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2 items from 2014

Vc Dupree’s Scrap-Book on “Jason Takes Manhattan”

30 June 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Interview & article by Michael Lizaragga.

Before he ever went to hell, fought Freddy, froze through time, or launched into space, Jason Voorhees embarked on one of the scariest, weirdest and most craziest frontiers of them all: New York.

Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan stands as a classic amongst Jason Junkies, forever revered and remembered as the hockey mask’s first outing outside Crystal Lake (unless you count Part 2, in which Jason tracks down his mom’s decapitator and bumps her off during the first five), as well as Paramount’s final stab into the billion dollar franchise. And like its unstoppable poster boy who never dies, the 13th legacy will always remain—along with generations of fans requesting tales and testimonies from those who have taken part in the Jason saga.

One such participant, actor/producer/writer Vc “Julius” Dupree who starred in Jason Takes Manhattan, commemorates »

- Holly Interlandi

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Editorial: Could the New Friday the 13th Successfully Function as a Found Footage Flick?

13 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Most fans of the Friday the 13th franchise have been contemplating recent rumors of a found footage approach for the forthcoming series re-reboot. And it’s probably safe to assume that most (at least diehards) fans weren’t overjoyed with the notion.

I too sat in that boat, scratching my head, hoping it couldn’t be true, figuring that if the idea did come to fruition, I might get my hands on some of the Kool-Aid just to avoid future disaster pics. It simply sounded like a perplexing idea... initially.

I berated the idea and those behind it. I seethed at the thought of a handi-cam Voorhees pic. I cursed the Hollywood gods. I may have even at one point soiled myself, losing all control of my bodily functions because, let’s face it: Found footage Jason sounds truly overtly outlandish.

And then I got to really thinking of the »

- Matt Molgaard

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