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Monday, June 2, 2008

Fangoria Visits the Set of Friday the 13th

Zack Carlson of horror magazine/website Fangoria checked in today with a report from the set of one of the genre's most controversial current productions, the "reboot" of Friday the 13th.

Specifically, it was the indoor Camp Crystal Lake set in Austin, Texas. Carlson reports that those in charge of the project are very respectiful to the original franchise (what else are they going to say?), and offers this interesting bit from producer Brad Fuller:

"We’re not going back to the original, but we’re using pieces from it. And we’re not disregarding the rest of the series, so fans will see moments from parts three, four and five. And then we’re trying to do some stuff that hasn’t been done before. At a certain level, this franchise started in a certain place and went off in another direction, and we wanted to go back where we thought it was the strongest—the first four movies—more or less use that as our template and go from there."

Fango's report also features comments from the film's stars, including Derek Mears (The Hills Have Eyes II), who is donning the hockey mask this time around. Read more here.

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Anonymous said...

RayRay - Oh, gawd. If there is a franchise that should be allowed to rest, this is it. I loved the first 2 - thought they were classic horror flicks in their own way. The series rapidly deteriorated after that for me - repetitive violent set pieces with the same unrelenting villain. It was said Rome was on a decline when they stopped having new literature and began remaking the books of the past.

gord said...

What? Part 6 was great too. And while it's not a 'classic' like the first two (or arguably three, since Jason gets his mask in Part 3), it's probably my favourite of all the films.

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