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    Jerry Smith’s 20 Essential SCREAM FACTORY Releases

    I’m biased, so let’s just get that out of the way. I kneel at the altar of Carpenter, Craven and Hooper, so if you see repeats of said filmmakers on this list, that’s why: They’re some of my favorite films of all time. With that said, I thought it would be fun to go through […]

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    XLrator Media Acquires North American Rights to Horror Thriller THE WINDMILL; Being Released This October via Its MACABRE Label

    XLrator Media is usually pretty good at picking up films that genre lovers love, and today’s new that the distribution company has acquired North American rights to Nick Jongerius (producer of Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End)’s THE WINDMILL looks as if they’re continuing that trend. Being released via its Macabre label this October, the film stars Noah […]

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    WB Set to Unleash THE CONJURING 2 to Digital HD this August; DVD/Bluray Coming This September

    You’ve got to hand it to director James Wan. The filmmaker is responsible for helming not one or even two popular franchises but he’s getting to the point where every series he creates or touches turns into genre gold. Having directed SAW, INSIDIOUS, THE CONJURING and the popular FAST 7, Wan has quickly landed a […]

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    Editorial: WHY IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER BLAIR WITCH, Part 2

    The summer of the year that brought the 20th century to a close, for me, was a fantastic and exciting time. I had just celebrated my twenty-fifth birthday, I was living on my own in a semi-luxurious apartment and I was shamelessly indulging in the nightclub lifestyle – my weekends comprised of hitting disco after […]

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    TV Review: DEAD OF SUMMER – Episode 5: “How to Stay Alive In The Woods”

    It’s 2016, over 20 years since we were first introduced to the Candyman and Tony Todd is still scary as shit. With a voice that demands a 5.1 set up, he still has a screen presence that few come close to and makes me hold my breath every time his arms are out stretched towards […]

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EXCLUSIVE Interview With BEFORE I DISAPPEAR Actor/Director Shawn Christensen

One in a great while, you come across a film that not only entertains you, but one that really resonates with you on a very personal level. When these films come along, it’s important as cinephiles and also just as admirers of personal storytelling, to embrace those films and champion them as much as you […]

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Second Season of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD To Add Ash’s Father & Linda to The Mix; FULL TRAILER Released!!

The first season of the Starz series, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD was one hell of a ride, throwing fans of the EVIL DEAD series right into a blood soaked return of one of the best anti-heroes around, Ash Williams, along with establishing a new take on the mythology of the series. It was one of the […]

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Scream Factory shows Mick Garris Some Love When PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING Hits DVD/Bluray This August!!

AMC’s Bates Motel has done a hell of a job giving viewers a fresh, new take on the horror classic PSYCHO and it’s sometimes protagonist/antagonist, Norman Bates. A lot of newer fans of the series have voiced their opinions on how interesting it is to see the genesis of why Norman became what he eventually […]

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ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Season One Heading to Behead you on August 23rd

While we’re all anxiously waiting for the second season of Starz’ ASH VS. EVIL DEAD to arrive this fall, the gang over at Anchor Bay is sending the EPIC first season your way, when it hits DVD/Bluray on August 23rd! After the cliffhanger-like finale of season one, I for one, am both excited and on […]

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Review: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special […]

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Shannon Chats With OUTLAWS AND ANGELS Star Ben Browder!!

This past Friday, JT Mollner’s western/thriller OUTLAWS AND ANGELS came out in select theaters and VOD, after previously garnering love from the festival circuits.  In anticipation of the films release, Icons of Fright’s Shannon McGrew, sat down with actor Ben Browder to discuss his role of George Tildon in OUTLAWS AND ANGELS, the danger of wild […]

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Review: OUTLAWS AND ANGELS

I’ve never been a fan of spaghetti westerns, but with the release of BONE TOMAHAWK this past year and now OUTLAWS AND ANGELS I may need to seriously consider watching more thriller/horror-esque western films.  OUTLAWS AND ANGELS is the debut film from writer/director JT Mollner and stars Chad Michael Murray, Luke Wilson, Teri Polo, Francesca […]