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TV Horror Comes Home When Friday The 13th: The Complete TV Series and Tales From The Darkside: The Complete Series Arrives This September!

28 June 2016 1:23 PM, PDT

September 6th looks to be quite the day for classic TV horror. Thanks to the crew over at CBS DVD and Paramount, both Friday The 13th: The Complete Series and Tales From The Darkside: The Complete Series are hitting DVD in interesting new packing. Personally, I’m a fan of both, and with last year’s Awesome Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday The 13th: The Series book by Alyse Wax being such an in depth refresher, it’ll be cool to revisit the episodes that stood out in that great read.

Friday The 13th: The Complete Series

Micki Foster inherits an antique store from her Uncle Lewis, but this is no ordinary antique shop. Lewis made a deal with the devil — in exchange for material wealth, he will sell cursed antiques. Micki, along with cousin Ryan and her partner, retired magician Jack, have the »

- Jerry Smith

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Botelho on De Palma: My Favorite Set Pieces

27 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT

*Editor’s note – Our good bud, Derek Botelho (author of the Great book, The Argento Syndrome) is a big De Palma fan and really, aren’t we all? The guy has such a great filmography and Botelho thought he’d provide you fright fanatics with some of his favorite De Palma moments! –Jerry

With the recent release of the documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, I got to thinking about why I admire De Palma’s work as much as I do. His technique is so singular and instantly recognizable, that to merely pass him off as a tin pot Hitchcock is doing both himself and Hitchcock a severe disservice. Whether it’s a ridiculously intricate spit screen, a rear projected psychic “flashback”, or a glorious whirling dervish around a room to tell you vital information, he’s always up to something, and never one to give »

- Derek Botelho

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From Cameron to Boll: Four Action-Horror Hybrids

27 June 2016 4:54 PM, PDT

Any horror fan knows that for a lot of movies in the genre, it can be hard to sell non-enthusiasts on having the wits scared out of them. Thankfully, the genre covers so much ground and incorporates so much of the best of other kinds of film that it’s not hard to find something that can appeal to everyone while still satisfying those looking for scares. These are a few of the best movies that combine our favorite aspects of both action and horror.

Aliens

James Cameron took Ridley Scott’s tense and atmospheric 1979 thriller and put his own spin on it by applying his successful trademark Terminator-style action sensibilities. The result was an action-horror classic that holds up incredibly well today and remains wildly influential across pop culture. Aliens introduced the concept of the space marine as we know it today and paved the way for countless future science-fiction franchises. »

- Jerry Smith

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The New Blood: Leonel VHS

27 June 2016 4:23 PM, PDT

*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 frequented it quite regularly as a reader, so I thought it would be a fun idea to let you know about the current crop. My good bud, Leonel VHS is highlighted on this one, so enjoy!       –Jerry

Hailing from the Central Valley of California, my love for horror films began in 1982 at the age of eight when, because of curiosity, my father sat me down in front of the original Friday the 13th as both a cruel prank and as an attempt to scare me away from them altogether. Growing up in a strict »

- Leonel VHS

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