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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 […]

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    Comic Review: THE BERZERK DEATH DEALER

    Over the last few years I’ve grown such a huge admiration for horror comics. It was a genre I wasn’t too familiar with aside from a few TALES FROM THE CRYPT issues that found their way into my chubby hands when I was a kid. For a long time there, it seemed like comics were […]

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Review: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special […]

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Shannon Chats With OUTLAWS AND ANGELS Star Ben Browder!!

This past Friday, JT Mollner’s western/thriller OUTLAWS AND ANGELS came out in select theaters and VOD, after previously garnering love from the festival circuits.  In anticipation of the films release, Icons of Fright’s Shannon McGrew, sat down with actor Ben Browder to discuss his role of George Tildon in OUTLAWS AND ANGELS, the danger of wild […]

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Review: OUTLAWS AND ANGELS

I’ve never been a fan of spaghetti westerns, but with the release of BONE TOMAHAWK this past year and now OUTLAWS AND ANGELS I may need to seriously consider watching more thriller/horror-esque western films.  OUTLAWS AND ANGELS is the debut film from writer/director JT Mollner and stars Chad Michael Murray, Luke Wilson, Teri Polo, Francesca […]

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OUTCAST: Episode 6 – “From the Shadows It Watches”

What is it that can tear a man apart who has lived his life doing God’s work? What is it that makes a soft spoken figure, full of wisdom, finally crack and question themselves? Satan is often to blame for temptation and the root of all sin, but Reverend Anderson opened this episode of OUTCAST […]

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Fantasia Film Festival Review: SLASH

A futuristic wasteland, the setting for an encounter between a sci-fi hero and his arch nemesis. As the hero and the protagonist get closer to fight, they sense an attraction to each other,..and begin to passionately kiss. Sounds like a good setup for a Fantasia Film Festival film, right? So the story goes from Neil […]

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TV Review: DEAD OF SUMMER – Episode 3: “Mix Tape”

There was a time when I would sit around the radio and wait for my favorite song to play. If I could catch it in time, then I could hit the REC and PLAY button at the same and have it taped onto a cassette. I was very OCD about it and deem the recording […]

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Director’s CLOWN Set to hit DVD/Bluray This August!!

Before he was tapped to helm the upcoming SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, director Jon Watts not only made the very entertaining Kevin Bacon-led COP CAR but before ever that, he directed a terrifying horror film called CLOWN. Originally created as a fake trailer, Watts partnered with HOSTEL/CABIN FEVER director Eli Roth to bring CLOWN to life and […]