INTERVIEW: Christian Sellers
How did a Black Christmas and two Halloween documentaries prepare you to tackle the Friday the 13th legacy?
“HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR was my training ground. From a creative perspective I learned so much about how to present information that spans 25 years. From a business perspective, I learned about licensing, how ego [...]

Thommy Hutson (His Name Was Jason) interview

INTERVIEW: Christian Sellers
When did your love of Friday the 13th begin and which movie in particular sparked your interest?
“Though I was too young to see most of the Friday films in theatres, I vividly remember sneaking in to see Friday the 13th Part [...]

Movies, Music and More: First Jason Ari Lehman talks in depth!

Movies, Music and More: First Jason Ari Lehman talks in depth!

It’s not every day that someone gets the chance to cement themselves as a big part of horror film royalty. But at a young age nearly 30 years ago, a young man by the name of Ari Lehman cemented his horror movie legacy by popping out of the lake to reveal the very first onscreen [...]

Darren (Ruste Dowg) Laken brings professional mask painting to Jason fans (Interview Included)

(photo by Kyle Roginsky)
There was a time when finding a hockey mask that looked authentic (outside of paying big bucks for an actual movie used prop) was virtually impossible. Then out of the woodwork came Special FX artist Ken Tarallo at Ken is a man who gets little credit in the Friday the [...]

Catherine Parks (‘Vera;’ Friday the 13th Part 3)

How much did you about the FRIDAY THE 13TH movies when you were offered the part of Vera in PART 3? Which character did you initially audition for and how did you feel about slasher movies and horror in general at that time?
“I auditioned for the part of Vera and because I was new [...]

“Itty Bitty Pieces my Friend!”: A New Begining’s Ron “Junior” Sloan talks to Friday the 13th films!

To many fans, the Friday the 13th series means many different things. Most of the time, it’s remembered for creative kills and crazy characters. Perhaps none more crazy than good ole’ Junior Hubbard and his mother Ethel in the Jason-less Friday the 13th part V: A New Beginning. Played brilliantly by one Mr. Ron Sloan, [...]

Paul Kratka (‘Rick’ Friday the 13th Part 3)

How much acting experience did you have prior to FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3, and how did you become involved with the project? What kind of audition process did you undergo?
“Great question - I’ve never been asked about my experience prior to F13. I had had just a little professional (i.e. paid) experience; I had [...]

Matthew Faison (‘Stan;’ Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)

How did you win the part of Stan in FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6: JASON LIVES? Are you a fan of horror movies and were you familiar with the previous films in the series?
“I don’t recall the audition specifically but I remember that it was kind of loose and that we all laughed a lot [...]

Chuck Campbell (‘Tsunaron;’ Jason X)

What led to your involvement in JASON X and how did you prepare for the role?
“It was just another audition to be honest. I booked it and jumped in with two feet. Preparation? It’s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 10. Can you run fast? Can you scream? Good enough. Preparation done.”
The original script was [...]

Nancy Kilpatrick (author; Jason X: Planet of the Beast, Jason X: To the Third Power)

What made you decide to write two FRIDAY THE 13TH novels and where did the ideas for JASON X-PLANET OF THE BEAST and JASON X-TO THE THIRD POWER come from? Had you already seen the movie and what was it about it that made you want to continue the story?
“I liked the movie JASON X [...]

Dean Lorey (‘Coroner’s Assistant,’ writer; Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday)

How did you become involved with JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, and how did you come to share the writing credit with Jay Huguely?
“I was under contract to Sean Cunningham at the time and was working on my own movie (MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK) when Sean asked me to take a pass through the [...]

Russell Todd (Scott; Friday The 13th Part 2)

How did you win the part of Scott in FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 and what were the auditions like for such a movie? Having already appeared in the previous year’s HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE, what kind of genre experience did you feel you brought to the role and were you a fan of those [...]

Bob DeSimone (Billy; Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning)

How did you first break into the movie industry and was it helpful having a brother who was a director?
“I broke into the movies from doing stand up. But, before that, I came to Ca as a drummer, worked in several bands, played with Taj Mahal, lots of studio work. Wound up in a band [...]

Brian Wade (special effects makeup; Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)

How did you and your effects team land the job for FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES? How did you approach designing Jason, as this movie marked a departure as the character had now become a rotting zombie?
“The job was spearheaded by REEL EFFECTS. I was brought on by Chris Swift. [...]

Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees; Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday, Jason X)

Fellow GoreZone writer Robin Pierce interviewed Friday the 13th legend Kane Hodder some time back to coincide with the UK release of his latest flick Hatchet. Robin has kindly allowed us to publish the interview in full. While it mainly deals with his recent work, and not so much on the Friday the 13th series, [...]