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Nic Cage Channels Inner-‘Jason’ for Role in New Film ‘Mandy’

Cinematic horror icon Jason Vorhees is about to GET IN THE CAGE!  According to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Oscar-winning thespian Nicolas Cage admits that he based his character from the upcoming film Mandy on the legendary (and impossible-to-kill) campground slasher.  It is not yet known if the producers of the Friday the 13th franchise are flattered or enraged by the actor’s revelation.

Cage will play a lumberjack named Red in the revenge thriller, which is due out on September 14th.  A mild-mannered every-man for the first half of the film, Red turns into a homicidal vigilante in the second half when his remote cabin is the scene of a home invasion which sees his lover (Mandy) fall victim to the violence.  Red blazes a path of vengeance amped-up by a liquid hallucinogen as he hunts down his tormentors.  It’s well-worn territory (Crank, Death Sentence, the entire Death Wish series), but Cage’s indication that he’s channeling his inner-psycho for the role adds a nicely-textured layer of horror and the supernatural to the entire equation. read more

Hellboy to Join Cast of Playable Characters in ‘Injustice 2’ as DLC

Incredible characters joining unrelated franchises is nothing new to the wonderful world of video games. My personal favorite crossover was when Spawn and Link joined the cast of Soulcalibur II back in 2002 as console exclusives. NetherRealm studios have kept the tradition alive by including characters like Freddy, Jason, and The Predator to previous entries in their Mortal Kombat franchise. Today they’ve announced that an upcoming DLC pack for Injustice 2, their popular DC superhero fighting game, will be adding a popular character from an entirely different comic book universe! read more

NES Jason To Be a Free Update for Friday the 13th: The Game

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

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