Jerry Smith’s TOP 10 Horror Films of 2015!

2015 was, in my opinion, a great year for horror. I’ve read quite a few lists that mentioned the lack of good studio genre films and for the most part, I agree. With that being said, there’s a film or two that were made within the studio system that I absolutely loved, so it’s fun […]

Fictional Frights: THE FOUNTAIN SHARK, PT.2

After a short delay, we’re giving you fright fanatics not one but TWO FICTIONAL FRIGHTS short stories this week. The first one is another small glimpse of my upcoming novella, The Fountain Shark. It’s a story of a female serial killer dubbed “The Fountain Shark” roaming the streets of Hollywood, looking for people to kill, […]

Fictional Frights: THE FOUNTAIN SHARK, Pt.1

We’ve had a small break from our FICTIONAL FRIGHTS short story column, and well, now the break is over. While we’re going to keep providing any interested writers with a platform to showcase any stories they’d like to share, we’re also going to start giving a glimpse of something I (Jerry Smith) have been working […]

Pirate Commentary: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE

There’s nothing better than knocking back a few drinks with friends (I opt for some water or Dr. Pepper most of the time), eating some good pizza and enjoying an entertaining horror film, especially if it’s one that you hold pretty close to your heart. While it has found its audience more in the last […]

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 […]

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 […]

“I Like My Horror To Hurt”-Why We Need Downer Endings In Horror

I don’t want my horror films to be wrapped up in a neat little bow, with the final girl/guy walking into the sunset. The survivor who went through hell and walks away is always nice to watch, but more times than not, I want reality, I want to feel the pain of the evil and […]

Jerry and Natty Tackle Marilyn Manson’s “Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) “

We’re without a figure to lead the way. Every generation has one of them, and these days, there really isn’t anyone out there challenging the ideals of the Christian right, the masses putting the blame on everybody from musicians to filmmakers for the tragedies that could have been avoided with proper treatment of the individuals […]