friday the 13th

Good news for those who loathed the "Friday the 13th" remake: According to producer Brad Fuller, the follow-up to Marcus Nispel's unpopular reimagining has been effectively shutdown until further notice. I doubt few tears will be shed over this news. Very few.

Fans of tasteless and depraved cinema, listen up. The latest round of promotions for Jen and Sylvia Soska's debut "Dead Hooker in a Trunk" are both disturbing and strangely hilarious. The film might be a giant piece of crap, but they've definitely ensnared my attention.

Considering that Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" is only a few months away, you'd think the studio behind the remake would be promoting the hell out of the thing. Thankfully, a load of promotional images from the moderately promising reboot have finally begun making the proverbial rounds. Call me crazy, but I'm starting to have my doubts.

Generally speaking, a poster for an upcoming big-budget Hollywood remake isn't much of a news item. However, the latest "Clash of the Titans" poster is seriously badass, and worthy of your attention. Medusa would be proud.

British zombie fans, rejoice! Apparently, George A. Romero's upcoming "Survival of the Dead" will infect Region 2 DVD players on March 15th, 2010. Stateside fanatics, I'm afraid, may have a while to wait.

If, for some strange reason, Oren Peli's "Paranormal Activity" left you wanting more, be sure to check out the new digital comic book available exclusively on iTunes. Remember: That's boredom you're experiencing, not demonic possession.

Those jonesing for another installment of the new "Friday the 13th" franchise aren't going to be happy, as the sequel to Marcus Nispel's dodgy remake has been moved to an undetermined date. Given the film's lukewarm reception, I'm honestly not surprised.

"Zombieland" takes in a whopping $25 Million this weekend, placing the film firmly in the #1 spot for the box office! If Woody Harrelson isn't enough to draw you in, be sure to check out Mark's review if you've yet to see the film for yourself!

"Paranormal Activity" continues to make money and draw in fans. If the midnight releases are too late for you, the studio plans a full limited release this Friday October 9th! It will be playing in the same theaters as before, but now the film will be showing at all hours! "Paranormal Activity" took in roughly $525,000 this weekend on limited screens.

MTV announces that "My Super Psycho Sweet 16" will premiere this month on MTV. Sure, it's not music videos, but at least we get to see some annoying teens get muderlated as opposed to watching them try to date in awkward situations for a change! Watch for it October 23rd at 10pm Eastern.

Casting news continues to trickle out for the new 'American Anime' NOTLD remake, "Night of the Living Dead: Origins". Joining Danielle Harris in the titular role of Barbara will be Mos Def as Ben.

Rumors are starting to circulate that the next outing for Jason Vorhees in remake land will be shot in 3-D. However, Platinum Dunes Brad Fuller says the film has yet to be greenlit since there is no script as of now. One can only hope that a 3-D Friday the 13th might be less mediocre than the remake.

Platinum Dunes, in their Bloody Disgusting-sponsored blog (HMMMMMM...), has announced that Friday the 13th Part 2 will be released on August 13, 2010. So how does that work? How does a film website, which published reviews on a regular basis, sponsor a blog for a studio? Isn't that akin to “payola”? When asked, Mr. Disgusting had this to say: “Brah, we here at Bloody Disgusting pride ourselves on honest, no bullshit reviews and we will always stand by that. So, with that being said, the NEW NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET IS TEH GREATEST HORROR MOVIE OF ALL TIME BUY FOUR TICKETS FOR YOURSELF AND THE TSHIRT AT HOT TOPIC!!!”

One of the few things I have ever agreed with Eric about, besides Asian chicks, is that the original Crazies is a pretty entertaining, chilling movie. I am looking forward to the remake but am far too lazy to upload this Apple trailer and watch it. Eh...the poster looks good though.

According to Variety, Sam Raimi is launching a family friendly sub-Ghost House imprint called Spooky Films. Their first movie will be The Substitute, directed by Scott Derrickson who looks like a reject from Tool Academy. Seriously, Google this douche's picture. This news follows on the heels of Disney's news that they are teaming with Guillermo del Toro to form a production company called, ahem...Double Dare You. Really, guys? Really?

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.


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.

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.