Fantasia Review: LIFE AFTER BETH

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There’s something about the whole idea of zombies and people returning from the dead that used to strike fear into horror fans. Films like NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, ZOMBI, and various others were able to make their viewers genuinely affected and frightened. Somewhere in the last half decade or so, there was a shift, […]

Beyond Fright Review: SABOTAGE

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A film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger comes with a decently hefty amount of expectations, due to his filmography being completely full of films that helped establish his role as the guy who has blown more buildings up, delivered more one liners, and muscled his way through more bad guys than any other badass working today. When an actor […]

LA Residents: Catch A H.M.A.D. Screening of JASON TAKES MANHATTAN This Saturday!!

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Los Angeles residents needing something fun to do this weekend can now rejoice, as Brian Collins and Horror Movie A Day is preparing to bring you a special 35mm screening of the head punching, cruise intruding Voorhees exploits of FRIDAY THE 13TH VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN!  It’s going down this Saturday (July 19th) in celebration of […]

Learn Five Things To Know Before Watching THE PURGE: ANARCHY, And Win A Prize Pack From The Film!!

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THE PURGE: ANARCHY hits theaters on July 18th, and it looks like one hell of a ride. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first PURGE film, ANARCHY looks like a cross between bad and ass (just kidding), or at least THE WARRIORS and MAD MAX in a strange sort of way. Let’s just […]

2014 Fantasia International Film Festival Boasts Impressive Lineup; Horror and Sci-Fi Titles Galore!

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The 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival is ready to hit Montreal hard, lasting from July 17-August 5th, and like usual, Icons of Fright will be bringing you fright fanatics review coverage galore, as this year’s lineup is definitely one to write home about. Everything from my most anticipated film of the year, FAULTS, Richard Bates, […]

Beyond Fright Review: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. JAMES J. BULGER

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  True crime stories have always held my attention, as they are examples of not only how evil human beings can be, but how said men are capable of such awful acts of violence. The true crime approach to storytelling, whether it be in books, biopics, or in the case of WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF […]

Review: NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN

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While films having to do with torture, causing physical and mental harm to another individual typically run the risk of committing acts to film for shock’s sake, some films dealing with such situations can rise above the much dreaded “torture-porn” label, instead heading into cinema that uses shocking and horrific moments as not only statements, […]

Second Wave of FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Films Announced, Including Abel Ferrara’s WELCOME TO NEW YORK!

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The Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to run again this year from July 17th-August 5th, and having already boasted a very impressive first wave of films (including a special presentation of James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY), the second wave of films has now been announced, making the festival sounds like an […]