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    Screamfest Hosts L.A. Premiere of Richard Bates, Jr.’s TRASH FIRE; Photos/video included

    Richard Bates, Jr.’s TRASH FIRE (hitting limited theaters and VOD on November 4th) has been blowing people away at every festival screening around and it’s really no surprise. One of the most unique and singularly original filmmakers working today, Bates made mouths drop with his feature debut EXCISION and made  just as many laugh with his […]

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    Shudder Exclusive French Miniseries BEYOND THE WALLS Debuts TODAY!!

    Shudder, the all horror streaming service, has quickly made a name for itself as being the go-to destination for quite easily the most comprehensive and all across the board selection of genre films. Whether you’re into slashers, Japanese horror or would even like to know what your favorite horror auteurs prefer (Shudder hosts curated lists […]

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    Momentum Pictures Acquires Guy Pearce-led film BRIMSTONE; Release Set for March

    Confession: Guy Pearce can, in my opinion, do absolutely no wrong. Even in films that I don’t find to be much fun (i.e.- LOCKOUT), Pearce always gives 200% and let’s be honest, just based on L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, the Aussie actor should have a lifetime pass. News that I’m quite excited about, is the newly announced […]

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    Short Film Review: AS THEY CONTINUE TO FALL.

    In a day and age where having a camera gives just about anybody free reign to go out and make a short (or feature), it’s rare to see a film possess such skill, precision and cinematic quality as Nikhil Bhagat’s AS THEY CONTINUE TO FALL. Written by SINISTER/DOCTOR STRANGE‘s C. Scott Cargill, the film goes […]

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    Interview: IOF chats with CLOWNTOWN writer Jeff Miller and Director/Actor Tom Nagel

    Oh, clowns. The subjects of fear through the eyes of most children and quite a few adults as well. There’s just something very creepy about them and when tackled correctly, they can make for some serious cinematic scaremakers (see IT for reference). Using the city of Bakersfield, CA’s real life scares (random people dressed as […]


Icons of Fright Talks Filmmaking Challenges/Successes with Tristan Clay

Imagine co founding a production company, creating three short films and finishing up on the post production details on your first feature. These are endeavors usually only dreamed about with most folks, let alone successfully and passionately completing. What is even more incredibly impressive about all this, is that Mr. Tristan Clay is only 20 […]


Tons of Tension and Terror In Brand New SIREN Clip; Release Set For December 2nd

We’ve been pretty anxious to see SIREN, a feature which was first conceived as a short in the first V/H/S film. Taking the premise and expanding on the mythos of the story and characters, SIREN looks like it’s heading into a very different yet welcomed direction at the hands of Gregg Bishop (DANCE OF THE […]


Icons of Fright Chats With BLOODTHIRSTY: ONE NATION UNDER WATER Writer Mark Landry!

Taking a cue from the real life tragedies hurricanes Katrina and Rita and crafting a very emotionally resonant tale involving a former Coast Guard and a murderous mystery that he stumbles upon, writer Mark Landry gives fans the very entertaining and human story of BLOODYTHIRSTY. A mixture of real tragedies injected with a vampiric consipiracy, […]



Guillermo Del Toro has a fascination for traditional old school horror that can’t be denied. His films have reached both hardcore and mainstream audiences, developing a relationship with fans that most directors crave. His childhood fantasies have been brought to the big screen in the form of creations like the faun creature in PAN’S LABYRINTH […]


A Mansion, Scares and Kate Beckinsale lead THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM; New Poster/Trailer

Wentworth Miller caught audiences off guard with one hell of a script for the Chan-Wook Park helmed thriller, STOKER, proving that though he’s known for his acting in TV’s Prison Break, he’s also a very talented screenwriter. Personally, I’ve been anxious to see what Miller would do next, writing-wise, and judging from the trailer for […]

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James Wan-Produced LIGHTS OUT Heads to Bluray/DVD This October!

Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg might be filming ANNABELLE 2 right now, but his first feature, LIGHTS OUT (the feature adaption of his very popular short film) is set to scare the hell out of you fright fanatics when it hits DVD/Bluray on October 25th. Viewers swearing by the Digital HD format gets to see […]

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Interview: HELL TOWN Writer/Director Steve Balderson

I love horror as much as the next fright fanatic, but sometimes I need a breather and a few laughs help me get through my day. HELL TOWN really shakes things up (review) by providing a genre bending experience with a compilation of episodes from a lost TV soap opera surrounding a town that falls […]