In the movies, Jason Voorhees always came back. But at the theater, his resurrection is becoming increasingly difficult. For the fourth time, the Friday the 13th reboot has been delayed.
Anytime the calendar hits a “Friday the 13th,” we all take it as an excuse to discuss the legendary horror franchise. And why not? It’s named after this date, after all. So to celebrate, we’ve rounded up a bunch of cool Friday the 13th posters and invite you to add some more too.
The 13th Friday the 13th movie has been lurking in the shadows so long we’d almost given up on it. But it’s still a go—and in a recent interview, Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form spilled a few vague/tantalizing details on the forthcoming reboot from director Breck Eisner. Here’s what we learned.
Much like its hockey-masked killer, the Friday the 13th franchise is apparently immortal, surviving hell, outer space, a bout with Freddy Krueger, and a 2009 reboot. That said, it’s taken a rather long time to get to the series’ much-anticipated 13th installment—but now we’ve gotten some intriguing news.
Part of what makes the Friday the 13th franchise so much fun is the absurdity of Jason Voorhees as a killer. He’s an impossibility, which makes him scary, but now The CW is developing a new TV show that will most likely change that by grounding him in reality.
Here's a tidbit to make horror fans who have sworn off remakes reconsider for a hot second: Bloody Disgusting picked up the news that Jason's mother, played in the original Friday the 13th by the inimitable Betsy Palmer, might be a character in the 13th Friday the 13th installment (touché!), due in 2015.
Jason Voorhees and his pack of slutty teenagers are returning to the big screen! A recent studio switcheroo saw Paramount trading some of the rights to Chris Nolan's Interstellar to Warner Bros. in exchange for the Friday the 13th franchise (and a few other things like South Park). And now, Paramount wants to reboot…
What do slasher movie villains do during their time off? A hockey-masked fellow enjoys a few mundane moments in Kristjan Lyngmo's silly animated short Saturday the 14th. Be sure to keep your eyes on the background, especially those fridge magnets.
Need to know who Jason Voorhees killed before he went to Hell or became a cyborg? This chart from a 1993 issue of Cracked magazine is your fix. Find out who was "stabbed in neck while eating banana by road!"
If you missed out on last year's Dead Serious hoodie that made every Karate Kid fanboy lose their shit, LRG is getting ready to drop another movie-inspired sweatshirt. The Friday The 47th hoodie flaunts Jason Voorhees as its muse, complete with dual chainsaws across the chest and a pullover hockey mask that's sewn…