Friday the 13th actually brings Jason back to life, Stranger Things comes to Blu-ray, and lots more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror
Friday the 13th fan film released
Fan films can either be really good or, you know, not so much, but after nearly a decade of no Jason Voorhees in cinemas, fans have been anxious for any sort of return. This past Friday the 13th not only saw the release of the previously digital-only Friday the 13th video game on multiple platforms, but a new fan film started making the rounds, gaining lots of kudos and support. You can watch Never Hike Alone below:
Pennywise and Georgie Vynl revealed
If you’re anything like me, you may very well be obsessed with the Funko Pop Figures (I had to hold off from buying a bunch of Blade Runner Pops yesterday). Funko have now started making what they’ve dubbed Vynl two-packs, and recently revealed a new edition, this one featuring Pennywise and Georgie from It. You’ll be able to purchase this set sometime this winter.
John Carpenter to score new Halloween, talks timeline
Legendary director may not be directing the Halloween film that Blumhouse is releasing next October, but he has confirmed that he’ll be on board to provide the score, along with his current status as a creative consultant of sorts. Carpenter also revealed this week that the new film, due out October 19th, 2018, picks up following the end of the original film. Carpenter told Stereo Gum, “It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the others were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.”
Also in Halloween news, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross released their cover of Carpenter’s seminal theme music to the original Halloween film.
Stranger Things comes to Blu-ray
Canadiens will be calling up their friends down south to help them get their hands on the Stranger Things Blu-ray set. The set arrives as a Target exclusive October 15th in a very cool, VHS-inspired case.