films from the mind of Herschell Gordon Lewis or Jack Hill, strong female characters like Camille Keaton, Giallo-styled color with Dario Argento, modern day indie filmmaking like TOE TAG‘s Fred Vogel or the slasher sub-genre with pillars like HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13TH, filmmakers […]

Editorial: WHY IT’S FINALLY TIME FOR ANOTHER BLAIR WITCH Pt.1

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I was 13 when I convinced my mom to take me to the theater located inside our local mall to see a movie she didn’t know anything about called THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Prior to seeing it, I would log on to AOL and reread the timeline on www.blairwitch.com so I would know a fictionalized […]

Bluray Review: CRIMES OF PASSION

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How can one describe CRIMES OF PASSION, Ken Russell’s ode to sexual frustration and unhappiness? On the surface, it appears the be the story of a prostitute, China Blue (Kathleen Turner), a street preacher named Rev. Shayne (Anthony Perkins), and a home security expert named Bobby (John McLaughlin) who finds himself taking a job to […]

Editorial: I SUPPORT RIHANNA AS MARION CRANE

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Let’s start with a fair warning: if you are not caught up on BATES MOTEL and want to avoid spoilers, then stop reading now!! In order to make my argument, I have to make specific references to events in the series. Ok, so as everyone knows, Rihanna was recently announced as the new Marion Crane […]

INTERVIEWS: Horror Film Festival Promoters Of The Northeast – PART 3

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Putting together a film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. We sat down with four of the most well established genre film festivals that have survived & thrived for over five years in the northeast part of North America. These four […]

THE NEW BLOOD: JOSHUA SORIANO

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My name is Josh Soriano and I’m the Co-Editor here at Icons of Fright. My romance with the horror genre started early on in life when my dad took me into a little video store, with maroon carpeted walls no less, and rented Tod Browning’s DRACULA for me on Betamax (you analog purists must be […]

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 […]