Jason Lives, the sixth installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, turns 30 in August and to celebrate, O Cinema and Popcorn Frights Film Festival are having a screening of the film. Read on for more details. Also: Madballs #1 preview pages, The Horde release details, and Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis #1 preview pages.

Friday the 13th Part VI Screening: From O Cinema and Popcorn Frights Film Festival: "O Cinema and Popcorn Frights Film Festival are proud to present the 30th Anniversary of the sixth chapter in the Friday the 13th series, JASON LIVES.

  • Retro video game table. Play the classic Nintendo 8-bit “Friday the 13th” video game before the movie (10 pm)
  • 30th Anniversary Screening of “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives” (11 pm)

As most horror fans know, the fourth Friday the 13th film was intended to truly be The Final Chapter. However, since it wound up being the highest grossing film in the series, Paramount rushed into production The New Beginning. Fans were not pleased with the “Jason-Free” sequel, so the studio decided to bring the Crystal Lake slasher back from the dead for a sixth film. JASON LIVES was the first sequel in the series to receive positive reviews from critics. It also broke the fourth wall with its self-referential humor a full decade before Wes Craven delivered Scream. This was also the first film in the series in which supernatural elements were introduced. These are just a few of the reasons Jason Lives is one of our favorite Friday the 13th films.

Make sure to visit the Popcorn Frights Film Festival website for the latest festival news."


Madballs #1: Press Release: "Freaky fun for everyone -- if that rings a bell then you’re a fellow fan of those disgusting heads from the ‘80s, the Madballs. And if you’re still a little foggy, here’s the scoop: Madballs were sculpted rubber balls sporting outrageously gross faces, each with their own names and personalities, and what you did is . . . well, nobody really knew what to do with them. You just wanted them, and thus, one of the earliest modern collectible toy crazes was born. Madballs combined the “gotta have it” impulse of trading cards with the fun of a toy you could hold and display, and the always great side benefit of earning your parents' eternal disdain.

That cultural confluence is exactly where Roar Comics comes in with our new Madballs comic book series, a collection of gross-out gags from a curated lineup of today’s most cutting edge artists. And that’s not just me saying stuff. Seriously, here’s the whole list: on top of a main story by Brad McGinty (Adventure Time) and Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend), each issue features backups by Scarecrowoven, Gunsho, Dan Zettwoch, Jenny Zych, Sean Dove, Jesse Balmer, Jimmy Giegerich, and Matt Crabe. We crammed as much degeneracy into this as we could before we ran out of pages.

The first of four issues lands in comic shops next week with three variant covers, hot on the heels of new designer toys from Mondo and a crazy-looking apparel collection from Jeremy ScottMadballs the comic book flows right along with this nostalgic resurgence for older fans (and precocious kids), bringing an art comics A-game that we rarely see in media tie-ins.

by Brad McGinty, illo. by Brian Smith, backup stories by Scarecrowoven and Dan Zettwoch
Pages: 32
Format: Comic Book
SRP: $2.99
Publisher: Roar Comics (an imprint of Lion Forge)
Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors
Pub Date: April 20th, 2016
Item Code: FEB161633."

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).