The Ring franchise threequel, Rings seems to be really struggling its way to theaters. Originally slated for a 2015 opening, Rings was pushed back once, twice, three times and now a fourth time. Also, Friday the 13th has been pushed back to a new release date next Halloween. Find out when both horror films will hit theaters, after the jump.
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There are already plenty of violence in video games, so creating a gem where you’re the iconic slasher Jason Vorhees just makes sense. That’s exactly what Gun Media Home Video and IllFonic are doing with Friday the 13th: The Game.
We got a tease of the forthcoming video game back in June with actual gameplay footage, but now a new trailer has come out of PAX West, showing a collection of brutal kills you can carry out as the hockey-masked killer. This video is very NSFW if people at your job would frown upon video game blood and murder. Seriously, there’s a lot of it, and it’s pretty damn brutal. So watch at ths Friday the 13th video game trailer your own risk. Read More »
Earlier this month, we learned that The Crazies director Breck Eisner may be lined up to direct the next iteration of the Friday the 13th franchise, which has been in the works for years now. However, the future of the slasher film series may be uncertain with the rights to Friday the 13th now at the center of a new legal battle.
Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller has filed a notice of termination for the rights to the horror franchise that would see current rights holder Horror Inc. and collaborator the Manny Company forced to revert them them back to Miller. How is this even possible? Find out more about the Friday the 13th rights lawsuit after the jump. Read More »
The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
Today we’ve got a set of some of the best Ghostbusters figures I’ve ever seen, a new Hot Toys version of Finn as FN-2187 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a great collectible version of the Batmobile from the classic 1966 Batman television series and more.
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
The CW was developing a Friday the 13th Crystal Lake TV series to explore the origins of Jason Vorhees. In April, it was reported that The CW had passed on the pilot. Today’s CW executive session for the Television Critics Association was the first chance to ask CW president Mark Pedowitz officially what went wrong. During the panel, Pedowitz briefly confirmed that he was no longer developing the series. Speaking with reporters further after the panel, Pedowitz explained why Friday the 13th didn’t work.
“We had better pilots,” Pedowitz said. “Bottom line, we thought we had stronger things to go with and we didn’t go forward with it.” The three new series The CW picked up are Frequency and No Tomorrow for the fall and the Archie comics adaptation Riverdale for midseason. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
For years now Paramount Pictures has been trying to make a Friday the 13th reboot, but so far all they’ve really had to show for it are a string of missed release dates. The project was originally going to open in 2015, and then 2016, and now they’re hoping to release it in 2017. But today it’s actually taking a big step forward. Breck Eisner (The Crazies) is reportedly in talks to helm the latest installment of the long-running horror series. Read More »
I’m not sure if we’re living in a golden age of horror video games or if good horror video games are just abundant right now, but gamers who want to jump out of their seats and yell at their televisions after getting the crap scared out of them by a jump scare have plenty of options. While these games may vary wildly in style and execution, they all tend to have one thing in common – they put you in control of the victim. You are the hunted, looking to survive an encounter with something much more powerful than you that means you harm.
And that’s why Gun Media‘s upcoming Friday the 13th video game, which just revealed five new minutes of gameplay footage, is so intriguing. While it will offer you the opportunity to run and hide and cower and everything else you do in modern horror games, one lucky player gets to step behind the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees himself and hunt down everyone else.
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There isn’t much going on behind Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask and that’s kind of the point. The most instantly recognizable villain in slasher movie history has endured because he’s so very simple – he was a disfigured kid who seemingly drowned before settling into a new existence as a woods-dwelling killer of camp counselors. Over the course of eleven films (ranging from terrific fun to truly unwatchable), Jason was the vehicle for schlocky scares and incredibly violent murders that often went for the funny bone instead of the jugular. He’s always been more of a mascot than a character and that’s been perfectly fine.
And yet, it certainly sounds like the next iteration of Friday the 13th, a new reboot of the series following the 2009 reboot of the series, will take a new stab at Jason’s origin story. I’m not here to pre-judge anything, but let’s just say that elaborating on the backstories of classic slasher villains has been nothing short of disastrous so far.
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The Toy Box is a new weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This week we’ve got some good stuff from Adult Swim’s fantastic Rick & Morty, AMC’s adaptation of Preacher, several new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles, a few cool items from Star Wars and Star Trek, a bloody new Friday the 13th figure and much more. Read More »