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    Masked Trio Ready To Invade Theaters Again In THE STRANGERS 2?

    THE STRANGERS was a surprise sleeper hit in the Summer of ’08 for Universal. Not only did it kill at the box office ($52 million on a $9 million budget), but in terms of quality as it’s a solid studio horror offering. A sequel has been oddly laying dormant since then, with a script by […]

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    “Look What I Made You”: In Defense Of James Wan’s DEATH SENTENCE (2007)

    Mention James Wan’s name, and more times than not, the SAW or INSIDIOUS series will come up. Every once in a great while, a fan of the criminally underrated DEAD SILENCE will be brought up (and rightfully so, it’s wonderful), but for the most part, Wan’s fanbase tends to focus on the traps of SAW, the […]

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    A Kiss Of Death Comes With New Poster For Female Powerhouse Anthology XX

    One anthology I have been incredibly anxious to see arrive, is the Magnolia/XYZ co-produced female-powerhouse anthology, XX. Comprised of shorts by the exceptional talents of filmmakers Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT, JENNIFER’S BODY), Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO), Jennifer Lynch (SURVEILLANCE), and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD, as well as being a staple in the horror community for quite […]

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    Beyond Fright: STARZ Acquires Crime-Thriller 7 MINUTES; Sounds Like A Fast Paced Good Time!

    Starz Media’s recent output of great films is seriously rivaling their excellent television programming (seriously, HOW GOOD IS BLACK SAILS?! THIS good), with recent releases like Simon and Zeke Hawkins’ BAD TURN WORSE, the excellent George Takei doc, TO BE TAKEI and countless others. Starz is doing one hell of a job creating a solid output […]

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    Italian-Made EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000 Getting Scream Factory Treatment This March 3rd!

    This one sounds like a fun one fright fanatics! The Italian-made exploitation classic, EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000 is getting the Scream Factory Bluray treatment we’ve all come to know and love, when it hits Bluray on March 3rd!! Pesonally, I’ve seen this one and it’s an exploitation film full of craziness, a definite fun […]

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Beyond Fright Review: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

The art of creating a successful mystery seems to be lost on many of today’s filmmakers and their films. Instead of allowing a solid story to play out in front of you and keep you guessing, a lot of films falling into the mystery/thriller genre tend to utilize the same ol’ twists and turns we’ve […]

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THE SOPRANOS’ Michael Imperioli Leads Based On True Events Haunted Neighborhood Film FORECLOSURE; Hitting VOD/DVD This February

If there is a show that still scares the living hell out of me, even as an adult, that show is Unsolved Mysteries. It just gets under my skin every single time I watch it. One episode of that show in particular, is the one titled, “Black Hope“, an episode that revolved around a series […]

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First Ever Official NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE Reunion Happening At Florida’s Shock Pop Comic Con!

Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale SHOCK POP COMIC CON (running Feb. 13-15) already has a killer lineup for the convention, with everyone from Elvira, John Waters, Ralph Macchio, Fangoria EIC Chris Alexander and FRIDAY THE 13TH director Sean Cunningham, to what is (in my opinion) going to be the highlight for horror fans attending the event: the first ever official reunion […]

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Rutger Hauer Leads Sci-Fi Thriller RPG; Arriving on DVD/VOD February 10th

Rutger Hauer can do no wrong in my opinion, the man is great in everything. Everything from BLADE RUNNER,  all the way to HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, he always adds a lot to every single film he’s in, so his upcoming return to Sci-Fi in RPG (out February 10th via Arc Entertainment) sounds like something to get […]

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EXPLOITATION ALLEY: WOMEN IN CAGES (1971)!!

For the first Exploitation Alley article of 2015, I decided to bring in the New Year with a bang, so it would only seem appropriate that the movie I chose should have a lot of banging. And also start with some banging. No, really, there is a random sex scene during the film’s first five […]

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Serial Killer Thriller POKER NIGHT Hits DVD/Bluray This February!

If any of you fright fanatics enjoyed our recent interview with POKER NIGHT star Michael Eklund (here), then you’ll be happy to know that XLrator Media is set to unleash the ensemble serial killer thriller onto DVD/Bluray on Feburary 10th under their Macabre label. Focusing on a detective trying to solve a murderous puzzle while […]

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Scream Factory Set To Bite Yo Neck, When BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM Arrive On Bluray This March!

Any loyal Icons of Fright readers already know how much certain Icons staffers (*cough, Natty & myself*) love the exploitation genre, so today’s announcement of Scream Factory’s upcoming BLACULA/SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM! Bluray double feature (hitting stores March 3rd!) is obviously enough to make our hearts beat twice as fast. Scream Factory is already getting ready for one […]