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Grand Piano Trailer: Horror On A High Note
10 hours ago
Elijah Wood has finally been able to perform in some really interesting genre films over the span of his career, and the new flick Grand Piano looks no different. Wood stars as a famous concert pianist returning after a sabbatical, only to discover that the accuracy of his performance will now determine his fate. John Cusak plays a skilled assassin promising to kill Wood’s character if he plays even a single note incorrectly. It looks a little like Phonebooth with classical music and a much better cast. The film recently played at Fantastic Fest to some praising audiences, which makes me even more excited to check this one out. First Maniac and now this? Damn, Elijah Wood…you’re wonderful.
- BJ Colangelo
Icons Of Fright Presents Bj Colangelo’S Top 13 Horror Of 2013!
16 December 2013 3:19 PM, PST
Normally I reserve my “best of” the year list for my own site, Day of the Woman, but the Icons of Fright family is the reason I was able to see 90% of the films on this list. Here’s the thing – I’m not a cool kid in L.A. or some other cinema megaland like most of the Icons of Fright contributors. I’m an unemployed blogger in Cleveland, Oh slowly dying anytime anyone mentions how much fun they’re having at Fantastic Fest or screenings at The New Beverly. With that in mind, the films on my list were either seen from Screener links, Theatrical/DVD releases, or cranking out the cash for some VOD. Unfortunately, I Still haven’t seen The Sacrament, but it can safely be assumed that it would have been on this list. Le sigh.
This one completely flew past my radar. »
- BJ Colangelo
Icons Of Fright Presents Jerry Smith’S Top 13 Horror Of 2013!
15 December 2013 9:08 PM, PST
Editor’s Note: Rob G here, fiends. Since Jerry Smith was such a pivotal and invaluable part of Icons Of Fright this past year, I thought it’d be fitting to invite him back into the fold to share his favorite genre titles of 2013. Jerry also has a new site that goes beyond the genre called The Martyrcycle, so be sure to bookmark it an keep tabs on the Facebook page as well. Without further adieu, here’s Jerry’s Top 13 of the year.
13 – Contracted
I’m a massive fan of the body horror sub-genre, and Eric England’s Contracted is by far the best film working within that to have been released in a good while. A woman is date raped by a mysterious stranger, and begins to fall apart, and decay. It’s well written, well directed and full of good performances by Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, and everyone else involved. »
- Justin Edwards