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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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There Was Almost a ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Cheech and Chong’ Crossover, but Some Producer Decided to Be a Total Buzzkill

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There Was Almost a ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Cheech and Chong’ Crossover, but Some Producer Decided to Be a Total Buzzkill
Jason Voorhees met Freddy Krueger in that classic crossover slasher we all know and love, but you know who the machete-wielding psycho never encountered? Cheech and Chong. According to “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI” director Tom McLoughlin, that dream matchup almost happened following his 1986 contribution to the enduring slasher franchise — but producer/buzzkill Frank Mancuso wouldn’t hear of it.

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During an appearance on the Post Mortem podcast, McLoughlin says that Mancuso “wanted me to do another film after we did Jason, and I said, ‘What are you thinking? I don’t know what it could be now.’ And he said, ‘Well, what do you think about Freddy and Jason?’ And I go, ‘But Freddy’s at New Line and the guys at Paramount have [Jason].’ And it’s like, ‘Well, we
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Friday The 13th Helmer Reveals His Insane Pitch For A Jason Lives Follow-Up

Almost 30 years ago, director Tom McLoughlin brought Jason Voorhees back from the brink for the appropriately titled sequel, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. But it turns out McLoughlin initially planned for a follow-up back in ’86, and let’s just say things got weird.

While appearing on the latest episode of Post Mortem (with a tip of the hat to Bloody Disgusting), Tom McLoughlin spoke to fellow horror director Mick Garris about his proposed Jason Lives sequel, and how it would’ve drafted comedy duo Cheech and Chong (!) into the equation.

As McLoughlin recalls down below, this idea came into being soon after producer Frank Mancuso Jr. discovered that New Line held the screen rights to Freddy Krueger, thereby nixing any potential crossover with A Nightmare on Elm Street at the time.

[Producer] Frank Mancuso Jr. came to me… he wanted me to do another film after we did [Jason Lives]. He said,
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Hollywood Was At One Point Discussing A Friday The 13th Film That Starred Cheech And Chong

Hollywood was inches away from getting a cinematic masterpiece, but they couldn't see the vision. The news comes from Mick Garris' podcast Post Mortem which had Tom McLoughlin as their guest. According to director McLoughlin, Paramount wanted to do Freddy vs. Jason a full 17 years before they actually were able to, which prompted him to make an alternative suggestion in the meantime:

“I said, ‘You know what? You guys own Cheech and Chong. What if we do Cheech and Chong-meets-Jason? They’re like camp counselors or something. It’s like, ‘Hey, man, I saw Jason out there.’ ‘No, man, that’s a myth.’ But he said, ‘You know what? No.’”

It sounds like a silly idea, but I think in hindsight we can all agree if they would've went into the future and saw Freddy vs. Jason, they would've just went ahead with Cheech and Chong. I'm really disappointed this didn't happen guys,
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‘Friday the 13th’ Series Director Once Pitched ‘Cheech and Chong Meets Jason’

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‘Friday the 13th’ Series Director Once Pitched ‘Cheech and Chong Meets Jason’
Stoner comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are classic cut-ups — but imagine if they got cut up by that ultimate slasher villain Jason Voorhees. Tom McLoughlin, the writer-director of 1986’s “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th VI,” said he once pitched the idea of a mashup of the two big-screen franchises to “Friday the 13th” series producer Frank Mancuso Jr. “What if we do ‘Cheech and Chong Meets Jason?'” McLoughlin recalled telling Mancuso on Wednesday’s edition of horror filmmaker Mick GarrisPost Mortem podcast. “They’re like camp counselors or something. It’s like, ‘Hey, man, I saw Jason out there.
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Cheech & Chong vs Jason in a Friday the 13th sequel? It could have happened

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When Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part VI was released in 1986, it had been just six years since the birth of the franchise, and with just as many films under their belts, you could sense that the producers were scrambling for gimmicks to keep Jason Voorhees hacking up campers for years to come. While speaking with Mick Garris on Post Mortem, Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin revealed that Friday the... Read More...
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Cheech and Chong Almost Met Jason in Friday the 13th Crossover Movie

Cheech and Chong Almost Met Jason in Friday the 13th Crossover Movie
Throughout the history of the Friday the 13th franchise, some strange things have happened to Jason. And some even stranger things have been proposed. Some of them cool, some of them weird and some of them flat out baffling. This could have been any one of those things, depending on how it went. As revealed by Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin, a Jason vs. Cheech and Chong movie could have happened in the late 80s/early 90s.

The director was recently a guest on the Post Mortem podcast. During the conversation, Tom McLoughlin reveals that he was approached to do another Friday the 13th movie. At first, the eventual Freddy vs. Jason movie was pitched, but he didn't feel that was a real possibility. Here's what he had to say about it.

"[Frank Mancuso Jr.] wanted me to do another film after we did Jason [Lives]...And I said,
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We Almost Had Cheech and Chong vs Jason in a ‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel

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We Almost Had Cheech and Chong vs Jason in a ‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel
Forget about Freddy vs. Jason – how about Cheech and Chong vs. Jason instead? In a new interview, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin revealed that he pitched a Friday the 13th sequel that would have seen the stoner comedy duo coming up against everyone’s favorite hockey mask wearing murderer. Get the details about Cheech and Chong in Friday the […]

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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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August 15th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Alien: Covenant, One Dark Night, Pet Sematary

We have a light day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles on August 15th, with most of the fanfare this week going to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which comes in a variety of formats and special releases (for those looking for Collector’s Editions, be sure to check out the likes of Target, Walmart and Best Buy). Prometheus is also now getting a 4K Ultra HD disc (in honor of Covenant’s home bow), and there’s also a new Alien 6-Film Collection that 20th Century Fox has assembled.

Other notable releases for August 15th include Well Go USA's Bluebeard, One Dark Night (from Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin), Night Moves, The Scarehouse, and Riverdale: The First Complete Season, and Pet Sematary is headed to Blu-ray this week as well.

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/ Blu/ Digital HD, Blu/DVD/Digital HD
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Tonight! #Brainwaves Episode 53: One Dark Night and Jason Lives Director Tom McLoughlin

The men behind the lunacy of Brainwaves are coming back this week, and we’re out of control! Joining us for our 53rd episode of aural mayhem will be Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and One Dark Night director… Continue Reading →

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#Brainwaves Episode 53 Guest Announcement: One Dark Night and Jason Lives Director Tom McLoughlin

The men behind the lunacy of Brainwaves are coming back this week, and we’re out of control! Joining us for our 53rd episode of aural mayhem will be Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and One Dark Night director… Continue Reading →

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Artist Launches New Label With Awesome Italian-Style ‘Jason Lives’ Poster

Artist Launches New Label With Awesome Italian-Style ‘Jason Lives’ Poster
Who doesn’t love Jason Lives?! Easily one of the most beloved installments in the Friday the 13th franchise is director Tom McLoughlin’s Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, released in 1986. McLoughlin inserted enough meta humor into his sequel to make it stand out from the pack, taking the series into a bold new […]
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Listen to Pamela Voorhees Discuss Her Son Jason in New Tapes from Friday The 13th: The Game

"I heard my Jason calling for me from the lake." Written by Jason Lives: Friday the 13 Part VI writer/director Tom McLoughlin and featuring the voice of Jen Burton, a sample of the chilling "Pamela Tapes" from Friday the 13th: The Game can now be listened to ahead of the game's release this May from Gun Media and IllFonic.

The Pamela Tapes: "The first few of many collectable tapes that you can find scattered around Camp Crystal Lake, Higgins Haven and Packanack Lodge with Pamela Voorhees discussing her dear, sweet little boy Jason."

The Friday the 13th: The Game multiplayer experience will be available to download for the Xbox One, PS4, and Steam beginning Friday, May 26th.

Priced at $40.00, the Friday the 13th: The Game multiplayer experience will allow gamers to play as both Jason Voorhees and the camp counselors looking to survive their stay at three
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Horror History: Director Tom McLoughlin Talks Inspiration for Cult Hit One Dark Night and Jason Lives

To say we’re fans of Tom McLoughlin around here is a bit of an understatement. Not only did he create one of my favorite films of all time in One Dark Night, he also put some Gothic Universal monster-style fun… Continue Reading →

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Resurrecting a Monster: Tom McLoughlin on Bringing Jason Back to Life for Friday The 13th Part VI

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[This feature originally appeared in the "Class of 1986" issue of Deadly Magazine.]

In 1985, Jason Voorhees was dead. Despite the death of a horror icon, Friday the 13th fans still flocked to see the Jason-less A New Beginning in theaters that April, but while the box office numbers would justify a sixth film, many moviegoers were less than pleased by the lack of Voorhees behind the hockey mask, pining for the return of Crystal Lake’s former camper who only wanted to make mommy proud.

And so, Paramount Pictures began their search for a Dr. Frankenstein, someone who could bring the hockey mask monster back to life. As someone who grew up on Universal Monster movies and filmed his first feature in a mausoleum, Tom McLoughlin turned out to be exactly the bolt of lightning the studio needed to get Jason back on his feet.

“I said, ‘Well, if you’re going to do a sixth one, I can’t take it seriously,
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One Dark Night Coming to Blu-ray! Tom McLoughlin Working on Remake!

We spent a large chunk of this week celebrating the glory of the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, and tomorrow we’ll be running an exclusive interview with the film’s director, Tom McLoughlin. Interestingly enough, Tom… Continue Reading →

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'Jason Lives' director on crafting the meta 'F13' sequel that helped inspire 'Scream'

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'Jason Lives' director on crafting the meta 'F13' sequel that helped inspire 'Scream'
I'm not particularly one to celebrate the Friday the 13th franchise, but here's something: in 1986, the sixth installment in the prolific slasher series anticipated the "meta" approach popularized by Scream by a full 10 years. Indeed, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives was the first film in the long-running series -- and the first, if not one of the first, horror films -- in which the characters were self-aware of the genre's conventions.  "I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly," says one victim early in the film. "So, what were you gonna be when you grew up?" says another, sensing his imminent demise. At one point, an elderly gravedigger even goes so far as to break the fourth wall when he implores the audience: "Why'd they have to go and dig up Jason? Some folks sure got a strange idea of entertainment.
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