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Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

‘Coco’ remains on top of the box office, ‘Justice League’ continues to drop

It was a fairly safe and predictable weekend at the box office, as there were no major releases making waves. Here’s what went down:

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Coco remained at the top spot for a second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $27.8 and raising its two week total to an strong $110.4 million.

Way behind it in second place with $15.8 million is Justice League, which is a couple million short of crossing the $200 million. It’s likely the film won’t even make $250 million in North America, a disaster following the stellar performance of Wonder Woman.

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The week in horror: Sabrina comes to Netflix, Friday the 13th + more

The creators of Riverdale are adapting Sabrina for Netflix, Friday the 13th gets a new Blu-ray set, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Comes to Netflix

Though Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had been developing a television version of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to go alongside Riverdale, which he is the creator and showrunner for, it turns Sabrina is actually heading to Netflix, complete with a two season pick-up. According to Variety, “The one-hour drama is based on the comic “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

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Friday The 13th gets a new Blu-ray set

Jason Voorhees fans, mark February 13th, 2018 on your calendar. That’s when you can pick up the new Friday The 13th Ultimate Collection 8 Blu-ray set, which will compile the first 8 films in the venerable horror franchise.  Here’s a list of the goodies you’ll find in the set:

Trailers: – Theatrical Trailer
Commentary: “- Commentary by director Joe Zito, screenwriter Barney Cohen and editor Joel Goodman
Commentary: – Commentary by director/co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann with cast and crew
Commentary: – Commentary by director Tom McLoughlin with cast and crew
Commentary: – Commentary by Director Sean S. Cunningham with Cast and Crew
Commentary: – Fan Commentary by Adam Green and Joe Lynch
Other: – Inside “Crystal Lake Memories”
Other: – Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th
Other: – Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 5
Other: – Lost Tales From Camp Blood – Part 6
Other: – Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 4
Other: – The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part II
Other: – The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part III
Other: – Friday’s Legacy: Horror Conventions
Other: – The Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
Other: – Friday the 13th Reunion
Other: – Jason Lives: The Making of Friday the 13th: Part VI
Other: – Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 2
Other: – New Beginnings: The Making of Friday the 13th: Part V A New Beginning
Other: – Slashed Scenes
Trailers: – Original Theatrical Trailer
Other: – Jason Forever
Other: – Jason’s Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Other: – Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 1
Other: – Meeting Mr. Voorhees
Other: – Slashed Scenes
Other: – The Lost Ending
Other: Includes 2 pairs of 3D Glasses
Trailers: – Theatrical Trailer
Trailers: – Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer
Other: – The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part I
Other: – Jimmy’s Dead Dance Moves
Trailers: – Original Theatrical Trailer

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The Houses October Built 2 comes to Blu-ray

My favourite new horror franchise is The Houses October Built, which melds found footage and real life stories to create a very unique experience. You can read my interview with the creators here. The sequel hit to the original hit VOD and theaters this past Halloween, and it’s now making its Blu-ray debut January 2nd, 2018 (happy birthday to me!). The Blu-ray will included the following special features:

Deleted scenes
Uncut projection scene
Portrait of a Scare Actor 2
“Halloween Spooks” music video.

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: TV Shows on Blu-ray + Digital

There’s always an abundance of DVD and Blu-ray offerings for the holiday season, many of them in box set form. Complete series, various season collections, and standalone seasons – whatever you’re looking to grab for someone, there’s something waiting. Here’s a rundown of some recent releases that should be solid gifting for the pop culture tv geek in your life:

Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Complete Series: Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Buffy The Vampire Slayer has once again been compiled into a complete collection. I say once again, as there have been a few different sets over the years (I know, as I had at least one of them). While hardcore fans can probably skip out on this one, it is definitely a beautifully put together package for anyone you want to introduce the world Buffy and the Scoobies to. This set features the extras from previous separate individual season collections, along with a reprint of the Dark Horse Season 8 Issue 1 comic book and a page to colour, illustrated by Season 8 artist George Jannety.

The Strain The Complete Series: Speaking of vampires, the recently completed FX series The Strain is now available in a no frills, nice boxed set of its four seasons. Created by Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan, the series lasted for four successful seasons. The DVDs feature a variety of extras, and also some attractive slipcases for each individual season. For fans of episodic gore, The Strain is your choice this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry

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