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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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Warner Bros. Drops Teaser for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

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Warner Bros. gave fans something to smile about when they dropped a short teaser trailer for the upcoming film ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ which is set to unveil a brand new trailer for the fourth film in the iconic film franchise on September 9th.

Thanks to EW, there is also a new image from the movie, showing Keanu Reeves ready to fight. According to numerous reports, the plot centers on Neo who is in therapy and does not remember The Matrix. Neo eventually runs into Trinity at a coffee shop.

The movie is set to arrive on December 22nd, and will likely be available in theaters as well as on HBO Max.

 

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Behind the Scene of ‘The Forever Purge’

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A brand new, behind the scenes, featurette of ‘The Forever Purge’ was shared by Bloody Disgusting this week and with it comes a look at the creation of several of the iconic masks and characters, among other details.

The release comes ahead of ‘The Forever Purge’ arriving on Digital HD on September 14th, and then to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 28th. Other special features that fans can expect include:

  • Collapsing the System: Behind The Forever Purge featurette
  • Creeptastic Wardrobe featurette
  • Alternate opening storyboards
  • Deleted scenes

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Insanity Ensues in Trailer for ‘Crazy Tsunami’

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A new Chinese creature feature is taking the crocodile horror to a whole new level, and a brand new trailer has dropped to show you just how crazy things can get in directory Zhou Jiuqin’s ‘Crazy Tsunami’.

According to the official synopsis: “A sudden tsunami came as a shock, trapping Jiang Peng and his daughter, Jiang Xiao Hu, in Chinatown of Southeast Asia. The two of them, with other inhabitants, took a brace to fight against the terrible monster that followed. However, after the life-and-death struggle, they found surprisingly a man-made calamity instead of a natural disaster.”

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