Review: ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL

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Being a horror fan is usually the easiest way to earn a raised eyebrow from “normal” society, but being a jazz-squaring, belt singing, musical theatre fan in the horror community will almost always send you off to the isolated Island of Misfit Fandom. Luckily, for the proud and passionate citizens of this island, Darren Lynn […]

5 Horror Movies That Deserve a Broadway Musical Adaptation

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I’ve written a lot about horror musicals over the years on Icons of Fright, and it would appear that I’m not the only one out there with a deep and abiding love for musical adaptations of beloved horror films.  YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, EVIL DEAD, CARRIE, AMERICAN PSYCHO, THE SILENCE OF THE […]

Phantom Of The “______”: A Brief History

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“In sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came…” It’s not a secret that I’m a jazz-handing, jazz squaring, belt singing musical theatre fangirl.  Pair my love of horror movies with my obsession of musicals and it’s no surprise that one of my favorite horror movie characters is the famous “Phantom of the ______.”  […]

Review: STAGE FRIGHT (2014)

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The “horror musical” concept is a bit of an oddity in cinema history. Surely, everyone is aware of the most popular grandaddy of them all, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, or Brian DePalma’s underrated classic (that came one year prior in 1974), THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, which has found a new appreciation in later […]

SINGING, SCREAMING, AND SCREWING: WHY ARE BROADWAY MUSICALS, HORROR FILMS, AND PORNOS SO CRAZY ABOUT REMAKES?

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We’re only two days away from the highly anticipated release of the remake of DePalma’s classic horror film, CARRIE.  While audiences are still scratching their heads trying to figure out why anyone would try to rehash such a classic movie, CARRIE will be yet another trip down remake lane for the Hollywood Horror Movie Machine.  […]

SLINGIN’ IN THE PAIN: HORROR MOVIES AND MUSICAL THEATRE

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There’s a popular image that has been circulating the interwebs for quite some time of a Venn-Diagram showing People who like horror movies, people who like musicals, and serial killers.  Apparently, if you like horror movies AND musicals, you’re a serial killer. Well boys, I guess that makes me Aileen Wuornos.  Often mistaken as a […]