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    31 Hits DVD/Bluray/Digital HD This December; Comes With Four hour Documentary

    Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31, has had the effect most of his films tend to have: a pretty divisive one. Personally, I LOVED the film (review) and think it’s one of the most entertaining horror films in a long, long time. It’s unique, it’s fun and it’s brutal as hell. Zombie created a true horror […]

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    Rob Zombie Bassist Matt Montgomery Teams up With Ash Costello To Form THE HAXANS; Releases New EP

    Matt Montgomery, a longtime member of Rob Zombie’s band in which he goes by Piggy D, is one cool cat. The Dracula mask wearing bassist is always one of the many highlights of seeing RZ live and puts on one hell of a performance every time. On his downtime, the multi-instrumentalist teamed up with Ash […]

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    L. Gustavo Cooper’s Acclaimed Short Film THE HOME Now Making the Jump To Feature

    L. Gustavo Cooper, director of THE DEVIL INCARNATE and most recently JUNE, has been doing a hell of a job making even more of a name for himself with his festival acclaimed short film, THE HOME.  The short, co-written by Cooper and RESOLUTION star Peter Cilella, followed a young woman (played by, in my opinion, […]

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    Screamfest Hosts L.A. Premiere of Richard Bates, Jr.’s TRASH FIRE; Photos/video included

    Richard Bates, Jr.’s TRASH FIRE (hitting limited theaters and VOD on November 4th) has been blowing people away at every festival screening around and it’s really no surprise. One of the most unique and singularly original filmmakers working today, Bates made mouths drop with his feature debut EXCISION and made  just as many laugh with his […]

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    Shudder Exclusive French Miniseries BEYOND THE WALLS Debuts TODAY!!

    Shudder, the all horror streaming service, has quickly made a name for itself as being the go-to destination for quite easily the most comprehensive and all across the board selection of genre films. Whether you’re into slashers, Japanese horror or would even like to know what your favorite horror auteurs prefer (Shudder hosts curated lists […]


Intense Survivalist Thriller CARNAGE PARK Heads to DVD/Bluray This November!

At Icons of Fright, we’re fans of director Mickey Keating’s work. One of the most diverse filmmakers around, each film of Keating’s feels completely different from the previous one and the director never feels the need to repeat himself. Thanks to the crew over at Scream Factory and their partnership with IFC Midnight, Keating’s survivalist […]


SEVEN More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want To Miss!!

A little while back, we wrote about Twenty Essential Scream Factory Releases, which were DVD/Blurays releases that the gang at Scream Factory knocked right out of the park. It was a fun, overwhelmingly in depth project to take on, going through my SF collection (I’m a self-proclaimed fanatic of the brand, and will continue to […]



There’s a level of accomplishment that very few films are able to pull  off: being able to be striking and effective without having to rely on continual dialogue. These days, the typical audience member tends to put their money and attention towards films that are fast-paced and have a lack of room to breathe, and […]



2013’s ALMOST HUMAN showcased not only the talents of director Joe Begos, actor/editor Josh Ethier and actor Graham Skipper, but a genuine love for all things John Carpenter and David Cronenberg. The gory body invasion film caught people off guard during its festival run and when released, it quickly became a film that genre lovers […]


Beyond Fright Review: BLUE JAY (2016)

We all have one. A first love that made us see life through optimistic blinders and caused us to look at our future in an eyes wide open type of way. We wished and expected the best for each other and there wasn’t a damned thing that would sway that young love flowing through those […]


Fantastic Fest Review: RAW

Not since John Fawcett’s Canadian cult classic GINGER SNAPS  and more recently Jonas Alexander Arnby’s WHEN ANIMALS DREAM  has such truth and vulnerability been shown within each frame of horror storytelling, showing an amalgamation of cannibalism, vampirism and a coming of age-like rite of passage like the French/Belgium film RAW. Submerged with a weary and inexperienced sense of understanding, […]


Bluray Review: CARRIE (1976)

Scream Factory over the last couple years has become a household name for horror fans and collectors of physical media. Creating “collector’s editions” of cult favorites like GINGER SNAPS and PSYCHO 2 helped build a reputation of putting out movies for the real fans who often feel ignored and spend absurds amount of money to […]