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The sounds of the Misfits are coming to Camp Crystal Lake, as Friday the 13th: The Game will include the iconic band's song "Friday the 13th" on the soundtrack of the upcoming game, which is teased in a new gameplay video featuring a zombified Part VI version of Jason.

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The Walking Dead gets a makeover in one of several new covers that celebrate Image Comics' upcoming 25th anniversary. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a look at a "scare video" for The Bye Bye Man, information on a new Wattpadd short story contest for The Magicians, DVD release details for Wolf House, a behind-the-scenes featurette for Pitchfork, and a look at a killer Jason Lives enamel pin from London 1888.

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Truth be told, I’ve never been too big on Westerns. I don’t know why; I just don’t connect with most of them, or maybe I feel that there’s something missing. Perhaps…Satan?!? Yes, of course we’re heading back to the ‘70s where the Behooved One thrived, even on the small screen. Saddle up for Black Noon (1971), a long forgotten horror/western TV movie that laid the groundwork for some well-regarded horror films.

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If you are new to the works of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento, Phenomena (1985) is as good a place as any to start. It practically plays like a ‘greatest hits’ of all his virtues, and more than a few of his vices. And for the Argento veteran, it’s a gas for those very same reasons – by combining so many elements from his other films he’s created his most bizarre feature to date – no mean feat. When I need five alarm Dario, I throw on Phenomena.

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[This feature originally appeared in the "Class of 1986" issue of DEADLY Magazine.] 

In 1985, Jason Voorhees was dead. Despite the death of a horror icon, Friday the 13th fans still flocked to see the Jason-less A New Beginning in theaters that April, but while the box office numbers would justify a sixth film, many moviegoers were less than pleased by the lack of Voorhees behind the hockey mask, pining for the return of Crystal Lake’s former camper who only wanted to make mommy proud.

And so, Paramount Pictures began their search for a Dr. Frankenstein, someone who could bring the hockey mask monster back to life. As someone who grew up on Universal Monster movies and filmed his first feature in a mausoleum, Tom McLoughlin turned out to be exactly the bolt of lightning the studio needed to get Jason back on his feet.

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Snowboarders are forced to shred more than fresh powder to survive in Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, and with the film now out in select theaters and on VOD, we've been provided with one iTunes download code of the horror comedy to give away to one Daily Dead reader.

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Racing onto Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms everywhere on January 17th is Death Race 2050, which was co-written and directed by G.J. Echternkamp and produced by the legendary Roger Corman, who was also the producing force behind Death Race 2000 back in the mid-1970s.

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It may be Jason's big day, but Arrow Video has something special in store for fans of The Tall Man who live in England, as they've announced an epic Phantasm UK Blu-ray limited edition collection that contains all five of the franchise's films, a new 152-page book, and much more.

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"You didn't just go to sleep last night and wake up nine months pregnant." Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Snatchers is teased in a new clip and photos that show the eerie events surrounding an unexpected pregnancy in the upcoming horror comedy series produced by STAGE 13.

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In theaters today courtesy of STX Entertainment is The Bye Bye Man, which was directed by Stacy Title and stars Douglas Smith, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, and Leigh Whannell. Daily Dead had a chance to catch up briefly with Title this week, and she discussed what she initially saw in the project, her approach to collaborating with her husband and writer for The Bye Bye Man, Jonathan Penner, and her unique cast of familiar faces and newcomers.

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