Archive for May, 2008

Tom Savini (special makeup effects, stunt double; Friday the 13th, special effects supervisor; Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter)

Posted by Christian Sellers on May 18th, 2008 filed in Interviews

How were you approached about working on FRIDAY THE 13TH? What was it about the project that was so appealing to you?
“I guess Sean Cunningham had seen Dawn of the Dead and wanted the same guy on his film that did that…ya know? Appealing ashmealing… it was a job. It was another opportunity to kill [...]

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James Isaac (director; Jason X)

Posted by Christian Sellers on May 18th, 2008 filed in Interviews

Your directorial debut, THE HORROR SHOW (aka HOUSE 3) was a troubled project, with you taking over from David Blyth mid-shoot. What took you a decade to return to the director’s chair and what made you choose JASON X as your big comeback?
“The Horror Show was a bit of a double edged sword for me. [...]

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Victor Miller (writer; Friday the 13th)

Posted by Christian Sellers on May 18th, 2008 filed in Interviews

Where did the idea for FRIDAY THE 13TH originate. As Sean S. Cunningham came up with the title and the idea to make a horror movie similar to HALLOWEEN, how much influence did he have on the story?
“First came the concept that we emulate Halloween. The title didn’t come until the screenplay had already gone [...]

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John Carl Buechler (director, special makeup effects; Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood)

Posted by Christian Sellers on May 16th, 2008 filed in Interviews

What was it about your previous work that convinced Frank Mancuso, Jr. that you were the right choice to direct FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7: THE NEW BLOOD? Was there ever any discussion about carrying the story on from the end of PART 6 or making FREDDY VS. JASON instead, as Paramount at that time were eager to make the movie?

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Young Jason Voorhees Revealed!

Posted by Christian Sellers on May 15th, 2008 filed in New Friday

Platinum Dunes have announced their latest addition to FRIDAY THE 13TH. Newcomer Caleb Guss spent a few days on set in heavy makeup to portray the young Jason Voorhees in flashback sequences for the movie, currently being filmed by Marcus Nispel in Austin, Texas. Producer Brad Fuller also referenced a scene where Travis Van Winkle [...]

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Platinum Dunes reveals first photo from Friday the 13th!

Posted by Tony Carroll on May 14th, 2008 filed in New Friday

If you hop over to the official Platinum Dunes website as hosted by bloody-disgusting, you will be treated to the first released “behind the scenes” picture from the upcoming Friday the 13th! The photo features Friday the 13th producers Adrew Form and Brad Fuller taking a leaner on the police car of one of Crystal [...]

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Mike Drake of Mezco Toyz talks Jason!

Posted by Tony Carroll on May 11th, 2008 filed in Interviews

With their recent partnership with New Line Cinema’s House of Horrors (which includes the Friday the 13th license), Mezco Toyz has wasted no time in continuing an excellent trend of collectibles that have always added to the appeal of being a Friday the 13th fan. Recently, Mike Drake of Mezco Toyz took time to answer [...]

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Cast News & Clarification

Posted by Dusk on May 4th, 2008 filed in New Friday

An official statement on Amanda Righetti courtesy of Christian Sellers:
There has been speculation that Amanda Righetti has dropped out of the FRIDAY THE 13TH remake and replaced by actress Danielle Panabaker. This is simply not true. I would also like to address the misconception that Amanda is not the true female lead of the film. [...]

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