Friday the 13th will be celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this may.
Sadly no new movies under the Friday the 13th umbrella can be made until the current legal situation is resolved, however that doesn’t mean Paramount isn’t celebrating the 40th anniversary of this iconic slasher franchise starter.
The film explores the development and lasting impact of the horror film genre during the 1980s, and features interviews with numerous horror icons both from that decade and from the modern era, along with popular horror influencers.
We are sad to report the death of legendary horror director and special effects make-up artist John Carl Buechler at age 66. John has sadly passed away after a battle with Stage IV prostate cancer and his wife recently set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses .
We were honoured to speak with legendary horror film composer Harry Manfredini about his career in music and film; from creating the iconic score for Friday the 13th and it’s sequels to working on the recent video game.
“……one day in his kitchen, he said to me… I am going to make the scariest film ever, its called Friday the 13th, and you are going to score it…. And the rest I guess is history!”
Savage Beast Films has launched pre-production of its latest feature HARVEST MOON; and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional funding for the thriller, set to shoot in Telluride, Colorado. The cast list includes, Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Jamie Bernadette (The 6th Friend), Betsy Baker (The Evil Dead), Milo Ventimiglia (Rocky Balboa), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity) and Delpaneaux Wills (NCIS). The project also has on-board SFX legend Robert Kurtzman and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th)
‘After witnessing a murder in the Colorado Wilderness, travel photographer Kyle Williamson seeks out local law enforcement only to find that the small mountain town is not what it seems’
Based on true events surrounding the unexplained vanishing of hikers within The Ocala National Forest comes the cat and mouse thriller ONE NIGHT OF FEAR. Creating a snapshot of survival, brutality and raw emotion, this formulaic indie effort does not stray from the prototypical slasher/survival sub-genre of horror as it plays it straight, letting you know what could have happened to many of those unlucky souls out for experience in the deep and dark woods. This cautionary slaughter piece features horror performance by talent such as Jimmy Dempster (Regret), Jessica Sonneborn (The Haunting of Alice D) and Suzi Lorraine (Torment). ONE NIGHT OF FEAR does cater to a different side of the horror film fan; giving them tension, intent and brutality spread over a long road of survival. Continue reading →