Jason Rising: A Friday the 13th Fan Film (2021)

The “Friday the 13th” property is still in legal limbo, and the odds of us seeing a sequel or reboot any time soon are slim. All we the fans have for now are fan films. Thankfully, the delivery from filmmakers that respect the property has been fantastic, and James Sweet’s own fan film is no exception. It’s a little rough around the edges in regards to the narrative, but he offers some new fodder that I hope is made in to canon someday.

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How “Jason Lives” Became My Favorite “Friday the 13th”

As a kid horror movies were forbidden. But they were forbidden in the way that staying up late was forbidden. Sure, it was a no no, but our parents always looked the other way if we caught a sneak peek at one of the stronger horror shockers. Plus, growing up with a mother with an insatiable appetite for all things horror, it’s pretty tough to re-enforce a ban when she’s showing up every other day with VHS copies of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Sleepaway Camp.” For some reason though, growing up, my mom always discouraged my watching “Jason Lives.” I could never quite figure out why, though.

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Never Hike in the Snow: A Friday the 13th Fan Film (2020)

With the fate of the movie series still up in the air, the likelihood of “Friday the 13th” fans getting a new film within the next three years seems like pipe dreams. The fan community has managed to keep the franchise alive, though, including Vincente DiSanti. After his incredibly popular 2017 fan film “Never Hike Alone,” DiSanti continues his take on the series, this time giving fans what we’ve been asking for, since “The New Blood”: Jason Voorhees slashing his way through the snowy terrain of Crystal Lake.

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Friday the 13th Collection: Deluxe Edition [Blu-ray]

Full Disclosure: The “Deluxe Edition” was purchased at my own leisure and not provided by Scream Factory; the review presented is completely honest.

 2020 has been filled with a ton of surprises for movie fans, and one of the better ones was the sudden introduction of the Deluxe “Friday the 13th Collection” from Scream Factory. While there have been a ton of re-releases since the initial DVD set in 2004, Scream Factory has never been prone to just re-packaging the same movies in to “new” sets, so it was no shock when the Deluxe Collection for “Friday the 13th” was announced, fans crashed Scream Factory’s site to order the set. Suffice to say, Scream Factory simply hasn’t failed horror buffs and Jason Voorhees fanatics. What began as a means of ripping off “Halloween” in 1979, Sean Cunningham and screenwriter Victor Miller’s summer camp slasher film became an iconic pop culture sensation and long running franchise.

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Five Horror Villains I want to See Come Back

This month, fans got a glimpse at the up and coming return of “Candyman,” and by all accounts it’s a movie that promises to give us a fresh horrific return in to the world of nineties maniac once again. The famed horror icon is back and angrier than ever and the horror community is excited to see the hook handed demon return. With that said, here are five other horror villains I hope to see make a return very soon, as they’ve all been stuck in limbo for a while.

Which horror maniac would you choose to make a comeback to the big screen?

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Five More Great Horror Movie Heroines

There’s no shortage of movie heroines in modern horror cinema (or movies in general, for that matter), and we’ve reached a golden age where the women can stand toe to toe with the men, and often times manage to produce more results than the men. 2019 has had a very good gallery of strong heroines, and with the upcoming premiere of “Little Monsters” along with the season premiere of “The Walking Dead,” I thought it’d be good fun to list five more great horror movie heroines for Halloween Horror Month. What are some of your favorites?

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Five Funniest Moments in the Friday the 13th Movie Series

I should point out that I’m a big “Friday the 13th” fan. I’ve seen every movie in the series a thousand times and used to rewatch my “Jason Lives” VHS so much it eventually broke. One of the finer points of the movie series is that it’s filled with plot holes and inconsistencies that add to the charm rather than detract from it. The premise for the series always amounts to a lot of fun and some laugh out loud, or awkward moments. Here are but a few.

What are some of your favorite “Friday the 13th” moments? Let us know in the comments!

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13 MORE Random Things About Friday the 13th

Two years ago I spouted thirteen facts about me and my connection to “Friday the 13th” and I repeat that same fun list with thirteen more random, weird, meaningless facts that continue to link my life to “Friday the 13th.” Since I’m not all superstitious this is more about my love for the movies and or TV show.

Where ever the red dot goes: Ya bang!

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