Bluray Review: CRIMES OF PASSION

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How can one describe CRIMES OF PASSION, Ken Russell’s ode to sexual frustration and unhappiness? On the surface, it appears the be the story of a prostitute, China Blue (Kathleen Turner), a street preacher named Rev. Shayne (Anthony Perkins), and a home security expert named Bobby (John McLaughlin) who finds himself taking a job to […]

Botelho on De Palma: My Favorite Set Pieces

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*Editor’s note – Our good bud, Derek Botelho (author of the GREAT book, The Argento Syndrome) is a big De Palma fan and really, aren’t we all? The guy has such a great filmography and Botelho thought he’d provide you fright fanatics with some of his favorite De Palma moments! –Jerry With the recent release […]

Review: THE CONJURING 2

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The second chapter in James Wan’s continuing saga of Ed and Lorraine Warren, THE CONJURING 2, sees the couple in England in the 1970’s at the behest of a priest to rid a family of an unwanted house-guest, such as a ghost of an old man in a chair in the living room for starters. The […]

Review: KILLER DAMES – TWO GOTHIC CHILLERS BY EMILIO P. MIRAGLIA (4-Disc Special Limited Edition)

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I love a good, bad play on words, and my first reaction to this Blu-ray box set from Arrow is that it should be titled “The Nights Evelyn Came Out of the Grave” since both films deal with women named Evelyn who seem to be seeking some form of post-mortem revenge. However, in true giallo […]

Derek Botelho and The Cannibal Films of Bruno Mattei

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“My public wants one thing, and that’s blood, asshole!” shouts Grace Forsyte, a hard-nosed reporter with TVN, whose program has seen a drop in the ratings, putting her show into hiatus. To put herself back on top, Grace gathers a team to go deep into the Amazon to capture the cannibalistic natives for a new […]

Icons of Fright and Derek Botelho Team up for A GOBLIN Giveaway!

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As some of you may or may not know, all of us at Icons of Fright absolutely love sending cool things your way. DVDs, Blurays, Posters, anything we can get our hands on. It’s always a lot of fun making sure our loyal readers get some cool items, and well, keeping with that tradition, we’ve got […]

New Book Focusing On Career Of Dario Argento, THE ARGENTO SYNDROME Now Out, LA Signing In May!

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When it comes to reading  books on any of the filmmakers that have help shaped the genre that I love so dearly, if you’re like me, the more interviews with the creative people involved in said filmmaker’s career, the better. I love reading about the stories, the wins, the losses and everything in between, and […]

Book Review: HIDDEN HORROR!

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  *Editor’s note: Our good buddy (and author of the newly released THE ARGENTO SYNDROME) Derek Botelho tackled this review of Hidden Horror for us, so after you read this, do yourselves a favor and visit his site here for info on everything he has going on. -Jerry    When my review copy of Hidden Horror: […]