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    Head Into THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE With Brand New Stills Gallery/Key Art!!

    Anchor Bay is unleashing THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE onto DVD/Bluray on January 20th, but to keep you horror lovers excited for the clairvoyant thriller, we were sent the brand new key art for the film, along with a whole gallery for the film directed by BURIED writer Chris Sparling. When an official trailer drops for this […]

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    Scariest Film of 2015? IT FOLLOWS Trailer Proves Indie Horror Reigns!

    Ever since this hit the festival circuit earlier this year to wide acclaim, I’ve been patiently awaiting a glimpse at what many are calling the must-see, scariest film of 2015. Hyperbole or fact? Decide for yourself below by watching the newly released trailer, which certainly looks to have an incredibly original idea with a minimalist […]

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    Writing Mix Tape #6: Jerry Smith

    For our sixth entry into the “Writing MixTape” series, I thought I’d go back to the beginning, with another set of songs I love to listen to while writing. We’re going to make this a regular series, with Writing MixTapes posted from the Icons crew every once in a while, in an attempt to perhaps […]

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    THE RAID’s Original Score Blasts Onto Vinyl From Death Waltz Records!

    Gareth Evans’ game-changing action epic THE RAID was a shotgun blast to the face when it exploded onto our shores, collectively showing us that we had a new classic on our hands. One thing we didn’t get to experience was the film’s original score, from composers Aria Praygoi & Fajar Yuskemal, but now thanks to […]

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    Jerry Smith’s TOP TEN HORROR FILMS OF 2014

    Jesus Christ, this has been one hell of a year for horror. There were so many genre films that for one reason or another, really spoke to me. Some were intense experiences, ones that led me to think about certain parts of life differently. Some were just plain ol’ fun entertainment and just brightened my […]

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Legendary, YouTube And Guillermo Del Toro Team Up For YouTube Space House Of Horror Contest!!

While Universal’s House of Horrors has sadly closes its doors, a different House of Horrors is opening up, for one hell of a contest. This one, is a result of a partnership between Legendary Entertainment, Guillermo Del Toro and the awesome YouTube Space, for a contest designed to give amateur filmmakers a chance to reach […]

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Icons of Fright’s Writing Mixtape, Part FIVE: Rebekah McKendry

*Editor’s note: For this fifth entry into the Icons of Fright’s Writing Mixtape series, we’ve partnered with Fangoria Magazine/Killer POV’s Rebekah McKendry to bring you fright fanatics her go-to jams when it comes to creating various pieces. Check it out and thanks a lot to Rebekah for giving us her list! -Jerry To fill you on […]

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RIP: Universal’s House Of Horrors

Well, as of yesterday, September 1st, for reasons still unknown, Universal Studios in Hollywood, California has shut down their popular House Of Horrors attraction at their theme park. We first got wind of these plans via an article posted over on Inside Universal, which was later confirmed. One of the spotlight’s of the theme park is […]

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Exploitation Alley: THE HOUSE OF EXORCISM (1974)!!!

If 1970’s possession films aren’t your thing, they probably should be. Most of the time they can be downright creepy, often the right amount of cheese, and there’s always a chance that you might get surprised with random boobs for no reason at all. Actually, I’m pretty sure that I just explained the film I […]

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Belgian Boyscout Slasher CUB Hitting TIFF’s Midnight Madness Lineup; Trailer Looks Like Bloody Fun

I love hearing about up and coming projects that give off a fresh take on the horror genre. Back in May of last year, the folks at Twitch reported on a crowd funding project to help finish a Belgian slasher film called CUB. The synopsis sounded like a lot of fun, and something that horror fans […]

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Beyond Fright: THE HUNTINGTONS’ “Let’s Go To Haddonfield”!!

Who doesn’t love the Ramones? It’s almost blasphemy to not have some sort of admiration or at least respect for the punk rock pioneers, and like the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While I have been a fan of The Ramones for most of my life, there was a period in my […]

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JUMP SCARES: OPTION OR OBSESSION?

I’ve been writing publicly about horror films for a little over five years, and I’ve been watching a healthy dose of horror films for over two decades.  One would think that after watching so many films, I’d be desensitized to all of the traditional tricks and tropes that trigger a response from the average audience […]