THE NEW BLOOD: Leonel VHS

*We’ve been letting you fright fanatics know more about the Icons of Fright staffers, more specifically the ones who have joined the fold within the last year or so. Since Icons of Fright’s inception (2004!!), the site has had the privilege of having some really great writers and creators and before joining the team, I […]

Leonel VHS Talks WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? With Camille Keaton

Every devoted horror fan at one time or another has sat down and taken the time to jot down his or her “bucket list” of people – actors, directors, etc. – who have all appeared in or helped helm horror films they love and have grown an attachment to. When I was a horror “newbie” […]

Bluray Review: THE MUTILATOR

Ah, The Mutilator, the memories of my teenage years  you bring back. I remember the exact moment I gazed upon your VHS box in the summer of 1987 at El Chaparral Supermarket and held you in my arms for the very first time. Your artwork sent chills down my spine and I knew right then […]

THE EIGHTIES STILL SCREAM III: DON’T PANIC

The second half of the eighties brought about major changes to my young life in that my family and I gathered up all of our humble belongings and moved to the southernmost part of Texas to be closer to my grandparents who had relocated back to Mexico. With the home video revolution in full swing, […]

THE EIGHTIES STILL SCREAM: A VHS RETROSPECTIVE PART 2 – HIDE AND GO SHRIEK!!

Whenever I think back on the ’80s and how fantastic the decade truly was, some of my favorite reveries to indulge in are the ones of me as a kid walking up and down video stores and their endless rows of videocassettes and pickup up box after box, wishing that I was old enough to […]

THE EIGHTIES STILL SCREAM: A VHS Retrospective

PART ONE: ORIGINS Growing up in the eighties, I was one of those hundreds of thousands of fortunate kids who were given the wonderful opportunity to get to witness and be a part of not only the beginning of the Home Video boom, but it’s rise, it’s dominance, it’s influence, and ultimately, it’s legacy. The […]

Bluray review: KILLER WORKOUT

Some of the fondest memories I have of being a pre-teen in the 1980’s revolve around walking up and down the aisles of local mom and pop video stores and browsing video rental sections of grocery stores. My parents would shop and I would wander off and spend my time picking up VHS box after […]

Editorial: An In Depth Look At Why TV’s SCREAM QUEENS Matters by Leonel VHS

Lately I’ve been reveling in the fact that horror has made a huge resurgence on the small screen within the last few years. Back when I was a youngster in the late eighties, horror had a small presence on television, but albeit in a different form. Most of what was on the air then were […]