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    Women in Horror recognition month is just around the corner and the events are popping up fast! The next installment of the Horror Happens Film Showcase will befocusing on WOMEN IN HORROR on Saturday, February 14th running 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the incredible NON-PROFIT programming center of the Camp Jefferson Theatre at 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, New […]

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    Icons of Fright Interview With TURBO KID’s MICHAEL IRONSIDE!!

    Chances are, if you’re reading anything on Icons of Fright, Shock Till You Drop, Dread Central or any other genre site (or hell, even if you don’t typically read such sites), then you already know who Michael Ironside is. An actor that has played so many not just memorable but truly iconic roles in films […]

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    Masked Trio Ready To Invade Theaters Again In THE STRANGERS 2?

    THE STRANGERS was a surprise sleeper hit in the Summer of ’08 for Universal. Not only did it kill at the box office ($52 million on a $9 million budget), but in terms of quality as it’s a solid studio horror offering. A sequel has been oddly laying dormant since then, with a script by […]

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    “Look What I Made You”: In Defense Of James Wan’s DEATH SENTENCE (2007)

    Mention James Wan’s name, and more times than not, the SAW or INSIDIOUS series will come up. Every once in a great while, a fan of the criminally underrated DEAD SILENCE will be brought up (and rightfully so, it’s wonderful), but for the most part, Wan’s fanbase tends to focus on the traps of SAW, the […]

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    A Kiss Of Death Comes With New Poster For Female Powerhouse Anthology XX

    One anthology I have been incredibly anxious to see arrive, is the Magnolia/XYZ co-produced female-powerhouse anthology, XX. Comprised of shorts by the exceptional talents of filmmakers Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT, JENNIFER’S BODY), Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO), Jennifer Lynch (SURVEILLANCE), and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD, as well as being a staple in the horror community for quite […]


Tony Todd, Danny Trejo and a Whole Lotta Bullets Fly When Dark Sky Releases VANISH This February!!

With Joe Lynch’s “Salma Hayek against EVERYONE” epic EVERLY coming soon, it seems that the time for kickass women characters will FINALLY be in the foreground, and well..that’s awesome. Adding to the mix now, is the brand new announcement that Dark Sky Films is set to release first time writer/director Bryan Bockbrader’s VANISH on DVD/Bluray this […]

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TALES OF HALLOWEEN Anthology Filled To The Brim With Cameos; Story Titles Revealed!

Last month, we reported the announcement of  “The October Society”, a group of horror filmmakers coming together to give fans TALES OF HALLOWEEN, a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme.  The concept was created by SOULMATE director Axelle Carolyn and the list of directors involved is an impressive one, with Darren Lynn Bousman […]


One Sheet/Trailer For Australian Exploitation Film WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD Promises Post Apocalyptic Madness!!

While all of us MAD MAX fans wait with drooling mouths for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, the gang at IFC Midnight looks to satisfy our post-apocalyptic addictions with what’s being hailed as “MAD MAX meets the undead“, in the form of WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD . Hitting select theaters on February 13th, and directed by Kiah […]


Titans Collide in Trailer For FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY!!

Growing up, I absolutely adored watching the teamup films, featuring classic monsters. When modern day icons met in FREDDY VS. JASON, it just didn’t give me the same enjoyment and excitement that the old Universal films did. Image Entertainment is looking to get a lot of people with similar feelings excited, with their February 10th […]


Debut Trailer For THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE Arrives; Looks Like A Whole Lotta Fun

 We’ve been anxiously waiting the arrival of Anchor Bay’s upcoming fright fest, THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, for some time now (our previous coverage) and like all of you fright fanatics, we’ve been waiting for a trailer to drop. Well, Anchor Bay sent us the trailer today, and all of us at Icons of Fright are excited to […]

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New Poster/Trailer For Duplass-Led Blumhouse Film THE LAZARUS EFFECT Promises Resurrection!

The poster and trailer for the Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde-led film THE LAZARUS EFFECT was sent our way from Relativity Media, and the Blumhouse film, though somewhat reminiscent of 1990’s FLATLINERS, it still looks like a wild time. Dealing with a group of medical students trying to find a way to bring the dead […]


Beyond Fright Review: BAD TURN WORSE

A good Texas-pulp thriller can be hard to come by. That feeling and mood that filled stories written by Jim Thompson and various others just don’t seem to translate to film that often. When they do, it’s not only a rare occurrence, but something to latch onto.  Full  of twists and turns, the Simon and Zeke […]