Rob G.’s TOP 10 HORROR FILMS OF 2014!

Welcome, fellow fiends! Another year come and gone & it was quite a year for independent cinema. Not a single “studio” picture on my list, which isn’t surprising, considering some of the greatest horror films of all time – HALLOWEEN, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, etc – were all innovative low budget […]


Sitting down and jotting down a top ten list of great films from 2014 was no easy feat. Why? Because some damn good horror films grabbed this year by the balls and refused to let go. After much pondering, (and debates with my inner thoughts) I have finally figured out my list. To me, this […]

BJ Colangelo’s Top 15 Horror Movies of 2014

We’re only half a month away from 2015, and it’s time to look back on the year, jump on our soap boxes, and crank out our “Best of the Year” lists.  2014 may have been a weak year for theatrical horror films, but the independent circuit was booming. I saw films in 2014 that have […]

BJ Colangelo’s Horror Movie Guide to Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer

Happy November, Icons of Fright readers!  As you all recover from the Breast Cancer Awareness pink washed items at your local grocery store fighting with the Halloween themed goodies, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to paint the world purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.  Boasting a 4% survival rate after five years, Pancreatic Cancer […]


THE FILM: While you can easily read our review of the E.L. Katz-directed CHEAP THRILLS here, it’s important to say that it’s a film that gets even better upon multiple viewings. The story of a desperate guy doing desperate things for money, while completely funny at times, is a multi-layered examination of  how far people […]


When CHEAP THRILLS was screened at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, the film was preceded by a variety of dares. One woman ate a popsicle covered in bugs. A man had “Cheap Thrills” tattooed on his rear end in order to attain a 2014 Fantastic Fest VIP badge (worth it!) before ever having seen the movie. But […]

Fantasia Film Festival Review: CHEAP THRILLS!

Desperate people do desperate things. If there is an underlying theme to E.L. Katz’ CHEAP THRILLS, then that would definitely be it, as it’s an impressive as hell look at how far people are willing to go, when they simply have everything at stake. Full of some of the best performances that I’ve seen in […]

CHEAP THRILLS Wins New Flesh Award At Fantasia Film Festival!

We have a review that just dropped for CHEAP THRILLS (here), but we also wanted to share a prestigious award director E.L. Katz was given for his directorial debut! The New Flesh Award for Best First Feature is awarded to first-time directors, and it is extremely well deserved. This is a film you will not […]