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 & […]

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

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 […]

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

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!!

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 […]

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary Edition Hitting Hard With THREE Different Editions!

From the word of mouth travelling around, the new 40th Anniversary 4K transfer of Tobe Hooper’s classic, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is one not to be missed. Icons head honcho Rob G wrote up one hell of an event report for the recent screening of the film, complete with a special Q&A between Hooper and […]

“All Of My Friends Are Monsters, and My Heroes Are Survivors”: An Ode to The Grandmother of Scream Queens

Yesterday, we all found out that Marilyn Burns had passed away, and while it might not have affected some, it certainly did leave a mark on horror fans everywhere. It seems that a lot of people throw stories up about the passing of genre greats almost immediately, and for a good while today, I fought […]

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

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)!!

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 […]