Release Date: February 13, 2009 Studio: New Line Cinema Director: Marcus Nispel Screenwriter: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift Starring: Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Adam Finberg, Nick Mennell, Jonathan Sadowski, Nana Visitor, Arlen Escarpeta, Ryan Hansen, Richard Burgi, Julianna Guill, Willa Ford Genre: Horror MPAArating: R (for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material) Official Website:Fridaythe13thmovie.com Buy Movie Poster:Comic-Con Teaser Trailer: Flash Player Quicktime HD, 1080 Quicktime HD, 720 Quicktime HD, 480
Searching for his missing sister, Clay heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins that lie in wait behind moss-covered trees. And that’s not the only thing hiding under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they’ve entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history – the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake armed with a razor-sharp machete…Jason Voorhees.
Kevin Bacon participated in a few commercials for the UK mobile network EE. The actor good-heartedly slips back into the skin of previous films roles, including his turn in Friday the 13th. See him – with his green tank top, arrow sticking out of his chest – interact with other “Bacons” from A Few Good Men, Apollo 13 and Footloose.
It’s a fun tip-of-the-hat not only to his past, but to practical FX. It’s also nice to see him embrace his horror roots, especially since he didn’t appear in the documentaries His Name Was Jason or Crystal Lake Memories.
Five years ago today, the Friday the 13th reboot hit the screen. The film had claimed a Friday, February 13, 2009 release, while another slasher movie opening that season – My Bloody Valentine 3D – arrived a month earlier on January 16th, a good distance from an apropos Valentine’s Day holiday debut. So, instead of getting a Valentine’s-themed massacre on February 13th, we received a love letter to Jason Voorhees and his Crystal Lake exploits.
Yes, a love letter.
Friday the 13th grossed nearly $100 million worldwide upon its release, but it divided horror fans…surprise, surprise. I know that if I look hard enough, I’ll find those who dig this reboot like I do. But I know I’m in the minority and, frankly, I don’t understand why.
Those Radio Shack Super Bowl ads brought a grin to Friday the 13th fans when they saw Jason Voorhees make an appearance (check them both out here). That grin, however, then paved the way for questions like, “Why is dressed like that when he should be in ’80s garb?” and other hardcore fan inquiries. Then came, “Who’s the man behind the mask?” Because, of course, we all need to know who our Jason actors are.
Leave it to Yahoo! to get to the bottom of this. The answer to that question is surprising!
Last night, Radio Shack had everyone grinning with its new Super Bowl commercial that roped in Jason Voorhees and Chucky. You can watch it here. You guys liked that one so much, I’ll throw one more spot at you which finds Jason learning about the wonders of 3D printing at Radio Shack. What’s the big lug making? Find out here…
’80s icons loot a Radio Shack in a Super Bowl spot that aired today. Watch it via the player here and see Jason Voorhees, Chucky, Teen Wolf, Alf, Hulk Hogan and many others make a cameo. It’s pretty darn amusing. Jason swipes a TV and Chucky is just see stabbing away at the carpeting.
There are a lot of rumors swirling around the next Friday the 13th film. And the one that is getting fans in an uproar is that the next entry will be executed using a “found footage” narrative.
The film is due to hit theaters March 13, 2015 and Crave Online caught up with Brad Fuller, one of the producers on the film representing Platinum Dunes, to talk about the 13th film in the long-running slasher series. “It’s a matter of getting a script that we all love, that we feel like we can execute in a great way. That’s always the battle, isn’t it?,” he told Crave.
There’s a lot brewing in the world of horror soundtracks on vinyl. Lots of announcements and teases. Let’s turn, first, to One Way Static Records. The company based out of Belgium announced it has begun a subscription service for North American residents. Additionally, it is currently at work on vinyl releases for both Cannibal Ferox and The Phantom of the Opera (starring Lon Chaney). Want to get on the subscription service? Hop over to this site.
A new Friday the 13th film is indeed coming. And Paramount has confirmed this by locking in a release date of March 13, 2015.
Yes, that’s a Friday the 13th. (The 13th also falls on a Friday in February of that year.)
We learned in June that Warner Bros. relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them bag to Paramount. The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters before those rights reverted back to WB.