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    Interview: West Coast Film Programmers – PART ONE

    Putting together a genre film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. The western part of North America is rich with talent, history and film festivals that break the mold and continue to redefine the experience for everyone that becomes part of […]

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    V/H/S Segment Gets Feature Treatment in First SiREN Trailer; Arriving This December!

    David Bruckner’s “Amateur Night” was one of the real standout parts of 2012’s V/H/S. Doing a great job of setting characters up for a good time and paying off with one hell of a second half, the segment was a lot of fun and quite terrifying at the same time. Now, with DANCE OF THE […]

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    Jay Kay’s Five Favorite Films At Fantastic Fest 2016!!

    To experience a genre film festival is to see the life and dreams of unique as well as deeply creative souls unveil like flower opening on a warm day. Each film and filmmaker are like fingerprints leaving their own mark on the viewer, peer and that segment of time forever. To create a piece of […]

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    Review: SCARE CAMPAIGN

    Tackling the subject of pranks and how one can go horribly wrong, Brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes’ SCARE CAMPAIGN takes that idea and runs with it quite effectively. Providing viewers with a fun setup and offering twist after twist, the film is one that never ceases to keep you wondering just what’s next, providing an accomplishment […]

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    31 Hits DVD/Bluray/Digital HD This December; Comes With Four hour Documentary

    Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31, has had the effect most of his films tend to have: a pretty divisive one. Personally, I LOVED the film (review) and think it’s one of the most entertaining horror films in a long, long time. It’s unique, it’s fun and it’s brutal as hell. Zombie created a true horror […]

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Review: IN MEMORIUM

I never have understood the hate for found footage movies. Yes, it may be a cheaper alternative in making films, but it’s definitely the easiest way to create a good jump scare and audiences dig it. One of my main joys in life is sitting in a crowded theater and hearing everyone scream and laugh […]

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TV Review: DEAD OF SUMMER Episode 6: “The Dharma Burns”

Lately, I’ve discovered I’m a sucker for super fucked up love stories. Watching Daniel Radcliffe learn the hard truth about those he loves in HORNS is always heartbreaking. I won’t spoil it, but the ending to SPRING gets me every time and I always put that movie on when I just want to lay under […]

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Five Non-Horror Shows That Genre Fans Will Love

Anyone that follows any of my social media profiles (I’m on everything short of LinkedIn) is aware that I watch a lot of television. Discovering cult classics like THE PRISONER to current hits like AMERICAN HORROR STORY, I legit schedule my lack of social life around my shows. I do have morals and refuse to […]

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ARBITRARY CINEMA: THE LAUGHING WOMAN (1969)

Join me in the confines of my house on the hill, where every week I’ll be sharing with you a seemingly random review of a movie that’s come across my horror-nerd radar in the middle of the night. So come join my on the couch. It may give you some insight into the way our […]

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BLOOD SOAKED PANELS: Harrow County, Vol.1: Countless Haints

Here’s a new addition to Icons of Fright to help entice comic book fans who like to indulge in the panels of horror. Of course there are the classic TALES FROM THE CRYPT and ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN comics, but there are many stories out there waiting to be discovered. Not everything I’m going to […]

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Want a pair of tickets to The Opening Night Screening of THE MIND’S EYE!!

THE MIND’S EYE, Joe Begos’ SCANNERS-like horror thriller full of heads bleeding, bodies getting ripped apart and a whole lot more, is opening in theaters, VOD and iTunes this Friday and we’re got a pair of tickets to a special opening night screening in Pasadena to give out to a lucky Icons of Fright reader. […]

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FANTASIA 2016 Round-Up Reviews!

This year, the 20th Anniversary of the Fantasia International Film Festival, was a good one for film lovers and cinephiles all around. Film like LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR (review), SLASH (review), ANOTHER EVIL (review) and THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (review) really left an impression on me and with the fest coming to an end, […]