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Horror Hits 'Insidious' and 'Sinister' Could Crossover

Horror fans have seen their favorite monsters and killers face off to varying results over the years, in movies like King Kong vs. Godzilla, Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator and Sadako vs. Kayako. Matchmaking between two established horror franchises is always a possibility; some would even say an inevitability. A crossover between Insidious and Sinister could be the next horror collision on the horizon. Insidious (2010; pictured above) and Sinister (2012) were two of the earliest releases from Blumhouse Productions, a film and television company founded by Jason Blum that specializes in low-budget horror. Insidious took audiences to "The Further," a purgatory realm where human souls are trapped and tortured. Meanwhile, Sinister introduced us to...

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Mezco’s New Talking Freddy Krueger Living Dead Doll Says Seven Scary Phrases

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Mezco Toyz is making it easier for Freddy Krueger to haunt you outside of your dreams with their new talking Freddy Krueger Living Dead Doll.

Priced at $50.00 and expected to ship out sometime between May and July of this year, Mezco's talking Freddy doll stands 10 inches tall, includes five points of articulation, and can say one of seven unsettling phrases when you push the button on his back.

Collectors who purchased Mezco's new mega-scale Jason Voorhees figure (also with its own sound effect) can perhaps reenact their favorite scenes from Freddy vs. Jason after both of these figures arrive on their doorstep.

Read on for additional details, visit Mezco's site for more information, and check out the official photo gallery of the new Freddy Living Dead Doll below:

From Mezco Toyz: "One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…

Freddy Krueger returns to the world of The Living Dead Dolls with
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Catalog From The Beyond: Snow White: A Tale Of Terror (1997)

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By now I’m sure you know the formula for this column. I introduce one of our beloved horror icons as a means to steer you toward one of their lesser-known works. Nothing too complicated, but I’ve found it works. This time around, however, I worry that my usual spiel will bury the lede, as I’ve made a profound discovery in the made-for-tv horror fairy tale Snow White: A Tale of Terror, featuring Sigourney Weaver. This movie, ladies and gentlemen, is the silliest horror movie ever made.

I know what you’re thinking: But Bryan, how could you make such a claim in a world where movies like Sleepaway Camp II, Blood Diner, or any variety of wacky ’80s slasher movies exist? You raise a fair point, good reader, but the difference is that they were actively trying to be silly while Snow White: A Tale of Terror
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Jason Goes To Hell Director Details Creighton Duke’s History With Jason

Much like any long-running horror franchise, Friday the 13th has gone to some strange places in its illustrious history. In short, Jason Voorhees has risen from the grave, took Manhattan in a way much different from the Muppets, gone to space, and has even been rebooted. But one sequel in particular still remains a point of discussion amongst the fanbase, that being the controversial Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.

Personally, it’s my least favorite in the entire series, but I can still understand why it has its supporters. With its outlandish plot that saw Jason hop from body to body before being reborn and emerging from beneath a floor as a fully clothed adult – in addition to planting the first seed for Freddy vs. Jason – it’s kind of easy to see why this flick has a cult following.

Regardless, it’s impossible to ignore how many
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Freddy And Jason Almost Headlined A Comedy Mashup Movie

Talk about a house party gone to hell…

When Freddy vs. Jason stormed theaters in 2003, it not only gave moviegoers the death match they’d been waiting what felt like an eternity to see, but it also marked the end of a decade-long journey of making the film a reality. And, as the more diehard fans reading this are well aware, the studio burned through a number of screenplays over the course of that ten-year period, hoping to find the winning formula.

But as any general moviegoer knows, the first seed for the crossover was planted at the end of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, which saw Freddy Krueger’s glove emerge from the depths in order to claim Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask in a joining of iconic wardrobe pieces. However, there were whispers of a mashup even before that happened and, believe us, what could’ve resulted would’ve been True horror.
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Jason Goes To Hell Documentary To Explore Series’ Most Controversial Sequel

Much like any long-running horror franchise, Friday the 13th has gone to some strange places in its illustrious history. In short, Jason Voorhees has risen from the grave, took Manhattan in a way much different from the Muppets, gone to space, and has even been rebooted. But one sequel in particular still remains a point of discussion amongst the fanbase, that being the controversial Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.

Personally, it’s my least favorite in the entire series, but I can at least understand why it has its supporters. With its outlandish plot that saw Jason hop from body to body before being reborn and emerging from beneath a floor as a fully clothed adult – in addition to planting the first seed for Freddy vs. Jason – it’s kind of easy to see why this flick has a cult following.

Now, in preparation for the film’s 25th anniversary,
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Jason Goes to Hell Documentary Explores Controversy Behind Final Friday

Jason Goes to Hell Documentary Explores Controversy Behind Final Friday
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday wasn't the last time we ever saw Jason Voorhees on screen, but it did prove to be the last true installment in the franchise. Now, original director Adam Marcus is back to tell the tale behind what is considered the most controversial Friday the 13th sequel of all-time. He will be producing this retrospective documentary, as well as providing all the insight into what went on behind the scenes.

Jason Goes To Hell is notorious for its limited use of Jason, despite the slasher's name being in the title. Many fans still love it for being good, gory and a lot of fun. Now, The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of The Final Friday will dive deep int how this movie came to be, and why it is what it is. Safe Place director Nick Hunt is helming the project. Johnny Macabre
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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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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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Jason Voorhees Confirmed to Be a Deadite From The Evil Dead?!

Ever wonder why Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th films can keep coming back from the dead to kill teenagers in the woods? Well, according to Jason Goes to Hell director Adam Marcus, that's because Jason is a deadite from the franchise, The Evil Dead. No joke! He's 100% convinced of this.

You may or may not remember that in Jason Goes to Hell there's a character that comes across a large ornate knife and a very familiar looking book. Fans of Evil Dead will recognize that that book is the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis and the dagger is the Kandarian Dagger. I thought it was just a cool tribute, but it's so much more than that.

According to Marcus, he wanted to “create a mythology for Jason in this movie, because it had driven me nuts as a viewer.” So, he just decided to give him an Evil Dead mythology, because that's what fans do.
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Jason Is a Deadite: Friday the 13th and Evil Dead Share the Same Universe

Jason Is a Deadite: Friday the 13th and Evil Dead Share the Same Universe
It's long been suggested by fans that the Friday the 13th franchise shares the same universe as the Evil Dead movies. Specifically, the explanation for Jason's inability to be killed and supernatural power come from him being what's referred to as a Deadite in Evil Dead. This is now more than a theory, as Jason Goes to Hell director Adam Marcus has officially confirmed that Jason's mom used the Necronomicon, aka the Book of the Dead, to bring back her son. Here's what he had to say about it in a recent interview.

"(I) wanted to create a mythology for Jason in this movie, because it had driven me nuts as a viewer. She (Pamela Voorhees) makes a deal with the devil by reading from the Necronomicon to bring back her son. This is why Jason isn't Jason. He's Jason plus The Evil Dead, and now I can believe that
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Jason Voorhees Is A Deadite, So Says Jason Goes To Hell Director

Long before any sort of justice had ever dawned, Freddy vs. Jason debuted in cinemas to what may be remembered as the first notable crossover between two major film franchises. Since then, we’ve received a couple Alien vs. Predator movies, the second of which performed so poorly that Fox split them back into their own separate entities, and to a much, much lesser extent, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.

And although the first seeds had been planted for an Elm Street crossover in the closing moments of 1993’s Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, director Adam Marcus was cross-pollinating with a much different horror franchise right under our noses.

To help set the stage, let’s look at an excerpt from a recent discussion he had with Horror Geek Life in which Marcus elaborated on his need to make sense of Friday the 13th‘s continuity:

“I was populating [Jason Goes to Hell] with Easter eggs,
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10 Horror Movies That Went to Space

10 Horror Movies That Went to Space
"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream!" But can they hear Jason smash computer generated teenagers zipped up in virtual sleeping bags into each other? Can they hear the Leprechaun turn on his green lightsaber? What about Pinhead? Hear him? Everybody loves critically acclaimed sci-fi/horror mash-up fare like Alien, a stone cold cinema classic. But let's not overlook those guilty pleasure slasher franchises, either. What else can we do with the Leprechaun? I know! Leprechaun in Space! Today, we look at 10 times horror movies went to space.

Alien (1979)

First and foremost we must acknowledge Alien, the 1979 sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott. Dan O'Bannon was ready to throw in the towel after a grueling preproduction on a proposed Dune movie went nowhere. As a last ditch effort, he came up with a story called Star Beast, together with Ronald Shusett, who later returned for 2004's Alien vs. Predator.
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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw

10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw
Freddy Krueger is one of Halloween's most celebrated horror movie killers. A Nightmare on Elm Street, from the brilliant mind of the late fright master Wes Craven, is a stone cold classic. While the many sequels are a mixed bag, there's no disputing the greatness of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, or the bold adventurousness of Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which reimagined the entire franchise in a fascinating new way, years before "meta" became a trendy buzz word.

Jack Sholder put Freddy Krueger inside another dude, Renny Harlin put him in sunglasses, and Rachel Talalay nearly finished him off in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Though he once hosted his own TV show and finally faced off with the killer of the Friday the 13th franchise in Freddy vs. Jason, there are still multiple Freddy Krueger projects that were in some stage of development that simply never got made.
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Justice League tracking big opening, new The Last Jedi posters, Avengers 4 set photos and more – Daily News Roundup

Unite The League

Deadline is reporting that box office tracking data for Justice League is pointing to a domestic box office opening weekend of between $110 million and $120 million. That would put it ahead of Wonder Woman ($103.3 million) and in the same ball park as Man of Steel ($116.6 million), but behind Suicide Squad ($133.7 million) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166.0 million). However, it should be noted that tracking has been a bit off this year. Read more here.

Elfman Score

And you can check out the Danny Elfman score track “Hero’s Theme” from the Justice League soundtrack here.

Last Jedi Posters

Some new promo posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi landed online yesterday, which you can check out here.

Landis Mash-up

We did get to see Freddy vs. Jason in 2004, but the proposed sequel with Ash from Evil Dead never came to fruition. However Max Landis – son of
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Max Landis has an intriguing idea for a horror movie mash-up featuring Freddy, Jason, Chucky, and the Cenobites

Max Landis — son of the legendary filmmaker John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) — has an intriguing idea for a horror mashup featuring the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Chucky, and the Cenobites.

Speaking on The Writer’s Panel podcast, the writer, director, and sometimes actor explained his idea which involves a young orphan taking up residence with the Lantz family, who are the parents of Johnny Depp’s ill-fated character from the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. When the orphan suddenly slips into a coma over family dinner, he enters the dream world of Freddy Krueger (via CinemaBlend):

“He starts walking up the street, he hears weird music, there are kids running–it’s like fall. He’s like Wtf is this. And, at the house he was in, one house over, there’s three little girls. And they are doing jump rope. He’s like,
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5 Best And Worst Theatre Experiences!

If you usually visit the theatre, it is almost a sure bet that you have had both a positive and negative experience at one point or another. Personally, I don’t understand why anybody would pay for a cinema ticket only to talk all their way through a film, when they could have easily just gone to a bar to talk each other’s ear off for a couple of hours.

Thankfully, my cinematic adventures in the theatre have been an enjoyable ride for the most part. Whether that was due to a film being so good that it had the ability to totally immerse me in it’s world or seeing a movie with an upbeat crowd of people, well, there are numerous considerations I could have picked from. In this piece I’m going to be talking about five theatre experiences that turned out to be memorable for both worthwhile reasons,
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AMC's FearFest Schedule Is Basically Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween For Adults

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We're already in the thick of October, which means your scary movie binges should be well underway. While we have all of our horror movie DVDs lined up and ready to go, we also love hunkering down for those spooky TV marathons, too. Everyone loves Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween, but where do you go when you really want to get your heartbeat racing? The answer is AMC. The channel has its FearFest movie marathon every season, and this year, you can enjoy gory, haunting, and stomach-churning films from Oct. 23 until Halloween. Stock up on peanuts and candy corn (eat them together, it will change your life) and prepare to scream bloody murder at the full schedule below. Related17 Movies Set in the Fall to Watch With a Warm and Spicy Latte Monday, Oct. 23 9 a.m. - Halloween 11 a.m. - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 1 p.m. -
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Freddy Vs. Jason Director Explains Why He Ended The Film The Way He Did

Long before any sort of justice had ever dawned, Freddy vs. Jason debuted in cinemas as what may be remembered as the first notable crossover between two major film franchises. Since then, we’ve received a couple Alien vs. Predator movies, the second of which performed so poorly that Fox split them back into their own separate entities, and to a much, much lesser extent, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.

Believe it or not, though, the road to getting the dream mashup between the two slashers made was treacherous indeed. With the first seeds having been planted in the closing moments of 1993’s Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, you’d have thought we were off to the races. Alas, we we wrong.

None of us could have foreseen that the Hell Jason had actually been sent off to was that of the developmental variety, but, technically, he did at
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