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In many ways, we all go full circle eventually. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust and all that. We begin our lives bald, incoherent and in need of constant care and attention, and many of us will end up that way too. There’s something oddly satisfying about that: it’s a great unifier, something that […]
- Oliver Lyttelton
Last year, a Kickstarter campaign was launched for an innovative new video game set within the iconic Friday the 13th franchise. We've already seen a few sneak peeks of Friday the 13th: The Game, but with the release set for sometime this fall, today we have the first full trailer with gameplay footage. Fans can see how to control the iconic Jason Voorhees in this exciting game, which will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC this fall.
Friday the 13th: The Game comes from the team at Gun Media, who released this new trailer on YouTube. Gun Media has teamed up with Kane Hodder, who played http://movieweb.com/friday-13th-video-game-clips-jason-kills/Jason Voorhees four times on the big screen (Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday and Jason X), along with makeup effects artist Tom Savini and the franchise's co-creator, Sean S. Cunningham, for this new interactive thriller. For the first time ever, fans will get to become iconic slasher Jason Voorhees and hunt camp counsolers.
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer title where one player controls Jason Voorhees while the remaining seven control camp counselors trying to survive the night. That's right...1v7 multiplayer set in the semi-open world of Camp Crystal Lake! It's a classic horror fan's dream, no shaky cam, no found footage. This game aims to revitalize the golden era of slashers, putting fans at the controls of each horrific, blood-splattered moment. Friday the 13th is the definition of horror to the millions of fans around the world. A masked killer going after the young and vulnerable; it grabs our attention, it frightens us, and yet we all come back for more. Friday the 13th: The Game will give you the feeling of horror and dread that you expect from Jason Voorhees.
Kane Hodder will provide the motion capture work for Jason Voorhees, with Tom Savini executive producing and providing cinematography, while Harry Manfredini will provide the score. The Gun Media team was originally planning on making a Friday the 13th game entitled Summer Camp, but their plans were expanded once Sean S. Cunningham came on board and granted them the video game license. There will be several different gameplay options, and fans will even get to create their own movie trailer based on the games they play. The iconic character Tommy Jarvis, played by Corey Feldman in Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter, will also return as an in-game guide for the player.
It's also worth noting that Paramount is slowly developing a new reboot of the Friday the 13th franchise, which will reportedly be set in the 1980s and introduce fans to Jason's family, including his father, Elias Voorhees. Paramount has set a January 13, 2017 release date for this new movie, but since no cast members have been announced, and we don't know when production will begin, that date may be pushed. While we wait for more on this horror reboot, take a look at the first gameplay trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game. »
It looks like May will be a somewhat busy month in regards to horror and sci-fi VOD/Digital HD releases, as we have thirteen different titles arriving before Memorial Day. Dark Sky Films is kicking things off with Adrián García Bogliano’s Scherzo Diabolico, and for those of you wanting to check out the latest from Kane Hodder, The Haunting of Alice D arrives on all digital platforms the very same day.
Scream Factory is unleashing their latest film, Bite, on VOD on May 6th, and Regression, the mystery thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, is getting released on May 10th courtesy of Starz Digital. Also, one of my favorite films from the 2015 Los Angeles Film Fest, Crush the Skull, is being released on May 17th courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures.
- Heather Wixson
"Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks." Beyoncé isn't holding back on her new visual album, Lemonade. The 34-year-old artist premiered her new music over the weekend in a jaw-dropping HBO special, and in the visual album Beyoncé references everything from love to marriage to cheating. Since the album's release, everyone has been trying to decode all of the lyrics to the songs, especially one in particular about "Becky with the good hair." "He only want me when I'm not there. He better call Becky with the good hair," Beyoncé sings. While it hasn't been confirmed, people are speculating that the song is about Rachel Roy after the »
Is it okay for a critic to say, “I respect this work of art, and I am not fully qualified to speak to the profundity of the text?” Because that’s where I find myself with Beyonce’s Lemonade, a remarkable visual album that she released under a cloak of complete secrecy last night. HBO made the one-hour program available twice on their channel during their free-preview-weekend, and it was also available for 24 hours via HBO Now, the app that I have. I don’t have cable, and I don’t like cable. I want the right to consume things a la carte, and anything I can do to support that media model, I do. I will pay providers for content, but I want to do it the way I want to do it. Because it was on HBO Now, I’ve been able to watch the film repeatedly, stopping it, »
- Drew McWeeny
In a very groovy piece of news from last October, Starz renewed its Bruce Campbell-starring Evil Dead follow-up TV series Ash Vs Evil Dead before season 1 had even begun its televised run. Now, speaking at WonderCon, executive producer Craig Digregorio has teased where season 2 of the show will go...
"Season 2 focuses on Ash going home and going back to his hometown. In that respect, you’re learning about another side, which you haven’t seen. In this season, I think you’re going to learn more about what his life was like before he went to the cabin [in The Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2]. What was his life like? Who were the people that he hung out with in high school?"
Digregorio also teased that "we'll see members of [Ash’s] family. »
Fans of the Addams family and their values can get their hands on Cavity Colors’ “Family Creeps” apparel for the next 72 hours. Also in this round-up: details on Mondo’s Hardcore Henry poster and Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner’s book, Death by Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons.
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- Tamika Jones
Now its finale has arrived, it's safe to call Ash Vs Evil Dead season 1 a resolute success, largely thanks to its ace characters...
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1.10 The Dark One
If last week’s episode asked us who Ash Williams really is, then this week’s finale gave us the definitive answer that we’ve known all along; he’s an idiot. A simple, none-too-bright guy who makes mistake after mistake due to his own inability to think things through or see beyond his own desires. He is, on paper, singularly unsuited to be a hero. And yet, he means well. Does that sound like damning him with faint praise? It’s not meant to. Ash may be an idiot, but he wants to do the right thing and that is what gives him the edge over the Ruby Knowbys of the world. That is what makes »
Up until now, Ash Vs Evil Dead has been a stellar ride. Here's hoping it ends its first season in style...
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1.9 Bound In Flesh
Who is Ash Williams? An awesome anti-hero and masterful killer of deadites, but what about outside of that? It’s a question the first season of Ash Vs Evil Dead has touched on occasionally, but it came to a head tonight with the Necronomicon’s entirely on-point statement that without evil to slay, Ash isn’t very much at all. A boorish, loudmouthed, slightly racist bagboy. For the first time this week the show seemed to be making the suggestion that perhaps Ash doesn’t really want the Necronomicon destroyed. His reluctance to hand it over to Ruby was pretty strong evidence of that being the case, and honestly, it makes sense. That’s not to suggest Ash is »
9 items from 2016
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