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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Friday the 13th - reboot?

Stop the clocks, Paramount Pictures, having been granted the rights through previous guardian Warner Bros. are on the verge of rebooting Friday the 13th. The last time we saw our not so favourite horror slasher (thanks to Jason - X and so forth) was Marcus Nispel's Friday the 13th (2009); was it a reboot? What in god's name was that film? Sure, it advertised butchering at its best, but surely we are entitled to a storyline?
Oh, Michael Bay overlooked it also...just saying.

It is early days yet with a Jason rekindled (or devious mother) hanging in the balance for a number of years now. Empire reports Damian Shannon and Mark Shift of Freddy vs Jason (2003) have crafted some ideas for a script worth looking at. 

Personally, while I am not a huge fan of the franchise believe this will not serve the prolific history of slasher movies any justice. 

It's ironic I am debating the idea of reboots, modern sequels etc with myself because just recently, I watched a documentary called The American Nightmare (2002); based on the origin of horror, crediting the dying breed of Wes Craven, Georgeo Romero, Tobe Hooper and more. Check it out over on YouTube - well worth the look. 

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