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December 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Game Of Thrones Season 7, House and House II: The Second Story Special Editions

We should go ahead and rename December 12th “Arrow Video Day,” because the fine fiends over there have a ton of titles coming out this Tuesday, including Special Edition sets for The Premonition and Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood, and they’ve also put together standalone special edition Blu-rays for both House and House II: The Second Story. Severin Films is resurrecting Asylum this Tuesday, and fans can finally get their hands on the latest season of Game of Thrones, as well as a box set featuring every episode from all seven seasons.

Other notable releases for December 12th include K-Shop, Once Upon A Time at Christmas, Brackenmore, The Snake Woman, Beware the Lake, and Hollow Creek.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (HBO, Blu-ray & DVD)

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south,
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Friday The 13th: Ultimate Collection Now Available To Pre-Order

Jason Voorhees is returning to Blu-ray, and fans of the masked serial killer couldn’t be happier about it.

Four years after the release of the 12-part Complete Collection, we’ll now be getting what’s being referred to as the Ultimate Collection, which will bundle together the first eight instalments of the Friday the 13th franchise early next year. Priced at a very reasonable $31.99, the enticing Blu-ray package is available to pre-order right now ahead of its expected arrival on February 13th, 2018, and you can secure your copy Here. Cancel those Valentine’s Day plans, folks, for Jason Voorhees is coming to town.

On a more serious note, this 8-movie collection will surely be greeted with open arms among the horror community, especially when you consider that the Friday the 13th: Complete Collection has since gone out of print. That’s had a marked effect on the actual price,
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Friday The 13th: Ultimate Collection Haunts Blu-Ray In 2018

Jason Voorhees is returning to Blu-ray in a big, big way.

Four years after the release of the 12-part Complete Collection, Bloody Disgusting has unearthed details of the so-called Ultimate Collection, which will bundle together the first eight instalments of the Friday the 13th franchise early next year. Priced at $29.99 over at Diabolik, the enticing Blu-ray package is available to pre-order right now ahead of its expected arrival on February 13th, 2018 – cancel those Valentine’s Day plans, folks, for Jason Voorhees is coming to town.

On a more serious note, this 8-movie collection will be greeted with open arms among the horror community, especially when you consider that the Friday the 13th: Complete Collection has since gone out of print. That’s had a marked effect on the actual price, too, with Amazon, eBay and other digital storefronts listing the elusive product for upwards of $500. Yikes!

But thanks to the soon-to-be-released Ultimate Collection,
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10 Jason Voorhees Facts You Never Knew Until Now

10 Jason Voorhees Facts You Never Knew Until Now
Let's dispense with the easy ones the way Jason dispenses with hapless teenagers. Jason Voorhees isn't the killer in the original Friday the 13th, at least not until the very last scene. He didn't get his iconic hockey mask until Part III. (In the second one, he's wearing what looks like a pillowcase or a potato sack.) A ton of actors have played the machete wielding killing machine, but Kane Hodder has done it most, donning the mask in four different movies and Friday the 13th: The Game. Now let's take a deeper dive toward the bottom of Crystal Lake with this iconic killer, shall we? Today, we're rediscovering 10 things you probably never knew about Jason Voorhees.

Jason was almost named Josh.

In the pantheon of movie killers, he's achieved a status like Bono, Madonna, Sting, or Tupac. Like his onscreen nemesis Freddy, the killer of the Friday the 13th
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Jason Voorhees returns in free-to-slay mobile game Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Blue Wizard Digital, the studio behind the cult hit Slayaway Camp, has announced its next release, Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle, which sees Jason Voorhees stalking and slaying innocent campers across over 100 isometic puzzle levels, from the campgrounds of Crystal Lake to the highrises of Manhattan and beyond!

“I loved the balance of horror and humor the Blue Wizard guys brought to Slayaway Camp,” said Friday the 13th series creator Sean Cunningham, “and I’m thrilled to see their take on Friday the 13th.”

“Though it might surprise PopCap players, I’m a lifelong hardcore horror fan,” said Blue Wizard founder Jason Kapalka. “But it’s pretty hard to make a terrifying game on your phone! As with Plants vs Zombies, we’re taking a more playful, tongue-in-cheek approach than is usual for Friday the 13th, while still paying genuine tribute to all those classic films.”

Players control Jason
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Interview: Lar Park Lincoln Reflects on Friday The 13th Part VII – The New Blood and Freddy’S Nightmares

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This past weekend I traveled up to the Northeast United States to check out Salem Horror Fest, a brand new horror festival whose mission is “to examine the themes of Fear and the American Experience within the horror genre.” With programming from September 21st–October 15th, Salem Horror Fest has featured film screenings and various live shows that examine horror in the context of significant American issues including race, gender, and sexuality. It looks to be having a hell of an inaugural year and based on my experience, I’d be very surprised if it didn’t come back again next year.

At the “Women with Guts” event on Saturday, we sat down for a screening of Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood (you might be aware that I’m rather fond of this film) and afterwards, I was lucky enough to sit down for a conversation with
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A Look Back at Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining – Screening This Weekend at Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres

Article by Jake Billingsley

Stanley Kubrick’s masterwork The Shining has been chosen by Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres as one of the four films in their October Friday night series. The Shining will be shown October​ ​5th -7​th and is presented by TCM. There will be one screening each night at 10 Pm. Admission is only $5. For more details and a list of participating theaters, go Here

http://www.marcustheatres.com/marcus-specials/marcus-film-series/october-horror-series-

The other films in the series include:

October​ ​12-14:​ ​“A​ ​Nightmare​ ​on​ ​Elm​ ​Street”

October​ ​19-21:​ ​“The​ ​Exorcist”

October​ ​26-28:​ ​“Halloween”

In the year 1980, there were many memorable films. Most of us remember the magic of movies like Raging Bull, The Empire Strikes Back, Caddyshack, Ordinary People, and Airplane!. These films gave moviegoers the true “movie going” experience, and we are still going back for more 37 years later. Accompanying these films were 2 modern horror classics,
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San Pedro International Film Festival Screening Friday the 13th With Sean Cunningham in Attendance!

The San Pedro International Film Festival has announced that they’ll be celebrating Friday the 13th this year in the most appropriate way possible by screening the original Friday the 13th with creator and director Sean Cunningham in attendance! Tickets for… Continue Reading →

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Screamfest 2017’s Special Screenings Include Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse and Tom Holland’s Child’S Play

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Every October, horror fans in Los Angeles celebrate the Halloween season with diverse scares on the big screen at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, and this year, in addition to a slate of exciting new films, the festival will honor the late, great Tobe Hooper with a special screening of The Funhouse, and Child's Play fans can also look forward to a screening of the first Chucky movie followed by a Q&A with director Tom Holland.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – September 26, 2017 – Screamfest Horror Film Festival, America’s largest, and longest running horror movie festival, announces its 2017 official schedule and the second wave of its festival line up. The fest will run from Oct. 10 - 19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Over its seventeen-year run, the female-run festival has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences.
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Horror Highlights: Nitehawk Cinema’s October Programming, Red Christmas Clip, Web Of The Spider Blu-ray

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Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, Kill, Black Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.

Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.

“New Horror

We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we,
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Watch the Trailer for To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story

He's responsible for bringing life to some of the horror genre's most memorable characters, but its his own story that is the most hair-raising and heartfelt. Ahead of its world premiere at FrightFest 2017, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is teased in a new trailer featuring interviews with several horror icons.

Directed by Derek Dennis Herbert, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story will make its world premiere on August 26th at FrightFest 2017 in London. The film includes interviews with Hodder, Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Cassandra Petersen, Adam Green, Sean S. Cunningham, and more.

From FrightFest: "Meet the man behind the Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley masks. Kane Hodder is cinema’s most prolific killer and this gut wrenching but inspiring documentary tells you why. It’s the harrowing story of the stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying. After surviving a near-death burn
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Class of 1987: Frightning Strikes Twice – Celebrating House II: The Second Story with the Cast & Crew [Part 1]

[Editor's Note: A version of this retrospective originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Deadly Magazine.] With House II: The Second Story, the vastly underrated sequel written and directed by Ethan Wiley (who also wrote the screenplay for the original House), New World Pictures introduced audiences to a whole new world filled with unexpected frights and adventures with an Old West twist. The sequel was released in late August of 1987 and took a decidedly left turn away from the more straightforward house of horrors style seen in Steve Miner’s original film, instead favoring a tone that was much more light-hearted, fun-spirited, and far more family friendly.

And while The Second Story did respectable business during its two-week theatrical run that summer and was also a profitable sequel for New World, House II isn’t a film that I feel gets nearly the love that it should. Case in point: Joshua Jackson’s character makes a comment about House II during the sequels discussion scene in Scream 2,
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Looming Legal Battle Surrounding Friday The 13th Threatens To Tear The Franchise Asunder

Knowing that the franchise has been on ice since 2009, it certainly did nothing to lift the spirits of longtime fans of Friday the 13th upon hearing that the long gestating re-reboot had been scrapped earlier this year. And although bumps in the road are to be expected in this industry, we always take solace in knowing that it’s only a matter of time before a horror icon such as Jason Voorhees graces cinemas once again.

Well, that is until you come across news like this, which feels about as great as a machete to the gut.

Now, I’m no big city lawyer, but the details presented by The Hollywood Reporter are nothing short of disturbing. So, here’s the long and short of it: Back in the 1970’s, U.S. Congress amended copyright law by allowing authors or their heirs to terminate a grant of rights and reclaim ownership.
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The Friday the 13th Copyright Case Could Tear Apart Further Entries in the Franchise

Back in August of last year, we wrote about the legal battle between Victor Miller, the original screenwriter of Friday the 13th, and Horror, Inc., and the Manny Company, who represent Sean Cunningham. The issue is that Miller is trying… Continue Reading →

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Friday The 13th TV Series “Still Percolating” On The Fringes Of Development, According To Sean Cunningham

Aside from Gun Media’s recently-released licensed horror game, it’s going on ten years since the masked psychopath known as Jason Voorhees stalked our nightmares thanks to Marcus Nispel’s Friday the 13th movie reboot.

That’s not to say that the franchise is necessarily dead, far from it; in fact, Paramount has been toiling away on a big-screen redo since 2013. Things look to have been progressing at a brisk clip, too, until the studio delayed its horror revival three times in as many years, and the last update from the Powers That Be revealed that production on the origin story had ostensibly shut down.

Still nothing to report on that front just yet, but while appearing on the latest episode of the Shock Wave podcast (with a tip of the hat to Bloody Disgusting), series creator Sean Cunningham revealed that the spinoff TV series based on Friday the 13th
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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, Twin Peaks Sign, Central Park, Inheritance, Camera Obscura, White Raven

The legendary Kane Hodder, whose film contributions are many, but is most known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Part VII, Friday the 13th Part VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X), has a documentary coming out about his intriguing life called To Hell and Back, and a new clip from the film has been released. Also: details on the Sdcc 2017 exclusive Twin Peaks sign, Central Park and Inheritance Dances with Films screening info, release details on the Camera Obscura soundtrack and White Raven release.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story: "In a candid moment, Robert Englund reveals that horror films used to not garner much respect among the film industry, but is now “a go-to, popcorn ingredient in the soul of Hollywood.” Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) describes stories of Kane’s strong relationship with his fans, while Ted White (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
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Robert Englund Talks Horror’s Appeal in To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

The first clip from the upcoming documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story has been released. In it, Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Ted White (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Friday the 13th creator Sean S. Cunningham, and… Continue Reading →

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Blu-ray Review: House: Two Stories Collection

Growing up, I was a big fan of both House and House II: The Second Story, so as you can imagine, Arrow Video’s recent House: Two Stories Blu-ray collection was right up my proverbial alley. Both films look better here than they did on DVD (which is how I’ve been viewing them for years now), the new retrospective featurettes do a great job of diving deep into both movies, and the other supplemental materials included are a welcome blast from the past. For fans who are on the fence about adding House: Two Stories to your home media collections, I can emphatically say this set is well worth the investment.

In House (1986), we meet famed writer Roger Cobb (William Katt), a Vietnam vet with a slumping career and a marriage that has hit the skids after his son disappeared while visiting Roger’s aunt Elizabeth in her gothic abode one fateful day.
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X Marks The Spot For Jason Voorhees

15 years ago, evil got an upgrade…In Space!

Eight years after Jason Voorhees went to the hell of middling box office returns, New Line Cinema (who snatched up the rights to the character after Paramount squandered the Friday the 13th property into a tired series of faceless slasher sequels) launched their psychotic goalie into that far, far away galaxy where franchises like Critters and Leprechaun had already gone to die — In Space!!! The last-second climax of Jason Goes To Hell promised an ultimate fighting showdown between New Line’s other favorite son, Freddy Krueger, but the studio had to put that dream on hold while Wes Craven completed his final statement with New Nightmare. Desperate to keep his franchise alive while the promise of Freddy Vs. Jason tried to free itself from the muck of development hell, original creator Sean S. Cunningham passed the producing credits down to his son Noel, and
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