SDCC 08: Fuller, Form & Mears Talk Friday the 13th!

Friday the 13th details!(click to see it bigger!)This may be one of the last updates from the San Diego Comic-Con, and hopefully the best.

Platinum Dunes’ remake of Friday the 13th has many horror fans on their toes. Dunes has been hit or miss for a few movies, and Jason Voorhees really doesn’t need another nail in his coffin. According to Uncle Creepy, though, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form may breathe new life into the franchise.

While talking with Creepy, the two producers filled us in on some of the details we’ve been really curious about. First is Jason’s origin. Fuller and Form let it be known that the F13 film they’re making is not going to dedicate much time at all to explaining why the masked maniac is the way he is. We’re likely to get a few brief scenes depicting his backstory that will only last a few seconds each. What they really want is just to get right into the killing.

Speaking of deaths, the duo stated that the number of kills in this remake will be exactly 13. Yes, 13 very violent visits from the grim reaper. Some may get cut by the MPAA, but if that happens, all the trimmed violence will reappear on the uncut DVD next year.

Derek Mears (Jason) also chimed in with a bit of a spoiler for F13‘s ending. Two final scenes were shot, one with Jason masked, and the other with his face visible. It’s unclear which one they will choose, but we got a heads up as to what Mr. Voorhees’ face will look like: a combination of his appearance in Parts 2 & 3!

Now we all have that long wait until the film’s release on February 13th, 2009…


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Mike Phalin

Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.

  • The Unknown Murderer

    That poster is great. I wish I could add it to my collection.

    What I wouldn’t give to see this movie right now!

  • Enraged_Otter

    Ice Cube Vs. Jason in “Next Friday the 13th” I’d like to see a poster for that.

  • MagusMaleficus


  • ryan74

    why is it a stand alone movie?
    we are talking about the longest horror franchise ever! we need another sequel after this.

  • gorehound

    Wow…see what they did there? Friday the 13th has 13 kills, how creative!

  • What The Cat Dragged In

    Could be fun.

  • Chainsaw

    Well, that is a cool-ass poster at least.