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    Head Into THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE With Brand New Stills Gallery/Key Art!!

    Anchor Bay is unleashing THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE onto DVD/Bluray on January 20th, but to keep you horror lovers excited for the clairvoyant thriller, we were sent the brand new key art for the film, along with a whole gallery for the film directed by BURIED writer Chris Sparling. When an official trailer drops for this […]

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    Scariest Film of 2015? IT FOLLOWS Trailer Proves Indie Horror Reigns!

    Ever since this hit the festival circuit earlier this year to wide acclaim, I’ve been patiently awaiting a glimpse at what many are calling the must-see, scariest film of 2015. Hyperbole or fact? Decide for yourself below by watching the newly released trailer, which certainly looks to have an incredibly original idea with a minimalist […]

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    Writing Mix Tape #6: Jerry Smith

    For our sixth entry into the “Writing MixTape” series, I thought I’d go back to the beginning, with another set of songs I love to listen to while writing. We’re going to make this a regular series, with Writing MixTapes posted from the Icons crew every once in a while, in an attempt to perhaps […]

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    THE RAID’s Original Score Blasts Onto Vinyl From Death Waltz Records!

    Gareth Evans’ game-changing action epic THE RAID was a shotgun blast to the face when it exploded onto our shores, collectively showing us that we had a new classic on our hands. One thing we didn’t get to experience was the film’s original score, from composers Aria Praygoi & Fajar Yuskemal, but now thanks to […]

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    Jerry Smith’s TOP TEN HORROR FILMS OF 2014

    Jesus Christ, this has been one hell of a year for horror. There were so many genre films that for one reason or another, really spoke to me. Some were intense experiences, ones that led me to think about certain parts of life differently. Some were just plain ol’ fun entertainment and just brightened my […]

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Review: ANNABELLE

A creepy doll that no one would ever convincingly be comfortable keeping in their home (no matter what the reason) first arrived in James Wan’s smash-hit, THE CONJURING.   Directed by John R. Leonetti and penned by Gary Dauberman, The horrifying doll now has a film of her own called ANNABELLE.  While ANNABELLE does provide some impressive […]

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Review: THE ABC’S OF DEATH 2

2012’s ABC’S OF DEATH was an interesting venture. Taking 26 directors and assigning each of them a different letter of the alphabet and letting them have at it might have seemed like a good idea (and to some it was), but it ended up falling somewhere closer to a misfire than a hit. Sure, there […]

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Beyond Fright Review: AMERICAN MUSCLE

The terms “Grindhouse” and “Exploitation” both get thrown around a tad bit too much these days. People seem to say that their film is a “throwback” to those slimy, gritty films of the ’70s, and the only thing their films have in common with those older films, is that fact that there are fake dust […]

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SCREAM FACTORY Keeps Announcements Coming With FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM Bluray!!; Hitting Shelves February 2015

The gang at Scream Factory are becoming mortal enemies with our wallets, as they keep announcing MORE and MORE awesome genre titles for upcoming Blurays! earlier this week, they announced CLASS OF 1984, BLACULA, and others, and now the SF crew have announced that Jeff Burr’s 1987 anthology, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (AKA- […]

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Review: THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT

For the past decade or so, there has been a rising number of haunted houses or “haunts” that have taken up the majority of the Halloween season. Whether they be smaller, home-based huanted houses or warehouses decked out in scary decorations and masked workers chasing people out while trying to make them piss their pants, […]

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Icons of Fright Interview With THE DEVIL INCARNATE Director L. Gustavo Cooper

Image Entertainment’s THE DEVIL INCARNATE is set to hit shelves on October 7th, and the director of the film, L. Gustavo Cooper, was nice enough to spend a few moments speaking with Icons of Fright, regarding the film, the technique of making a half found footage/half regular style-like film dealing with one horrific plot. Check […]

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Universal Brings THE PURGE: ANARCHY Home to DVD/Bluray On October 21st

Some horror fans were somewhat let down by 2013’s James DeMonaco-helmed THE PURGE and the lack of being in the middle of the plot’s carnage. Blumhouse & Platinum Dunes listened to those fans and brought this year’s sequel, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, a balls out, completely entertaining film featuring one intense performance by WARRIOR and THE GREY‘s […]