Friday the 13th
Before the Internet, and before The Simpsons themed Clue board game, the Cold War was in strong effect with Americans fearing for their very existence. That's why they sent the only man they felt properly represented them to defeat the Soviet threat. A man who was a walking shit storm of death, destruction, patriotism, good ol' fashion family values, and a simple but strong hatred for teenagers and good times.
Well, it was bound to happen. The good folks at The Digital Bits have received word that there are lots of goodies coming for Blu-ray owners this year!
It’s not greenlit yet so technically this isn’t official, but industry insiders are reporting that New Line and Platinum Dunes are actively developing a sequel to their Friday the 13th reboot, with writers Damien Shannon and Mark Swift back working on the script again.
I’m writing my inaugural Dread Central blog right after seeing the remake of Friday the 13th, which has stirred my love of the horror genre in unpredicted ways. I’m not committed to the whole slasher genre, even though when the original F13 came to cable I was about thirteen myself, which I still think of as the perfect age for that stuff.
A steep drop-off in box office is not all that surprising after a film opens to huge numbers, but an 80% drop-off? That cuts worse than a machete to the head. Jason must have worn out his lower half doing all that running in his new film because he sure doesn't have any legs.
Venom. Spite. Disgust. Boredom. These are the ingredients that make up the latest Dinner for Fiends, along with a dash of basil for color and flavor. This recipe is necessary to counter the bad taste left in our collective mouth from the new Friday the 13th redux.
Truth is certainly stranger than fiction sometimes. According to a story in the New York Post, Warrington Gillette, who played Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2, was injured during an event honoring the new remake.
You’ve read two wildly different opinions of the Friday the 13th remake, and now it’s time for the thoughts of our resident twisted Canadian, Rick Trembles, the only way he can express them: through art!
After many hours of work, toiling away at a hot laptop, finally the arduous and daunting task of re-sizing and editing hundreds of pictures is complete. For now! I exaggerate, but compiling these image galleries really is a pain in the ass sometimes.
The folks behind Platinum Dunes have had a very good weekend. They’ve made a lot of money and shown once again that horror can still not only lead, but dominate the box office. So of course the talk of a sequel has begun already...
Just a heads up in case you didn’t notice it; this weekend we posted two audio interviews with the cast of Friday the 13th, one with Jared Padalecki and one with the new Jason, Derek Mears.
In a good turn of events for R-rated horror, Platinum Dunes' reboot (the new, classier, way to say remake) of Friday the 13th has scared itself up some big box office this weekend, raking in an estimated 42 million, plus!
Just to prove that Creepy’s not the only one round these parts who gets to do cool stuff, check out some photographic evidence of my trip to the set of Friday the 13th in Austin, TX!
Here at Dread Central we have lots of different personalities. As a result, we have mega differences in opinion too. When a big movie like Friday the 13th comes around, sometimes the dissidence is so great that we need two reviews. Such is the case now.
Reviewed by Nomad Starring Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker Directed by Marcus Nispel