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World War Z Sequel and Friday the 13th Reboot Removed From 2017 Release List

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

CT Cult Classics Celebrates Friday the 13th With a Killer Double Feature

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

Friday the 13th The Game Reveals Counselor Gameplay

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

Jason Voorhees’ Biggest Foe to be a Playable Character in “Friday the 13th: The Game”

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

The Purge and Ouija Producers Take Aim at Friday the 13th Reboot

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

Friday the 13th Delayed Until 2017

The Friday the 13th video game has been delayed until 2017 according to the game’s official Kickstarter page.

Along with the announcement of delay, Gun Media and IllFonic also gave fans a bunch of additional game updates. The game, which was originally announced as a multi-player only game has been expanded upon to allow a single-player game mode. So far there has been no update as to what that mode will exactly entail, but fans have expressed interest in playing as the 80’s slasher icon. With the addition of single player mode, the cost of the game has increased (for those that have not preordered) from $30 to $40. read more

Friday the 13th: The Game Kills at PAX West

Attendees at the PAX West game festival were treated to a special kill trailer for the upcoming Friday the 13th video game as well as a panel that featured the developers of the game and special FX legend, Tom Savini.

Whether he’s driving an axe through someone’s chest, throwing a poor soul into a fireplace, or using his trusty machete to end a life, the kill trailer delivered what fans of the 80’s slasher franchise have come to love, Jason killing people. The crowd cheered as they viewed all thirteen kills that were showcased in the trailer and they were promised that there would be more where that came from. read more

Friday the 13th: The Game Continues to Update the Virtual Cabin

The developers behind “Friday the 13th:  The Game”, coming soon for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One consoles, have been gradually releasing areas of its “Virtual Cabin” to explore ahead of the official release date.  The latest landscape to become available virtually is The Conservatory, the game’s first outdoor environment.  This branch of the Virtual Cabin, a PC-exclusive standalone game with a $15 price tag, follows earlier virtual releases for The Counselors, Jason’s Chambers, and others. read more

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Eisner “In Talks” To Direct New Friday The 13th Film

Hollywood info-tainment website Deadline is reporting that director Breck Eisner (The Crazies, The Last Witch Hunter) is currently in talks with Paramount Pictures to lead the feature-picture reboot of Friday the 13th.  The latest remake of the iconic horror film is scheduled to be released sometime in 2017.

Paramount is hoping to rekindle some of the recent success they’ve had reviving beloved, nostalgic film franchises, having brought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to prominence in 2014.  Eisner, the son of former Paramount head and Disney CEO Michael Eisner, will now take his stab at resurrecting one of the most popular film franchises and iconic killers in movie history, Jason Voorhees.  A previous remake, 2009’s Friday the 13th, was co-released by Paramount and New Line Cinema, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes producing the film.  Platinum Dunes (along with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) will also be producing the new adaptation, according to Deadline. read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #29

Welcome to another ghoulish installment of Horror Hunting!  In this episode we’ll feature two cool collectables, one which is yet to be on sale and one which has been floating around the retail universe for 40 years.  With the all-important and grandiose spectacle known as San Diego Comic Con 2015 just a week away, it’s important that we collectors have our priorities straight.  Vintage and exclusive pieces are the most important in the business, and we have a couple of toys here that are sure to please.  And away we go….. read more