Ah, remakes. The mere mention of that word often sends horror fans running for the hills, as there’s nothing we hate quite as much as our favorite classics being messed with.
Well, there’s nothing most of us hate quite as much as that, at least.
The fact of the matter is that there are just as many good remakes as there are bad ones, the same way that there are just as many bad original horror movies as there are good original ones. It’s for this reason that it’s fairly ridiculous to write off all remakes simply because they’re based on movies from the past, as doing so excludes gems like The Fly and The Thing from the Top 10 lists that they most definitely belong high atop.
Fright Rags unveiled three new t-shirts brandishing a “classic comic book” cover style employing two of our favorite movie maniacs: Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Inspired by “The Incredible Hulk,” “X-Men,” and “Venom” – these shirts are on sale now and are only being printed once. Which one are you after? Click on any print below for a link to the store!
I am not sure how I missed this at all, but shame on me. Yesterday, THR ran a report from CineEurope in which Paramount International’s Edward Ryan previewed the studio’s film slate for this year and beyond. In that write-up, we learned Paranormal Activity 5 was getting pushed to 2016 and that Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 was arriving that year as well. But as far as the 2015 slate was concerned: It seems the new Friday the 13th film we’re getting November 13, 2015 will be in 3D.
On the 79th edition of The Bloodcast Ryan Turek and Clarke Wolfe are back with another In Defense Of… episode.
Clarke defends last summer’s hit The Purge and Ryan sets the record straight on Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning.
But first! Corrections to last week’s episode, capsule reviews of Inner Demons, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Cabin Fever: Patient Zero; rebooting The Mask; and further analysis of what’s wrong with “found footage.”
Last night, Friday Night Frights at The Cinefamily here in Los Angeles hosted a triple-feature screening of Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning and Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter (in that order).
Director Tom McLoughlin came on out to intro the film, bringing with him the real coffin from Part 6. He presented the film “in 4D” – which meant during the opening “James Bond”-style opening sequence, Jason Voorhees himself (a fella in a really good costume) walked through the theater spooking audience members (he’d show up throughout the film, too – it wasn’t as distracting as it sounds).
Further proving that progress is being made on its vinyl presentation of the Friday the 13th score, Waxwork Records revealed this morning…the album cover art!
What you see here was created by Jay Shaw, the artist behind a ton of great Mondo releases, moreover, the album art for Waxwork Records’ previous record release of the Rosemary’s Baby score. What do you think of it?
Shock Till You Drop’s contributing writers are ranking the many incarnations of horror’s most popular icons franchise by franchise. Last week, John Squires tackled Leatherface and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. This week, it was only apropos that I tackle Jason Voorhees and Friday the 13th seeing as, well, there’s a Friday the 13th this month.
Earlier, I ranked the franchise’s installments, from best to worst. With this piece, I’m breaking down the many interpretations of Voorhees and ranking them, again, from best to worst.
I encourage you to weigh in with your own ranking using the comment board below – definitely want to hear your thoughts on this!
Your pals at Fright Rags are at it again. They’re teasing this weeks shirt release: A follow-up to their popular “G.I. Jason” design! This one features Kane Hodder’s Voorhees from Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood worked into a G.I. Joe-like toy layout. Fun stuff. Pre-orders for this kick off this Friday the 13th at 10am EST/7pm Pacific at Fright Rags’ official site.