After years of legal dispute, Victor Miller, screenwriter on the original Friday the 13th film, has been awarded rights of authorship for his characters and story by the United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit. On the other side of the dispute, “HORROR INC., A MASSACHUSETTS CORPORATION, MANNY COMPANY, A CONNECTICUT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP” – aka Sean S. Cunningham, who both produced and directed the original film.
Netflix has unveiled the trailer for their highly anticipated second chapter in their Fear Street horror trilogy, adapted from the R.L. Stine books of the same name.
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 told of a group of teens in the cursed town of Shadyside who took on a malevolent force that has plagued their home for decades. Part 2: 1978 now goes back in time to an earlier decade where the joys of summer camp turn into nightmares when a murderer stalks the grounds. The second film, though set in the late ’70s, actaully harkens back to the days of 1980s slasher films set at camps such as Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, and judging by this trailer, those vibes are there in spades.
Just in time for the original film’s 40th anniversary, Scream Factory is releasing a massive definitive 16-disc collection Blu-ray collection of one of the most influential horror franchises ever.
This will include all 12 original Friday the 13th films from Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema. It also includes new and existing extras, a new collectible rigid slipcover with newly-commissioned art, a new 40-page collectible essay booklet with archival still photography and new 4K film transfers for Parts 1-4, with Part 3 in its original 3D presentation. Additionally, each film comes with a dedicated Blu-ray case featuring original theatrical artwork.
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Horror movie characters like Freddy, Jason and the rest have managed to span numerous genres, not just the cinematic universes they were originally born into.
Jason Voorhees for example has his own video game currently in the works, plus old Spectrum and NES games from the 1980s, as well as a board game (called Last Friday) inspired by his murderous antics. And he is not alone.
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They say that life imitates art, but what happens when art imitates art? Well, sometimes lawsuits, but most of the time we see great homages to movie scenes taken from classic (and not so classic) films. This often gives the scenes new life in someone else’s vision.
Collectible; an item valued and sought by collectors.
Collecting can be an exhausting experience. Sure it is pretty awesome when you can snag a hot new release, but it hard to track them all, and inevitably, some slip through the cracks. That’s where Homemade Horror comes in. We try to gather some of the coolest releases of horror collectibles currently online, and show them to you in one tidy bundle.
Buying presents for friends and family at Christmas time can be tricky. Each person wants something unique and it can be tricky to get just the right gift. This can be even harder when your pal is a diehard horror nut. But don’t worry, Grizzly Bomb has you covered with this selection of collectible releases.
There are some old favorites here as well as some new sellers. Though not all of them are festive based, they are sure to bring a smile to any horror fan on Christmas day.
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.
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: