FOR MY LAST POST FOR THE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING, a tease to my upcoming reviews for the Deluxe Editions for Friday the 13th Parts 4, 5, and 6, bound to be out within the next day or two.  Sorry again for the delay.  Drool over this for a bit to make up for my technical issues.  Just picked this info up over at Bloody Disgusting:

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 Deluxe Edition DVD releases of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Friday the 13th Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan on September 15, 2009. The last two Friday the 13th movies from Paramount are given the Deluxe Edition treatment with early details below, courtesy of DVD Times.

Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood
2.0 Surround, Mono, 5.1 Surround
English, French and Spanish audio/subtitle options
Portuguese subtitles
Commentary: – Killer Commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder
Jason’s Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII
Slashed Scenes with Intro
Mind Over Matter: The Truth about Telekinesis
Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My Ass

Friday the 13th Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan
2.0 Surround, Mono, 5.1 Surround
English, French and Spanish audio/subtitle options
Portuguese subtitles
Commentary: – Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder
New York Has A New Problem – The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Slashed Scenes
Gag Reel




Source: Shock Till You Drop

Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th is going to street on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 16th. Here’s a look at the artwork for both editions and the specs!

The standard DVD will simply include the theatrical version. The “Killer Cut” DVD will include an extended edition as well as the featurette The Rebirth of Jason Voorhees. The Blu-Ray boasts both cuts as the aforementioned featurette and the Blu-Ray exclusives: Terror Trivia Track, Hacking Back/Slashing ForwardThe 7 Best Kills. and

I plan to be checkin’ this out on DVD.  I fell asleep during theater showing (too much drinkin’).  All I remember is Jason being pissed off that some kids were stealin’ his weed.  Sounds like they had it comin’!


Posted on 15th April 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

Here’s the art for the upcoming Friday The 13th releases from Paramount:

And there ya have it.  Bitchin’ covers!


Seems that Paramount’s gonna be doin’ a little double dippin’ and releasing another Friday the 13th Box set.  This time, in Blu-Ray.  The set will more than likely be like the box set they released in, what was it, 2004 I think, From Crystal Lake to Manhattan, just, you know, in High Definition.  We’re probably not going to get any new extras, so I won’t be holding my breath.

More here as it develops.


Posted on 16th February 2009 by aaron in News,Reviews - Tags: , , , , ,


This movie was worse than Rob Zombie’s Halloween Remake.  This was ALMOST as bad as Stockholm Syndrome.  This movie is the biggest fuck up of all time.  Seriously.  WHAT….THE….FUCK.

Ok, ok, let me start over.  I went into this movie with an amazing amount of excitement.  From everything that came out before the movie hit theaters, I was stoked as hell.  Then I went to see it.  This movie is nothing like a Friday movie except that Jason is in it, but he’s not the Jason we all know and love.  He’s not your mindless, badass killing machine.  He’s this plotting, planning, tunnel living guy.  He sets up all of these traps which Jason NEVER did and, I don’t know man, I just don’t know how to go about describing this.  It’s not even a remake.  It’s more of another sequel, but a bad one, worse than Jason X.  There are no creative kills.  There IS a metric shit ton of nudity, so it had that going for it, but it didn’t really add anything to the franchise.  It was boring and meaningless.  It seemed like they TRIED to have a story going with Jared Padalecki trying to find his sister who was on some trip out in the woods to find weed when Jason struck and took out all of the teens, or college age kids or whatever.  He killed all of them EXCEPT for Padalecki’s sister.  Why?  What was the point other than a happy ending for the Padalecki character.

You hardly ever saw Jason in fact.  What the fuck was with that.  Any time you saw him, he was on screen for about 3 seconds and then we have to deal with a bunch of shit dialogue from characters we never empathize with.  We can’t even empathize with the protagonist (Padalecki) because, well, he was just as one dimensional as all the others.  It seemed almost as though this movie was put together in a rushed three day weekend.  Seriously.  I cannot rail against this movie hard enough.  I can’t believe I wasted money to see it.  It was just another forgettable slasher that doesn’t do any kind of justice for the character of Jason Voorhees or the series in general.  Avoid seeing this one unless you have a gun to your head.

Awful.  Just…just awful.


It would be nice, seriously, if Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay, Marcus Nispel and Brad Fuller just started selling used cars or something instead of making movies.  Talentless fucks, all of them.


Possibly tomorrow I’ll have my thoughts on the new Friday film.  Until then, I’ll leave off with the short “I thought this flick was a huge piece of shit undeserving of, and insulting to, the name.  I actually HATE this movie.”

More tomorrow…


Ok all you loyal Backwoods Horror readers, it’s time to weigh in.  In honor of Friday the 13th itself and the upcoming remake, I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite Jason is from the long series of films.  For me, it has to be none other than Kane Hodder’s first appearance in Friday 7.  It had the best makeup and the best Jason Voorhees of all time.  But I wanna know what YOU, the readers, think.  So leave a comment with your favorite Jason and perhaps your favorite Friday memories.

Keep it bloody!


Shock Till You Drop got their claws on the new cover art for the deluxe editions of the first 3 Friday flicks Paramout’s going to be releasing early February 2009 (to cash in on the remake of course). They also reported that a week later, on February 10th, 2009, they’ll be releasing the second season of FRIDAY THE 13th: THE SERIES (not that anyone cares because that show is boring as all hell).  Anyway, check out the keen new art:

Pretty cool. I’ll definitely be picking these up, and the fact that 3 will actually be in 3-D is just fucking amazing.  BUY ‘EM!


Posted on 22nd October 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

A teaser for the upcoming Friday the 13th redux was presented on the scream awards last night and, surprise, has already made it to youtube.  Check it out before it’s pulled!

FRIDAY THE 13th 1-3 Special Edition DVD’s coming soon?

Picked up this bit ‘o news from the folks over at Shock Till You Drop:

Friday the 13th fans unanimously agree Paramount’s previously released DVD box set was lacking. And this fall, the studio’s home video department is taking efforts to make things right. But how far are they willing to go to do so?

As mentioned here on Shock, a DVD production crew has been gathering interviews for a new Friday collection. Other than that info, details have been slim. We recently speculated that Paramount may have been focusing solely on a Friday the 13th special edition and not so much a re-issue of the franchise.

Various sources tell us the DVD team is on a mission to get bonus content for the first three films.

The reason? Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th film. The producers of the new installment have said in the press their take is an amalgam of the first three installments. So, Paramount is cooking up an ideal tie-in DVD release to arrive just in time for February 13, 2009 (when the new film debuts).

What this means for the rest of the films, we’re not certain. More info to come…

Sounds cool and all, but it still seems like a money grab from Paramount.  We’ll see…  Oh yeah, and Part 3 had better be in fuckin’ 3-D, remastered to third dimension creamy goodness or I’m gonna be pissed!  Jason’s gonna be pissed too!