SHIVERS Remake Set to Begin Filming This February!!

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We get press releases daily, and for the most part, they’ll consist of “This film has added so and so to the cast“, or “This film is hitting Bluray this month“. Today, we received one that I certainly didn’t expect. Production of a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1975 parasite classic, SHIVERS, is set to begin […]

SCANNERS II & SCANNERS III Explode Onto Blu-ray From Scream Factory!

David Cronenberg’s mind exploding classic spawned two direct-to-video sequels in the 90s (as well as two spinoff SCANNER COP films), and Scream Factory has announced they’ll be bringing SCANNERS II: THE NEW ORDER and SCANNERS III: THE TAKEOVER to a Double Feature Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack! I’ve personally never seen any of the films that followed, […]

EXPLOITATION ALLEY: SHIVERS!!

For this week’s Exploitation Alley, I thought it would be cool to head back to the ’70s, which is my favorite decade when it comes to horror/genre films. The horror films of the ’70s didn’t dumb themselves down for their audiences, and didn’t rely on extremely quick editing to tell a story, they relied on […]

Scream Factory Announces SCANNERS II and III For DVD!!!

Whoa! Scream Factory has already proven to be the most fan friendly new horror DVD company out there, especially with their weekly Friday announcements via their official Facebook page. Today’s titles however hold a special place in my heart. I love David Cronenberg as much as the next genre fan, but SCANNERS was never a […]

FRIGHT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – RICHARD BATES JR. Director of EXCISION!

From the moment I first saw the trailer to EXCISION, I knew it was going to be something special. It reminded me slightly in tone (judging from that promo clip) to Lucky McKee’s debut feature MAY and featured an incredible all star cast consisting of AnnaLynne McCord (90210), Traci Lords, John Waters, Malcolm McDowell, Ray […]

BEYOND FRIGHT – New Trailer For David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS!

While David Cronenberg’s films as of late have veered somewhat away from the horror genre, they still tend to have that odd off-kilter unique Cronenberg-esque vibe to them, and hence require our attention here on Icons Of Fright. And his latest COSMOPOLIS looks like one of his most bizarre offerings yet! Based on the novel […]

BEYOND FRIGHT: Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS & New Upcoming Projects!

The past couple decades Cronenberg has strayed from his body-horror roots that made us love and adore his films so much, but luckily his focus on other genres (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, etc.) have been equally impressive and is a prime example of a director honing his craft. Cronenberg’s latest film COSMOPOLIS (based […]

Rest In Peace Director James Isaac

It is with tremendous┬ásadness┬áthat we’ve just learned about the passing of director James Isaac; the helmer of JASON X, THE HORROR SHOW, SKINWALKERS and most recently PIG HUNT. He was 51 years old. Isaac got his start primarily in the special effects world and worked on several David Cronenberg productions including THE FLY, NAKED LUNCH […]