Icons of Fright Interview with 7 MINUTES Director Jay Martin!

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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 […]

Beyond Fright Review: BROKEN HORSES

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If there’s a certain type of sub-genre of films that I love as much as the horror genre, without a doubt that type of film is gritty, betrayal-filled Tex-Mex crime noir sun-genre. There’s just something so wonderful about films like BLOOD SIMPLE, LONE STAR and various others that make me giddy like a kid giving […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE MULE

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Good, original crime thrillers can be extremely difficult to come by. For ever GOODFELLAS or FARGO, there are quite a few efforts that end up falling a bit flat, giving viewers a definite “been there, done that” feeling. When original crime films do come, it’s typically out of nowhere and a lasting effort that ends […]

Icons Of Fright Interview With THE MULE/SAW/INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER III’s Leigh Whannell!!

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 Since making one hell of a splash writing (and acting in) 2004’s epic franchise starter, SAW, Leigh Whannell hasn’t really stopped for a second. Being involved with the SAW series, along with collaborations with SAW director James Wan, Leigh wrote films like DEATH SENTENCE, DEAD SILENCE, INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER TWO, as well as acting […]

TCM Classics Bringing Bogart/Bacall Noir Classics To DVD This December

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There are certain types of films that kind of go hand in hand with horror/thrillers/genre films. Though not specifically horror, the crime noir sub-genre gets me as excited as mentally possible, with enough twists and turns, and atmosphere to last for days. I’m a big fan of double features, so on most nights, instead of […]