Horror Classic ‘Friday the 13th’ Is Getting a Reboot
| LAST UPDATE 01/26/2023
The classic horror film that puts a curse on any reoccurring date is coming back to haunt us. After years of speculation and a decade-long wait, the franchise is set to make its return. The slashing series of films succeeded in popularity, and now, a modern adaptation is reportedly on the way. Here's what we know.
Lock your doors and close the curtains because you never know what's coming around the corner. As weekends loom in and dates vary year by year, it's only practical that the 13th of a month will land on a Friday. We can't do anything about it but refer to the chilling rumors about this dreaded day. In 1985, directors Tom McLoughlin, Rob Hedden, Joseph Zito, and more collectively produced the blockbuster based on the alleged unlucky day in "western superstition." According to the Gregorian calendar, the 13th day of the month can happen up to three times in a year, and no one is exactly excited about it. Still, the film only enhanced the creepy delusion. At the same time, thrill seekers are counting down for the reboot of the comedy horror.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Sean S. Cunningham has announced Friday the 13th is only one out of the various reboots on the way. These projects include an original film called The Night Driver with writer Jeff Locker to help as well as director Jeremy Weiss. Locked explained, "Sean hired me to do a rewrite on The Night Driver and after working closely with director Jeremy Weiss and him on that, we naturally got to talking about Friday the 13th and House. Jeremy and I pitched our dream reboot of Friday the 13th – with Sean's blessing to keep developing it with him." Locker elaborated, "We're hoping the surrounding excitement will inspire both sides to come together and give us Jason on the big screen again for the first time in 14 years." Within the franchise, the 12 films have shaken the bones of all movie-goers. Hopefully, the nostalgia of the up-and-coming reboot will have the same fear power to have audiences jumping out of their seats.
The last reboot horror film fanatics saw was in 2009, so it has been a long time coming for any classic film to fulfill the exact expectations in today's production world. Although no release date has been confirmed for any reboot or prequel, movie watchers might have something to look forward to on the next Halloween fright night. Until then, we await the next Friday, the 13th.