CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES IS GETTING A COLLECTOR’S EDITION RE-RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER!

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In case you missed the original release of the most comprehensive documentary on the entire Friday The 13th series that has been, or ever will be, released, you’ll get another chance coming this September.

RLJ Entertainment will be releasing CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH on DVD and Blu-ray release on Sept. 8, 2015  and on Digital on Oct. 6, 2015.  The film stars  Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th), Corey Feldman (Stand by Me), Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Robert Englund (Freddy vs. Jason), Alice Cooper (Wayne’s World), Frank Mancuso Jr. (Ronin), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Amy Steel (“All My Children”), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Betsy Palmer (I’ve Got a Secret), Erin Gray (“Silver Spoons”), Kane Hodder (Se7en), Lar Park Lincoln (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood), Robbi Morgan (Friday the 13th), and Stu Charno (Friday the 13th Part 2) and directed by Daniel Farrands.

CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH  takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 “reboot.” Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is the ultimate tribute to one of horror’s most iconic and enduring franchises.

Keep watching this space for a review folks. (I was supposed to get a review screener last year, but it never arrived. With any luck, I’ll get the blu edition of the film and will be able to comment not only on the documentary itself, but the supplementary contents as well).

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POSTER COLLECTIVE TO RELEASE HOLLYWOOD HORROR ICONS POSTER

Hollywood Horror Icons Poster Timed Edition

We are proud to present a special poster celebrating the scariest, the deadliest and the most influential horror icons in Hollywood history. This limited edition print was originally hand drawn with pencil by illustrator Ted Bracewell.  The image has been professionally transferred and will be printed as a museum grade fine art giclée. This poster will be sold as a timed edition (details below) to allow all the horror fiends out there the opportunity to snag one of these must have posters. Hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

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Sale and Shipping Details:

The poster will be on sale for 2 full weeks starting at sale at 12:01AM PST on Tuesday, October 1st and the sale will be open until 12:01AM on Tuesday, October 15th.

Purchase as many as your horror loving heart desires. No limits. You will have a full 2 weeks to purchase. The edition size will be determined by how many are sold in that amount of time. After that, the edition will be closed, printed and never reprinted again. We will let everyone know what the final edition is via Facebook and Twitter after the sale finalizes.

A lot of you would like to have the poster prior to Halloween so we’ve partnered with our printer to ensure we can begin shipping as early as Friday, October 19th. That may not work for all of our foreign customers, but US orders will be there in plenty of time to enjoy during Halloween month.

Buy HERE!!!

NECA TO RELEASE RETRO FREDDY & JASON ACTION FIGURES!

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NECA has really been treating horror fans well for the past couple years and today they showed off something else that should please fans everywhere. In October they will be releasing A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger and Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees as 8-inch tall, retro-style poseable dolls with fabric clothing.

Jason is based on his first appearance with the infamous hockey mask in Friday the 13th Part 3. He comes with machete and harpoon gun accessories. Freddy is based on his appearance in the original Nightmare on Elm Street movie, and comes with a removable hat and his razor glove. Both come on blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell.

The best news is that these bad ass figures are only listed at $24.99 which means you will probably be able to pick them up for much less at other retailers. Below you can see a couple images of the figures but you can see more at NECA’s site.

Text Source: HorrorMovies.ca, Photos: NECA

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE INCREDIBLY COOL RETRO FREDDY & JASON ACTION FIGURES FROM NECA!

CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES SALES SHEET SURFACES

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FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU
NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
Definitive documentary to be released Friday, September 13th
Pre-orders available now on CrystalLakeMemories.net

For those of you, like me, who have been voraciously chasing down every bit of information available on the upcoming definitive documentary on the Friday The 13th series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th, a sales sheet has now hit the web. The sheet states, definitively, that the documentary is going to be a 4 disc set (2 blu-rays and 2 dvds), includes a bit more information about the doc itself, and includes a few images from the film.

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES SALES SHEET!

6 NEW CLIPS FROM CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th

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Source: Crystal Lake Memories Official Website & Dread Central:

As reported a few weeks ago, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th (now available for pre-order on the official site, with the official release coming Friday, September 13th) will be coming our way soon from 1428 Films, the same folk who brought us the outstandingly in-depth NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY. With a running time of approximately seven hoursCrystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th explores each film — from the seminal 1980 slasher hit to the 2009 reboot, including the hit syndicated television series — in chronological order, and promises to be the definitive documentary on one of the most enduring horror franchises in motion picture history.

CONTINUE READING TO CHECK OUT 6 NEW CLIPS FROM CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th!

NEW RELEASE DATE SET FOR FRIDAY THE 13TH DOCUMENTARY: CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES

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New release date for Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
Definitive documentary to be released Friday, September 13th
Pre-orders available now on CrystalLakeMemories.net

From The Press Release:

1428 Films, Panic Productions and Hutson Ranch Media have announced that the release date for Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th has been moved to Friday, September 13th, 2013. The documentary was originally slated for release on August 27th.

FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU
NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY

“Because of the scope of the show and in order to craft the best, most interesting and entertaining look at the films and TV series, it became necessary to give the post-production process a bit more time,” says producer Thommy Hutson. “Ultimately, though, we are thrilled with the show and can’t wait for fans to get back to camp – and we think Mrs. Voorhees and Jason would be happy with the new date!”

“Having spent well over a year in production on Crystal Lake Memories, we wanted to take a little more time to give fans the definitive Friday the 13th documentary they’ve been waiting for,” explains writer/director Daniel Farrands. “Not only were we able to line up a couple of last-minute interviews for our bonus disc and record a full filmmaker commentary track, it just made more sense to wait a couple of weeks and release Crystal Lake Memories on the ‘unlucky day’ it celebrates: Friday the 13th.”

The three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of the documentary, which runs a staggering 400 minutes, can currently be pre-ordered exclusively via the film’s official website. An exclusive bonus disc containing approximately 4 hours of extended interview material will be included with orders placed on the website. After the soft release on September 13th, the film will be available to the general public on October 8th.

Corey Feldman (star of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) narrates Crystal Lake Memories, which features interviews with approximately 150 cast and crew members from all twelve Friday the 13th films and the syndicated television series, many of whom have never before appeared in on-camera interviews. Interview subjects include Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Danielle Panabaker, Sean S. Cunningham, Derek Mears, Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Alice Cooper and many more.

Crystal Lake Memories promises to be the definitive retrospective on the unstoppable Friday the 13th franchise. The film is written and directed by Farrands and produced by Hutson, who previously teamed up for the award-winning Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.

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Pre-order Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th now at CrystalLakeMemories.net and be sure to Check out the official Facebook Page!

WARNER BROTHERS NOW OWNS THE ENTIRE FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE!

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It was announced last week that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has gained exclusive rights to physical Blu-ray and DVD distribution of more than 600 Paramount catalog titles (Paramount keeps VOD rights). While nothing major was announced, horror fans have been in a frenzy hoping that we’ll now see that Friday the 13th Blu-ray box set we’ve been demanding.

 Daniel Farrands, producer of the absolutely incredible A Nightmare on Elm Street documentary “Never Sleep gain,” already has inside word from Warners regarding the future of the Friday franchise: “It’s confirmed that Warner Bros. DID acquire the F13th titles from Paramount,” Farrands states on his Facebook page. “But they haven’t yet decided whether they will release a full Blu-ray box set or simply release “one offs” of each title.

What’s exciting is that we can now have one solid set that contains Friday the 13th through Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan alongside Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X and Freddy vs. Jason!

DISNEY CHARACTERS MEET FAMOUS HORROR ICONS

Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Esmerelda and other famous Disney icons meet up with some of the Icons of Fright such as Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees in Rodolfo Loaiza’s tribute cross over of Disney icons and classic horror icons.

From the official site:

DISASTERLAND is Mexican artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity. The stage is set for fantasy to collapse and surrender to the inevitable apocalypse of 21st century Hollywood. Fairytale characters continue to dominate his latest project –this time caught in the headlines of our favorite tabloid stars.

You can check out two of his best examples below and head over to his official site if you want to purchase one of these awesome cross-over paintings. But be nimble and quick boils ‘n ghouls as his work is selling out fast!

FREDDY KRUEGER, JASON VOORHEES TOASTERS COMING SOON

For those of you interested in seeing something other than the face of Jesus on your toast, Warner Bros. and Dynamic Forces are collaborating to create a series of toasters that will brand images from WB properties onto your toasty white or wheat. Friday the 13thGremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, The Goonies, and A Nightmare on Elm Street are just some of the property designs that will be available. Why? Who knows, but it’s weird and it’s horror, so I’m passing this oddity on to you.

BleedingCool.com received a press release today that may give us some idea as to what this insanity is all about:

These collector toasters will imprint iconic images from your favorite Warner Bros. films and television series onto slices of bread to make a fun impression on your breakfast, lunch or midnight snack! The extra-wide slots allow you to not only toast bread, but also bagels and more. UL tested and approved, it includes illuminated function buttons for cancel, reheat and frozen. The toaster design is a beautiful glossy black finish featuring the logo from the film or television series, and is a compliment to any counter top.

Hmmmmm, what’s really sad is that I might be interested in getting a Friday the 13th toaster if they aren’t too terribly pricey. We can look forward to toaster horror in September.

REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13th, PART 2 & 3 (IN 3-D!)

Hey, ok, so it might be a bit of a cheat reviewing both films hack to back, but I watched ’em together, so I’m gonna review ’em together.  If there’s a problem, get yer own damn website! Alrighty, let’s get started. (OH, and there are going to be spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the films, go out and buy ’em *the new Paramount Releases are the best to go with, or the Box Set if you can get your hands on it, I’m reviewing the new PARAMOUNT DVD’s here* or rent ’em, but for fucksake, WATCH ‘EM!)

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Possibly one of my all-time favorites of the franchise, Friday 2 introduces us to Jason Fucking Voorhees, the most Iconic slasher in horror fuckin’ history, sans hockey mask.  Nope, this flick has Jason wearing, as Deadpit puts it, the ” ‘Tater Sack “.  That’s right, our boy Voorhees runs around with a pillowcase over his head with one eyehole to see the lambs to the slaughter.  Another variant is that, at least on half of his head, the guy has HAIR…and a frickin’ Beard!  So aside from Part 7, this is my favorite incarnation of Jason.  Why, might you ask, is Jason so Jeremiah Johnson?  Well, turns out Jason DIDN’T drown all those years ago, but instead of findin’ momma right after, he wandered out of the lake and was raised by wolves or something to become THE WILD MAN OF CRYSTAL LAKE!  Of course, no one calls him that, but it’s a good name.  Same set up in a way, 20-somethings are setting up a camp on the other side of the lake from CAMP (BLOOD) CRYSTAL LAKE.  All the standard character set-pieces are there, The Horny Kids, The Nerdy Goof, Miss Virginal Final Girl, etc. etc.

It seems that Jason saw his mother get the chop and in a weird sort of beginning, Alice from the original flick is in the beginning of this one…for about three seconds before ‘ol Jay Jay puts an Ice Pick through her skull.  TAKE THAT, FINAL GIRL!!  I’m still not sure how that happened though.  I doubt Alice stuck around Crystal Lake after all her friends were brutally massacred (massacreed) by Momma Voorhees, so…did Jason take a bus?  Look Alice’s more than likely UNLISTED number up in the yellow pages (Jason lets his fingers to the choppin’), or what?  Who knows, who cares.  Moving on, we are slowly introduced to our characters, and the filmmakers really did a decent job of this as you’ll find yourself actually CARING about the characters somewhat in this one.  Some musings occur as to whether or not Jason’s still out there in the woods somewhere, musings that are quickly answered as the new counselors go down one by one.

So what’d I think of the movie and the new DVD?  Well, as I said, I’m actually a big fan of this one.  Jason runnin’ aound all “spooky backwoods horror style” rippin’ off THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN while he’s at it (he must be a Huge Chuck Pierce fan because he has the Boggy Creek Fouke monster and The Town That Dreaded Sundown DOWN PAT in this flick)…it’s just divine.  The counselor characters are setup really well actually (something that starts to take a downturn with part 3), and the story is fairly solid (minus the weird-ass opening, but hey, that Alice bitch had it comin’).  Part 2 is one of the better flicks in the series.  As far as the DVD goes.  No HD transfer that I could tell in this one, a real shame actually, and the special features are somewhat Ho-Hum.  I’d say go pick this one up if you don’t already have the box set as it is a MUST for the franchise,

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • “Inside Crystal Lake Memories
  • Friday’s Legacy: Horror Conventions”
  • ”Jason Forever”
  • ”Lost Tales From Camp Blood, Part 2”
  • Trailer
  • FRIDAY 3

    HOT DAMN! I said when I first got this one in the mail…3-fuckin’-D!!!  That’s right boils ‘n ghouls, Paramount released (as you probably already know) their new Friday 3 dvd with the original 3-D (and regular) picture.  Fantastic…unless, like me, you wear glasses.  I couldn’t figure out what the fuck to do with myself.  In front of the glasses didn’t work, behind the glasses didn’t work, I had to go put contacts in to watch the fucker.  I suppose it’s impossible, but I would’ve loved a digital 3-D transfer instead of the old red ‘n blue, but hell, beggars ‘n choosers and all that shit, right?

    Briefly, Friday the 13th Part 3-D has the same formula as every other Friday for the most part, but there are some weird oddities.  The first weird ass oddity is that I have no fucking Idea where this thing’s supposed to take place.  I guess it’s Crystal Lake…somewhere nearby maybe?  I have no idea.  These friends, including the infamous Larry Zerner as Shelly(the nerdy prankster), some pot heads, another guy, a pregnant chick, and some chick Shelly’s supposed to hook up with all take the mystery machine up to that weird place somewhere near Crystal Lake, a farm…sort of…with no animals, just a barn and a farmhand that doesn’t really do anything I guess, for a weekend of relaxation, sex, and weed.  There’s an emotional connection between the final girl and the farmhand and there’s also some kind of weird backstory about how the final girl saw Jason a little while back, running through the woods, clumsily trying to attack her.  One by one, the weekend crew gets the axe (along with a biker gang).

    So, ok, no camp in this one, but bonus points for the FIRST EVER APPEARANCE OF HOCKEY MASK JASON!  The story was a little too all over the place to the point where I didn’t give a shit about the characters (but, I mean, no one watches a Friday flick for any character other than Jason, right?), and it all seemed a bit jumbled.  In regards to the 3-D aspect.  There were a few scenes of Jason’s implements of destruction poppin’ out atcha, but a LOT of the 3-D stuff was like, fuckin’ yo-yo’s and poles and baseball bats and shit.  What the fuck is that?  Also, negative points for me having to figure out how to even WATCH the fucker in 3-D with my vision impairment.  Thank god they left the non 3-D version on the disc.  The 3-D version of the film, along with a trailer are the only special features.  Uh…what happened to the commentary track. I seem to remember there being one on my box-set edition.  All and all, hell yes I’d say go grab this one up in stores!  I mean, fuck, it’s Friday 3 in 3D!!!  FINALLY!!!  Check it out!  For all its shortcomings, it’s still worth the bucks for the Hockey Mask appearance, some decent kills, and 3D! By the way, the disc includes two pairs of “hockey mask 3D glasses.”