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    Natty’s FIVE CLASSIC HORROR MOMENTS THAT I’M THANKFUL FOR

    When you think of Thanksgiving, chances are that you aren’t really counting the things you’re thankful for. Instead, like so many of us, you’re probably stressing about which stores are going to have the best sale on Blu-rays, or being an introvert and cyber shopping the deals. Perhaps you’re stuffing your face, and hoping you […]

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    Roddy Piper Leads Lovecraft Meets Carpenter-Like Short Film, PORTAL TO HELL; Crowd-Funding Underway

    This is one crowd-funded venture that sounds like a horror lover’s dream. Director Vivieno Caldinelli (PICNICFACE), writer Matt Watts (Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays), and WWE/THEY LIVE legend Roddy Piper are teaming up with XYZ’s Todd Brown (THE RAID, ABCs OF DEATH), executive producer Andrew Rosen (TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL), and ASTRON-6’s  Steve Kostanski (MANBORG!!) to […]

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    Icons Of Fright Interview With THE BABADOOK Writer/Director JENNIFER KENT!

    THE BABADOOK came out of nowhere and blew the hell out of audiences during its festival run, leaving quite a mark on not only the genre, but in film in general. Taking the story of a woman and her son coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, and a creature let loose […]

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    GIVEAWAY: WIN A FREE DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD Bluray!!

    It’s that time again, when all of us at Icons of Fright do our best to bring you loyal readers a giveaway contest to win some free swag! The good folks at WELL GO USA sent us a couple Bluray copies of Tommy Wirkola’s badass sequel to DEAD SNOW, aptly titled DEAD SNOW 2: RED […]

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    Anchor Bays Brings Demonic Possession Film THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE To DVD/Bluray This January!!

    Great news for fans of the possession sub-genre. News from Anchor bay has dropped, regarding the DVD/Bluray release of  BURIED writer, Chris Sparling’s THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, a demonic possession film produced by THE CONJURING producer, Peter Safran. Anchor Bay is releasing the film on DVD/Bluray this coming January 20th and though it sounds a bit like […]

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Bluray Review: Scream Factory’s MONKEY SHINES/THE DARK HALF!!

Scream Factory gives fans the George A. Romero treatment with their release of both 1988’s MONKEY SHINES and 1993’s THE DARK HALF, allowing fans NOT familiar with Romero’s non-zombie work to experience two films that though underrated, are both equally as entertaining as hell and given the Scream Factory special features touch we’ve all come […]

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EXPLOITATION ALLEY: THE STREET FIGHTER (1974)!!

I suppose I could blame my recent martial arts movie kick (no pun intended) on the recent and very amazing WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? For many fans of the Exploitation genre, martial arts movies are a necessity and were probably some of the first films we were exposed to (or at least that’s how it […]

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Review: THE DAMNED

Victor García has made a name for himself with being the guy who takes on straight-to-DVD sequels for popular films, having directed RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, MIRRORS 2, and the much maligned HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS. After going through those sequels, it’s no wonder that García would jump at the chance to direct something original with THE […]

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SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT & CHRISTMAS EVIL Scores Slashing To Vinyl From Death Waltz Records!

The Christmas season just got a hell of a whole lot better thanks to Death Waltz Records! The illustrious UK record label isn’t letting 2014 ring in without a bang, as tomorrow sees the release of not one, but two seminal-seasonal-slashers: SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT and CHRISTMAS EVIL! Dread Central got the exclusive word, complete […]

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BEHOLD and PRE-ORDER! Fright Rags Releasing FOUR Devilish Designs For THE EXORCIST III

This is, in my opinion, the best news to wake up to this morning. Fright Rags, always known to kick ass with their collection of horror film-themed t-shirts, are launching a new PRE-ORDER for four AWESOME THE EXORCIST III shirts for fans of the underrated 1990 film written and directed by William Peter Blatty (who also […]

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ANNABELLE Hitting DVD/Bluray This January 20th From Warner Bros

Warner Bros. is gearing up to bring ANNABELLE (the prequel to last year’s massive hit THE CONJURING) home to DVD/Bluray on January 20th, 2015, along with a decent amount of special features to please fans of this year’s possessed doll film.  With the recent announcement of THE CONJURING director James Wan signing on to helm […]

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BJ Colangelo’s Horror Movie Guide to Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer

Happy November, Icons of Fright readers!  As you all recover from the Breast Cancer Awareness pink washed items at your local grocery store fighting with the Halloween themed goodies, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to paint the world purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.  Boasting a 4% survival rate after five years, Pancreatic Cancer […]