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    Why ‘THE PURGE: ANARCHY’ is the Most Important Horror Film of 2014

    After watching THE PURGE: ANARCHY last week, I knew that I wanted to write something about the film and its commentary on today’s society.  I knew that to properly explain myself, I should probably re-watch the film now that I knew what was going to happen and could really zone my focus in on the […]

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    Fantasia Review: CYBERNATURAL

    While the found footage/pov sub-genre has seemingly been done to death, this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival has done its best to prove otherwise, with completely solid efforts such as the Patrick Brice/Mark Duplass horror-comedy CREEP (review soon), and now, Leo Gabriadza’s Skype-based horror film CYBERNATURAL.  The technology-led horror film not only provides viewers with enough shock and […]

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    Fantasia Review: AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR

    Nicholas McCarthy hit the horror scene hard with his 2012 feature debut, THE PACT, catching viewers off guard and getting tons of praise within the horror community as well. With such a strong first film, the pressures of following up that debut could make a lesser man cave under the pressure, but alas, McCarthy obviously […]

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    Exploitation Alley: CONTAMINATION .7

    I decided to ask a friend for a recommendation recently (said friend being  Jerry) , and he suggested this epic, train wreck of a film. After viewing it, I still don’t know if I want to punch him and revoke my friendship, or bake him cookies, and give him a high five.  I mean, this film […]

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    Phantom Of The “______”: A Brief History

    “In sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came…” It’s not a secret that I’m a jazz-handing, jazz squaring, belt singing musical theatre fangirl.  Pair my love of horror movies with my obsession of musicals and it’s no surprise that one of my favorite horror movie characters is the famous “Phantom of the ______.”  […]

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Josh Soriano’s FIVE BEST “OLD DARK HOUSE” FILMS

On a stormy night, amidst the the trees on a fog-shrouded​ hilltop, a large house sits. Inside, a group of people have come together to hear the reading of a will. As the night continues, the ​​storm’s grasp strengthens and renders it impossible for the group to leave. They’ll have to spend the night. However, one […]

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Learn Five Things To Know Before Watching THE PURGE: ANARCHY, And Win A Prize Pack From The Film!!

THE PURGE: ANARCHY hits theaters on July 18th, and it looks like one hell of a ride. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first PURGE film, ANARCHY looks like a cross between bad and ass (just kidding), or at least THE WARRIORS and MAD MAX in a strange sort of way. Let’s just […]

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2014 Fantasia International Film Festival Boasts Impressive Lineup; Horror and Sci-Fi Titles Galore!

The 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival is ready to hit Montreal hard, lasting from July 17-August 5th, and like usual, Icons of Fright will be bringing you fright fanatics review coverage galore, as this year’s lineup is definitely one to write home about. Everything from my most anticipated film of the year, FAULTS, Richard Bates, […]

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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET’s Heather Langenkamp gets herself a ‘Freddy Cut’ For Scares That Care!

I’ve always loved seeing Heather Langenkamp in things, as the Elm Street spotlight typically goes to Freddy himself, bypassing how integral the character of Nancy was in the original film. While Freddy is the star of the series in most fans’ eyes, my preferences tend to fall more with the protagonists of horror, and when […]

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Beyond Fright Review: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. JAMES J. BULGER

  True crime stories have always held my attention, as they are examples of not only how evil human beings can be, but how said men are capable of such awful acts of violence. The true crime approach to storytelling, whether it be in books, biopics, or in the case of WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF […]

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Robert Rodriguez-Hosted DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Returns With Guillermo Del Toro/Quentin Tarantino Episodes; Premiere Information

Earlier this year, Robert Rodriguez gave fans one hell of an episode of his filmmaker on filmmaker interview show, THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR, with its John Carpenter episode. Giving fans an in depth conversation with the master of horror, Rodriguez and Carpenter spoke about the director’s motivations, stories and ideas behind some of his most adored films. […]

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House of Mouse Horror: A Defense for Disney Channel Original Movies

Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia LaBeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment.  Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel?  The […]