There’s nothing spookier than a Friday the 13th in October! It only happens once every several years; but when it does, corporate promotional departments are always ready to take advantage of the extra spooky date. I vividly remember picking up Mortal Kombat 3 for Super Nintendo on “Mortal Friday” the 13th, 1995. This October’s Friday the 13th comes merely a fortnight before Stranger Things Season Two debuts on Netflix, and the streaming studio chose the day to debut its final trailer for the highly-anticipated show.
This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.
While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more
Good things come to those that wait. And wait. And wait. IllFonic, the developers behind the much-anticipated but equally buggy Friday the 13th game, have announced a peace offering for its loyal users in the wake of multiple glitches and connectivity problems that have plagued it since is wide release just a few weeks ago. On June 20th, IllFonic is releasing a new update available to all current gamers which will include upgrades like new clothing for the characters and complementary Customization Points (which are used like currency within the game). read more
It’s finally here, gore whores! Like us, we know that you fellow lovers of chaos and carnage have been eagerly awaiting the release (or at least the release date) of the video game featuring the world’s most famous slasher: Jason Voorhees. Game creators Gun Media and IllFonic announced the news on Twitter today that Friday the 13th: The Game would be available for Xbox One, PS4 and Steam on May 26th, 2017.
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror/survival game that takes place at the legendary Camp Crystal Lake. Everything you see in the game is straight from the movies you love. You can play as Jason Voorhees or as a camper trying to survive the onslaught. The single-player part of the game is still on track for this summer. read more
The lucky folks who attended Pax East 2017 this past weekend in Boston, MA were treated to a brand new trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game and it is just as gory as you want it to be. From Mr. Jason Voorhees drowning a girl in a toilet bowl to delivering a fatal back breaker to another poor girl to an awesome scene where he rips a girl’s jaw off, this trailer delivers!
In other insanely awesome news, special effects legend Tom Savini has contributed a skin for the game which shows his interpretation of what Jason would look like after he returned from Hell in Jason Goes to Hell. That skin is available for pre-order and will be available when the game releases early this year. read more
The World War Z Sequel and the Friday the 13th Reboot have just been removed from Paramount Pictures 2017 release list according to Deadline.
World War Z Two was originally scheduled to debut on June 9th opposite Universal’s The Mummy, but the film has been plagued by pre-production troubles with original director Juan Antonio Bayona exiting the project last year. No replacement director has been named at this point, although David Fincher was mentioned as a potential “dream” choice last summer, but reports were probably more wishful thinking than a concrete possibility. The removal of WWZ 2 does work out for Universal, as The Mummy will open unopposed on June 9th, as the studio hopes to launch their very own “Classic Monsters” cinematic universe. read more
On a seasonably-chilly January night, hundreds of movie fans from across Connecticut gathered in Seymour, CT to celebrate the second-most popular date on the horror calendar: Friday the 13th. Connecticut Cult Classics (http://www.connecticutcultclassics.com/), the outfit responsible for “Bite Night” and “Stephen King Night”, ran an all-Vorhees double bill featuring Friday the 13th Part 2 as well as Friday the 13th Part 3 (in glorious ’80s-era 3D!). HNN was there to share in the celebration for the latest incarnation of the spooky date. CCC’s Larry Dwyer made sure that all attendees were comfortable, happy, and ready for the carnage that would ensue. read more
Yesterday, Friday the 13th The Game was featured on IGN First, a section of the popular IGN website which showcases games set to debut at a later time. Viewers were treated to eighteen minutes of counselor gameplay with the goal being not to be killed by 80’s slasher icon, Jason Voorhees.
A handful of players roamed the woods in search of escape routes as Jason is seen looming. The slasher icon appears a few times during the demo, and fans can also hear that signature Harry Manfredini sound of ‘ki , ki, ki, ma, ma, ma‘. From the looks of it, the game plays much like the movie, and a traditional survival horror game. read more
If you’ve seen Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, you know that Jason Voorhees was dispatched by Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman). If you’ve seen that, we’re guessing that you’ve also seen Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and are aware that Tommy is also responsible for resurrecting Mr. Voorhees.
Much to the delight of horror and gaming fans, Gun Media released a new trailer showing that Tommy Jarvis will be a playable character in the much-anticipated Friday the 13th: The Game. read more
As reported in an exclusive interview with Variety, veteran producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Platinum Dunes) are gearing up for the 13th Friday the 13th film to be released on…Friday the 13th in October of 2017.
Fuller was excited about the prospects of making the 13th installment saying “This is the 13th “Friday the 13th” and on some level that’s kind of magical that we are lucky enough to make the 13th “Friday the 13th” movie. The challenges are you don’t want to alienate the people that come to see the first 12 but at the same time you don’t want your audience who haven’t seen the first 12 to feel like I’ve missed out on all of this and I’m not coming to see the 13th film.” read more