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Box Office Special - Summer Goes Out With a Whimper

Labor Day, while an awesome excuse to lay around and do nothing for three days, is about as fallow a film going period as you'll find on the calendar. Just two years ago, "Halloween" set a new four-day weekend record with $30 million. Some weekends, that wouldn't even qualify for 2nd place, but on Labor Day it's a record.

The DVD Bargain Bin


In the event that you have been living in a cave, there was a remake of a well known 80's slasher released this year called "Friday the 13th"! Now it's here for your viewing pleasure at home in both a theatrical flavor and a 'killer cut' which sounds cutting and edgy and down right amazing! Or so the marketing department hopes.

Jason Gets His Snow Shoes In Friday Sequel?

Sure there is no script and apparently not even a green light but why the hell not start throwing out ideas for the sequel to this year's “Friday the 13th” reboot. And that’s just what producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are doing right now. Sometimes the internet and the power to get word of your every thought out to millions of people is a terrible, terrible thing.

Friday the 13th IV - V - IV DVD Details

Word out of Paramount this week is that our next batch of "Friday the 13th" DVD's are on their way to your shelf! On June 16th, Paramount Home Entertainment will release "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter", Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning" and "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" on DVD. The disks will contain much of the same extra features as the previous round as well as new cover art along the lines of the last round of discs.

So what do you guys think? Are any of these new discs worth it? Or will you wait for the inevitable box set?


Horror Headlines: Wednesday April 15th, 2009

Some nice images from the French zombie film "Mutants" I told you guys about last week. Still looking forward to this one, even though the small amount of buzz it's hard so far has not been great.

Another day, three more "Friday the 13th" Special Edition DVD's with horrible covers. And as someone who checked out all three that came out before, the new "special features" aren't all that special either. The one shining light here is if you're a fan of commentaries, because all three films (4-6) come with commentaries for the first time.

I'm not sure that this means anything, but it's wacky so here it goes. A Japanese Tim Burton fansite seems to have gotten its hands on a WB release schedule, and claims that they have "Dark Shadows", Burton's remake of the classic vampire soap, slated for a 2010 release in Japan. That's all the info available, and I linked to the Japanese site just for the fun of it so it's probably not worth clicking on it, unless of course you're really curious as to what a Japanese Tim Burton fansite looks like. Let's face it, who isn't.

George Romero's going to write Zombie novels now, apparently. Me, I'm still waiting for time to wash away the sour aftertaste left in my mouth from "Diary of the Dead", aka the worst student film I've ever seen. The man may have made some of the greatest horror films of all time, but that doesn't mean he's infallible, people.

Here's the very first pic from "The Crazies" remake which just recently wrapped production in Georgia. It hits theaters September 25th.

In Real People News: 

A story out of China claims that a Somali hijacking attempt on one of their ships was thwarted by thousands of dolphins who blocked the pirates from boarding the ship. Photo at the link.

Not surprising: Mel Gibson basically has his own cult. Also not surprising: The website covering it found a way to work in pictures of two hot chicks above the fold. Bravo fellas, bravo.

Somehow, "Parrot Fever" does sound like something that could only exist in Sweden. Which makes sense, because that's where this guy was when he died from it.

On this day in history: 

1962: Actress Clara Blandick, 80, the Auntie Em of the Wizard of Oz, takes an overdose of sleeping pills and ties a plastic bag around her head in a Hollywood hotel room. Prior to this, she had prominently arranged her resume and press clippings so the newspapers would get her obituary right.

Garris Nails it on Remakes

Before a recent screening of "Parasomnia", Mick Garris, Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper were all asked about remakes, and their opinions on the subjects. I think we all know how Craven and Hooper feel, but it's Garris' words that really stuck with me. He perfectly sums up the issue with some remakes. Here's what he said:

Episode 62 - "Friday the 13th (2009)"

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