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    Head Into THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE With Brand New Stills Gallery/Key Art!!

    Anchor Bay is unleashing THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE onto DVD/Bluray on January 20th, but to keep you horror lovers excited for the clairvoyant thriller, we were sent the brand new key art for the film, along with a whole gallery for the film directed by BURIED writer Chris Sparling. When an official trailer drops for this […]

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    Scariest Film of 2015? IT FOLLOWS Trailer Proves Indie Horror Reigns!

    Ever since this hit the festival circuit earlier this year to wide acclaim, I’ve been patiently awaiting a glimpse at what many are calling the must-see, scariest film of 2015. Hyperbole or fact? Decide for yourself below by watching the newly released trailer, which certainly looks to have an incredibly original idea with a minimalist […]

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    Writing Mix Tape #6: Jerry Smith

    For our sixth entry into the “Writing MixTape” series, I thought I’d go back to the beginning, with another set of songs I love to listen to while writing. We’re going to make this a regular series, with Writing MixTapes posted from the Icons crew every once in a while, in an attempt to perhaps […]

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    THE RAID’s Original Score Blasts Onto Vinyl From Death Waltz Records!

    Gareth Evans’ game-changing action epic THE RAID was a shotgun blast to the face when it exploded onto our shores, collectively showing us that we had a new classic on our hands. One thing we didn’t get to experience was the film’s original score, from composers Aria Praygoi & Fajar Yuskemal, but now thanks to […]

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    Jerry Smith’s TOP TEN HORROR FILMS OF 2014

    Jesus Christ, this has been one hell of a year for horror. There were so many genre films that for one reason or another, really spoke to me. Some were intense experiences, ones that led me to think about certain parts of life differently. Some were just plain ol’ fun entertainment and just brightened my […]

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Fright Rags Aiming To PUNISH With PRE-ORDER Of Their Epic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 30th Anniversary Collection; Releasing This December!

For you Christmas horror-loving fright fanatics out there, it’s time to wet your pants! Really, get a change of underwear before reading on….got ‘em? Ok. The gang at Fright Rags is at it again, with the newly announced pre-order announcement of their 30th Anniversary SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT collection, featuring enough SNDN swag to make […]

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PARANORMAN: It’s Pretty Much Just SILENT HILL Jr.

I’ve finally gotten to an age where I feel worldly enough to share my knowledge of cinema with my younger family members, rather than be the one depending on other people to expose me to new films.  Of course I’ll always be looking for unseen flicks from other people, but there’s something magical about showing […]

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Anchor Bay Bringing Pulp-Noir To The Masses When BAD TURN WORSE Hits DVD/Bluray This January!

If there’s a subgenre of films that I adore as much as horror, it’s the Crime/Mystery one. I’m a sucker for pulpy, Noir-toned crime films in which things get worse and worse as the movie goes on, and films like The Coen Bros.’ BLOOD SIMPLE are some of my all time favorites. I eat and breathe […]

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Bluray Review: TALES FROM THE CRYPT/VAULT OF HORROR

Making their Bluray debut here in the U.S., Amicus Films’ film adaptions of TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR scores well, courtesy of Scream Factory. The two anthology films,featuring excellent short stories pulled right from the classic E.C. Comics, look better than ever, and in the case of VAULT OF HORROR, offers viewers three […]

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Beyond Fright Review: THE CONGRESS

*Editor’s note: Friend of Icons of Fright, Derek Smith, tackled this review of Drafthouse Films’ THE CONGRESS for us. Be sure to check out his site (linked at the bottom) for his experiences taking on classic films for the first time!-Jerry Mankind by default is a selfish breed. We do our best to survive, with our […]

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Instrumental Horror Mastermind Sam Haynes Offers FREE Download Of Christmas-Themed Horror Music!

In October, we reviews the most recent release from Sam Haynes (here), U.K.’s horror mastermind. Having a great knack from creating terrifying, ambient landscapes perfect for haunted houses, background writing music and/or just terrifying the hell out of your kids, Haynes took to Twitter this afternoon, giving fans an announcement that he’s offering up a […]

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Icons of Fright Interview With LATE PHASES Star Ethan Embry!!

*Editor’s note: Ethan Embry has made a definite leap from the types of roles he once played in films like CAN’T HARDLY WAIT and THAT THING YOU DO!, to more recent meaty roles in films such as CHEAP THRILLS and now LATE PHASES (now on VOD/iTunes), a werewolf film with a lot of heart and meaning. […]