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    Short Film Review: FEAR

    *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 […]

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    Review: BILLY CLUB

    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 […]

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    Review: HORNS

    Editor’s note: Friend of Icons of Fright, author Derek Botelho tackled this review of Alexandre Aja’s film adaption of the Joe Hill novel, HORNS for us. Short but to the point, here is Derek’s review: Upon reading Joe Hill’s novel Horns I recall thinking how difficult it would be to adapt into a movie. Like […]

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    HalloweenCostumes.com Creates 10-Minimalist Posters For Horror Classics!!

    The folks at HalloweenCostumes.com are always providing some cool posts to go along with their costume selection. Their previous LEATHERFACE INFOGRAPHIC was really cool, and to beat that, the gang over there have decided to create 10 minimalist posters for some of the most beloved horror classics, using only one or two elements taken form […]

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    Contest- Win A Free Digital Copy of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, Courtesy Of Lionsgate!

    Full disclosure: I’ve only seen THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT once, and that was when it was first released. The film scared the living hell out of me, and though it would probably do nothing to me these days, a full 15-years later, I still haven’t had the nerve to revisit it. Well, a lot of people […]

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Review: OPEN WINDOWS

I experienced a wave of conflicting emotions during Nacho Vigalondo’s English language debut, OPEN WINDOWS. Vigalondo, best known for his 2007 breakthrough Spanish thriller TIMECRIMES, is a director who is undoubtedly gifted at telling his stories in unique ways. Crimes’ take on time travel was a solid indicator of his ability to create a tense […]

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Awesome Poster Debut For Drafthouse Films’ Bloody and Wild Film, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Let’s just start this out with a simple statement: SEE THIS MOVIE. Sion Sono’s COLD FISH was one genuinely unforgettable experience and now his followup, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? is set to make viewers’ eyes open even wider than before. A complete homage to 35mm action films, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? […]

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Review: INNER DEMONS

Addiction is scarier than any horror film. The way in which drugs, alcohol or any other substances can overtake someone and cause them to become somebody completely different than who they truly are, is a terrifyingly real issue, and while it’s been tackled in a couple of genre films over the last couple of years […]

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Beyond Fright Double Review: IFC’s WOLF/HELLION

I’ve always been drawn to films that have lead characters that don’t fall into a black or white area, ones that are in a very grey place. Characters like those ones tend to stay with you after watching the films they inhabit, and are able to make you stop and think for a while, making […]

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Beyond Fright Review: COLD IN JULY

Let’s just start this with an obvious statement: Jim Mickle is one of the best directors working today. Very few filmmakers have a track record as solid as Mickles, a track record of improving more and more with every single release. His 2006 debut, MULBERRY STREET showed horror fans a brand new take on a […]

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Review: THE PARANORMAL DIARIES: CLOPHILL

Found footage is in full effect, with entries like WILLOW CREEK, DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN, THE DEVIL INCARNATE and the upcoming (and VERY good) CREEP all have either hit or getting ready to hit your screens just within this year. What’s made 2014 so interesting, is how most of the found footage-ish films have all done things […]

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Icons of Fright Interview With THE DEMON’S ROOK Director James Sizemore

If you’re a fan of practical and gory, balls to the wall horror, then be ready. The upcoming Tribeca Films’ release (hitting iTunes and VOD September 30th), THE DEMON’S ROOK, is a horror film that lovers of Italian horror, practical effects and just good ol’ splatter-filled carnage can sink their teeth into. A truly independent venture, […]