Horror movies are an interesting part of the social fabric these days, although it can be difficult to get a really good one, especially since the majority of production studios are looking to go with PG-13 films over the old school R ratings of the past. (ranker) While it’s not impossible to make a solid horror film under an R rating, they just don’t seem to hold up compared to the much more violent and disturbing movies that warrant the heavier rating. (screenrant) It seems that as time has marched forward that the production companies would rather put profits over quality, when I look back at the old Friday the 13th movies and the original Nightmare on Elm Street, especially compared to the reboots created recently the new takes just haven’t been able to compete. (joblo) There’s news on the Jason Voorhees front as rumors abound that we’re going to be seeing another attempted reboot of the film franchise, while I always love seeing something new from Camp Crystal Lake the thought of a “found footage” version of the movie has me a bit nervous. (collider) I’m hopeful that the new imagining of the series will go well, I’m not getting my hopes up that making it in the Blair Witch style will make the movie any more palatable.
Another plan coming out of the Voorhees camp is that there is a Friday the 13th television series in the works, which could have some potential then again it could be a bit of a stretch as well with some of the proposed ideas. (bloody-disgusting) It could be great seeing Jason on the small screen, as long it’s through the right production company and the right channel, at least one positive of the entire project is that they’ve called in Sean Cunningham to develop the show, the man who brought us the original movie as the executive producer. (ign) The premise of the show is a bit interesting, telling the story of Jason and his mother through flashbacks, it’s set at Crystal Lake and there will be present day stuff as well as views from days gone by, maybe even an appearance by Elias Voorhees, Jason’s father.(screenrant) With all the uncertainties around it, the new series could either turn out great or it could be a complete flop, personally I’m hoping for the former rather than the latter. No matter what happens, it has to be better than the original Friday the 13th television series, at least this one will actually utilize Jason.