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    XLrator Media Acquires North American Rights to Horror Thriller THE WINDMILL; Being Released This October via Its MACABRE Label

    XLrator Media is usually pretty good at picking up films that genre lovers love, and today’s new that the distribution company has acquired North American rights to Nick Jongerius (producer of Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End)’s THE WINDMILL looks as if they’re continuing that trend. Being released via its Macabre label this October, the film stars Noah […]

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    WB Set to Unleash THE CONJURING 2 to Digital HD this August; DVD/Bluray Coming This September

    You’ve got to hand it to director James Wan. The filmmaker is responsible for helming not one or even two popular franchises but he’s getting to the point where every series he creates or touches turns into genre gold. Having directed SAW, INSIDIOUS, THE CONJURING and the popular FAST 7, Wan has quickly landed a […]

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    Editorial: WHY IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER BLAIR WITCH, Part 2

    The summer of the year that brought the 20th century to a close, for me, was a fantastic and exciting time. I had just celebrated my twenty-fifth birthday, I was living on my own in a semi-luxurious apartment and I was shamelessly indulging in the nightclub lifestyle – my weekends comprised of hitting disco after […]

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    TV Review: DEAD OF SUMMER – Episode 5: “How to Stay Alive In The Woods”

    It’s 2016, over 20 years since we were first introduced to the Candyman and Tony Todd is still scary as shit. With a voice that demands a 5.1 set up, he still has a screen presence that few come close to and makes me hold my breath every time his arms are out stretched towards […]

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

    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 […]

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Editorial: I SUPPORT RIHANNA AS MARION CRANE

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 […]

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

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 […]

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THE NEW BLOOD: JOSHUA SORIANO

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 […]

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Fantasia Review: LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR

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 […]

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Electric Entertainment Acquires Tribeca hit FEAR, INC. ; Release Set For This October!

Having made some waves at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the Vincent Masciale-helmed FEAR, INC. has found a home with Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, which plans a VOD release on October 21st. The film revolves around a group of people who sign up for a game that helps you realize and confront your deepest and darkest fears, […]

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FANTASIA Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN

When we think of a zombie apocalypse we conjure up images of cities burning and mass hysteria.  “The Walking Dead” has shown us the desolate landscape of Alexandria overrun by zombies whereas films such as WORLD WAR Z depict the horror of a zombie apocalypse on a global scale.  Films and television shows surrounding zombies […]

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Beyond Fright Interview: Writer/Director Rob Hawk Talks FIGHT VALLEY, MMA/UFC-led Action Films

Opening today (July 22nd), Rob Hawk’s FIGHT VALLEY explores the death of a female fighter, who was killed during an underground fighting ring and stars UFC Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey-defeater Holly Holm, and UFC newbie Cris “Cyborg.” The action film is one that’s very realistic and quite an enjoyable experience. We thought it would […]