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

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 & […]

Beyond Fest 2014 Bringing Out The Big Guns With Appearances By Carpenter, Refn, Palahniuk; INSANE Roster of Films!!

This one falls into the “Holy shit” category. The roster of films and guests for 2014’s Beyond Fest (returning again to the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian theater)  was just announced and well, fright fanatics, it’s looking quite epic indeed. Premieres of films such as the TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN remake, V/H/S:VIRAL, HORNS, and even a live […]

Natty’s FIVE CHARACTERS WHO COULDN’T DIE SOON ENOUGH!

I’ve learned a few things from my years of watching horror films. You find yourself either cheering FOR, or cringing in fear AT the “scary” characters. Whether they’re zombies, creatures, or serial killers, they either invade our hearts, or nightmares. We also cheer for the hero, or heroes,  who do whatever they can to survive..but […]

Jerry’s TEN GREATEST HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME!!

What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. […]

Classic Horror Trailers: HALLOWEEN & THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

I love trailers. As a kid, I loved showing up to the theater way early to get a good seat and check out what new movies were coming out. While a lot of today’s trailers aren’t anything to write home about, classic films used to approach “previews” more like an art-form, trying to entice viewers […]

Revisiting Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

As I mentioned in yesterday’s wrap-up of Platinum Dunes’ remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it didn’t seem like the team behind that film were thinking in terms of “franchise” when they set about to re-introduce Leatherface to a brand new audience. If they had, then I doubt the ending of that movie would’ve had […]

Revisiting Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4: The Next Generation

Sigh. The one film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series I was not looking forward to revisiting was this one. But then again, it’s been several years since I last attempted to watch it, so perhaps time has been kind to it and its gotten better with age? Sadly this is not the case. Texas […]

ICONS MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR OF 2013!

You just read our TOP PICKS OF 2012 right HERE and HERE. But that doesn’t mean we can’t start getting excited for the new stuff arriving in 2013! And there’s quite a bevy of intriguing and diverse genre material on its way. Some of it original, some are sequels, and a good chunk are remakes, […]