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    Review: REALITY

    When Quentin Dupieux arrived on the scene with his surreal (and VERY weird)”slasher tire” film, RUBBER, it was instantly apparent that this was a filmmaker who had absolutely no intention in making a point A to point B kind of film. It was a breath of fresh air, and his following films, WRONG, WRONG COPS […]

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    Bluray Review: STIGMATA

    Fans of religious horror can jump up and down (or..just pray??), with Scream Factory’s Bluray release of Rupert Wainwright’s 1999 thriller, STIGMATA, a film that didn’t quite find its audience theatrically, but has since become something of a cult hit for genre lovers. How does the release hold up, compared to the titles we’ve come […]

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    BEYOND FRIGHT: Heist Gone Wrong Film 7 MINUTES Gets Poster/Trailer/Release Date

    I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but I’m a massive fan of heist films. DOG DAY AFTERNOON, HEAT, and every other great entry into what can easily be one of the best intense genres around if done right. One film that seems to be a good contender into that kind of movie is Jay […]

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    5 Things I Learned From Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’

    Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘ is not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it also happens to be one of my all time favorite films of any genre. And even now, 40 years later, I still revisit it often, read articles and books, watch any & […]

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    Brand News Clips/Stills From Scream Factory’s Bluray Double Features of EMPIRE OF ANTS/JAWS OF SATAN & THE FOOD OF THE GODS/FROGS

    Scream Factory’s release of not only one solid double feature but two (2!!) doubles that feature four fan favorite creature feature flicks. On May 26th, the gang at SF is ready to unleash both a double feature of EMPIRE OF ANTS/JAWS OF SATAN, and the fan favorite old school classic films THE FOOD OF THE GODS/FROGS. […]

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INTERVIEW: Icons of Fright talks to EXTRATERRESTRIAL Directors, The Vicious Brothers!!

Filmmaking duo The Vicious Brothers (Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz) won over genre fans with the found footage horror flick, GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, a movie that did pretty well for horror lovers and gained somewhat of a cult following for the film. Their new film, EXTRATERRESTRIAL (out now on DVD/Bluray via the new partnership between Scream […]

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FRIGHT AT HOME: MAY 12TH – THE DROWNSMAN, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, AN IRISH EXORCISM

It’s a pretty good week for genre releases, with a decent amount of titles hitting shelves today. Everyone from Scream Factory, Virgil and Anchor Bay, to a double dose of Jess Franco from Severin…there’s just something for everyone. We thought it would be nice to tell you fright fanatics about some of the highlights of […]

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Principal Photography on Creepy As Hell Looking BLOODHOUND begins; Stills Look INTENSE

Jason R. Miller, one of the producers behind films like FROZEN (not the “Let It Go” one, but I’m sure you fright fanatics already know that), HATCHET 2, CHILLERAMA and the director of UNIDENTIFIED, has started  principal photography on his second film, the creepy looking BLOODHOUND. The film, featuring Ed Ackerman (Frozen, 17 Again) and David […]

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Festival Hit WE ARE STILL HERE Hitting Theaters/VOD This June!!

It’s no secret that we at Icons of Fright absolutely adored Ted Geoghegan’s completely original and fresh ghost story, WE ARE STILL HERE (review). It’s a breath of fresh air, and one of the most entertaining viewing experiences I’ve had the privilege to watch in quite some time. Horror fans dying to watch the Barbara […]

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Beyond Fright Review: BEYOND CLUELESS (2014)

It has been said that John Hughes perfected the teenage experience with films like THE BREAKFAST CLUB and SIXTEEN CANDLES, but the teen films that followed the Hughes empire added a tougher bite to the idyllic suburban upbringing.  Between the success of CLUELESS and the seeming “end” of modern teen films with MEAN GIRLS’, teen films were crafted […]

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Get Ready To Howl When Scream Factory Brings DOG SOLDIERS to Bluray This June!

Great werewolf films are hard to find these days. The lycanthrope playing field is typically filled to the brim with bad CGI transformations and it’s a subgenre  that just deserves better. Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, TV’s Black Sails, Constantine)’s 2002 films, DOG SOLDIERS, was just that kind of werewolf film that resonated with horror fans, and […]

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Stanley Film Fest REVIEW: SUN CHOKE

There’s something incredibly remarkable that comes along with coming across a film that not only entertains you, but makes you feel such a wide range of emotions while taking a journey with the film’s characters. When films that play within those vastly huge range of emotions, it’s easy for them to transcend whatever “genre” they’re […]