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    WHY THE FINAL GIRL IS THE WORST THING FOR WOMEN IN HORROR

    Whenever I discuss the problems of female representation in horror films, I’m almost immediately bombarded with cries of, “BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FINAL GIRL!?”  Ah, yes, the final girl.  By Carol J. Clover (Men, Women, & Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film)’s definition, the final girl is described as “a trope in thriller and […]

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    THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Complete ’80s Series Heading To DVD This August!!

    RLJ/Image Entertainment is getting prepared to make fans ecstatic, when they unleash THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE COMPLETE ’80s SERIES onto DVD August 26th. The updated take on Rod Serling’s classic and beloved series lasted three seasons, from 1985 to 1989 and showcased episodes like two of my favorites, the heartbreaking William Sanderson (BLADE RUNNER, SOMETIMES THEY COME […]

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    Fantasia Review: CREEP

    Horror comedies can be quite the odd combination at times. When a film focuses too much on one over the other, it runs the risk of pushing certain fans away. Throw the found-footage/POV angle into the mix, and well, the odds are almost against you from the get-go. Luckily, the Patrick Brice/Mark Duplass collaboration CREEP […]

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    Book Review: HEAVY METAL MOVIES

    Former head writer for the nudie site MR. SKIN, Mike “McBeardo” McPadden has stepped away from indexing every nude scene from every film ever made and dove head first into the high-speed, attitude driven world of Heavy Metal Cinema.  FROM THE BOOK’S WEBSITE: “Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins […]

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    Full Moon and Action Lab Comics Announce Partnership; PUPPET MASTER Comic On Its Way!

    There were quite a few announcements that went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International convention this past week, and though Hall H gave comic book fans tons of Marvel comics/films stuff regarding their upcoming slate, one of the other halls gave genre fans the announcement that really caught my attention (not being able to attend this […]

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2014 Texas Frightmare Lineup Boasting One Hell of a Lineup!

  I don’t find myself crying in agony over having to miss conventions much, but judging from the lineup to this year’s Texas Frightmare,…yeah, I’m bummed. Boasting everything from a TERMINATOR/TERMINATOR 2 reunion, A NIGHT OF THE DEMONS reunion, the West Memphis 3‘s Jason Baldwin, a full blown BLAIR WITCH PROJECT reunion and DR. f’n […]

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Beyond Fright: Harley Poe’s “I’m A Killer” & “Ouija”

In 2000, a friend of mine had a compilation that had quite a few tracks from punk rock, hardcore and various other genres on it, all from the Tooth & Nail Records label. Only a couple of the bands really stood out to me, one of which called themselves ‘Calibretto 13′. Sounding like punk rock […]

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Guest Article: ARGENTO SYNDROME Author Derek Botelho’s FIVE FAVORITE DARIO ARGENTO Films!

  *Editor’s note: Icons of Fright friend Derek Botelho is set to release his new novel, entitled, The Argento Syndrome, an in depth look at the career of horror master, Dario Argento. The book features many candid interviews with everyone from John Carpenter and Asia Argento, to screenwriter Sean Keller and many more. We asked […]

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Icons and Friends Bring You: OUR FAVORITE GENRE FILM SCORES!!

Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that […]

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Icons Teams Up With Relativity To Bring One Winner An Awesome OCULUS Prize Pack!!

Relativity’s upcoming horror thriller OCULUS is doing a fine job at scaring the absolute hell out of folks with its creepy trailer (just ask my daughter, she wasn’t too please with me for showing it to her), and to celebrate the Mike Flanagan-helmed film, the folks at Relativity is teaming up with us at Icons […]

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Beyond Fright: Influentrial Band The Faint Returns with DOOM ABUSE!

The Faint is not your typical band. Even whilst emerging from the popular “Saddle Creek” roster of artists and releasing the more indie rock debut, MEDIA, it was clear that these Nebraska natives had a distinctive sound. Next up, they shed their former sound and traded it in for neo-gothic electro with noise-rock sensibilities for […]

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LA Readers! Check Out LEATHERFACE: TCM III in Glorious 35mm TOMORROW!!

Short notice I know, but if you’re a fan of LEATHERFACE: TCM III, or hell, just a horror fan in general, head on over to the New Bev theater tomorrow (April 5th) for a special 35mm screening of the film!  Horror Movie A Day‘s Brian Collins always does a kick ass job at bringing some […]