As if remaking My Bloody Valentine in 3D wasn't bad enough, (and Halloween and The Omen and The Amityville Horror and The Fog, the list goes on and on)yet another classic horror movie is being subjected to "re-imagining:"
The producers of the Texas Chainsaw remake and prequel have resurrected Jason Voorhees in a "re-imagining of the classic horror film Friday The 13th," (per http://www.fridaythe13thmovie.com/ ) due to open next month on Friday, the 13th. (At least they got that much right so far). After looking at http://www.fridaythe13thfilms.com/ it turns out this re-imagining (REMAKE) is actually based on the first 3 to 4 original Friday the 13th films.
I'm mildly interested only because the trailer looks like they've made a good ol' fashioned horror movie (ala 80's style) which I like. I hate the look of all the new horror movies & remakes (grainy, dirty, mostly lacking color, only in shades of black, brown and blue). I may go see this with my girlfriend B since Hubby hates horror and her girlfriend won't go either! I don't think I've ever seen a Friday the 13th movie in the theatre. (Jason vs Freddy doesn't count!)
I will say that when I was about 8 years old or so, I saw Friday the 13th part 3 and it scared the ever living shit out of me. It was my first horror movie - thanks to Mom's ex's kids. To this day, Jason gives me nightmares! I can watch the original (1st) Friday the 13th because (spolier:) it's Jason's Mom who does the killing and not Jason! Even the crappy, not scary films in the series (after part 3) give me nightmares!
*I don't know why, but the spaces between paragraphs keep disappearing on this post!