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Zoe Bell/Nacho Vigalondo-led Camino Headed Your Way in 2016 From XLrator Media’s Turbo Label

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It’s pretty impossible not to love Zoë Bell. The Raze/Death Proof star has a certain charm that makes it a fun experience to see her in anything, so even the slightest announcement is enough to make fans cheer in excitement. Fully funded by Bleiberg Entertainment, the Bell-led Camino, which also features Time Crimes/Open Windows director Nacho Vigalondo in a leading role as the devious “El Guero”. Taking palce in the mid 1980’s, Camino deals with a war photographer that must escape the jungles of Columbia, all while having a noose around her neck.

Already sounding quite exciting, it’s now been announced that XLrator Media’s new Turbo label will be releasing the film sometime in 2016, and we’ve got a still straight from Camino to you fright fanatics.

Set in 1985, war photographer Avery Taggert (Zoë Bell) has built a solid career with her stark and honest imagery, »

- Jerry Smith

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Fright Exclusive Interview: Pandie Suicide Talks Horror, Sweethearts and Massacre

31 August 2015 6:18 PM, PDT

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Pandie Suicide, known for her part as one of the models in the beloved Suicide Girls website, not only has the beauty to turn heads, but a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies, as well as being an avid journalist in her down time. If those accomplishments weren’t already impressive enough, then Pandie is ready to do the trick with building quite the impressive resume in filmmaking as well, both in front of and behind the camera. Roles in films such as Joe Dante’s Burying The Ex, All Together Now and TV’s Community, Pandie has zero intentions of slow down, with upcoming roles in everything from the Ama Lea-directed Sweethearts to Massacre, a film that she not only wrote and is starring in, but also features musical legends Billy Morrison and London May.

We caught up with Pandie to chat about her previous and future work, »

- Jerry Smith

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Review: Felt

31 August 2015 8:44 AM, PDT

“My life is a fucking nightmare.”

That opening line sets the tone for Felt, spoken in voice over by Amy (Amy Everson, who co-wrote the film with directed Jason Banker, (Toad Road), based on experiences in her past) as she is walking barefoot down the street, sporting what looks to be a frog onesie. I’m not sure if that voice over was originally in the script, but it automatically instills into the audience that Felt is not going to be an uplifting film by any means. It gets us ready for the grim and psychotic visuals of a woman with what is assumed to be an abusive history of our lead involving the men in her life. How different would the movie feel if the voice over was removed and allowed the audience to go and decide for themselves what they are watching? Amy’s blank expressions and obsession »

- Jovy Skol

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Review: Listening

31 August 2015 8:08 AM, PDT

The first thing that came to mind while watching Listening was Project Almanac,  a found footage science fiction thriller involving clean cut teenagers who, while dealing with the stress of college funding and high school drama, invent a time traveling device. It delve into butterfly effect schemes and the nature of what MTV believes is important to teenagers and what they would do with this sort of ablity in their hands. That movie’s downfall is that it goes against the very rules it sets. Time travel films are a very tricky genre to touch as laws of physics and multiple universes fall into play and it’s up to the movie to create a sense of logic for the audience to swallow, no matter how absurd. The Back To The Future franchise had some fun with the concept, while not dumbing down any material that science geeks will be offended by. »

- Jovy Skol

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Review: Redeemer

31 August 2015 8:04 AM, PDT

Right now, American action films are looking quite tame in comparison to those from other countries. In the last few years we’ve gotten groundbreaking films such as The Raid: Redemption and its sequel, The Raid 2, as well as countless others that show that the bad CGI and poor choreography aren’t cutting it anymore. Adding to this growing trend, is Mandrill director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza’s balls to the wall Chilean action drama Redeemer, a film that further proves that there’s a lot that we have to learn when it comes to giving audiences some kick to the face excitement.

Reuniting with his Mandrill star, Marko Zaror, Espinoza isn’t afraid to jump through different tones with Redeemer, and though the film is quite heavy on the violence, it’s also very much filled with a sly and dry dose of humor. The combination works well for »

- Jerry Smith

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Review: Pod

31 August 2015 7:51 AM, PDT

Paranoia and the idea of alien life-form is something that viewers have always found incredibly appealing. There’s just nothing like experiencing a film that leaves you guessing the whole time, making you bite your finger nails at the question of whether or not you’re watching somebody lose their mind, or if something is actually out there. It worked for The X-Files, and works absolutely wonderfully for Director Mickey Keating’s Pod, a film that will give you more panic attacks than any other film this year, all while providing one of the year’s most entertaining genre features around.

If Keating’s debut Ritual was his attempt at the approach of John Cassavetes making a horror film (spoiler: that attempt paid off, it’s easily one of my favorite films in years), Pod would be his conspiracy theory-filled masterpiece, telling the story of Ed and Lyla (Ritual‘s »

- Jerry Smith

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Video Game Review: Until Dawn

31 August 2015 7:19 AM, PDT

​I always wondered why there weren’t more slasher-themed video games. What could make for a more intense gaming experience than if you were to play as the prey to a masked killer in a large darkened house? Surprisingly, this concept has seen very few renditions through gaming history.​​​​​ ​There have been a few attempts–some successful and others not so much.​ Atari attempted to adapt Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween while Nintendo tried its hands with both A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th.

We didn’t care that they were all huge misfires, we were just happy to see our favorite psychos in a game. Most suffered from the lack in technology at the time. Yet in the last 20 years, nobody tried again, til 2012, when it seemed that somebody up in video game heaven had heard our prayers with the announcement of Until Dawn.

​ However, Dawn »

- Josh Soriano

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Beyond Fright Review: 6 Years

31 August 2015 7:04 AM, PDT

There’s somewhat of a youthful arrogance when you’re in your first long-term relationship. That naive “We’ll always be together” mentality that comes along with being with someone since you were a teenage has always made for good storytelling, and Hannah Fidell’s 6 Years captures just that, the moment when that long-term, only thinking of each other kind of youthful relationship begins to compete with the ambitions and temptations of being a grown adult.

Telling the story of Don (Ben Rosenfield, A Most Violent Year) and Melanie (American Horror Story‘s Taissa Farmiga), a couple in their early 20’s, one that has been a dating unit since their teens. While Melanie is on her way to becoming a teacher, Don interns at a record label, and dreams of being a part of that full time. They go to parties together, know and love each other’s families, and in spite of their friends, »

- Jerry Smith

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Fictional Frights: The Fountain Shark, Pt.1

31 August 2015 2:10 AM, PDT

We’ve had a small break from our Fictional Frights short story column, and well, now the break is over. While we’re going to keep providing any interested writers with a platform to showcase any stories they’d like to share, we’re also going to start giving a glimpse of something I (Jerry Smith) have been working on for a while, The Fountain Shark.

A novella about a serial killer who likes to do her hunting at night, and the characters she encounters, we’re going to be sharing ten very small glimpses of the story, just to provide a sneak peek of something much bigger coming from Icons of Fright. We’ll be sharing the teases all throughout the next week, so keep checking back, and look out for..The Fountain Shark.

She walked the sidewalk, 2:34am. The sky was as black as pure emptiness, and »

- Jerry Smith

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