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    Editorial: WHY IT’S FINALLY TIME FOR ANOTHER BLAIR WITCH Pt.1

    I was 13 when I convinced my mom to take me to the theater located inside our local mall to see a movie she didn’t know anything about called THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Prior to seeing it, I would log on to AOL and reread the timeline on www.blairwitch.com so I would know a fictionalized […]

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    Bluray Review: CRIMES OF PASSION

    How can one describe CRIMES OF PASSION, Ken Russell’s ode to sexual frustration and unhappiness? On the surface, it appears the be the story of a prostitute, China Blue (Kathleen Turner), a street preacher named Rev. Shayne (Anthony Perkins), and a home security expert named Bobby (John McLaughlin) who finds himself taking a job to […]

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    TV Review: OUTCAST – Episode 7: “The Damage Done”

    Reverend Anderson has officially lost his shit. After being branded by Sidney in a pretty brutal manner in episode 6, his mark is difficult to hide, but his fire burning within spreads. His ego grows and the undeniable suspicion that Sidney is Satan himself is hard to avoid. Anderson blatantly believes Sidney is terrified of […]

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    Editorial: I SUPPORT RIHANNA AS MARION CRANE

    Let’s start with a fair warning: if you are not caught up on BATES MOTEL and want to avoid spoilers, then stop reading now!! In order to make my argument, I have to make specific references to events in the series. Ok, so as everyone knows, Rihanna was recently announced as the new Marion Crane […]

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    INTERVIEWS: Horror Film Festival Promoters Of The Northeast – PART 3

    Putting together a film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. We sat down with four of the most well established genre film festivals that have survived & thrived for over five years in the northeast part of North America. These four […]

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Review: SYNCHRONICITY

When 2007’s THE SIGNAL first hit audiences, it did a hell of a job showing a small glimpse of the capabilities of the film’s trio of writer/directors, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Each director’s segment felt completely different from the previous director’s, and there was a sense of promise that you felt upon […]

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THE FOREST Scaring Audiences Now!; Clips and Trailers Galore

Now in theaters, THE FOREST is scaring the hell out of audiences and rightfully so. It’s based on the real life Aokigahara Forest of Japan (info), a place where hundreds of people go to every year, to kill themselves. The film, starring Game of Thrones,THE HUNGER GAMES star Natalie Dormer, as a woman who ventures into […]

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Final Trailer for THE WITCH spreads Paranoia; Hitting theaters February 19th

Robert Eggers’ THE WITCH hits theaters nationwide on February 19th, and if you like absolutely terrifying horror, you’d be doing yourselves a favor giving it a watch or four. The film, which is based in New England in 1630, tells the tale of a family plagued by the possibility of their young daughter being possessed […]

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L.A.’s Cinefamily Hosts The X-Files: Live Podcast and Marathon, With sneak preview of a new X-Files episode!!

If you live in Los Angeles, this Saturday is going to be one for the books. The cinephile favorite theater, Cinefamily, is not only hosting a live podcast of Kumail Nanjiani’s THE X-FILES FILES, but is giving fans a marathon of four of the best episodes of the classic show, but capping it all off […]

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Drafthouse and Mondo Partner Up to release Jay Shaw Poster For THE KEEPING ROOM

All of us at Icons of Fright are definitely fans of poster artist Jay Shaw (interview) , so this brand new collaboration between Drafthouse Films and Mondo for Shaw’s THE KEEPING ROOM print is quite awesome. Limited to a run of 75 prints, Mondo’s release of the poster is going on now (order here) and […]

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SHORT FILM Roundup: HEALED, A FAVOR & POSTPARTUM

We love to watch short films, some of which are directed by some of our favorite directors. Having already loved Izzy Lee’s INNSMOUTH, we were incredibly excited when Izzy sent us A FAVOR and POSTPARTUM, two more short films that she helmed, both of which have their own unique vibe to them. Adding to the already […]

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THE EIGHTIES STILL SCREAM: A VHS RETROSPECTIVE PART 2 – HIDE AND GO SHRIEK!!

Whenever I think back on the ’80s and how fantastic the decade truly was, some of my favorite reveries to indulge in are the ones of me as a kid walking up and down video stores and their endless rows of videocassettes and pickup up box after box, wishing that I was old enough to […]