Colorado’s TELLURIDE HORROR SHOW Announces First Wave of Titles, Guests; All Going Down This October!!

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Colorado’s Telluride Horror Show (running October 14-16) has quickly become one of the year’s most loved film festivals, and it seems like that tradition is set to continue, with the announcement of this year’s first wave of films and guests. Films like Richard Bates, Jr.’s festival darling TRASH FIRE, the AWESOME ANOTHER EVIL (review) and […]

Interviews: Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 2)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

SCREAMFEST 2016 Announces First Wave of Titles; Richard Bates, Jr., Xavier Gens Highlight Announcement

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It kind of goes without saying but LA’s annual Screamfest is one of our favorite events of the year. With every passing year, many genre titles are featured at the hellish (in a good way) Fest that was founded in 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky and there are always enough great films, whether they […]

Interviews: Horror Film Festival Promoters of the Northeast – Part 1

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Putting together a film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. We sat down with four of the most well established genre film festivals that have survived & thrived for over five years in the northeast part of North America. These four […]

Fantasia International Film Festival Celebrates EPIC 20th Anniversary with First Wave Film/Guest Announcements

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Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, films like AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR (I dare you to ask me how much I love that film) and THE DEMOLISHER were brought to our attention thanks to […]

SWMF Short Film Review: NASTY

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*Editor’s note –Jay Kay, friend of Icons of Fright and head honcho over at HorrorHappens.com tackled this short film review from the STRANGER WITH MY FACE film festival in Tasmania. We’ve got a few more reviews from the festival coming your way, but for now, enjoy Jay’s review of NASTY. -Jerry With much acclaim and […]

Rob Zombie’s Blood Soaked 31 Set To Premiere At Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight Section

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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival (which runs from January 21-31) is about to get bloody, when it hosts the world premiere of Rob Zombie’s evil clown carnival film, 31, in its Midnight section. From the small amount of photos already released by zombie, the film looks to be quite the hardcore one, and a return […]

Fantasia Film Fest Review: SYNCHRONICITY

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When 2007’s THE SIGNAL first hit audiences, it did a hell of a job showing a small glimpse of the capabilities of the film’s trio of writer/directors, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Each director’s segment felt completely different from the previous director’s, and there was a sense of promise that you felt upon […]