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Watch Lots Of ‘Friday The 13th’ Video Game Footage
The Movie God   |  

Friday the 13th: The Game Menu

We’ve seen some peeks at Friday the 13th: The Game in the past, but nothing really substantial. Thankfully the closed beta for the game has now kicked off, which means lots of great looks at the game.

Below you’ll find two of these lengthy looks at the game. The first is 17 minutes of camp counselor gameplay footage. The second is 15 minutes of Jason Voorhees gameplay. This is the beta, so remember the game is not yet finished. Still, it’s great getting a nice long look at it and people actually playing it.

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Actress Betsy Palmer Has Died At The Age Of 88
Dr. Zaius   |  

Betsy Palmer Pamela Voorhees

“You see, Jason was my son, and today is his birthday.”

With those words, an actress in her mid 50s became an icon, and would carry the legacy of a cheap summer horror flick for the rest of her wonderful life. Betsy Palmer, aka Pamela Voorhees, died Friday, at the age of 88 of natural causes at a hospice facility in Connecticut.

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Producer Says Found Footage ‘Friday The 13th’ Not Happening Anymore
The Movie God   |  

Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th

There’s been so many Friday the 13th movies the past few decades that it’s hard to try to figure out new things to do to keep things fresh and entertaining for new installments. It’s already been six years since 2009’s reboot of the franchise, believe it or not, and a sequel has been talked about since then. Over the years we’ve heard about numerous twists that could come into play for the next movie, ranging from small tweaks like setting the movie during the winter months to much bigger changes like maybe not using Jason Voorhees (the very idea!) or using the popular found footage style.

But when all is said and done, these movies are made for the die-hard fans of the franchise who don’t want the formula changed too much. And according to producer Brad Fuller, who’s usually the one offering updates on the sequel, negative fan response has led to them dropping the found footage idea. See what he had to say below.

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Blu-ray Review: Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
Dr. Zaius   |  

Crystal Lake Memories review

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
Blu-ray | DVD
Documentary
Directed by Daniel Farrands
Blu-ray Release date: September 13, 2013

This month’s Friday the 13th takes place right before Valentine’s Day, and I’m not ashamed to admit this, but I may just be love with the documentaries of Daniel Farrands. The man has provided me with 10 hours’ worth of pure entertainment. In 2010, he directed Never Sleep Again, a 4-hour retrospective on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Last year, Freddy celebrated his 30th birthday and Never Sleep Again was and still is playing on Netflix, and was reviewed by yours truly for this site.

2010 was ironically the 30-year anniversary of Sean S. Cunningham’s original Friday the 13th and the birth of the Jason Voorhees mythology. Taking from Peter M. Bracke’s 2006 epic book Crystal Lake Memories, which featured over 200 interviews and 600 photos from the franchise, Farrands wrote and directed the documentary of the same name in 2013. Whereas Never Sleep Again was 4 hours for the 8 Nightmare films, Crystal Lake Memories, like Jason’s death count, would have to be bigger and bloodier.

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13 Best ‘Friday The 13th’ Kills
Dr. Zaius   |  

Friday The 13th Jason Bloody Knife

Before you run to get kinky with your significant other and spend your entire Valentine’s Day drinking and having sex, remember the greatest abstinence advertisement of all time… JASON FREAKING VOORHEES! No one in the last 30 years has been a better source of birth control than the silent masked man from Camp Crystal Lake. Since 1981’s Friday the 13th Part 2, Jason Voorhees has amassed a whopping 158 kills in the Friday the 13th franchise, more than his horror counterparts Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers combined. Most of these victims were nubile young counselors off for summers filled with — well you guessed it — beer, drugs, and pre-marital sex. In fact, if you include those killed by Mrs. Voorhees in Part 1, ambulance driver Roy Burns (aka “imposter Jason”) in Part 5, and certain protagonists, the 12-film, 30-year-old franchise has amassed over 200 total kills!

So today, to celebrate Friday the 13th for Friday the 13th, with a hint of Valentine’s Day, let’s revisit the 13 best kills in the Friday the 13th film series.

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About The ‘Friday The 13th’ Films
Dr. Zaius   |  

Friday the 13th

It’s that wonderful time of year. The time where you grab on to someone special, look deep into their eyes… and STAB THEM WITH A MACHETE!!! Wait, you thought I meant Valentine’s Day? No, No, No, it’s Friday the 13th today! Actually, this is an extra special year for Friday the 13th fans, as we get a double dose of sex, summer camp, and all-out slaughter again in March!

It all started back on a seemingly calm summer in 1980, when producer/director Sean Cunningham began filming Friday the 13th, what would become the first of 12 (!!!) films in the most prolific horror franchise of all time. There’s a 13th film planned for next year (a reboot of the remake?!). There are also two documentaries (Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13; His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th) and an all-encompassing book about the series called Crystal Lake Memories. The original would set a bar that each sequel aimed to overdo, raising the levels of nudity and gory violence. The franchise would also introduce one of the biggest icons of horror, a killer who is firmly entrenched on the Mt. Rushmore of Slashers, Jason Voorhees. In the 12 films in the series, Jason would drown, get shot, stabbed, axed, hanged, chainsawed, blown up, frozen, electrocuted, sent to Hell, blasted to outer space, and sent to battle Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). But none of that could stop him, prompting an hilarious meme, touting “I don’t always die, but when I do, I don’t!” Jason tops all modern movie killers in, well, kills. Part of what makes the Friday the 13th franchise a favorite amongst horror-philes is the ever-growing body count, which according to several internet sites is now at 158!!! That tops Halloween’s Michael Myers and Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy combined!

But I bet you want more… more blood, more bodies, more weapons. Well, hopefully I can enlighten you. Here are 13 things you might not have known about one of horror’s greatest franchises…ummm…spoiler alert…

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‘Evolve’ Style ‘Friday The 13th’ Video Game In The Works
The Movie God   |  

Friday the 13th Video Game

The Friday the 13th video game fans of the horror series have always wanted may just be coming in the near future.

It’s being reported that a new game based on the franchise is on the way, and it will be similar in style to the upcoming four-on-one multiplayer game Evolve. That is, four people will play as a variety of teenagers, while one player takes control of the legendary slasher himself, Jason Voorhees.

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This Radio Shack Super Bowl Ad Spot Is Filled With 1980s Icons (Video)
Stoogeypedia   |  

Radio Shack Super Bowl Ad Spot 1980s Icons Back To The Future DeLorean

As usual with Super Bowl commercials, the ones that have aired during this year’s Big Game have not disappointed, but a standout for sure has to be the Radio Shack one, in which almost every single icon from the 1980s is represented in a quick montage after a Radio Shack store receives a phone call from, as the clerk, puts it, “The 1980s, who said they wanted their store back.”

We won’t spoil the fun of what memorable visuals and icons are in the commercial, but pay close attention, some of them jump out at you and some you have to kind of squint to see them! Check out the commercial here below. (Updated to include also the extended version.)

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No Jason Voorhees In Next ‘Friday The 13th’ Movie?
The Movie God   |  

Jason Voorhees Mask Friday the 13th

Is there a chance that Jason Voorhees, the legendary horror movie slasher icon and face of the Friday the 13th franchise, be left out of the next movie in the series?

In a recent interview, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller talked many things, including a sequel to The Purge, the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the next Friday the 13th.

When asked about where things stand on the next movie in the Friday franchise, Fuller didn’t seem positive that the movie would in fact be using Jason at all…which would certainly be an interesting decision to make. Sure, Jason hasn’t been the focus of every movie in the series (his mother was at the center of the original, and Part V: A New Beginning featured an imposter), but he is the face of the franchise, and doing a new movie without him sounds awfully risky.

Continue reading to see what Fuller had to say.

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New ‘Friday The 13th’ Gets A Fitting 2015 Release Date
The Movie God   |  

Jason Voorhees Mask Friday the 13th

Fans of the legendary horror icon Jason Voorhees can rejoice, as an official release date has been set for a new Friday the 13th movie.

Paramount—after grabbing the rights to the franchise and a possible future South Park movie in exchange for a little piece of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar—has locked in the March 13, 2015 date for the next chapter…and yes, that is a Friday. It also puts the movie right around the time that every other movie you can possibly think of is getting ready to release.

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