Sean S. Cunningham's slasher 'Friday the 13th' is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week. Its effect on the horror genre defined the 1980s.
Right before he broke out as George McFly, the actor faced off with Jason in the "derivative" horror hit.
In a singularly terrifying move, six (count 'em) actors who have played horror movie maniac Jason Vorhees donned their costumes for a US horror convention.
Aborted follow-up to 2009 horror reboot would have been entitled 'Camp Blood: The Death of Jason Voorhees.'
Brad Pitt’s sequel to ‘World War Z’ has been pulled from the schedule at Paramount, according to reports. ‘World War Z 2’ was slated for a release on June 9 this summer, but it’s now looking like it won’t be hitting screens until 2018 or even 2019. The sequel has not had the easiest time of it thus far, having lost its director J.A. Bayona last year.
Noted horror director Alexandre Aja has revealed his hopes of one day directing a ‘Friday the 13th’ movie. While he hasn’t made another remake in five years – his most recent films being ‘Horns’ with Daniel Radcliffe, and new release ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ – Aja seems to suggest to Bloody Disgusting that he’d jump at the chance to direct a ‘Friday the 13th’ if offered the job. “I think ‘Friday the 13th’ was such a cool world because Jason became an icon and became such a cultural legend that it took like almost four movies to create the character.
After much rumour and speculation, the producers of the upcoming ‘Friday The 13th’ reboot have confirmed the film will be an origin tale featuring Jason Vorhees and his family. “We’re going to meet the family,” concurred co-producer Andrew Form, “You’re gonna meet Pamela, Elias, and Jason. Jason Voorhees’ father Elias has been referenced in previous ‘Friday The 13th’ films, but he’s never been seen on screen.
Iconic director John Carpenter has been reflecting on his breakthrough film ‘Halloween’ - and he doesn’t seem too proud of its legacy. The 1978 horror hit launched Carpenter in Hollywood, and introduced audiences to the now-legendary big screen bogeyman, Michael Myers. Now largely retired as a filmmaker, Carpenter recently got back on board the ‘Halloween’ series as executive producer on a new film to be made by Miramax and Blumhouse Films.
The Wrap reports that David Bruckner, attached since 2014 to helm the next ‘Friday the 13th’ - the 13th in the series, funnily enough - has now parted ways with the project. Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes, who produced the last reboot of ‘Friday the 13th’ in 2009, are handling this new version, said to be taking a fresh approach without being a sequel or back-to-square-one remake. A ‘found footage’ approach was initially considered, until an outcry from fans made Platinum Dunes reconsider.
The latest revival of the ‘Friday the 13th’ series was originally penclled in to hit cinemas on 13 March of this year. Now, Deadline report that Paramount Pictures have postponed the new ‘Friday the 13th’ for a third time, changing the release date to - wait for it - 13 January 2017. Yes, that was the next available Friday the 13th on the calendar.
As there are revivals in the works of many of the great slasher movie franchises - ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ - what better time to revisit the urban legend that inspired so much of the genre? Variety reports that seasoned producer Frank Marshall is developing ‘Cropsey’ at Dreamworks. The script is by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg (also writers on the upcoming ‘Friday the 13th’ reboot), although no director is named at present.