Will 2016 be another solid year for horror?

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With how back and forth the horror genre and its films did in 2015, it’s a mystery how the genre will fare this year. 2015 saw studio films like IT FOLLOWS, THE VISIT and THE GIFT doing pretty well, while others such as Eli Roth’s cannibal revival film THE GREEN INFERNO and the criminally underrated SINISTER 2 missed […]

5 Things I Learned From Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’

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Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘ is not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it also happens to be one of my all time favorite films of any genre. And even now, 40 years later, I still revisit it often, read articles and books, watch any & […]

HalloweenCostumes.com Gives a Look Back at the Many Faces of LEATHERFACE!!

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This is pretty awesome. The folks at HalloweenCostumes.com wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and its iconic Leatherface character and sent this awesome artwork/infographic (props to Jacob Kuddes, Jimm McShane and Marlon Heimerl for doing an excellent job on it!) our way. I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but […]

The Vault: Scary Movie (1991)

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A decade back when we first started Icons Of Fright, one of my personal favorite columns here was from my dear friend Jason Alvino called “The Vault Of The Forgotten & Obscure!” While tons of titles that we had vague memories of as kids were still trickling into the ever-growing DVD market at the time, […]

Bluray Review: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary 4-Disc Collector’s Edition Bluray

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We’ve all experienced THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE in different ways. For some of us, it came later in life (my embarrassing introduction to the original film can be read here) and for some it was an odd yet interesting experience (during our interview with Bill Moseley a while back, he mentioned seeing it as a […]

Beyond Fright -The Ramones & White Zombie Do THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE!!

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On the previous Beyond Fright entry, I wrote about The Huntingtons’ “Let’s Go to Haddonfield“, a song that was written about John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. For this one, I decided to focus on two songs that went in the direction of somewhere else, that place being Texas.  Full of heat, barbecue and some good ol’ fashioned murder […]

EVENT REPORT: TEXAS CHAINSAW Screening with William Friedkin & Tobe Hooper!

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Monday evening, July 21st, 2014 was a very special night for horror fanatics based in the Los Angeles area! The Vista Theater in association with the fine folks over at the Cinefamily  held a very special screening of the legendary horror classic ‘THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE‘ to celebrate it’s 40th (!) anniversary. This version boasts […]

Our First Times: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)!!

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Last year, the Icons of Fright staff and I all began contributing to what we called “Icons Firsts”, a series of articles detailing the stories of our first encounters with classic horror films. While it’s a task at times to wrangle everyone together, due to schedules and such, I’m very into the idea of sharing […]