Tag Archives: Friday the 13th

Countdown to Halloween: Straight To Video, The B-Movie Odyssey

Recently there has been a step back to the cinematic style of the 1980s, and with it the movies that use this style are bringing back a forgotten (by some, not by me) format, the VHS tape. Drive and Hobo with a Shotgun are two of the earliest versions I can think of that have encapsulated the spirit and aesthetics of the ’80s.

Hobo with a Shotgun in particular takes the gritty, grimy feel of the VHS phenomenon and brings it right back to the modern-day. Turbo Boy also follows in this vein, while V/H/S brought a more gritty view of the found footage genre. Wolf Cop may not have had the same color scheme as many of the films from the ’80s, but it had that sense of wackiness, fun and violence that I would expect to see from VHS of that time.

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Countdown to Halloween: Jason Voorhees Is Coming to PC’s and Consoles

Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th films are a staple of the horror film genre, and the Halloween season alike. On October 13, Gun Media announced that the mass murderer will be getting his own video game, allowing you to take control of the psychotic slasher to terrorize your friends. They also announced a Kickstarter campaign to help finish funding the development of the game. Check out the announcement trailer:

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Countdown to Halloween: Homemade Horror Special

All Hallow’s Eve is quickly approaching and I love it! I love a good scare almost as much as I love my collectibles. So it seemed like the perfect time to combine the two and so a new entry into Homemade Horror is born. As always I look at more underground artists and creators and showcase some of the amazing finds I have found online that have sent a shiver of joy down my spine.  Interested in what I found? Then read on.

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Jason To Return In New Friday The 13th Film; Powers To Be Revealed?

Jason Voorhees has been on hiatus from murderous rampages since 2009. In that time the next film in the fan favorite slasher series Friday The 13th has been in and out of development. We’ve been promised plenty of windows for the films release in 2015 (first March, then November), but nothing was confirmed…until now (allegedly). It was recently announced that the final date has been slated for the next Friday The 13th – May (Friday the) 13, 2016.

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Halloween Songs to Chill You to the Bone!

Happy Halloween to all you Grizzly Bomb readers out there. No doubt a lot of you will be getting geared up for your own Halloween antics and slapping on your costumes for a night filled with mischief and scares. For anyone that is having a party, some terribly terrific tunes will be needed to add just the right atmosphere. Grizzly Bomb is more than happy to oblige. Here is a short play list of this reviewers personal favorites; hopefully they will manage to give you all a bit of a chill.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Over at the Frankenstein Place

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a film that is perfect for any occasion, but Halloween is where it truly can shine. The soundtrack has so many fantastic tracks on it that it is tricky to pick one, but this one is just perfect for when you need to slow the mood down and have a sing along with your friends at the same time.

Alice Cooper –Man behind the Mask

What is better than Friday the 13th on Halloween? Alice Cooper singing about Jason Voorhees perhaps? A rocking track from the great man himself which, if you are of a certain generation, will get you rocking around the kitchen with a tie around your head in no time.

Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers – Monster Mash

Now this is a classic song for the Halloween season. You will be hard pressed to find anyone that has not heard this song at least once and it is perfect for all you monster mashers out there.

Sheb Wooley – The Purple People Eater

While more of an obscure selection, this but song has some great visuals attached to it. With such a catchy tune it’s difficult not to want to sing along to the chorus when it kicks in.

Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London

This song probably has another meaning and is not to be taken literally. But it does conjure up some awesome visuals and with such great lyrics involving werewolves that eat Chinese food and attack old ladies it is a perfect Halloween themed tune.

Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party

Oingo Boingo are better known for their work on 80’s classics like Weird Science. But it is also a band that had a certain Danny Elfman in it (the man behind pretty much every Tim Burton film score to date). With his band Oingo Boingo he made some incredible musical hits including this little tune.

Ramones – Pet Cemetery

The Ramones are rock legends and have dabbled in film scores before (Rock and Roll High School is one of the most notable entries), but this tune manages to capture the feeling of Stephen King’s work perfectly.

Ozzy Osborne – Bark at the Moon

Ozzy has knocked out some incredible horrific tunes but this song (for the video alone) needs to be included in any Halloween bash. The great guitar riffs certainly don’t hurt this piece of metal history.

Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl

It is difficult to pick a White Zombie track that does not exhibit Rob Zombie’s unique love of horror movies. But with Living Dead Girl he manages to give us an incredible song which also harks back to the German horror films of the silent era of cinema. This tune is not as frantic as his other hits (like say Dragula), but it is still a hauntingly effective tune that is great to listen to with the lights out.

Michael Jackson – Thriller

The grand daddy of music videos and the ultimate Halloween song, there is little else to say about this John Landis directed masterpiece. It is with this video that we will leave our trip through the weird world of music and let you readers enjoy your Halloween antics. There are plenty more Halloween songs out there, but hopefully this list will keep you entertained until the trick or treating commences.

Now how could I end an article on spooky tunes without including this classic!

13 Friday the 13th Merchandising Items You (Probably) Have Never Heard Of

So for you horror hounds, the day has finally come again. The day when we can all get our hockey masks out and chase around the neighbors with our machetes (to be honest I would not recommend this unless you like spending time in jail). Yes, it’s Jason Voorhees day or as it is officially known Friday the 13th. Jason has amazed viewers throughout the years and we at Grizzly Bomb love him to bits (check here for some of Jason funnier moments and here for a look at the man himself) and we are not the only ones. He is loved worldwide because people love to be scared and Jason to give us thrills and so much more. It is not a surprise that artists and crafts people have made their own versions of this supernatural serial killer. Jason Edmiston (who has appeared in numerous Grizzly Bomb articles which you can read here and here) is one of many artists to create Friday the 13th inspired art and this great piece of art shows Jason as an All-American killer.

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