To celebrate the 40th Anniversary (heaven help us) of Sean S. Cunningham and Victor Miller’s Friday the 13th, Fathom Events will unleash a newly remastered version of the original movie into theaters for two-nights next month.
Not only that but attendees will also get to check out a special bonus feature, Secrets Galore Behind the Gore: Friday the 13th featuring Tom Savini.
While it looks like the event won’t play drive-ins, it’s worth noting that Fathom is in “regular conversations” with theater in regards to safety. If, you know, that helps.
The Friday the 13th 40th Anniversary event will play on Sunday, October 4, and Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now at FathomEvents.com.
Here’s the movie’s synopsis if you didn’t already know: Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people — Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannine Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson) — pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. As they’re slashed, shot and stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.
The film sports a 64% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Rather quaint by today’s standards, Friday the 13th still has its share of bloody surprises and a ’70s-holdover aesthetic to slightly compel.