For Cleveland residents, the artwork of John Greiner (John G.) is a staple to our city.  From the gritty and monstrous imagery of THE LAKE ERIE MONSTER comic books, to the edgy advertisements for the Cleveland Cinemas, to the seminal look and feel of the restaurant chain MELT Bar & Grilled, John G.’s artwork is […]

German Expressionism, Fantasy, & Horror: Watch Jennifer Kent’s Must-See Short Film, MONSTER!

Continuing our trend of posting must-see short films today, I wanted to spotlight something special from Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent. Earlier today I post about her debut feature, THE BABADOOK, premiering at Sundance this Saturday, but I decided to seek out more of her work after digging its stylish trailer. Sure enough, I found a […]


With the resurgence of anthology style horror films and the shrinking attention spans of today’s modern audience, short films are starting to become the future of filmmaking.  Shortened lengths makes films easier to share amongst friends and if someone doesn’t like the flick, they’ve only wasted a handful of minutes instead of two hours.  Director […]

Take 60 Seconds To Watch Jason Eisener’s Horror Short ONE LAST DIVE!

In case you missed it, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN and V/H/S/2‘s Jason Eisener contributed a one-minute short film for VICE‘s 3:07 PROJECT anthology titled ONE LAST DIVE, and it is hands down the greatest of the bunch. All of the segments center around 3:07 am in a nod to THE CONJURING; the time when ghosts & […]

Slashers Are Real In Fantastic Short THE SLEEPOVER!

I am extremely late in getting this up, but this short is so fantastic I had to share it and help spread the word. THE SLEEPOVER is a proof-of-concept for a feature film about a town living “between the sequels” of its infamous masked killer. Basically, slashers are real, they hide in your closet, and […]

Short Film Review: THE OTHER SIDE (2012)

Roughly a week ago, Icons Of Fright was contacted by directing duo The Santoro Brothers with their much buzzed about short film THE OTHER SIDE. After hemming and hawing a bit, I was finally able to set aside the necessary 20 minutes to view the piece and I’m glad I did. Currently making the rounds […]

Screamfest 2011 Short Film Review – AN EVENING WITH MY COMATOSE MOTHER

Written and Directed By  – Jonathan Martin Cast – Wendy Macy, Michele Turner Wilson and Missy Hill When Dorothy is invited over to the Poe’s on Halloween night, no one ever told her about their decomposing, comatose mother living in the upstairs bedroom. She’ll wish somebody had when the storm hits, and Mother wakes up. […]

Short: Zombie in a Penguin Suit

I’m tired of zombie shorts. Except this one. If you can do a zombie short like this one then you’re allowed to keep making them. Everyone else, stop. [vsw id=”jtdEKIsnEkM” source=”youtube” width=”385″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]