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Longtime Genre Journalist Alyse Wax Releases Curious Goods: Behind The Scenes Of Friday The 13th: The Series Book; Features 60+ Interviews!

Alyse Wax has been a horror community staple for years, formerly being the Associate Editor of FEARnet.com (Rip), and currently writing for an impressive roster of genre sites/publications including ComingSoon.net, Fangoria, ShockTillYouDrop.com, and Blumhouse.com. An accomplished and respected journalist, Wax now can add book author to her bio, with the recent release of Bear Manor Media’s Curious Goods: Behind The Scenes Of Friday The 13th: The Series, a comprehensive look back at the Friday The 13th spin-off TV series that ran for three seasons from 1987-1990 and took the mythology of the film series and brought to places completely different, telling the story of a shop which houses mysterious objects.

Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques, but he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. His niece, Micki, and her cousin, Ryan, inherited the store,
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Vc Dupree’s Scrap-Book on “Jason Takes Manhattan”

Vc Dupree’s Scrap-Book on “Jason Takes Manhattan”
Interview & article by Michael Lizaragga.

Before he ever went to hell, fought Freddy, froze through time, or launched into space, Jason Voorhees embarked on one of the scariest, weirdest and most craziest frontiers of them all: New York.

Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan stands as a classic amongst Jason Junkies, forever revered and remembered as the hockey mask’s first outing outside Crystal Lake (unless you count Part 2, in which Jason tracks down his mom’s decapitator and bumps her off during the first five), as well as Paramount’s final stab into the billion dollar franchise. And like its unstoppable poster boy who never dies, the 13th legacy will always remain—along with generations of fans requesting tales and testimonies from those who have taken part in the Jason saga.

One such participant, actor/producer/writer Vc “Julius” Dupree who starred in Jason Takes Manhattan, commemorates
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Editorial: Could the New Friday the 13th Successfully Function as a Found Footage Flick?

Most fans of the Friday the 13th franchise have been contemplating recent rumors of a found footage approach for the forthcoming series re-reboot. And it’s probably safe to assume that most (at least diehards) fans weren’t overjoyed with the notion.

I too sat in that boat, scratching my head, hoping it couldn’t be true, figuring that if the idea did come to fruition, I might get my hands on some of the Kool-Aid just to avoid future disaster pics. It simply sounded like a perplexing idea... initially.

I berated the idea and those behind it. I seethed at the thought of a handi-cam Voorhees pic. I cursed the Hollywood gods. I may have even at one point soiled myself, losing all control of my bodily functions because, let’s face it: Found footage Jason sounds truly overtly outlandish.

And then I got to really thinking of the
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Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Review

Friday the 13th Part 8s faults are far greater than those exhibited by this shallow ensemble of personalities and to the credit of the cast screenwriterdirector Rob Hedden really deserves to carry a hefty load of the blame for that error as he just doesnt give these performers anything to work with. Its Jason on a boat offing loads of kids immediately. Theres no real story here and no buildup whatsoever. Even worse Jason doesnt take Manhattan Jason doesnt even arrive on the island until deep into the pictures final act. This one should have been branded Jason Takes a Boat Ride at least consumers would have been afforded the truth up front.
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Special Features - Top 13 Deaths from the Friday the 13th Franchise

Luke Owen looks at his favourite deaths from the Friday the 13th franchise...

In 1980, Sean S. Cunningham released a low budget slasher movie that would become one of the cornerstones of the slasher sub genre. What stared out life as a script which one its actresses called "a piece of sh*t", became a global phenomenon that would create a slasher movie icon - the hockey mask wearing psychopath Jason Voorhees.

As with any good slasher movie, the moments people remember are the deaths - and Friday the 13th isn't short on that. During a marathon of all 12 movies last year, we counted a grand total of 196 kills from all of the movie's killers. So, with it being Friday the 13th, let's look at the Top 13 Deaths from the Friday the 13th Franchise.

13. Trey (Freddy vs. Jason, 2003)

There have been many horror movies stuck in Development Hell over the last
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Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection Proves to be a Half-Assed Affair

The complete specs have been made available for Warner Bros. Entertainment's upcoming Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set, and it's a great day if you like your releases edited and slapped together.

You can scroll to the bottom for a complete list of specs for each movie, but I'm going to jump in and tell you exactly what's wrong with this release. This isn't an editorial lamenting the lack of uncut Friday the 13th movies that have never before been released. If we haven't seen excised footage by now, it's because, in all probability, it no longer exists. Yes, it would be nice to finally see Friday the 13th part 2 in all its uncut, Carl Fullerton glory, but it's probably never going to happen.

This isn't a gripe session predicated on unrealistic expectations. But what's inexcusable is that Warner Bros. is offering the R-rated
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Blu-ray Review: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’ Remains One of ‘80s Best

Chicago – “Brazil” is more than a movie. The story behind the film’s tumultuous production and release became nearly as essential to its history and arguably more so than the film itself. The special feature on the new Criterion release, “The Battle of Brazil” is a fascinating examination of expectation, ego, and commerce vs. art that all movie fans must see. And, of course, the movie is an undeniable sci-fi masterpiece.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

When “Brazil,” Terry Gilliam’s futuristic satire about bureaucracy, screened for audiences before its release, studio heads called it a disaster. They took it away from Gilliam and mangled it. And then the real fun began. Most of the special features on the Criterion version of “Brazil” center on the drama around its release. They even go so far as to include the “Love Conquers All” version of the movie, the 96-minute cinematic crime (Gilliam’s cut runs
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Digital Fury: DVD Essentials for December

A Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre releases for December.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 20th Century Fox Blu-ray and DVD Available Now

Six-year-old Hushpuppy (fearless newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis) lives in the “Bathtub,” a southern Louisiana bayou community far removed from the civilized world. Her father Wink (Dwight Henry), a poor fisherman, keeps her at arm’s length but ensures her well-being within the cultural confines of their rough-and-tumble society. Seen through the eyes of the feisty Hushpuppy, the lines between myth and reality are blurred. An impending storm coincides with the melting of the arctic ice caps (and the thawing of some mythical creatures), which changes the world of the Bathtub forever. This heartbreaking little fable came out of nowhere last summer after building some positive buzz on the festival circuit. Shot on 16mm film for under $2 million, Beasts is a true independent film: a fiercely original and moving
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Film Review: Katherine McPhee Nearly Saves ‘You May Not Kiss the Bride’

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Chicago – Rob Hedden’s “You May Not Kiss the Bride” with Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, and Rob Schneider is the kind of modest romantic comedy with wacky hijinks and likable central characters that one typically stumbles upon in a video store or when cycling through new On Demand options. Before that happens, the mediocre honeymoon from hell pic is getting a minor theatrical release in some markets, including Chicago, starting this weekend. The charisma and comic timing of the film’s female leads make up for some of the screenwriting rough patches but not enough to justify a trip to the theater.

Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “666 Park Avenue”) plays Bryan Lighthouse, the owner of a Chicago pet photography studio called Lighthouse Photography. Bryan’s assistant Tonya (Mena Suvari) is a troublemaker who happens to have an unhealthy crush on our affable hero. One day, Tonya accidentally allows a cat into
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Blu-ray Release: Brazil (Criterion Edition)

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012

Price: Blu-ray $49.95

Studio: Criterion

Something nasty and futuristic is afoot in Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

The Criterion Edition of Terry Gilliam’s landmark 1985 cult, sci-fi-flavored classic movie Brazil, filled with its countless supplements and the infamous “Love Saves the Day” edition of the film, finally makes its Blu-ray debut!

Universal issued a no-frills Blu-ray edition of Brazil in July, 2011 which we favorably reviewed at the time, but we can’t deny that we’re pretty excited to check out Criterion’s Blu-ray version.. This new edition ports over all the materials from the company’s masterful, extras-laden 1999 multi-disc DVD release which was generally considered to be the godfather of all Criterion and studio special editions to come.

Written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown (both of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), Brazil remains Gilliam’s greatest directing/writing accomplishment, a perfect amalgam of his Monty Python roots,
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You May Not Kiss the Bride Movie Review

  • ShockYa
You May Not Kiss the Bride Movie Review
Title: You May Not Kiss the Bride Director: Rob Hedden Starring: Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Ken Davitian, Vinnie Jones, Mena Suvari, Rob Schneider, Tia Carrere, Kevin Dunn, Howard Bishop, Kathy Bates, Stephen Tobolowsky An uneven action-comedy of unconvincingly forced hijinks, “You May Not Kiss the Bride” plays like a strange, misbegotten mash-up of “The Bounty Hunter,” “Green Card,” “Get Shorty” and “The Big Bounce.” The cross-pollinated ensemble story of an arranged marriage, unlikely budding romances and a bunch of criminal mischief and double-crossing, it’s amiable yet still consistently wearying — a movie that never figures out a way to stitch together all of its incongruous elements. After a mishap involving a customer’s [ Read More ]
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Katharine McPhee, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider Comedy You May Not Kiss The Bride Opens Sept. 21st

Freestyle Digital Media and Hawaii Film Partners Distribution have joined forces to release the new tropical adventure-comedy-romance You May Not Kiss The Bride, written and directed by Rob Hedden (.Clockstoppers.). The film, which was produced by Rann Watumull, Gina Watumull, David Jackson and Shauna Shapiro Jackson, stars Katharine McPhee (.Smash.), Dave Annable (.Brothers and Sisters.), Rob Schneider (.Grown Ups.), Mena Suvari (.American Beauty.) and Kathy Bates (.Midnight in Paris.). You May Not Kiss The Bride is slated for a red carpet destination premiere in Honolulu, with its U.S. mainland theatrical release to follow in additional markets including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.

You May Not Kiss The Bride is a charming tale of adventurous high jinx and budding romance involving an unassuming pet photographer (Annable) who is thrown head first into a series of unforeseeable events when he’s forced to marry a Croatian mobster.s daughter (McPhee) and
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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Eleven

One month, 280 films and 70,000 words later, my guide to the films of 2010 is now complete. I hope you've enjoyed reading it all - it's been utterly exhausting but an ultimately rewarding venture I've been single-handedly pulling together since early December. If you have liked it, my only request is that you help spread the word about it now that it's all done.

If you're a fellow blogger or site owner, please give it a plug on your site. If you're a reader, give it a mention on Facebook, Twitter or other online places you might venture. A lot of effort went into this, the greatest reward so far has been seeing it talked about and hearing your reactions. I'm glad many of you have gotten a lot of use out of the previous pages, so I hope you enjoy this final part:

Vincere

Opens: 2010

Cast: Filippo Timi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Corrado Invernizzi,
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Contest: Win Friday the 13th Part VII and Friday the 13th Part VIII on DVD

Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood and Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan will both be released in brand new Deluxe Edition DVD's on September 15 and you know we have to celebrate these new discs. We have a brand new contest lined up and we're giving away these DVD's to our readers. You know these discs will certainly go fast, so be sure to enter this new giveaway today!

Winners Receive:

- Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood Deluxe Edition DVD

- Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Deluxe Edition DVD

to win these new Dexlue Editions today!

Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood

Ever since homicidal maniac Jason Vorhees got trapped in chains at the bottom of Crystal lake, the nearby summer camp has operated without a hitch...without a murder. But one of this season's happy campers has brought along a deadly secret.
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Win Friday The 13th VII or VIII on DVD!

  • Fangoria
This Tuesday, Paramount will complete their series of Friday The 13th Deluxe Edition DVD's with the release of Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

To celebrate said release, the studio sent over 3 copies of each, and now we're giving them to some lucky Fangoria readers.

Want a copy to round out your Friday The 13th collection? Enter below!

Bonus features as follows:

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Killer Commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder Jason's Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII Mind Over Matter: The Truth about Telekinesis Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My Ass Slashed Scenes (with intro) Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder New
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Exclusive Commentary Clip: Friday the 13th Part VIII

Director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder offer a feature-length commentary on Paramount's forthcoming special edition of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan . We've got a select clip from the disc - which streets on September 15 - which finds Jason delivering some poisonous punishment to Peter Mark Richman. Hodder provided his commentary via phone from the set of Adam Green's Frozen . Also arriving on the 15th, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood .
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Friday The 13th Part 7 & 8 Deluxe Editions Coming September 15th!

Hopefully by now, fellow Jason Voorhees fans have had a chance to devour all the great special features on the "Deluxe Editions" of Friday The 13th Parts 4 through 6 which came out earlier this week. Well, Parts 7 & 8 are officially on queue for release September 15th! Below is the DVD cover artwork and special feature listings! We'll have an extensive interview with "Deluxe Edition" DVD producer Dan Farrands shortly, so check back for that soon!

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

• Commentary: - Killer Commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder

• Jason's Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII

• Mind Over Matter: The Truth about Telekinesis

• Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My Ass

• Slashed Scenes Intro

• Slashed Scenes

Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

• Commentary: - Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett
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DVDetails for Friday The 13th Part VII & Part VIII

  • Fangoria
Over the past few weeks, one of the most-asked questions hitting the mailboxes here at Fango has been "Will Paramount be releasing Friday The 13th Parts 7 & 8 in Deluxe Editions?"

Today we have the answer, and the answer is Yes!

On September 15th, Paramount will unleash their final batch of Deluxe Edition F13 DVD's. Msrp is $16.99 each, but you can pre-order 'em for $11.99 each through Amazon.com by clicking here and here.

Bonus features as follows:

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Killer Commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder Jason's Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII Mind Over Matter: The Truth about Telekinesis Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My Ass Slashed Scenes (with intro) Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder
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Friday the 13th Part 7 & 8 Deluxe DVD Art & Details

On September 15th, Paramount wraps up their Friday the 13th reissues with deluxe editions of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan . We now have special feature details and artwork for both titles. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood . Commentary: - Killer Commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder . Jason's Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII . Mind Over Matter: The Truth about Telekinesis . Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My Ass . Slashed Scenes Intro . Slashed Scenes Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan . Commentary: - Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane...
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Friday the 13th: Part VII and Friday the 13th: Part VIII Come Back to DVD on September 15th

You can bring two more adventures of Jason Voorhes home in brand new Deluxe Edition DVD's this September. Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan will be released in new Deluxe Edition DVD's on September 15. We have no pricing details or cover art as of yet, but we'll be sure to update this story as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, you can take a look at the special features below.

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Ever since homicidal maniac Jason Vorhees got trapped in chains at the bottom of Crystal lake, the nearby summer camp has operated without a hitch...without a murder. But one of this season's happy campers has brought along a deadly secret. Tina Shepard can see the future and levitate objects. Her doctor knows just how dangerous telekinesis can be,
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