Icons of Fright Talks ALLELUIA!: THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL With Director Darren Lynn Bousman!

Darren Lynn Bousman certainly knows how to make a wide variety of films. Having directed three SAW films (II, III and IV), the Jersey Devil shocker THE BARRENS and the brutal loose remake of MOTHER’S DAY, the prolific director has done a lot for the genre…and we haven’t even gotten to his musicals yet. Teaming up […]

“Look What I Made You”: In Defense Of James Wan’s DEATH SENTENCE (2007)

Mention James Wan’s name, and more times than not, the SAW or INSIDIOUS series will come up. Every once in a great while, a fan of the criminally underrated DEAD SILENCE will be brought up (and rightfully so, it’s wonderful), but for the most part, Wan’s fanbase tends to focus on the traps of SAW, the […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE MULE

Good, original crime thrillers can be extremely difficult to come by. For ever GOODFELLAS or FARGO, there are quite a few efforts that end up falling a bit flat, giving viewers a definite “been there, done that” feeling. When original crime films do come, it’s typically out of nowhere and a lasting effort that ends […]

Icons Of Fright Interview With THE MULE/SAW/INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER III’s Leigh Whannell!!

 Since making one hell of a splash writing (and acting in) 2004’s epic franchise starter, SAW, Leigh Whannell hasn’t really stopped for a second. Being involved with the SAW series, along with collaborations with SAW director James Wan, Leigh wrote films like DEATH SENTENCE, DEAD SILENCE, INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER TWO, as well as acting […]

MY FIRST R-RATED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE: “SAW” TEN YEARS LATER

(BJ Colangelo as a 14 year old. Feel free to judge those broke-ass extensions) 2004 was a strange year for me.  I graduated from a very small junior high school in June and a few months later I was thrown into the chaotic world of an overpopulated and underfunded high school.  I liked to think […]

SAW Returns To Theaters This Halloween For 10th Anniversary; Group of New Posters Revealed

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since James Wan’s SAW first hit theaters, creating a massive franchise for Lionsgate, and making a household name out of Wan and frequent collaborator Leigh Whannell. Say what you will about the later sequels, but it’s impossible to deny that 2004’s SAW came out of nowhere […]

Original SAW Film Heads Back To Theaters This October For 10th Anniversary!!

Great news for fans of the SAW franchise. In celebration of the original film’s 10th anniversary, Lionsgate is bringing the film that kickstarted both James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s careers back to the big screen this October. For one week only, fans can experience 2004’s SAW theatrically one more time, with an October 31st (Halloween) […]

2014 Texas Frightmare Lineup Boasting One Hell of a Lineup!

  I don’t find myself crying in agony over having to miss conventions much, but judging from the lineup to this year’s Texas Frightmare,…yeah, I’m bummed. Boasting everything from a TERMINATOR/TERMINATOR 2 reunion, A NIGHT OF THE DEMONS reunion, the West Memphis 3‘s Jason Baldwin, a full blown BLAIR WITCH PROJECT reunion and DR. f’n […]