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‘Friday the 13th’ Fan Film Heads To DVD, Shows Popularity Of Franchise

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Paramount pictures better pull their collective heads out of their asses. Once again, proof has popped up that the ‘Friday the 13th’ franchise is in high demand and that fans want a brand new film.

A ‘Friday the 13th’ fan made film, entitled ‘Never Hike Alone’, is a 50-minute short that proved that not only can the franchise birth a successful film based off of it’s popularity, but that a film can be suspenseful, thrilling, gripping and scary without a high-budget production budget (hey, Platinum Dunes, you can learn a thing or two).

The fan-funded short is now headed to Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and limited edition VHS all thanks to a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign that launched on Thursday and, as of this writing, has raised over $22,000. It far exceeded the $13,000 goal.

Further illustrating the point, $13,000 was raised in just 20-minutes today, according to Bloody-Disgusting.

So, Paramount, if a fan-made film can prove to be successful, and the wildly popular ‘Friday the 13th: The Game‘ continues to show that there is fan interest, don’t you think it’s about time for a new movie?

If you’re not going to do anything about it, then sell the rights to someone who will.

By the way, here is the fan-made movie that is making all this noise.

 

 

Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Peacock Unveils Teaser for ‘They/Them’

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Peacock has provided a glimpse into the upcoming original slasher horror ‘They/Them’ by dropping a brand new teaser for the film that is set to make it’s premier exclusively on the streaming platform on August 5th.

The film stars Kevin Bacon and is directed by John Logan.

According to the official synopsis: “Several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to ‘help them find a new sense of freedom.’ As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.”

Check out the teaser below:

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New Trailer Unleashed for Stalker Horror ‘He’s Watching’

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XYZ Films has released a brand new trailer for the new horror from one of the popular horror content creators Jacob Aaron Estes ‘He’s Watching’, which was filmed during the height of COVID-19, according to a report from Deadline.

Estes wrote and directed the film and it features musician wife Gretchen Lieberum and their children, Iris Serena Estes and Lucas Steel Estes.

According to the official synopsis: “When the happy-go-lucky siblings are left alone while their parents recover from an illness, a series of playful pranks they play on each other escalate when they start receiving unsettling images and videos on their phones. As the incoming messages become increasingly nightmarish, Iris and Lucas realize something sinister has taken root in their home.”

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‘Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes’ Drops New Clip

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A brand new clip has arrived for director Kevin Kopacka’s upcoming horror ‘Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes’ which is set to arrive, via Dark Sky Films, on digital on June 24th, 2022.

According to the official synopsis: “Margo, who comes from a noble family, inherited a castle that she inspects with her ill-tempered husband Dieter. When they arrive at the run-down keep, their relationship is put to a test as their sanity slowly deteriorates. This opens up a new world. As time and space begin to shift around them, a reality that only exists within the walls of the eerie building is exposed – a reality full of warmth and excess.

“Things aren’t as they seem in this genre-bending film, that shifts between different story layers in unpredictable ways. It is a love letter to European cinema of the sixties and seventies that will leave viewers guessing what will happen next.”

The film stars Jeff Wilbusch (The Missing) Anna Platen (Para – Wir sind King), Luisa Taraz, Frederik Von Lüttichau (Gender Crisis), with Bill Becker, Christopher Ramm, and Elena Gomez Alvarez.

Check out the clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

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