Last week was Friday the 13th, and in honor of the terrifying day that comes around every so often, Waxwork Records announced the arrival of the Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan soundtrack on vinyl. Jason stalks a group of high school graduates on a ship on the way to New York City, and he has quite the graduation present for them. The album art for the first-ever vinyl release of the score by Fred Mollin features Jason peeking through a porthole window and peeking through the subway. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a 16-bit video game version of the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Plus, learn about the history of slasher movies, from early classics of the black and white era to the deconstruction of the genre with Scream and much more. Finally, watch a Back to the Future rap recap recounting all the finer points of the trilogy. Read More »
During a pandemic, what’s the fall season alternative to going to a private island party where everyone tested negative for COVID-19? Taking a trip to the real-life Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th in the deep woods of Hardwick, New Jersey. While this doesn’t sound like a great idea considering what happened to all the past visitors of Camp Crystal Lake, you can be assured that the only thing stalking you will be a virus, and not a serial killer in a hockey mask. Probably.
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Scream Factory is releasing the Friday the 13th box set to end all Friday the 13th box sets. The 16-set disc is as definitive as you can get, bringing every single Friday the 13th film together in one package complete with new extras, new 4K scans, and more. And yes, before you ask, Jason X, the masterpiece where Jason goes to space and becomes a cyborg, is also included.
UPDATE: Even more special features have been announced. We’ve added them below.
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There was a time when tons of movies from the 1980s and 1990s were given their own animated series. Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, Dumb & Dumber, Police Academy, RoboCop, The Mask, and many more all got their own shows. But there’s one staple film franchise that never got its due diligence as a cartoon: Friday the 13th.
Artist Mike Chiechi, AKA Frank’s Kid, has created the opening credits sequence for a Saturday morning cartoon adaptation of Friday the 13th called Jason and Friends. Taking a cue from the likes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, Josie and the Pussycats, and many other cartoons featuring an ensemble of characters, this series finds Jason on a series of adventures with the Camp Crystal counselors he can’t seem to stop killing. There’s also an adorable dog with a hockey mask and the floating severed head of Jason’s mother. It’s for kids! Read More »
Stephen King is always working on something. The prolific master of horror seems to churn out a book every few months, firing away at one tale of terror after the next, with no signs of slowing down. King is such an institution that he can probably get literally anything published at this point, even a grocery list. And while King will continue to thrive as long as he’s typing away, and publishers will continue to eat it up, he’s not above waxing hypothetically about books he’ll probably never write. Which is why King hopped onto Twitter recently and laid out his plans to for a Friday the 13th–themed novel told from the perspective of Jason Voorhees.
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New York Comic-Con 2019 has come to a close, but if you weren’t able to make it to the Big Apple for the pop culture convention, you can still get your hands on some of the outstanding artwork that debuted there. This year’s collection from Hero Complex Gallery included pieces paying tribute to The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, and more.
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When it comes to collectible art and vinyl soundtracks commemorating our favorite films and television shows, there’s almost no one better than Mondo. But every now and then, the company also likes to dip their toe into the collectible toy arena, and sometimes they do it in a truly weird way that only Mondo can deliver. And that’s what brings us to their latest endeavor: Mondoids.
The new Mondoids are said to come from the planet Mondoida, and they’ve come to our planet to make friends and eat snacks. That might be hard though since they appear as gnarly, slimy, gross versions of characters from Gremlins, Friday the 13th, Jurassic Park, Marvel Comics, and more. Get a look at the first wave of Mondoids figures available now. Read More »
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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Has this ever happened to you: you sit down on the couch (or bean bag chair) with your significant other, staring at a blank TV screen. “What shall we watch, my love?” your SO asks. “I dunno, how about security camera footage of an old warehouse?” you suggest. “No, we watched that last weekend,” SO replies. “I want something new. But there are so many options! How can we possibly choose?” “I don’t know,” you shrug. “I guess we should just go to bed. If only Chris Evangelista had been born, then he could offer us some suggestions.”
Oh, did I forget to mention this story takes place in an alternate universe where I was never born? Anyway, lucky for you, I do exist in this universe. And I’ve compiled a whole slew of great titles you can stream right this second. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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Slashers ain’t got nothin’ on John Wick. In the span of three movies, Keanu Reeves‘s well-dressed assassin has bumped-off more people than horror icons Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers combined. That’s no small feat. It also means the only way to solve this rivalry is to make John Wick vs. Michael vs. Jason.
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