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    Icons of Fright Interview with 7 MINUTES Director Jay Martin!

    Having started his career as both a music video director (his video for Atreyu’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” is a fave of mine) and a storyboard artist on films like AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 and CONSTANTINE, Jay Martin’s directorial feature debut 7 MINUTES is a heist gone wrong film full of tension and suspense. Dealing with jumping […]

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    Roger Corman-Produced SHARKTOPUS VS. WHALEWOLF Gets One Crazy Trailer!!

    Roger Corman is a legend, his film career having spanned decades after decades, providing a constant onslaught of entertaining B and exploitation films for film lovers. No stranger to the absurd, Corman is now prepping the release of SHARKTOPUS VS. WHALEWOLF (yes, you read that right), the third chapter in the SyFy channel series, this time […]

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    Icons of Fright Talks EXETER With Director Marcus Nispel!!

    Director Marcus Nispel might be primarily known for helming 2003’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and 2009’s FRIDAY THE 13th remakes, as well as being in my opinion, one of the best music video directors of all time, but this week sees the release of EXETER, a film that has went through three years of shuffled […]

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    Jovy Skol’s TEN BEST OPENING KILLS IN HORROR

    Alfred Hitchcock shocked audiences in 1960 with his black and white classic PSYCHO when he decided to kill of leading lady Janet Leigh in the first 45 minutes. Her death scene was considered brutal and almost pornographic in the standards of that day, but Hitchcock didn’t care. He wanted to scare and take you by […]

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    Icons of Fright Chats With STUNG Director Benni Diez!!

    Icons own Jovy Skol loved the creature attacking catering workers tale STUNG (review), which hits VOD on July 3rd from IFC Midnight, and we thought what better way to help get you fright fanatics turned onto the film, than to have a small chat with Benni Diez, the film’s director. We asked Benni about what […]

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FICTIONAL FRIGHTS – David Martin’s BRIDEGROOM OF BLOOD!!

Keeping with the series’ weekly output of varying types of horror fiction, we’ve got another fine story of fear from our friend David Martin. This time, he’s giving you fright fanatics, “Bridegroom of Blood“, a tale of a husband, his wife, a demonic statue, and the letter than ties them all together. It’s a good […]

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It’s HAMMER Time When Warner Bros. Releases Horror Classics Collection Vol.1 This October

Warner Bros. is gearing up to give fans of Hammer Horror a Halloween treat, when they unleash HORROR CLASSICS, VOL. 1 on October 6th. A four film Bluray boxset featuring Hammer classics Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and The Mummy, the boxset is just what horror […]

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Scream Factory Sends Supernatural John McTiernan Chiller NOMADS To Bluray This August!!

This is good news indeed! Word broke today that Scream Factory, who is doing an excellent job at kicking ass and taking names, is delivering John McTiernan’s 1986 chiller NOMADS to genre fans, when it hits Bluray on August 18th. Personally, I’m a fan of this Pierce Brosnan-led demonic gem, and I can’t wait to […]

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One Final Scare? PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION Trailer Is Here!

Things have been quiet on the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY front, Blumhouse’s inaugural found footage, fright-fest franchise that’s been dragging people out of bed and down the hallway since 2007. The better-than-expected spinoff THE MARKED ONES further opened up the mythology behind Grandma Lois and her demonic lackey Toby, leaving us waiting with bated breath for the […]

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Bluray/DVD Review: DOG SOLDIERS

Scream Factory never lets up, do they? While all of their output isn’t pure gold (I’m still recovering from TENTACLES), the fact is that the majority of the films that they release are given such a hands on approach to the film and special features to go with that to make most genre fans happy. […]

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Review: REDEEMER

Right now, American action films are looking quite tame in comparison to those from other countries. In the last few years we’ve gotten groundbreaking films such as THE RAID: REDEMPTION and its sequel, THE RAID 2, as well as countless others that show that the bad CGI and poor choreography aren’t cutting it anymore. Adding […]

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Jovy Skol’s FIVE FAVORITE REVENGE FILMS

Editor’s note: Friend of Icons of Fright, Jovy Skol, wrote this little list of his five favorite revenge films. Filled with everything from multiple countries, his picks are pretty solid, and worth checking out if you have yet to do so. -Jerry Cannibal Holocaust An American film crew disappears in the Amazon rain forest while […]