FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: Heather Buckley’s “Streets”

What a way to dust off our FICTIONAL FRIGHTS column that this intense short story from film critic/journalist/Producer Heather Buckley (Dread Central, Fangoria, Vulture). One of the most unique voices in film journalism, Buckley writes the same as she speaks: with passion and fervor, with an in your face force of nature that is always […]

Fictional Frights: “FLIGHT” by Jason Jenkins

With the return of our FICTIONAL FRIGHTS short story series, we thought we’d give you fright fanatics one hell of a story. Icons of Fright friend Jason Jenkins (Jinx) (writer for Dread Central, as well as various others) sent this tale our way, one called “Flight” and was originally submitted to be a part of […]

FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: Garet Payne’s SIGNATURE OF EVIL

Hello fright fanatics! Now that that 4th of July hangover has faded into a memory and the fireworks are all over and done with, this July 5th FICTIONAL FRIGHTS story comes at you, right from our most recent submission, courtesy of Garet Payne. A story of child actors, fanatic fans and something that may or […]

FICTIONAL FRIGHTS – David Martin’s BRIDEGROOM OF BLOOD!!

Keeping with the series’ weekly output of varying types of horror fiction, we’ve got another fine story of fear from our friend David Martin. This time, he’s giving you fright fanatics, “Bridegroom of Blood“, a tale of a husband, his wife, a demonic statue, and the letter than ties them all together. It’s a good […]

FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: Jerry Smith’s “I’M TIRED OF DYING (Who killed me?!)”

Well, I figure since we’ve been able to kick off our FICTIONAL FRIGHTS series with two very entertaining short stories, courtesy of Sean Keller and David Martin, that it was time for me to throw my hat into the ring, so to speak. The reason I started FICTIONAL FRIGHTS, was to give writers an outlet […]

FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: David Martin’s “Into The Night”

For our second entry into our new FICTIONAL FRIGHTS column, we’re going a completely different direction. While the first story was a rock-n-roll, bloody time, “Into the Night” by David Martin goes a completely different way, injecting readers into another time and world in which there are things that threaten our Medieval characters’ very existence. […]

FICTIONAL FRIGHTS: Sean Keller’s “Red Noise”

Sean Keller is a jack of all trades, and if you disagree with that statement, chances are that you don’t know the guy. One helluva singer/songwriter, a screenwriter who has written for horror legends Dario Argento (GIALLO) and John Carpenter (the GREAT L.A. GOTHIC, which sadly fell through), Nicolas Cage (Keller co-wrote one of Cage’s […]

ICONS OF FRIGHT Announces FICTIONAL FRIGHTS Short Story Series; Open To Writers

Welcome to FICTIONAL FRIGHTS, an on-going series of short stories, provided by not only the Icons of Fright staff, but by industry friends and friends in general. In this fast paced, always on your phone type of life (I’m very guilty of it myself), our attention spans have been replaced with a constant need to […]