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03.31.2008

I have a feeling I'll have a lot of critical words for the Michael Bay produced remake of FRIDAY THE 13TH but at least they've gotten one thing right (and it's a big thing). It seems they've found their Jason Voorhees and he's the actor you see to your right, Derek Mears. He's a stuntman/actor who's been in THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2, MEN IN BLACK 2 and ZATHURA. Now a number of sites (I can't keep track of who broke the news first but both Bloody-Disgusting and AICN are calling "exclusive"), are reporting that Mears will don a hockey mask for FRIDAY. I'm guessing at some point in the movie we'll see under the mask but I don't know that for a fact. Mears would join the already cast Jared Padalecki who will play an investigator checking out exactly what happened at Camp Crystal Lake when all those teenagers suffered from fatal machete wounds. Marcus Nispel (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake) will direct the film for Bay and New Line. Filming is set to begin in late-April with a Valentine's Day 2009 (??) release planned.

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Extra Tidbit: The original FRIDAY THE 13TH was filmed just a short drive from here in Blairstown, NJ.

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12:16PM on 04/01/2008
Is there a chance we'll hear the "tschhh, tschhh, tschhh, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh" again?
Is there a chance we'll hear the "tschhh, tschhh, tschhh, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh" again?
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4:02AM on 04/01/2008

DAMN!

You could just make the movie 90 minutes of that guy staring at you and it would be terrifying.
You could just make the movie 90 minutes of that guy staring at you and it would be terrifying.
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3:56AM on 04/01/2008

Hm...

Not a fan of the actual remake, but this casting seems pitch-perfect if you ask me.
Not a fan of the actual remake, but this casting seems pitch-perfect if you ask me.
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7:33PM on 03/31/2008

pumping iron

since this is likely a reboot of the franchise, they should totally include 3-4 montages of Jason growing up and going to the gym. He is out to kill... and loves his PowerMan5000.
since this is likely a reboot of the franchise, they should totally include 3-4 montages of Jason growing up and going to the gym. He is out to kill... and loves his PowerMan5000.
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5:48PM on 03/31/2008

calm down

it's basically another sequel. it's not a remake of the original - did the original have an investigator trying to figure out why a bunch of teens died at Crystal Lake? NO. It's not a sequel because the last few were AWFUL and why would you base it on that. I like Kane Hodder but it's not like the role can't be re-cast. More F13 is a good thing if you ask me.
it's basically another sequel. it's not a remake of the original - did the original have an investigator trying to figure out why a bunch of teens died at Crystal Lake? NO. It's not a sequel because the last few were AWFUL and why would you base it on that. I like Kane Hodder but it's not like the role can't be re-cast. More F13 is a good thing if you ask me.
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4:42PM on 03/31/2008
He look's like Kane from the WWE!!!!!
He look's like Kane from the WWE!!!!!
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4:13PM on 03/31/2008

What?

I'm sure others have said this already, but JASON ISN'T EVEN IN THE FIRST ONE! (except for the last 10 seconds)
I'm sure others have said this already, but JASON ISN'T EVEN IN THE FIRST ONE! (except for the last 10 seconds)
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2:59PM on 03/31/2008

WTF?

that guy looks freaky insane. if i saw that guy on the same sidewalk as me, I'd cross the street to the other side. if there was not other side, i'd jump into traffic and bum a ride
that guy looks freaky insane. if i saw that guy on the same sidewalk as me, I'd cross the street to the other side. if there was not other side, i'd jump into traffic and bum a ride
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1:26PM on 03/31/2008
Just give us Freddy Vs Jason II for fuck's sake. Enough of this re imagining bullshit, let Jason be the supernatural psycho killer we all know and love.
Just give us Freddy Vs Jason II for fuck's sake. Enough of this re imagining bullshit, let Jason be the supernatural psycho killer we all know and love.
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12:59PM on 03/31/2008
This is not gonna be no fucking remake, its just another sequel. Or a rebirth of the series. Unless this guy only appears in the last 5 seconds of the film and its Jasons who is really doing the killings, Im not calling this a remake. anyways, I hope its at least good. And I hope they wont be making fun of the series (like Jason X did). I hope they are trying to make Jason scary again at the very least..
This is not gonna be no fucking remake, its just another sequel. Or a rebirth of the series. Unless this guy only appears in the last 5 seconds of the film and its Jasons who is really doing the killings, Im not calling this a remake. anyways, I hope its at least good. And I hope they wont be making fun of the series (like Jason X did). I hope they are trying to make Jason scary again at the very least..
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11:59AM on 03/31/2008

why don the mask?....

he looks like he'll make meat popsicles out of you anyway, not as if the mask will make it any more scarier....
he looks like he'll make meat popsicles out of you anyway, not as if the mask will make it any more scarier....
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11:30AM on 03/31/2008
i think i just peed myself looking at that pic...so creepy.

i'm kinda of skeptical on horror remakes but i'll remain open minded on this.
i think i just peed myself looking at that pic...so creepy.

i'm kinda of skeptical on horror remakes but i'll remain open minded on this.
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10:56AM on 03/31/2008

i'll watch and maybe even like it but...

sigh...i remember when micheal myers was a scrawny little escaped wacko...i think i'd feel better if all the remakes didn't have to put in a big guy in it...can't they make a terrifying horror movie with a regular guy anymore?

leatherface was a little on the portly side and he was scary...
sigh...i remember when micheal myers was a scrawny little escaped wacko...i think i'd feel better if all the remakes didn't have to put in a big guy in it...can't they make a terrifying horror movie with a regular guy anymore?

leatherface was a little on the portly side and he was scary...
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10:34AM on 03/31/2008

hmm

That guy looks creepy haha, so it I think his casting is good. This "remake" I actually don't mind, I don't know why, maybe because I don't really care that much about Friday13th. Besides horror movies are for scary fun right? If this one sucks ass I can just go and watch the original.
That guy looks creepy haha, so it I think his casting is good. This "remake" I actually don't mind, I don't know why, maybe because I don't really care that much about Friday13th. Besides horror movies are for scary fun right? If this one sucks ass I can just go and watch the original.
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9:34AM on 03/31/2008

"Reimagining"

Thats what they like to call it these days.

Yea I agree with the Otherness finally on something. This is one film they can prob "reimagine" and ill be cool with it. How much worse can it get?
Thats what they like to call it these days.

Yea I agree with the Otherness finally on something. This is one film they can prob "reimagine" and ill be cool with it. How much worse can it get?
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9:29AM on 03/31/2008
In 6th grade my class took a trip to Summit Lake, where the flick was filmed! (The original flick)... it was a week long trip and we stayed in the log cabins and everything!
In 6th grade my class took a trip to Summit Lake, where the flick was filmed! (The original flick)... it was a week long trip and we stayed in the log cabins and everything!
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7:27AM on 03/31/2008
Not much of a remake of the original F13 if they're using Jason, is it?
Not much of a remake of the original F13 if they're using Jason, is it?
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7:23AM on 03/31/2008
One remake I actually don't mind - maybe I'll actually WANT to see this one!
One remake I actually don't mind - maybe I'll actually WANT to see this one!
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