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Friday the 13th: Abuser and the Abused #1

May 17, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Abuser and the Abused #1
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Andy B.
Released: April 2008
Publisher: Wildstorm Publishing

Premise: Wildstorm Publishing continues their “House of Horror” titles based on New Line Cinema characters. A special one-shot! Maggie’s life was never easy, but her abusive new boyfriend has pushed her over the edge. As her life spirals out of control, she hits upon the solution to her problems: use the local urban legend to “solve” the problems in her life. But what happens when she learns there’s very little “legend” in the reality of Jason Voorhees?

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Maggie, an abused teenage girl, begins a descent into madness, after the latest beating suffered at the hands of her boyfriend. The episode begins a downward spiral for Maggie, in which she murders her abusive parents and manipulates her boyfriend into driving her to Camp Crystal Lake. Once there, she plans on killing him, however Jason Voorhees arrives and does it for her, leaving her enraged. Maggie battles Jason; stabbing him repeatedly and using whatever is at her disposal as a weapon. It isn’t long before Jason gains the upper hand however, leaving Maggie at his mercy. In a desperate attempt to save her life, Maggie tries relating to Jason by telling him of her woes. Unfazed, Jason decapitates her, ending her murder spree and her life.
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Friday the 13th: Bloodbath #1

Apr 22, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Bloodbath #1
Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Mike Wolfer
Released: 2005
Publisher: Avatar Press

Premise: In 2005, Avatar Press began releasing titles from New Line Cinema’s “House of Horror” license, which includes A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Platinum Dune’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. To kick off their titles, Avatar released one-shot “special” issues serving as an introduction to the New Line characters and premises.

On the shore of pristine Crystal Lake lies the long-neglected Camp Tomorrow, badly in need of rehabilitation. Charged with reforming the camp, ten teenagers have come to the site with the hopes of earning a quick paycheck and partaking in the most decadent party-filled weekend of their lives. But as their first night of debauchery commences, they begin to learn, one by one, that their surprisingly common family backgrounds are a little too coincidental… And that their presence has reawakened the curse of Jason Voorhees! Striking forth from the shadows in an unrelenting orgy of blood, Jason will defend his territory at all costs, but is he truly the hunter or actually the prey in a much larger and more sinister plot?

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Two hunters are killed by the monstrous Jason Voorhees, their bodies disemboweled and hung from a tree. Six months later, at “Camp Tomorrow”, a group of new camp counselors are going through orientation. The project manager, Kevin Carny, briefs the group on when repairs to the neglected grounds will begin and covers job expectations. Carny is also quick to announce that though there is a lot of work to do, the night is theirs to do with as they please. While the counselors pair off for the night, Carny is joined by Johnny “the handyman,” and the two monitor the group’s interactions. As time passes, the counselors find out from one another they have a great deal in common, one of which is they are all orphans. It isn’t long before Jason appears however, slaughtering the couples one by one. Carny and Johnny watch Jason from afar, pleased he has finally revealed himself. After visually confirming Jason’s appearance, Carny contacts a mysterious business woman, who praises Carny on his work and refers to him as “Mr. McClintock”. She approves of how “the plan” is proceeding and gives him approval to move forward.
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Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #6

Apr 15, 2008 in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Comic Books, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #6
Written by James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Based on the treatment written by Jeff Katz

Premise: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash was originally the proposed sequel to the hit film Freddy vs. Jason. Jeff Katz, formerly of New Line Cinema, wrote the original treatment in late 2003 for the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash project. This treatment added the character of Ashley (Ash) Williams from the Evil Dead film series; giving audiences an already established hero to take on the two villains. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash was New Line’s best idea on how to continue the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises, but Sam Raimi (Evil Dead writer/director) decided to not let New Line use Ash in the planned sequel. Due to an agreement could not be reached between the different camps concerning the use of the Ash character, Wildstorm Publishing and Dynamite Entertainment came together to release the sequel as a comic book limited series titled: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. The first issue (of six) was released in November 2007, with subsequent issues released monthly.

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Caroline tries frantically to wake up an unconscious Ash, as Freddy slowly emerges from the rubble of the demolished Voorhees house. Forced to make a run for it alone, Caroline escapes to a nearby fishing shack and hides with the Necronomicon. Freddy, furious at Caroline for taking “his” book, starts destroying the neighboring shacks in an effort to locate her. Eventually, her position is revealed and Freddy takes the book from her. Just as Freddy takes hold of the book however, Jason appears on the scene, and is quickly subdued by Freddy. Freddy gloats over his victory, but is soon sent flying through the air by Ash’s car, driven by the now awake Ash. Ash emerges and takes on the two villains. While all three battle each other, Caroline opens the disregarded Necronomicon and manages to find the needed passage to open a portal to the Deadite dimension. She reads the correct incantation and a gigantic portal opens above Crystal Lake, sucking up everything near it. Ash and Caroline grab hold of a tree, while Freddy (who is nearest to the portal) is drawn in by the vortex. Jason, unfazed by the portal, approaches Ash and is about to deliver a killing blow, when Ash’s car is picked up by the storm and slams into him, sending him crashing in Crystal Lake’s icy waters. In the chaos, Caroline loses the Necronomicon, which flies through the air and into Freddy’s eager hands. Freddy promptly tries to locate the correct incantation to to fix “this travesty”, but quickly loses the book to the portal. Enraged, he is sucked up soon after, which causes the portal to immediately close. Afterward, Ash and Caroline leave Crystal Lake, with Ash content that events “are over.” Later, the portal opens again and drops the Necronomicon on the frozen lake. Underneath the ice, Jason opens his eye.
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Friday the 13th (Special) #1

Apr 09, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th (Special) #1
Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Mike Wolfer
Released: 2005
Publisher: Avatar Press

Premise: In 2005, Avatar Press began releasing titles from New Line Cinema’s “House of Horror” license, which includes A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Platinum Dune’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. To kick off their titles, Avatar released one-shot “special” issues serving as an introduction to the New Line characters and premises.

After the events of Freddy vs. Jason, Laura Upland has had it. She’s one of two squabbling siblings who have inherited the land Camp Crystal Lake was built on. Their latest stalemate is how to deal with the destruction done at the Crystal Lake Resorts. Laura KNOWS Jason Voorhees caused it. He is out there and until he’s done in, they won’t be able to sell those lucrative time-shares. Unknown to her brother Miles, she enacts a plan to kill Jason that will rip her family apart. Literally. Can a paramilitary group, armed to the teeth, survive against a supernatural unstoppable killing machine? Take a guess.

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Mike and Pam are parked outside Crystal Lake, their van near the side of the road. While the couple engages in various sexual activities, a paramilitary group is hunting the supernatural killer Jason Voorhees nearby. As Jason appears and kills the soldiers one by one, it is revealed that two months ago, the owners of Crystal Lake, Laura and Miles, are facing bankruptcy as a result of the events in Freddy vs. Jason. Much of the equipment used to build their upcoming resort community was destroyed, all of which was uninsured. Laura, driven by revenge, hired the military group to take Jason down once and for all. Laura’s and Miles’s father had built the original Camp Crystal Lake and Laura despised Jason for destroying her father’s life work. While the soldiers are slaughtered, Laura monitors the scene from a helicopter flying above, remembering her vow to destroy Jason. Meanwhile, Mike and Pam, hearing the commotion, are forced to make a run for it after a dead soldier lands on their van, demolishing it. After the last of her soldiers are killed, Laura uses the chopper’s armaments against Jason; albeit to no avail. Jason responds by killing the helicopter’s pilot, forcing the chopper to crash into a nearby tree. Laura manages to escape the crash however, landing in Crystal Lake. From the lake, she challenges Jason, explaining her intense hatred to him. Jason doesn’t come after, and instead, causes the helicopter to come down on her, slicing her to ribbons. Later, as Mike and Pam walk down the road back to town, they are quickly decapitated by Jason, who had finally caught up to his intended prey.
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Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X #2

Mar 21, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X #2
Written by Mike Wolfer
Art by Mike Wolfer
Released: 2006
Publisher: Avatar Press

Premise: In 2005, Avatar Press began releasing titles from New Line Cinema’s “House of Horror” license, which includes A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Platinum Dune’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

It’s the battle royale as the regenerated Jason Voorhees and the futuristic Jason X fight to the death in a gut-spilling horror spectacle! As the titanic clash cuts down all those around them, the pilotless space cruiser that serves as the Jasons’ battle arena descends toward Earth 2 and an impact that neither combatant can hope to survive. But will a fiery and certain death halt the terrifying showdown, as both Jason and Jason X struggle to rip their most vital secret from the undead corpse of the other? Only one shall survive in a shocking and horrifying finale as you have never seen or dared to guess!

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Jason and Jason X battle, each wanting what the other possesses. Melda, stunned by what she is witnessing, manages to escape the bloody scene and tries to find help among the S.S. Fun Club’s flight crew. While she searches for assistance, the two Jasons continue their conflict, killing spectators, bystanders, and any others who get in their way. When the ship’s android captain is destroyed, Melda is forced to take control of the vessel, and with the help of android attendant “Alice”, forces it to crash land on nearby Earth 2. Both Melda and Alice survive the devastating crash however, as does the warring Jasons. With the ship exploding behind them, Melda and Alice escape into the woods unnoticed, leaving the two villains to their fates. Jason and Jason X fight inexhaustibly, until Jason X gains the advantage and rips off Jason’s head. Jason X tears open Jason’s skull and takes out the part of his brain he is missing. He then absorbs the missing piece, completing a memory of him and his mother. Now whole, Jason X sets his sights on his new killing ground.
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Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X #1

Mar 21, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X #1
Written by Mike Wolfer
Art by Mike Wolfer
Released: 2006
Publisher: Avatar Press

Premise: In 2005, Avatar Press began releasing titles from New Line Cinema’s “House of Horror” license, which includes A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Platinum Dune’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The gore-drenched showdown of a lifetime erupts in the depths of space as the undead, mass-murderer Jason Voorhees is reborn to face the cybernetically-enhanced and unstoppable future version of himself! As Jason X stalks the halls of an interstellar pleasure cruiser, a deep-space salvage team make their way into the remnants of the space catamaran Grendel, where the Uber-Jason was created. Hoping to gut the ship of its most valuable assets, the team instead unwittingly revives a curse that transcends time itself and reawakens the one, original Jason Voorhees. Jason’s divided reign of terror will be short-lived, however, as both halves of Earth’s most dreaded serial killer are drawn to one another for a confrontation that can have only one victor… And one survivor!

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Following the events of Jason X (Special) #1, a deep-space salvage team docks with the burned out hull of the Grendel, where a chunk of Jason’s original head floats in zero gravity. When the team reinstates backup power and artificial gravity, Jason’s head falls onto the medical bed where Jason X was created, activating the medical computer. The computer, unable to rebuild its subject from the limited matter, sends its medical nanites to collect tissue from the bodies of Grendel’s dead crew, Jason’s victims. It isn’t long before the original Jason Voorhees is reborn. Afterward, he systematically slaughters the salvage team, all while sensing a vague memory of his mother, and indirectly, Jason X’s presence. Aboard the salvage team’s ship, the pilot, Melda, watches the team’s life sign readings vanish. In response, she undocks the ship and flies away at maximum speed, unaware that Jason has already boarded. Jason sabotages the ship’s systems, forcing Melda to dock with the passing S.S. Fun Club, a party vessel. After docking, Melda instructs the Fun Club’s maintenance crew to begin work, while she investigates what the ship offers. Jason emerges soon after, kills the maintenance crew and follows her. Melda manages to visit a couple of floors before she is confronted by the newly arrived, rampaging Jason X. She turns to leave, but is blocked by Jason. Jason and Jason X notice the other, each sensing the other Jason holds a part of the whole. The two juggernauts engage each other, while Melda looks on in horror.
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Jason X (Special) #1

Mar 14, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Jason X (Special) #1
Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Sebastian Fiumara
Released: 2005
Publisher: Avatar Press

Premise: In 2005, Avatar Press began releasing titles from New Line Cinema’s “House of Horror” license, which includes A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Platinum Dune’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. To kick off their titles, Avatar released one-shot “special” issues serving as an introduction to the New Line characters and premises.

Writer Brian Pulido, the bloody maestro, teams up with artist Sebastian (Hypothetical Lizard) Fiumara on Jason X, the horror story of a twisted super-powered amalgamation of Jason Voorhees and future technology! Set in 2455, Uber-Jason is brought to Earth II. Kristen, a bio-engineer, needs tissue samples from Uber-Jason in the hopes that his regenerative abilities can save her and her loved ones. She is convinced she can contain his rage. Big mistake! Uber-Jason unleashes a torrent of high-tech terror and gore!

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Continuing from the end of Jason X, what looks like a meteor crashes on Earth II in 2455. The couple who watched the “falling star,” investigates the scene, and turned on by their discovery, begin to have sex. Uber-Jason emerges from the crash site and kills the couple. However, the scene quickly changes, and Jason finds himself back at Camp Crystal Lake on present day earth. He continues his slaughter, killing all those present. Again, the scene shifts and Jason sees his mother’s grave. While determining his situation, Jason is swallowed up by nanite technology. Afterward, it is revealed that Jason is imprisoned in a scientific lab and being tested on. Kristen, a bio-engineer, works quickly to gather a sample of Jason’s tissue. She and her android assistant, Michelle, discuss Jason’s regenerative abilities, and reveal that the surviving crew from Jason X are dead. Kristen, convinced Jason could “help” her situation, manipulated their holo-decks remotely. When the crew thought they had set a course for Earth II, they in fact set a course for Kristen’s lab instead. She has little time to mourn the crew’s passing however, as Jason breaks free from his restraints and begins to destroy the lab. After taking out Michelle, he sets his sights on Kristen, with his mother’s “voice” driving his actions. Unlike before, Jason’s mother’s voice can be heard by those near him. Kristen escapes his grasp and makes it to a medical bay, where her lover, Neil, lays severely injured from a prior injury. She uses the nanites to inject him with Jason’s tissue sample, in the hopes he will regain his health, so they can repopulate the world they are on. Knowing time is short; she lures Jason to a launch pad and tricks him into a shuttle, which she then launches into deep space. Kristen returns to an awakened Neil, thinking her gamble paid off. Neil quickly turns the tables on her, stabbing her in the stomach and revealing Jason’s mother is in control. In mother’s “voice”, he blames her for their situation and slits his own throat, leaving both to die on the floor. Meanwhile, Jason’s shuttle makes contact with a ship called S.S. Fun Club and docks. After the bay doors open, Jason begins killing the partiers aboard.
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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Mar 04, 2008 in DVD, Friday the 13th

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Tagline: Evil has finally found a home.
Released: 1993
Starring John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Erin Gray, Allison Smith, Steven Culp, Steven Williams, and Kane Hodder
Directed by Adam Marcus
Written by Jay Huguely, Adam Marcus, and Dean Lorey

Format: DVD
Distributed by New Line Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002

Features:
Unrated and R-Rated versions
Widescreen presentation
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound
DTS Surround sound
Stereo Surround sound
English subtitles and closed captions
Filmmaker commentary with Director Adam Marcus and Screenwriter Dean Lorey
TV version alternate scenes
Scene selection
Original Theatrical Trailer

Premise: Jason Voorhees, the living breathing essence of evil, is back for another fierce fling. Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he’s finally dead. But everyone assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is he could be anywhere. Or anybody.

In this shocking, blood soaked installment to Jason’s carnage-ridden reign of terror, the secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed. And once you know the chilling facts, you’ll see him your nightmares. And he’ll see you in hell!

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): In this supposed “final” chapter in the Friday series, Jason is allegedly destroyed after being blown to pieces in an FBI raid. However, Jason lives on by transferring his evil heart from one body to another, taking control of them in the process. The only way that Jason can reclaim his former glory is to possess the body of another Voorhees, leading him on a gory quest for his long-lost relatives. The secrets to bringing Jason down are guarded by bounty hunter Creighton Duke, who must pass these secrets on to Jason’s relatives before Jason can get to them himself.
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Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #5

Mar 04, 2008 in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Comic Books, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #5
Written by James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Based on the treatment written by Jeff Katz

Premise: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash was originally the proposed sequel to the hit film Freddy vs. Jason. Jeff Katz, formerly of New Line Cinema, wrote the original treatment in late 2003 for the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash project. This treatment added the character of Ashley (Ash) Williams from the Evil Dead film series; giving audiences an already established hero to take on the two villains. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash was New Line’s best idea on how to continue the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises, but Sam Raimi (Evil Dead writer/director) decided to not let New Line use Ash in the planned sequel. Due to an agreement could not be reached between the different camps concerning the use of the Ash character, Wildstorm Publishing and Dynamite Entertainment came together to release the sequel as a comic book limited series titled: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. The first issue (of six) was released in November 2007, with subsequent issues released monthly.

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): Jason, now in the resurrected hands of his dead victims, fights to break free from their grasp. Freddy watches, and amused, summons one of Ash’s “Freddy” hands to drive Jason’s machete through his chest. Jason eventually breaks free and pulls the machete out, leaving him weakened on the floor. Freddy then turns his attention back to the Necronomicon, only to find it and Ash missing. Enraged, he shouts out at Ash. Meanwhile, Ash has managed to escape the Voorhees house and into the woods with the book. After running into a clearing, he is attacked by Deadite possessed trees and crows. Freddy, now able to manipulate reality, used Ash’s memories to bring out the Deadite force. After eating crow, Ash uses his chainsaw to free himself from the assault and meets back up with Caroline, who is the lone survivor of Jason’s earlier attack. Ash informs Caroline of the book’s ability to open a portal, which could be used to send Freddy and Jason to the Deadite’s dimension for all eternity. As they discuss their options, the book flips open, revealing a young Pamela Voorhees using the book to resurrect her dead son. Ash, annoyed, hands the book over to Caroline, telling her to find the correct incantation for the portal. Just as she begins, Freddy’s face appears in the clouds above, prompting the two to flee back to the Voorhees house for shelter. When they arrive, they look back and notice the Voorhees house is no longer there, but rather, the house at 1428 Elm Street. Three little girls in white dresses are jump roping out front, singing Freddy’s familiar nursery rhyme. Ash warns the little girls to run, but is soon attacked by the demonized children. While Ash is tied up with the three girls, Freddy opens the front door and grabs Caroline, dragging her in the house. Ash quickly uses his chainsaw to cut down the kids and rushes after her. Inside, Freddy threatens Caroline to hand over the book, just as Jason bursts back onto the scene. Freddy uses pieces of the house against Jason, effectively battering him to a standstill. With Freddy’s attention turned toward Jason, Caroline attempts to utter the words to open the portal. Jason however, realizing what she is doing, reaches over and snatches the book. Ash arrives moments after, and blasts Jason pointblank in the head with his gun, revealing Jason’s disfigured face. Unrelenting, Ash chops off Jason’s hand with the chainsaw, freeing the Necronomicon. Jason, mimicking Ash’s chainsaw hand, takes his machete and shoves it, blade out, in his bloody stump. Caroline promptly escapes the house with the book, while Ash and Jason square off. Jason quickly brushes Ash aside, throwing him through one of the front windows, out of the house. With Ash out of the way, Jason engages Freddy. As the two villains battle, the house collapses upon them.
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Friday the 13th: Bad Land #2

Feb 22, 2008 in Comic Books, Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Bad Land #2
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Mike Huddleston
Released: February 2008
Publisher: Wildstorm Publishing
Story: Bad Land Part 2

Premise: Wildstorm Publishing continues their “House of Horror” titles based on New Line Cinema characters. Friday the 13th: Bad Land is a two issue mini-series featuring a short story about Jason Voorhees and the violent past of Crystal Lake.

Plot Breakdown (spoilers): In the past, one of the fur trappers panics about the wounded Indian man, repeating “bad place, bad place,” and flees into the woods. The remaining two trappers argue over going after their colleague, and after some sharp exchanges, one of them leaves the tipi in pursuit. In the present, Philip sets out into the woods to walk off his anger over Diane and Jeremy’s relationship. Diane, thinking him foolish, pleads for Jeremy to go after him and bring him back. Jeremy sets off after Philip, only to run into Jason Voorhees. Jason decapitates him with swift efficiency. Back at the tipi, the remaining trapper dismisses his colleagues’ worries, only to be killed by the wounded Indian’s tomahawk. Diane, worried about Philip, is surprised when he returns to the cabin. Distraught after finding Jeremy’s body, he begins to barricade the cabin against possible intruders. Philip explains the situation to Diane, only to be killed by the unstoppable Jason. Jason then moves in on Diane for the kill, but she manages to escape into the woods. In the past, the following fur trapper comes across a clearing and finds his colleague severely wounded, still muttering, “bad place.” While the wounded trapper finally dies from his wounds, the Indian surprises his new target and kills him. In the present, Jason continues to track Diane, eventually catching up to her. Hopelessly trapped, she mutters, “this is a bad place, bad place” as Jason delivers the killing blow. Afterward, he drags her body into the icy lake and joins her in the watery grave. Jason’s actions mirror the wounded Indian, who in the past, dragged his dead mate and child into lake and joined them in their icy resting place.
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