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Friday fans should know that an interview with Tom McLoughlin is on its way. McLoughlin will be discussing his latest projects, and what better day to chat with the director of Friday VI than on the 13th of all 13ths? We clearly love Tom McLoughlin ‘round here and are pleased to bring you this upcoming feature presentation.

A few months ago, while struggling to decide what film to retro-review, I delivered this observation of what Jason must’ve done to make it from Friday II to Friday 3D not only intact, but looking the way he looked.

Since today is a such special day, here we go again.

Yes, today’s discussion is solely focused on Jason’s ability to recover from wounds suffered in Friday 3D and his appearance in The Final Chapter. Though many cite The Final Chapter as their favorite entry in the series, others express confusion over Jason’s survival and appearance. Clearly, these viewers haven’t paid enough attention to the film’s more subtle nuances.

Let’s do a little inventory of The Final Chapter’s opening:

1. Jason has suffered a crushing axe wound to the noggin and is temporarily defeated.

2. Jason is escorted to the Essex County Hospital, where he is placed into one of the hospital’s “cold room” drawers to presumably await an autopsy.

3. Jason awakens and trashes a horny doctor watching naughty aerobics in the “cold room”, then murders an imbalanced nurse in a pharmacy while she’s taking inventory.

Now let’s discuss the trouble with that particular resurrection. In Friday 3D he takes a couple of deep stabs wounds and head traumas – including a whack to the forehead with an axe. By the way, I probably prefer “axe” over “ax” due to growing up looking at this in finer video stores near me:

Happy Friday the 13th - An Amusing Look at Jason Between Friday 3D and The Final Chapter

I’m tired of answering the following questions: HOW can Jason just get up and continue to kill, and WHY doesn’t he seem to feel any pain throughout The Final Chapter?

You people are so naive sometimes that it’s cute …

Happy Friday the 13th - An Amusing Look at Jason Between Friday 3D and The Final Chapter

Jason was obviously woken up from his axe-induced slumber by the cold of the hospital’s morgue drawer they shoved him in. Why does he continue to kill? I’ve dealt with pretty bitchy migraines before, and if I had woken up in a freezing dark shoebox like Voorhees did with that honey of a cut on my dome, I would’ve torn the first person I saw to pieces as well. And that’s exactly what Jason did to Fackler, I mean Axel.

Happy Friday the 13th - An Amusing Look at Jason Between Friday 3D and The Final Chapter

Happy Friday the 13th - An Amusing Look at Jason Between Friday 3D and The Final Chapter

Then I’d head towards the hospital’s pharmacy – wouldn’t you? And why kill the weird, hot nurse who was checking on the hospital’s druggy supplies? To GET to the supplies. As such, here’s your final answer from that two-parter I addressed earlier. Jason dealt half-pleasurably with the nurse before stocking up on Prednisone and Dilaudid. This combination of painkillers and steroids can explain the following:

A.) Jason could cope with the pain of that extravagant axe gash in his head.

B.) Jason could not give a shit about stitching up said gash due to an incorrigible yearn to once again maim.

C.) Jason could muster both the humor and wherewithal to perform such tricks as tampering with phones, hanging bodies near convenient escape routes, and tossing victims through windows to scare the hell out of survivors – not to mention nailing people with items they just asked out loud for (“Where the hell’s the corkscrew?!”). Shit … Red Skeleton would attest to that kind of comedic timing.

Oh, and as for Jason’s appearance? Yeah. He was tan and appeared much less deformed in Friday 3D, didn’t he?

Happy Friday the 13th - An Amusing Look at Jason Between Friday 3D and The Final Chapter

Happy Friday the 13th - An Amusing Look at Jason Between Friday 3D and The Final Chapter

Is he a tad paler? Of course he is, dammit! After losing that much blood and taking that many steroids, you’d be in sad shape too. Everyone knows what steroids can do to the muscular structure of the face, and I always look like Nosferatu after giving the teensiest bit of blood. Do your homework, people – steroids can do THAT to you.

So there are your answers, ya goofballs. Rest easy knowing the truth, and enjoy your Friday!

“Crystal” Chris Haberman

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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31

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The last time we gave you guys word on the upcoming Halloween horror anthology 10/31 was to bring you the knock-out exclusive official poster, which you can peep to your left (click for a higher-res version).

The new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S and Creepshow joins an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is executive produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

The film’s stories are directed by the likes of Justin M. Seaman (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Devilution), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and Rocky Gray making his directing debut.

This past weekend we were able to catch up with producer-director Rocky Gray and ask him a few choice questions about the anticipated upcoming anthology film.

You can check out our quick interview below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to check out 10/31 in the comments below!

Dread Central: How is the film coming along?

Rocky Gray: The film is now completed and we are getting the perks out to our Indiegogo backers. The backers and Death By Festival got to see the first cut of the film in October and they loved it so we’re very excited to get the film out to everyone else very soon.

DC: What can expect from this anthology?

RG: Expect to have a lot of Halloween themed fun. Each segment has its own flavor so the pacing and the look change throughout the film. With masked killers, vampires, scarecrows, tricksters and old hags there’s something for everyone.

DC: Will there be a sequel?

RG: If there was a demand for it we would make it happen!

Sounds good to us. Thanks for chatting with us, Rocky!

You can become a fan of the film on Facebook HERE.

SYNOPSIS:
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of The Barn and Volumes of Blood.

Red Letter Entertainment, Inc. brings you the directorial debut from Rocky Gray (composer of The Barn, Killing Floor 2), two-time Grammy-winning musician and former drummer for Evanescence. A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S/ and Creepshow brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is Executive Produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

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The Duffer Brothers Have Begun Working on Stranger Things 3

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I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the first season of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” to tell you the truth. That said, I absolutely loved the second season (read our reviews HERE).

It is with this in mind that we are all looking forward to “Stranger Things 3”.

Recently Deadline reported that at Vulture Festival LA the Duffer Brothers, producer Shawn Levy, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen talked about season two and teased season three.

“We are [in] very early days on season three, and we’re still figuring it out,” Ross Duffer said, before taking a beat, then adding: “I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official; that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement… for fun!”

Whatever.

We all know at this point that there is going to be a “Stranger Things 3” and that The Duffer Brothers will one day begin working on it. Don’t worry so much, Ross Duffer.

After all, your brother already let us know that season three will begin after a time jump:

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Did you dig it more (or less) than season one? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

“Stranger Things 2” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:
It’s 1984, and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

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The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019.

Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to pen the movie’s script based on a story crafted by Cameron.

You may remember that Cameron and Miller created a writers room a while back to plan out an all-new trilogy of films, but while that writer’s room included David Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman, it seems like Ray will be the first film’s sole writer. For now.

Story details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day.

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron told THR. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

We also know that Cameron plans to center the new film/trilogy around a new group of younger characters, who will eventually carry on the baton as it were.

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

How excited are you for James Cameron’s new Terminator flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social mdeia!

The new Terminator film is produced by James Cameron and will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Terminator 2.5 is expected to hit July 26, 2019.

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