As horror movie fans, we have an uneasy relationship with the remake train. Is any horror better than no horror? Are remakes ushering in the classics for a new generation or watering down the glorious tradition of the Slasher?
Still, whatever your feelings on remakes as a whole, you gotta admit that the rumor that the new Friday the 13th movie will be a Found Footage horror was a... scary idea.
Now, in an exclusive with Shock Til You Drop, producer Brad Fuller has stated that the new Friday the 13th will NOT be Found Footage:
"I could just say that for a long time we were stalled. I think you guys reported that the movie was going to be a found footage movie and that was a road that we went down and tried to figure out.
Ultimately, I think Michael, Drew and I felt that we couldn’t figure that out, so we kind of jettisoned that whole notion and we had to start over. We’re in the latter phases of that starting over and hopefully we’re getting a script in the next month or two, and we’ll go back to Crystal Lake."
The general consensus around the last Friday the 13th movie was that - apart from one pretty memorable sex scene - a lot more could have been done. I mean, how much of this do you recall?
Fuller remains optimistic about the new Jason Voorhees outing:
"At the end of the day, those movies are so fantastic because Jason Voorhees is such a dynamic presence and people love to see him do what he does well. We hope to put Jason in a situation where he’s able to do that again, and it doesn’t feel like you’re seeing the same thing over and over."
Friday the 13th hits May 13, 2016 - will you be watching?
Source: Shock Til You Drop