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    HORROR HAPPENS FILM SHOWCASE CELEBRATES “WOMEN IN HORROR” ON SAT FEB 14TH

    Women in Horror recognition month is just around the corner and the events are popping up fast! The next installment of the Horror Happens Film Showcase will befocusing on WOMEN IN HORROR on Saturday, February 14th running 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the incredible NON-PROFIT programming center of the Camp Jefferson Theatre at 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, New […]

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    Icons of Fright Interview With TURBO KID’s MICHAEL IRONSIDE!!

    Chances are, if you’re reading anything on Icons of Fright, Shock Till You Drop, Dread Central or any other genre site (or hell, even if you don’t typically read such sites), then you already know who Michael Ironside is. An actor that has played so many not just memorable but truly iconic roles in films […]

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    Masked Trio Ready To Invade Theaters Again In THE STRANGERS 2?

    THE STRANGERS was a surprise sleeper hit in the Summer of ’08 for Universal. Not only did it kill at the box office ($52 million on a $9 million budget), but in terms of quality as it’s a solid studio horror offering. A sequel has been oddly laying dormant since then, with a script by […]

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    “Look What I Made You”: In Defense Of James Wan’s DEATH SENTENCE (2007)

    Mention James Wan’s name, and more times than not, the SAW or INSIDIOUS series will come up. Every once in a great while, a fan of the criminally underrated DEAD SILENCE will be brought up (and rightfully so, it’s wonderful), but for the most part, Wan’s fanbase tends to focus on the traps of SAW, the […]

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    A Kiss Of Death Comes With New Poster For Female Powerhouse Anthology XX

    One anthology I have been incredibly anxious to see arrive, is the Magnolia/XYZ co-produced female-powerhouse anthology, XX. Comprised of shorts by the exceptional talents of filmmakers Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT, JENNIFER’S BODY), Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO), Jennifer Lynch (SURVEILLANCE), and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD, as well as being a staple in the horror community for quite […]

Margot Kidder Joins HALLOWEEN 2 Cast! New Young Michael Myers!

Rob Zombie has announced the latest addition to the cast of his currently shooting HALLOWEEN sequel, H2 and it’s none other then Margot Kidder. Zombie writes, "Margot Kidder has joined up as Laurie Strode’s therapist Barbara Collier." Most fans recognize her as Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN films. She’s also appeared in genre […]

Adam Marcus Helming RKO ‘I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE’ Remake!

Several months back, we reported that Rosebud & Twisted Pictures were producing 4 new remakes of classic RKO pictures. Now, the first of the bunch has landed a director. Adam Marcus, the director of JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY will direct I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE from a script he co-wrote with Debra […]

WATCHMEN Co-Writer David Hayter Forms DARK HERO STUDIOS!

Variety reports that writer David Hayter (co-writer on WATCHMEN, X-MEN, X2) and producer Benedict Carver have teamed up to form Dark Hero Studios, "a company that will generate film, TV, Internet and vidgame projects in the action, sci-fi and horror genres." The article continues, "Formation of the company comes as Hayter prepares to make his […]

Uncle Forry Ackerman’s Farewell…

Last week, tons of friends, family and fans gathered at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood to pay tribute to the late, great Forrest J Ackerman, whom we all knew, loved and grew up with via the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. Guests on hand speaking at the event included filmmakers John Landis, Joe […]

R.I.P. Actor RON SILVER – 1946-2009

Sadly, actor Ron Silver succumbed to cancer this past weekend. "Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning," said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped create. "He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years and his family is making arrangements for a private […]

AMERICA’S BAD KIDS EPISODE 4: MY EXPLOITATION BREAKFAST!

It’s Friday! So here’s AMERICA’S BAD KIDS EPISODE 4: MY EXPLOITATION BREAKFAST! Join John Torrani this episode as he sits down at Cinema Wasteland with all the heroes from exploitation cinema for a Bad Kids version Dinner for Five. With John Torrani is Captain Spalding himself, Sid Haig, director of the Ilsa movies Don Edmonds, […]

FRIGHT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – DIRECTOR JEFF BURR!

Just added! A FRIGHT exclusive interview with director JEFF BURR! Words can not express how much I love LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III. When I was roughly about 14 years old, I waited for hours outside my local theater until someone would pretend to be my "guardian" to sneak me in. And from then on, […]