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Ja from Mnpp here with a new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast" for us to play... this week's inspiration? It's the 54th birthday of one of my favorite actors, Scotsman slash raving lunatic Robert Carlyle. Alright yes he's (probably) just acting the "raving lunatic" part... over and over again... so well... by all accounts he's a very nice gentleman. Think how sweet he seemed romancing Linus Roache in Priest! That was the first place I ever saw him - it was two years later where he'd cement the scary status he'd carry on to roles in Ravenous and 28 Weeks Later (which I actually prefer to the original) with the one and only terror that was Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 phenom Trainspotting.
Did I say "one and only"? Make that twice and doubly - now that Ewan and Danny have finally made up following DiCaprio-Gate (Boyle cast Leo over Ewan in The Beach, »
Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!
Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »
- Jerry Smith
In my endless quest to seek out the darkest and scariest music on the planet, I've frequently returned to a few experimental bands who are supremely skilled at bending and twisting the conventions of rock and metal into strange, new and often nightmarish shapes. One of my favorite groups in this category is Norwegian band Ulver, who evolved from an old-school black metal unit in the '90s into a highly experimental collective, focusing their energies on everything from '60s psychedelic rock (Childhood's End) to neoclassical and avant-garde compositions (Messe). The main connecting thread between their diverse material is a focus on arcane, ominous and often terrifying themes (an approach noted by director Scott Derrickson, who incorporated the band's tracks into his 2012 horror hit Sinister). Another heavy hitter with a huge cult following is the enigmatic Seattle, Wa-based “drone metal” team Sunn O))), whose onstage image of faceless figures »
- Gregory Burkart
Bon appétit! It is the chef, or the cook if you will, that makes all the magic happen with the food we eat. The right chef can take your ordinary meal and make it extraordinary… or is that Hamburger Helper? Anyway, here are the Top 9 Sinister Chefs in horror.
With the release of Serving Up Richard (review), we decided to dig down deep and remember some of our favorite chefs and cooks throughout the history of horror.
Whether they be chefs of the gourmet variety, or they just threw something (like a boiling bunny) on the stove, the following list of ne'er-do-wells all know their way around a kitchen. And that's one of the reasons why we love them.
As always, we'll give you a few honorable mentions to get things going. Glenn Close's previously referenced character, Alex Forrest, was perhaps not a true chef, but she sure knew »
- Scott Hallam
Scream Factory has already announced a couple of 90′s horror movies that they’ll be releasing to Blu-ray for the first time this year and they’ve added another to the list. Here’s their announcement and cover art for 1999′s cannibal movie, Ravenous:
“*Breaking!* We know you guys have been hungry for a new title announcement from us for awhile…so here’s one to satisfy your appetite…
No other details to report at this time. But check back here in next few months for more updates on this exciting project. The original theatrical poster key art will be used as artwork (as seen here).”
The post Ravenous is Coming to Blu-ray appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Jonathan James
Guys. Guys! It’s finally happened! Scream Factory just announced on their Facebook page that Ravenous, the cult Guy Pearce-starring cannibal thriller set during the Mexican-American War and one of my favorite films of all time, is hitting Blu-ray in June!
According to the Facebook post, it will include a slew of all-new extra materials. Beyond that, the only information available right now is the art for the Blu-ray, which will use the original – and inferior – poster key art.
Sadly, director Antonia Bird passed away last October. For those who didn’t know, she was actually the second director on the film, replacing director Milcho Manchevski at the behest of star Robert Carlyle. The film received mixed reviews upon its release, but has since gone on to become a cult favorite among those who like their horror gritty and philosophical.
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- Brad McHargue
I have always felt that Antonia Bird’s 1999 film Ravenous was misunderstood upon its release. Luckily, it has garnered a little bit of a cult following. Now, 15 years later, fans of the film will be able to enjoy it on Blu-Ray. Better yet, the company behind its release is one of the best companies in genre oriented home entertainment.
Announced on their Facebook page, Scream Factory announced that they will be releasing Ravenous on Blu-Ray this June. While no specifics have been announced, they did mention that they are working on all new extras for the release. We will be sure to report back with any details as they roll out.
The post Hungry for ‘Ravenous’ to hit Blu-Ray? Well, Bon Appetit. appeared first on Destroy the Brain!. »
- Andy Triefenbach
7 items from 2014
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