Friday The 13th was originally set to open in March of 2015. This isn't exactly the best time for a horror movie to try and terrify people, especially one of the most iconic horror heavies of all time. Which means the news that the film has been moved to November 2015 is nothing but advantageous to the second reboot of the long running series.
Friday The 13th is getting rebooted. Again. You can thank (or rage at) Michael Bay, whose Platinum Dunes is resurrecting the slasher franchise for Paramount Pictures. While we've known about this project since last November, the latest development is that Bay and his fellow producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have nearly wrangled one of the directors of the horror anthology V/H/S to take the film's helm.
Much like the spotlighted villain at the center of its movies, the Friday the 13th franchise is once again coming back from the dead. Paramount Pictures has announced that they will be releasing a brand new title from the long-running horror series on March 13, 2015.
Of course, this still isn’t set it stone or anything, but the fact that producers are still considering it is noteworthy. It’s possible the recent Blu-ray release has got everyone buzzing with ideas again. Only a handful of the films really did something different with the basic plotline, so it might only be hanging around as the lone alternative to “kids woods camp machete boo scream” as a synopsis.
This is a set that calls itself “The Complete Collection,” but as any hardcore Friday the 13th fan will immediately tell you, this collection is nowhere near complete. However, for any fans who have never owned any Friday the 13th flicks in the post-VHS era, this set will blow your mind. Grab your camp gear, your weed and your condoms, and let’s sit down for a one-on-one with the big baddie Jason Voorhies himself.
Now that we’ve gotten past some of the more Cumberbatch-y releases, there’s plenty of other releases out this week that might very well suit your fancy. It’s a great week for television releases, from network to subscription cable stations, and some more of this week’s releases are listed can be perused more fully after the jump.
While Christopher Nolan, Jason Voorhees and Eric Cartman may seem like three disparate icons of pop culture, they all definitely have at least one thing in common: they’re cash cows. And while Regular Joes like you or me may never have to make a business decisions based around the director or the two fictional characters, Warner Bros. recently did - and they’re remaining firmly in Nolan’s camp.
Friday the 13th has proven lucky for screenwriting team Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who grabbed the attention of horror fans in 2003 with their mash-up slasher showdown Freddy vs. Jason. The pair later secured their reputations with another Voorhees offering, the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th. Both titles were moderately budgeted box office successes, so Paramount, which produced the latter, is giving Shannon and Swift a chance to spawn an original work of terror.
While many a movie antagonist’s evil is rooted in greed, jealousy, and/or a need for power, there are some whose stories begin in a much sadder place, with loss being the catalyst to set them on the course for evil. The following characters are as different from one another as the movies they’re featured in are, which is what makes them so interesting. The most notable common denominator among them is their grief.
The news is surprising given Friday the 13th's significant box office success, but even more so given that Platinum Dunes is bowing yet another classic horror remake, A Nightmare on Elm Street at the end of this month
Universal Pictures has announced their slate for 2010, and you’ll be able to sate your scrawny awkward kid hunger on Friday the 13th, which this year happens to be in August. Edgar Wright may add something unique to this
It was no surprise that Marcus Nispel's Friday The 13th was a disaster. After all, it was a) a remake, b) a mainstream horror film and c) produced by Michael Bay. Despite only making $65 million
The cast of Robert Rodriguez's Predator reboot runs a weird gamut from highbrow-- Adrien Brody-- to lowbrow-- Danny Trejo-- and a lot of room left in the middle-- Topher Grace, good to see you! But chalk one up today for the lowbrow team