• manson2


    With a title like MANSON FAMILY VACATION, I expected to see a post-ironic millennial ​horror film with grisly murderers and the prey they torture during their road trip. Part of that came true, but not in the way I predicted and never have I been so pleased to have my expectations be incorrect. Instead, executive […]

  • leftovers1

    Beyond Fright Review: THE LEFTOVERS – Season One

    In 2004, Tom Perrotta wrote the novel LITTLE CHILDREN, exploring the prison behind what it’s like to be normal in married suburbia. It later was turned into an Oscar winning movie starring Patrick Wilson and Kate Winslet, successfully translating the story to screen. He later wrote THE LEFTOVERS, where 2% of the world’s population suddenly […]

  • lastshiftbanner

    Review: LAST SHIFT

    LAST SHIFT is a legitimately scary movie. One of the few movies where it is a character’s actual responsibility to investigate the strange noise coming from a dark room. This is one of the few movies where it is a character’s responsibilty to remain exactly where she is at, despite any strange occurences. This is […]

  • blunt2


    When HBO aired its vampire series TRUE BLOOD, its arrival came at just the right time. The TWILIGHT series was everywhere and horror was hitting the mainstream at every shopping mall in America. TRUE BLOOD had creator Alan Ball at its side, therefore, already providing a sense of authenticity due to his resume consisting of […]

  • hmk2


    Leonard Kastle’s 1969 crime drama THE HONEYMOON KILLERS is a true American classic, and it’s given the Criterion treatment with the new Bluray release of the very influential film focusing on the duo dubbed “The Lonely Hearts Killers”. Like every release from Criterion, the HD transfer looks immaculate, sounds great, and is supplemented with a […]


Final Girls and Crystal Lake Lifers Front and Center in Brand New Infographics from HalloweenCostumes

The gang over at HalloweenCostumes.com sent these two awesome infographics our way and we knew that we just had to share them with you fright fanatics. The first one, designed by Gentry Boeckel details various survival girls throughout the years and horror films that for the most part, lived to see another day after defeating […]


FRIGHT AT HOME – October 6th, 2015

This week’s Fright At Home is going to be a jam packed one. Quite a few releases hit shelves and online stores today, so it’ll be a bit lengthy. Everything from sci-fi/action to straight up horror, and even some horror/comedy fare thrown in for good measure. Our last F.A.H. post was a video one, and […]


Giveaway – Like Vampire films? We’re giving away (3) NOCTURNA Blurays!!

As always, we love to give you fright fanatics anything we’re able to, so when Alchemy offered to partner up with Icons of Fright to give three lucky winners a free Bluray of the now available vampire film NOCTURNA, naturally we had to say yes. We like to keep things simple with giveaways and contests, […]


Icons of Fright talks NAVY SEALS VS ZOMBIES With Michael Dudikoff!!

Any film lover who grew up watching action films in the ’80s knows the name Michael Dudkioff. Very much a staple in the action genre around that time, Dudikoff led the fan obsessed AMERICAN NINJA series from Cannon Films, as well as appearing in one of this writer’s favorite films of all time, 1986’s AVENGING […]


A24’s GREEN ROOM Thrashes Into Theaters April 2016!

Ready to have your head smashed? A24, unarguably one of the best independent-genre production companies in the game, is unleashing BLUE RUIN helmer Jeremy Saulnier’s nasty, punk horror-thriller GREEN ROOM into theaters April 2016! First it will open in limited screens April 1st (no joke!) and then expands nationwide April 15th! We’ll have a one-two […]


Things gets hot when LAVALANTULA Terrorizes DVD/VOD beginning November 3rd

Confession: all of us at Icons of Fright love Mike Mendez. A friend of the site and an overall great filmmaker, he’s able to jump from one type of genre film to a completely different kind, all while making every single film an entertaining and wild time. In between films like THE CONVENT, THE GRAVEDANCERS, […]


Review: TREMORS 5

1990’s TREMORS was a hit with audiences and was one of the first horror comedies that really took off and appealed to its viewers, offering up likable characters, great special fx, and villainous mega-sized worms called “Graboids” that would instantly become horror favorites. The film, which starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, was about two […]