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Here’s Why Alice Died So Quickly In Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday The 13th star Adrienne King has explained why her character Alice died so quickly in the 1981 sequel. The original Friday The 13th started life as a low-budget rip-off of Halloween, but thanks to some gruesome kills and a genuinely creepy atmosphere, it became a surprise success. The low cost/high return formula of the original convinced the studio to press ahead with a sequel, which had to overcome the tricky issue of the film’s killer – Pamela Voorhees – being quite dead by the end.
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Here’s What To Expect If You’d Like To Camp Where The Original Friday The 13th Filmed

Would you happen to be looking for something else to do this spring other than hunting for Easter eggs and dealing with the unfortunate reality of having to mow the lawn again? Well, if you fancy yourself a huge fan of the Friday the 13th film franchise, a unique opportunity has presented itself – but you’re probably going to have to act quickly.

As it turns out, the next public tour of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is set to go down on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. That’s right, the real life location that served as Camp Crystal Lake during the filming of the original movie from 1980 will soon be open to a select amount of diehard fans and trivia buffs. In fact, one could say this is doubly special with it being a real location that’s still standing, as opposed to a backlot.

For more on what’s going on,
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Friday The 13th Camp Tours to Feature Special Guest Adrienne King

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It's known for being the birthplace of a horror franchise, but decades after it was the setting for the first Friday the 13th movie, the New Jersey camp where Mrs. Voorhees once worked has now become the Boy Scout hub known as No-Be-Bo-Sco. Usually not open to the public, Crystal Lake Tours will open up the camp's cozy, spooky confines to Friday the 13th fans for special tours featuring the original film's star Adrienne King, with a lucky select group even getting the chance to spend the night!

Crystal Lake Tours' Friday the 13th experiences will fittingly place on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. Since there is limited space, the attendees for the regular tours will be selected via an online lottery system here, while those interested in spending the night can place a bid for a VIP ticket here.

Entries for the online lottery close on March 5th,
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Original Friday the 13th Camp Is Offering an Overnight Experience

Original Friday the 13th Camp Is Offering an Overnight Experience
If you're a die-hard Friday the 13th fan, this may be a potential dream come true for you. Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, an active Boy Scouts camp located in New Jersey, is the actual camp that was used in the original Friday the 13th as Camp Crystal Lake. On occasion, the camp offers fans the chance to take tours on an actual Friday the 13th, which is, in itself, pretty cool. However, this April, they're giving fans the chance to camp overnight at the real-life Camp Crystal Lake for the first time ever.

The catch is, there's a very high-demand for an experience such as this. To make the experience of staying the night at the place where Friday the 13th was filmed even more appealing, Adrienne King, one of the stars of the movie, will be on hand at the event. So, how does one get the chance to stay overnight
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24-Hour Movie Marathon of Wild Eye Releasing’s Horror Films to be Held in Ohio

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13 films in 24 hours. On September 16th–17th, Wild Eye Releasing is teaming up with Midnight Monster Movies to show 13 movies from the Wild Eye archives, and we have full details on the event that will include screenings of Shark Exorcist, Caesar & Otto's Deadly Xmas, Tales of Poe, and many more.

Press Release: Wild Eye Releasing, a growing leader in independent cinema since 2008, in association with Midnight Monster Movies are hosting a day of splastastic, fantastic horror fun as they host a marathon of some of Wild Eye’s most popular releases.

The event, being held at the Gateway Film Center in Ohio on September 16/17, features a full 24 hours of the Wild Eye catalogue as well as dinner and breakfast.

With the assistance of Wild Eye president Rob Hauschild, who admits his product and practices are unapologetically based on those of B-movie legend Roger Corman, organizer (Dr) Bob Tesla, fictional younger brother of Nikola Tesla,
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Graphic Nature: “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin on Creating the Friday The 13th Part 3 Vinyl Soundtrack Artwork for Waxwork Records

Capitalizing on the brief fad of Reagan-era 3D movies, Steve Miner’s Friday the 13th Part 3 continues Jason’s manic journey across the blood-soaked grounds surrounding Crystal Lake. Acclaimed and revered by some fans more than the film itself, Harry Manfredini’s score fashions some of the most chilling, daring, and skillfully orchestrated music ever composed for the horror genre. Stalking the vaults of Paramount Pictures, Waxwork Records faithfully restored both Manfredini’s master tapes as well as the vintage 3D aesthetic of the film by commissioning the iconic horror artist "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin to carve out the vicious visual illusion that brought a new dimension of terror to the turntable.

Reflecting back upon his strong history with the Friday the 13th franchise, Pullin notes, “I love the Friday films, they’re always a lot of fun to revisit. I think Manfredini’s score is essential to the series,
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Blu-ray Review – The Initiation (1984)

The Initiation, 1984.

Directed by Larry Stewart.

Starring Daphne Zuniga, Clu Gulager, Vera Miles, James Read, Marilyn Kagan.

Synopsis:

When a college prank goes wrong a group of teenage girls find themselves at the mercy of a killer.

Originally released during the dying breaths of the first run of slasher films, The Initiation is a film that ticks all the boxes as far as slashers go but doesn’t do enough to raise the bar in any way, and seeing as this came out a month after Wes Craven’s groundbreaking A Nightmare on Elm Street changed the horror landscape forever it does look a little old hat when put up against that film and the Friday the 13th sequels that were proving popular at the time.

Kelly Fairchild (Daphne ZunigaThe Fly II) is a teenage student who suffers from bad dreams about a man on fire attacking her parents.
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‘Tales of Poe’ Review

Stars: Caroline Williams, Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Randy Jones, Desiree Gould, Lesleh Donaldson, Alan Rowe Kelly, Brewster McCall, Michael Varrati, Andrew Glaszek, Susan Adriensen, Bette Cassatt | Written by Alan Rowe Kelly, Bart Mastronardi, Michael Varrati | Directed by Alan Rowe Kelly, Bart Mastronardi

It’s something of an understatement to say that the work of poet and short story writer Edgar Allan Poe has had a lasting effect on the horror genre. Especially when it comes to horror cinema in particular. It’s not so long ago that we had the likes of P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie and it’s sequel Project of Evil, David DeCoteaus’s The Pit and the Pendulum, and the animated anthology Extraordinary Tales; and now comes Tales of Poe – which adapts Poe’s short stories The Tell Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado and Dreams.

The first story, The Tell Tale Heart,
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Review: Tales Of Poe is a Unique Take on the Master of Macabre’s Written Works

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In the history of the horror genre, there has been no shortage of movies adapted from the great Edgar Allan Poe. From the classic 1935 Universal adaptation of “The Raven," to the brilliant gothic Roger Corman/Vincent Price collaborations of the 1960s, and even through Stuart Gordon’s 1991 filming of “The Pit and the Pendulum” for Full Moon Features, there’s not a corner of horror that hasn’t been touched by the works of Poe. This makes any new adaptation of the author’s work challenging, though, because so many horror fans may carry a “been there, seen that” mentality towards the umpteenth retelling of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” It is to the credit of directors Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly that their new anthology, aptly titled Tales of Poe, offers a new spin on an author whose work has been brought to the screen for nearly 100 years.

Adapting three
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DVD Review – Tales of Poe (2014)

Tales of Poe, 2014.

Directed by Bart Mastronardi, Alan Rowe Kelly

Starring Caroline Williams, Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Alan Rowe Kelly, Brewster McCall, Randy Jones.

Synopsis:

An anthology film based on three of Edgar Allen Poe’s popular stories The Tell Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado and Dreams.

Anthology films are well loved among horror aficionados, with the technique of bringing short stories out in segmented films stretching back to the very start of cinema. Edgar Allen Poe readers have been well served in the past, with 1962’s Tales of Terror striking that vital spot somewhere between black comedy and horror wonderfully well.

This film from Mastronardi and Kelly also manages to pull off the difficult trick of providing out and out bloody horror alongside a thoughtful and wryly humorous take on three of the master storyteller’s works.

Opening the show is an exquisitely grim retelling of possibly
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'Tales of Poe' coming to DVD and Digital HD

by MoreHorror.com

Edgar Allan Poe is resurrected by iconic Scream Queens as Wild Eye Releasing brings Tales of Poe to DVD and Digital HD October 11th.

Check out all the details below.

From The Press Release

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the October 11th DVD and Digital HD release of the acclaimed horror anthology Tales of Poe. Since the world premiere at the famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Tales of Poe has been met with acclaim and awards on the festival circuit. San Francisco Weekly called the anthology "a worthy successor to the Roger Corman/ Vincent Price Poe films" while Icons of Fright hailed the result as "downright stunning to witness...wickedly adventurous".

Co-directed by Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly and co-written by Michael Varrati, Tales of Poe combines the classic horror prose with the star power of legendary scream queens Adrienne King (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2
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Horror Highlights: Night Trap #4, Tales Of Poe DVD, 2307: Winter’S Dream

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"What is it?" Two preview pages from Night Trap #4 give fans a look at the Trapper. Written by Cullen Bunn with artwork by J.B. Bastos, the fourth issue of the slasher comic book series is now on store shelves. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Tales of Poe DVD details and 2307: Winter's Dream La premiere info.

Check Out Preview Pages and Cover Art for Night Trap #4: "Night Trap #4

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(W) Cullen Bunn (A) J.B. Bastos

"What happened to you, Kelly?" The answer to this might save their lives - or end them - as Kelly's traumatic past boils to the surface in a final showdown with the Trapper. Acclaimed horror writer Cullen Bunn's unexpected twist on the slasher genre concludes in this non-stop blood-streaked fight to the finish!

In Shops: Sep. 14th, 2016

Srp: $2.99"

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Tales of Poe on DVD Forevermore: Press Release: "New York, NY -
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Flashback Weekend Chicago 2016 Kicks off Friday, Featuring Scream Reunion & Phantasm: Remastered Screenings

It’s hard to believe another Flashback Weekend is almost upon us, but in just a few days, Chicago’s longest-running horror convention will descend upon the Crowne Plaza O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il), where thousands of fans will gather to celebrate everything they love about the genre. Flashback Weekend kicks off on Friday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 7th, complete with a star-studded line-up, nightly screenings, Q&A panels, costume contests, and much more.

This writer is pleased to be returning to Flashback Weekend for my sixth year as co-host. Two personal highlights for me at this year’s convention have to be the Scream Reunion Screening and Q&A on Saturday evening, featuring Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and Matthew Lillard, as well as seeing Don Coscarelli returning to Flashback, this time with Phantasm: Remastered in tow.

Other featured guests at the 2016 Flashback Weekend Horror Convention include Malcolm McDowell,
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Horror Highlights: Game Of Thrones Sdcc Scavenger Hunt, Famous Monsters, Tales Of Poe, Spell On Wheels

To celebrate the success of a variety of Game of Thrones merchandise, HBO is hosting a scavenger hunt for fans at Comic-Con starting on Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00pm! Also: Famous Monsters at Sdcc 2016, Tales of Poe DVD and Digital HD release details, and info on Spell on Wheels‘ first issue debut.

Game of Thrones Sdcc 2016 Scavenger Hunt Details: Press Release: “Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — HBO Global Licensing is excited to debut a wide array of new Game of Thrones products and convention exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and to highlight some of its bestselling products released throughout the series’ run. To help celebrate, HBO is inviting fans to participate in a Comic-Con Scavenger Hunt, sending them on a quest to find some of the coolest Game of Thrones products available on the Comic-Con floor.

Starting Wednesday, July 20th, at 6 p.m. Pt when the convention floor opens for Preview Night,
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From Camp Crystal Lake to the Vineyard: An Interview with Adrienne King

[Editor’s Note: Our own Scott Drebit recently hosted panels at the sixth annual Calgary Horror Con. At the three-day event, Scott caught up with Adrienne King, who discussed playing the first final girl in the Friday the 13th franchise, her interest in painting, returning to acting, and teaming up with Valley View to create Crystal Lake Wines.]

Hi Adrienne, thanks for sitting down with Daily Dead. I’d like to start off with Friday the 13th. It’s always been my belief that Halloween is unique and an anomaly, and that Friday the 13th really set the tone for the slashers that followed.

Adrienne King: I think so, too. In terms of women not being victims, or a woman being the killer, it hadn’t really been done before. And sometimes I think about if it was accidentally empowering women, or if they just wanted to do something that had a twist. And who would have ever guessed that the killer could have been a woman? A sweet lady, too, Betsy Palmer. No one saw that coming.

My generation really didn’t know Betsy Palmer. But when my parents saw her on the screen, they were like, “Oh my god! Betsy Palmer is the killer!” They
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Interview: Calgary Horror Con Founder Dan Doherty on 6th Year of Celebrating Scares in Canada

[Editor’s Note: Our own Scott Drebit will be hosting panels this weekend at the sixth annual Calgary Horror Con. Ahead of the three-day event, Scott caught up with the convention’s CEO and founder, Dan Doherty, to discuss what sparked his love of the genre, the convention’s origin, this year’s special guest lineup, and more.]

Dan, let’s start at the start. When did you first get into horror?

Dan Doherty: I’ve been into horror since I was a kid—I’m not sure of the exact age. For me, it was a way to test my bravery. I was bullied a bit growing up, and it was a way to test it from a safe distance. And then after a while, it just becomes an adrenaline rush; you immerse yourself in a good horror film, but there isn’t much that scares me these days other than public washrooms [laughs]. I can remember watching C.H.U.D. when I was fairly young, maybe ten, but I’m not sure if that was the first. All I know is that once I was introduced to horror, I was hooked.

That seems to be the case with pretty much everyone—once you’re in,
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Favorite Final Girl Revealed!

Favorite Final Girl Revealed!
We asked and you let us know! To celebrate February, the Seventh Annual Women in Horror Month, we ran a Final Girl bracket, letting you vote each week for your favorite, until last week we pitted the winners against each other. We compiled the votes from our Facebook page and our Twitter account and while it was a bloody contest, one woman did triumph as the Ultimate Final Girl, towering above the others (or perhaps cowering, after her terrors).

Beating out such favorites as A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Heather Langenkamp, Scream’s Neve Campbell, and Friday The 13th’s Adrienne King, your Top 3, in ascending order, are:

#3: Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, who survived countless Alien attacks.

#2: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in the Halloween series, Elizabeth Solley in The Fog, Kim in Prom Night, Alana in Terror Train, etc.

And your favorite Final Girl is…
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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 5-11

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Magic Mike Xxl"

Not everyone went out to see this one in a crowded theater of tittering fans. Perhaps you were waiting until Channing Tatum was available for a private showing at home? Ready or not, he's grinding your way October 6. The sequel features the usual suspects, plus Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Michael Strahan, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The DVD and Blu-ray combo pack both include the special features "The Moves of Magic Mike Xxl" and "Georgia," and the Blu-ray also has an Extended Malik Dance Scene.

"Batkid Begins"

This should warm your heart. "Batkid Begins" is out on DVD on October 6. The documentary follows the one day, in one city, when the world came
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Round-Up: Friday The 13th Film Feast, From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, Old 37 NYC Premiere

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A full course meal always tastes better while watching Friday the 13th, am I right? The 1980 slasher film will be shown at Nitehawk Cinema with dinner provided by The Meat Hook. Also in this round-up: mid-season marathon details for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2 and the New York City premiere of Old 37.

Friday the 13th Film Feast: Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, Friday the 13th stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, and Kevin Bacon.

"Ticket Price: $75

Format: Dcp

Language: English

Age Policy: 21 and Up

A killer’s on the loose at Nitehawk Cinema and he’s serving up a multi-course dinner of fresh meat from The Meat Hook for a special Film Feast presentation of Friday The 13th.

Things don’t go so well for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake as the new counselors are stalked and slashed…but by whom? As the
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Crystal Lake Memories The Complete History of Friday the 13th Blu Ray Review

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Crystal Lake Memories The Complete History of Friday the 13th Blu Ray Review
Title: Crystal Lake Memories The Complete History of Friday the 13th Rlj Entertainment Director: Daniel Farrands, Cast: Corey Feldman, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer, Kane HodderAdrienne KingRobert EnglundFrank Mancuso Jr.Amy SteelErin GrayMonica KeenaRonny YuPeter Mark Richman, Ted White, Ari Lehman, Steve Dash, Derek Mears Running Time: 400min (2 discs) / Not Rated (gore, nudity, language, violence) Special Features: Audio commentary with Director Daniel Farrands, Writer Peter Bracke and Editor Luke Rafalowski; Spanish Subtitles Available on Blu-ray and DVD 09.08.15 and on Digital 10.06.15 Just sit right back as this two disc documentary takes you through the Friday the 13th franchise of 12 films (including a reboot). The brainchild of producer Sean  [ Read More ]

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