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Scream 5 Producer Explains How The Movie Appeals To Old And New Fans Alike

Scream 5 Producer Explains How The Movie Appeals To Old And New Fans Alike
After the 1980s had been dominated by iconic serial killers Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, all of whom starred in a glut of sequels that respectively ran the Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises into the ground, the slasher movie was on its knees by the mid-90s, with fans having lost almost all interest in what was formerly one of horror’s most popular subgenres.

That all changed when Scream arrived in 1996, as Wes Craven teamed up with first-time screenwriter Kevin Williamson to deliver a smart, scary and self-aware postmodern classic that revitalized the entire concept of the slasher. The story started off with a shocking opener that saw Drew Barrymore, comfortably the biggest name in the cast, get killed off in the opening scene to show that the rules of the game had changed.

Scream is widely regarded as one of the
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Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: The Hidden (1987) with Tarik Davis

Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: The Hidden (1987) with Tarik Davis
Welcome back to Let’s Scare Bryan to Death! Joining us this month is Tarik Davis, a writer and actor whose work stretches across media platforms, from film and television to online content and even stage productions. He’s currently featured on Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show, where his horror sensibilities can’t help but peek through from time to time. Horror fans should also check him out in the short film Page One, the Stakes is High essay series that he wrote to explore hate and fascism through the lens of vampire films, and his video "Your 21st Century Woke Horror Host: Addison Hadley."

Given Davis’ eclectic mix of horror and sci-fi inspirations, I was excited when he recommended Jack Sholder’s 1987 film, The Hidden. I’ve had The Hidden on my radar ever since I heard it described as a better version of Jason Goes to Hell,
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‘Freaky,’ ‘Fatman’ & David Fincher: The Good, The Bad & The Masterful [The Playlist Podcast]

‘Freaky,’ ‘Fatman’ & David Fincher: The Good, The Bad & The Masterful [The Playlist Podcast]
Happy Friday the 13th! Do people celebrate Friday the 13th? Or is it just the date that Jason Voorhees ventures to Camp Crystal Lake to murder debaucherous youth? Either way, it’s a significant date in terms of this week’s new releases featured on the latest episode of The Playlist Podcast.

Listen: Director Max Winkler Talks ‘Jungleland,’ Working With Charlie Hunnam & Lazer Tag [The Playlist Podcast]

This week, Charles, Mike, and Brian discuss two new films, the bodyswap slasher, “Freaky,” which timed its release perfectly with this Friday the 13th.

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The Friday The 13th Film Power Rankings

The Friday The 13th Film Power Rankings
Hey there, campers. Are you ready for another scintillating installment of our horror franchise power rankings, this time for the blood-curdling series that cannot be killed by conventional means, Friday The 13th? Please note: if you haven’t watched these movies but intend to one day do so, you’d be advised to read no further than these introductory paragraphs.

Obviously, this is not the first Friday The 13th movie ranking list. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Or the fifth. But it is, as of this writing, the newest.

What makes Friday The 13th, a critically-reviled saga that turned 40 this year, unique among the all-time stalwart slasher franchises is the fact that its formula (and its signature killer) is constantly evolving and wholly permeable to suit whatever type of story its tellers want to create.

The first film was designed as a one-off Halloween (1978) and Psycho (1960) rip-off,
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The Jason Voorhees Power Rankings

The Jason Voorhees Power Rankings
Jason Voorhees, the Friday The 13th masked mass murderer who has terrorized horny teenagers at camp sites for generations, has had many faces. This is both a credit to the various makeup artists designing Jason’s gruesome face and the performers wearing those makeups beneath that iconic hockey mask. This Friday the 13th holiday, we rank the latter. The top Jason will be pretty obvious to most Friday fiends… but how does the rest of this list shake out?

We should note that the Friday The 13th franchise also sports three major non-Jason serial killer characters, in the original Friday The 13th, Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (although Jason does make a tiny cameo in both of these films), and of course Freddy Vs. Jason. These rankings will comprise the actual Jasons only.

Child Jasons will be mentioned along with their adult counterparts’ individual entries, except in
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The Friday The 13th Soundtrack Song Power Rankings

The Friday The 13th Soundtrack Song Power Rankings
With yet another Friday the 13th upon us, it’s high time to dig into a now fairly-outmoded Hollywood practice, the synergistic soundtrack album, as it pertains to Camp Blood’s least favorite son. Today, we celebrate the Friday The 13th franchise by making a playlist of its top soundtrack slices.

As a series, Friday The 13th has run the musical gamut, kicking off at the tail end of disco (as the opening theme music of Friday The 13th Part III can attest), peaking during the hair metal ’80s, and then quite thoroughly exploring a renaissance in metal at the start of the 21st century.

Is this list solely a product of the personal taste of this horror and metal fan? Of course. As such, you’ll notice that Hot Ice does not make the cut. Several of the top entries in this list did not even occupy any pre-end credits screen time,
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Syfy Hosting Horror Movie Marathon This Friday The 13th

Syfy Hosting Horror Movie Marathon This Friday The 13th
If October and Halloween didn’t satisfy your cravings for horror content, Syfy are now planning to celebrate Friday the 13th (of November) with an all-day marathon of titles. There are some intriguing pictures on the list, too, including deep cuts like Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, and established classics such as the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and the more recent It Follows.

The day kicks off at 6am Est with Syfy’s Heebie Jeebies, wherein a deputy has to deal with a supernatural creature released from a mine. Robert Belushi, son of Jim, stars in this one. For anyone that likes gore with their breakfast, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is up next, and still has its moments despite being one of the weaker entries in the franchise.

During the day and into the late evening, Syfy viewers can revisit David Robert Mitchell’s unnerving 2014 hit It Follows,
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Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead are Fighting the Power Rangers in Fan-Made Comic

Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead are Fighting the Power Rangers in Fan-Made Comic
Can teenagers with cosmic powers and martial arts bring down a being that’s bound to keep coming back and striking at them in their dreams? It feels as though plenty of fans of the Power Rangers would state that Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Pinhead wouldn’t stand a chance against the Power Rangers, possibly because they’re just too tough and disciplined, physically and mentally, to be taken down by such creatures. But they’re teenagers, they’re human, and this means that they’re vulnerable to just about anything that a human can be vulnerable to. Of course, that really depends on the

Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead are Fighting the Power Rangers in Fan-Made Comic
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[Daily Dead’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide] Artist Profile: The Stitchkeeper

[Daily Dead’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide] Artist Profile: The Stitchkeeper
Hello, readers! In anticipation of the launch of Daily Dead’s 8th annual Holiday Gift Guide later this month, we’re going to spend the next few weeks celebrating a series of independent artists who specialize in creating horror-themed merchandise. Be sure to check back every day throughout the month of November to learn more about all of these indie artisans, and hopefully these profiles will help inspire your holiday shopping lists this year. Cheers!

A few years ago, I discovered The Stitchkeeper on Twitter and totally fell in love with her yarntastic horror creations. So much so that last year for Christmas, I hired her to design my better half an 8-bit version of a Jason Voorhees doll (which was a huge hit). She currently has an array of yarn babies available to purchase on her site, but if you’re looking for a custom creation, it’s best
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Watch: New Feature-Length Friday The 13th Fan Movie Voorhees

Watch: New Feature-Length Friday The 13th Fan Movie Voorhees
Jason Voorhees is famously unstoppable and always comes back for more, despite multiple grisly ends. But of late, he’s tangling with his fiercest adversary yet: lawyers. The long-running legal saga as to who owns the rights to the original Friday the 13th rumbles on with no end in sight. Back in 2018, a judge ruled that the all concepts within the original screenplay belong to writer Victor Miller. Current rights holders Sean Cunningham and Horror Inc. appealed, but the case appears to be in purgatory as Covid-19 continues to gum up the legal system.

Through adversity comes triumph, though, and fans have stepped up to the plate to unofficially carry on Jason’s rampage. A month ago, we saw the very impressive Never Hike in the Snow by Womp Stomp Films, the sequel to their 2017 effort Never Hike Alone. On Halloween, meanwhile, Wet Paint Pictures released their own take on the franchise,
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Voorhees Fan Film Resurrects Jason Just in Time for Friday the 13th

Voorhees Fan Film Resurrects Jason Just in Time for Friday the 13th
Jason Voorhees has returned in the new Friday the 13th fan film Voorhees. Made by fans for fans, the feature-length movie has no official affiliation with the Friday the 13th franchise. In the works for years following successful crowdfunding campaigns, Voorhees comes at a time when fans are dying to see more of Jason amid the ongoing legal battle for the rights to the series. The new fan film was uploaded by Wet Paint Pictures on Halloween, and in just over a week's time, it has already drawn nearly 150,000 views on YouTube.

In Voorhees, Jason emerges from the lake to take on a more dangerous group of potential victims. It begins with a gang of violent thieves fleeing to the seclusion of the woods near Crystal Lake, taking along two hostages for leverage as they hide out in the forest. Unfortunately for them, Jason doesn't like it when strangers enter his territory,
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Friday The 13th: The Game Reveals Patch Notes For Final Update

Friday The 13th: The Game Reveals Patch Notes For Final Update
After three years of continued updates, Friday the 13th: The Game is headed for an early retirement.

Well, sort of, anyway. As detailed last week in a heartfelt blog post, IllFonic confirmed that, as of the title’s next (and final) patch, support will begin to wind down and the developer will cease to create new content. For all intents and purposes, the asymmetrical multiplayer experience – which casts one player as the iconic Jason Voorhees and tasks them with hunting down and eliminating a band of innocent campers – will be entering a state of eternal limbo, but where does that leave existing fans still enjoying regular rounds of horror-filled gameplay?

Put simply, you’ll still be able to do that, just without any future additions to get excited about. It’s worth noting, too, that as of November 10th (when the aforementioned patch goes live), dedicated servers will no longer be available.
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Derek Mears Dishes On Why He Thinks Jason Vorhees is a Sympathetic Character

Derek Mears Dishes On Why He Thinks Jason Vorhees is a Sympathetic Character
Reading what Derek Mears has to say about Jason Voorhees being a sympathetic character due to having to watch his mother being killed at a young age after being abused, neglected, and tormented all his life makes a lot of sense. But where the sense kind of dies out is when we take into account the sequels and how, if Jason wanted to be left alone, he could simply avoid interacting with those that come to visit his home. Of course, that might draw out the argument that people shouldn’t be in his home in the first place, but in

Derek Mears Dishes On Why He Thinks Jason Vorhees is a Sympathetic Character
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Friday The 13th: 5 Things That Remained Consistent (& 5 That Kept Changing)

Friday The 13th: 5 Things That Remained Consistent (& 5 That Kept Changing)
Though it started out as a boilerplate Halloween knock-off, Friday the 13th exploded into its own slasher juggernaut that arguably eclipsed Michael Myers’ franchise. With the now-legendary Jason Voorhees front and center, the Friday films made a name for themselves by sticking to a formula (i.e. murder spree in a camp) that never seems to fail.

Related: 5 Horror Villains That Could Beat Jason Voorhees (& 5 He'd Destroy)

But even with these constants, Jason’s rampage wasn’t immune to change or at least the attempt to do so. While some things about Jason and his world stayed the way they were in the ‘80s, others took a different turn – and not always for the better.
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Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead Fight the Power Rangers in New Fan-Made Comic

Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead Fight the Power Rangers in New Fan-Made Comic
Freddy Krueger, Jason, and Pinhead are some of the antagonists that the Power Rangers have to take down in a new fan-made comic series. Power Rangers: A Nightmare on Elm Street is the name of the series, which currently has three issues for horror fans to dive into for free. The unorthodox crossover comes to us from writer Stephen Harber with artwork by Francisco Silva Mauriz and coloring by James Zark.

The goal of Power Rangers: A Nightmare on Elm Street is to show how profitable the Power Rangers legacy brands can be "when targeted to the adult age demographic that grew up with them." This business plan makes sense, although the comic series is made for free. Stephen Harber and crew are looking for fans to pick up on the crossover and show the studios what kind of potential there is for something like this without getting a cease and desist.
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Friday The 13th: The Game Getting Final Update This Month

Friday The 13th: The Game Getting Final Update This Month
It may be an inevitability of the development process, but seeing support for a popular title wind down is never an easy pill to swallow. IllFonic’s Friday the 13th: The Game, released back in 2017, is headed toward that very endgame scenario later this month, as confirmed in a heartfelt post yesterday. In it, lead community developer Matt confirms that November will mark the arrival of one final update for the asymmetrical multiplayer title, which pits slasher film icon Jason Voorhees against a group of helpless victims as they desperately try to escape the swing of his beloved machete.

Regarding a specific reason prompting the unfortunate announcement, the post doesn’t specify any, though as is usually the case in situations such as these, the down scaling of operations likely comes as a result of low engagement. A downward trend in player numbers makes the cost of running dedicated servers hard to justify,
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Ice Nine Kills Singer Details the Band's Connection to The Shining [Exclusive]

Ice Nine Kills Singer Details the Band's Connection to The Shining [Exclusive]
Spencer Charnas wears his love of horror on his sleeve. Seriously, he's often photographed in a custom-made Freddy Krueger sweater. His Jason Voorhees mask, the Michael Myers style butcher knife, and Springwood Slasher glove have all been brandished onstage. It's just the tip of the icepick - er, iceberg - for the genre obsessed Ice Nine Kills frontman. The Silver Scream, the band's Billboard 200 charting 2018 album, is a conceptually driven love letter to horror, with songs based around A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Scream, and Silent Night, Deadly Night, among other classics. In a recent episode of the PopCurse podcast, presented by Movieweb, the Massachusetts native went in-depth about his love for The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece adaptation of Stephen King's novel about a writer's descent into madness. His band's 2020 five-song EP, Undead & Unplugged Live from the Overlook Hotel, was recorded at the real-life location
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5 Movie Characters Who Could Survive An Attack From Jason (& 5 Who Couldn't)

There are some horror characters that have become so well known that they are icons in their own right. Jason Voorhees is, without a doubt, one of those characters. With his signature hockey mask and his penchant for slaughtering teens who happen to come to his lake (originally as revenge for the decapitation of his mother), he’s the stuff of which slasher nightmares are made.

Related: 5 Movie Characters Who Would Survive A Terminator Attack (& 5 Who Would Be Terminated)

It’s also rather fun to think about all of the other characters that Jason might encounter in various other films and whether these characters would manage to survive an attack from him.
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The Top 10 Craziest Cameos From the “Lost” Halloween Sequels

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The Top 10 Craziest Cameos From the “Lost” Halloween Sequels
[To celebrate the release of their new book, Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels, authors Dustin McNeill & Travis Mullins share the top 10 craziest cameos from lost Halloween sequels that were never filmed in this special guest article!]

As is, the Halloween franchise isn’t much known for its cameos. Sure, you’ve got Weird Al and Chris Hardwick in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, but otherwise they’re more subtle—like Pj Soles as the voice of the teacher in 2018’s Halloween. Not that the filmmakers haven’t tried for more ambitious guest appearances over the years. From Howard Stern to Mike Myers, they definitely have! It’s just that these ideas—and sometimes, even their respective films—haven’t all panned out.

In writing our newest book—Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels—we’ve discovered a handful of surprising cameo suggestions tossed around. In honor of the book’s release, gathered here are the ten wildest “lost sequel” cameo ideas from the Halloween films that never were.
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The Most Obscure and Underrated Slashers of the 1980s

The Most Obscure and Underrated Slashers of the 1980s
Ej Moreno with 10 obscure slashers from the 1980s… When you hear the term “slasher movie,” the images that comes to mind are the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees, Freddy’s glove, and Laurie Strode standing strong over Michael Myers. But what do you think of when you dig deeper? And I’m not even talking bout […]

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