First Look: The New Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th!
Although there doesn't seem to be a lot of fans of Friday the 13th and Jason out there, I'm sure there are those of you who love the series but just won't admit it. Anyway, STYD has revealed the first photo from the film featuring Jason Voorhees. Although he's not flashing his machete in anyone's face, he's menacing enough, standing there on the edge of Crystal Lake, making sure she won't get out of the water without being hacked to pieces. Does this photo give anyone the chills just thinking about the frightening return of Jason? I'm waiting for a trailer myself, but feeling on the set and the producers' enthusiasm has gotten me quite interested. At least it will be a fun movie - and that's what I'm looking forward to the most.
Although Warner Bros is doing a fantastic job of promoting this movie quite early, there doesn't seem to be any positive buzz at all. So I want to pose some questions, even if you're not a fan of the horror genre or this franchise: What makes this film seem so bad? Why is all of the buzz negative and not positive?
Friday the 13th is directed by ex-music video director Marcus Nispel, of 2003's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Pathfinder previously. The screenplay for this reboot was penned by writing partners Damian Shannon and Mark Swift of Freddy vs Jason previously. Although this Friday the 13th is not a sequel, it is technically the 11th film in the franchise and follows Jason's last apperance in Freddy vs Jason in 2003. Friday the 13th is currently set to open on Friday, February 13th, 2009.