Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The best board games tell dynamic stories, plunging gamers into narratives of their own creation as they race to outwit, outthink, and out-dice roll their opponents. Tabletop gaming can often make for a cinematic experience when designers aren’t trying to evoke a specific film or genre, which makes a game like Last Friday look all the more intriguing. Here is a board game that is specifically trying to recreate an old school slasher movie in the Friday the 13th mold and for those of us who occupy a specific sliver on a diagram measuring horror movie fans and tabletop fans, it looks like a potentially amazing experience.
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Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Once upon a time, Paramount had ambitions of opening a new Friday the 13th reboot in spring 2015. When that didn’t work out, they decided to release the film in fall 2015 instead. Fall 2015 became summer 2016, and then early 2017. A less persistent person (or studio, rather) might have given up by now, but not Paramount. They’re going to reboot Friday the 13th, damnit, no matter what it takes.
As of now, that means starting at square one again. Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski has been tapped to write a new script, while previously attached director David Bruckner (V/H/S) has dropped out. More about the new Friday the 13th reboot writer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Jason Voorhees and Samara Morgan have been terrifying moviegoers for years now, but apparently Paramount’s not afraid of pissing them off. The studio has just pushed the Friday the 13th reboot yet again, this time from 2016 to 2017, while Rings settles into a spring 2016 slot. Read about the Friday the 13th delay and the new Rings release date after the jump. Read More »
The change of the season is upon us, and soon we’ll be packing up the shorts and tank tops for hoodies and cardigans. So if you’re gonna warm up this fall, why not do it with some cool stuff that shows people just how much of a horror fanatic you truly are?
If that sounds like your cup of tea, then Mondo has you covered with a new line of sweaters and scarves paying tribute to three of the most iconic horror slashers in the history of cinema: Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. And the good news is that the new Mondo slasher sweaters and scarves are available to buy right now. Read More »
Last year producers were in development on a Friday the 13th TV series that sounded very The CW-ready and pretty dumb, with a plan to explore Jason Voorhees’ in different time periods, and revelations about “his wacky family.”
That version of the series appears to have quietly died off, but now there’s a new Friday the 13th TV development. This one is actually headed for The CW. The new version features a different creative team, with the first script(s) coming from Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who created the 1996 NBC series The Pretender. Read More »
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The next Friday the 13th film will shoot later this year, and is already set for a May 2016 release. But there’s still work to be done on the script before the shoot date arrives, and now Hannibal writer Nick Antosca will take a crack at the return of Jason Voorhees. Read More »
Today is Friday the 13th and you’re probably seen images of Jason Voorhees, the killer at the center of the crazy successful Friday the 13th franchise, all over social media. The last film in the series was released in 2009 and a sequel has been in works since then. It was originally supposed to come out early this year, and is now set for May 13, 2016.
However, in that time we’ve heard very little concrete information on the film. We know Paramount will distribute. We know Platinum Dunes will produce and David Bruckner will direct. After that, the speculation has run rampant: will the next Friday the 13th sequel will once again reboot the franchise? Will it be found footage film? How will it use Jason?
Brad Fuller, one of the heads of Platinum Dunes, sat down with Esquire Magazine to offer some big updates on the franchise. The biggest being an interesting potential twist for the story, but also the assertion that it won’t be found-footage. (Which will hopefully put that one rumor to bed for good.) Read the Friday the 13th sequel update below. Read More »
Briefly: Jason Voorhees fans out there are still getting their new film, it’s just going to take a bit longer. Paramount Pictures just altered its release schedule a bit, moving the Friday the 13th reboot from the previously announced March 13, 2015 to November 13, 2015. David Bruckner is rumored to direct the film. (And yes, November 13 2015 is a Friday, which is probably why the film is being released then, rather than a few weeks earlier to land for Halloween.)
Sliding into the previously vacated March spot is the now filming horror film Scouts vs. Zombies from Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Christopher Landon. The plot of that film is implicit in the title. [ERC Box Office]
Jason Voorhees isn’t just getting a new movie; he’s getting a TV series, too. While there was a Friday the 13th TV series in the ’80s, that show didn’t feature Jason. Instead it was about a group of people seeking to find and preserve magical artifacts — like a haunted Antiques Roadshow. (David Cronenberg even directed an episode!) This new Friday the 13th TV series, however, will be oriented squarely around Crystal Lake, the people who live there, and Jason. Oh, and Jason’s “wacky” family. Read More »