Can you believe it’s been around four years since the 2009 Friday the 13th remake hit theaters? Jason Voorhees is once again M.I.A., and that sucks.
While we dream of seeing him slicing and dicing on the big screen once again, remake writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who also penned Freddy vs. Jason, shared the following never-before-seen production sketch of the infamous slasher, whom would be played by genre fav Derek Mears.
“Jason Voorhees concept art by Christopher Shy, commissioned by Marcus Nispel. Beautiful,” the duo explain.
As bizarre as it sounds, the remake only took in $65M after plummeting in its second week of release. The worldwide gross was an unimpressive $91M, which could explain why a sequel has never been greenlit. READ MORE
If I had to make a list of the top four horror movie killers, it’d include Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Pinhead. Ghostface comes in at a close fifth place, and of course there’s Chucky, Leatherface, Jigsaw, Hannibal Lecter — err, this isn’t the point. Deviant Artist Chris Fulton has done a fantastic job capturing their murderous charm, which I don’t find all that surprising after seeing his amazing Silent Hill art. After the break I have five of the top horror movie killers, and the mystery killer is quite possibly the most death-obsessed of them all. READ MORE
Adam Dodd stumbled across this hilarious, yet absolutely badass video in which MacGyver (that’s just what I call this dude) creates a custom pocket knife, made from a full length machete, designed specially for Jason Voorhees.
See how the very effective design (which includes the ubiquitous rubber bands) allows effortless decapitations of a big turnip and also a coconut! READ MORE
With the launch of the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover event “Rotworld”, and the excitement building over 30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre crossover, here’s a chance to look at some of the best, and most ridiculous, horror comic crossovers. Great crossovers should never feel cheesy, nor should they feel forced. But who doesn’t want to see Batman fighting Predator to the death? What follows is a list of ten killer horror comic crossovers. READ MORE
On Friday, October 22, 2004 Bloody Disgusting was sitting on major news that New Line Cinema was in final talks to acquire the rights to the “Ash” character (donned by Bruce Campbell) from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness). By that Sunday, October 24, Ghost House Pictures’ J-Horror The Grudge remake had pulled in a whopping $39 million. Our sources tell us that Raimi didn’t even courtesy call New Line before immediately announcing that he’d next be producing a remake of The Evil Dead, his 1981 cult classic that started his career. The New Line deal died the second the remake announcement hit, which will finally come into fruition on April 12 when FilmDistrict releases the Fed Alvarez-directed reboot.
After that cringe worthy news broke, I was slipped the official treatment for New Line Cinema’s Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (penned by New Line executive Jeff Katz), which was to be the sequel to their 2003 (August 15) blockbuster Freddy vs. Jason, which pitted A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger against Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees. While the movie died that day, Wildstorm, Dynamite Entertainment, and DC Comics backed a six-issue comic book limited series that was released in November 2007 and ran until March 2008. The comic book series was written by James Kuhoric and illustrated by Jason Craig.
What interesting timing for Friday the 13th to hit, dead smack in the meat of the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con. While this looks cool from the outside, our work is going to be cut out for us. Today is going to be jam-packed with horror content from interviews to all sorts of reveals from this years hottest genre films.
But before Comic-Con consumes us all, let us all take a second to celebrate our holiday. As Rebecca Black would sing, “Partying, partying – yeah – fun, fun, fun, fun.” Damn straight.
Being that Friday the 13th typically hits twice a year, it’s hard to come up with some fresh-old content to share. This morning I’ve scoured the web and delivered a hilarious clip featuring Jason Voorhees in a tribute to Benny Hill, a short from “Adult Swim” that takes you inside Jason’s home and an interview with Jason on “Family Guy”. Also, we’ve got a look at Jason’s appearance on the “Arsenio Hall Show” promoting Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, game play footage from the classic NES game, and Alice Cooper’s incredible “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” music video.
End the week right. Let Rebecca sing you off into the sunset.
It was the end of Jason Voorhees, at least until Jason Lives. NECA has unveiled an incredible new Jason figure inspired by Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter. The toy features the infamous machete wound to the head, with machete, knife and axe accessories. Oh, and his mask comes off to displays the exact same wound in Jason’s ugly mug. Geek boner? Yes please. Now all we need is a little Tommy Jarvis accessory!
In addition, they’ve also revealed a Jason from Friday the 13th Part 3, which features good ol’ Jason donning his mask for the first time. It comes with a harpoon accessory (you can shoot it in your eye just like in 3-D!) and varient mask.
Check out both images below and tell us what you think! READ MORE
The boys over at NECA shared a special Friday the 13th treat with their fans giving the first ever look at their brand new Jason Voorhees action figure.
Below you’ll find a sneak peak at the head for their Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Voorhees toy. I can only assume it comes with a machete to lay into that gushing wound. In all seriousness, how cool would it be if the figure came with Tommy Jarvis (Corey Feldman), the only person to truly stop Jason before he was resurrected as a zombie in Part 6?
Furthermore, how cool would it be if NECA eventually released a box set containing all 13 Jason’s (including baby Jason and the two incarnations from Jason X)? READ MORE
This past weekend I got the opportunity to go to Erebus, a haunted house in Pontiac, MI, where I met up with one of horror’s biggest names, Kane Hodder! Kane has been the man behind Jason Voorhees, Victor Crowley, Ed Gein, and many more. His devotion and love to the horror genre is well known and he is nothing less than a genre legend.
Having said all that, I’m excited to bring you Kane’s Top 10 songs! Check it out after the jump as well as details regarding his latest book, Unmasked: True Life Story Of The World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer (official site)!