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The Week in Horror: 'Friday the 13th' TV series may take a page from 'Scream'

20 March 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: America's favorite (second favorite?) masked slasher may be coming to network television, lots of changes are happening over at "American Horror Story" and two '90s/early '00s superstars have teamed up with one of the genre's most exciting new auteurs for a "dystopian cannibal love story." See below for the full roundup. 1. Jason Voorhees is coming to...the CW? Franchise creator Sean S. Cunningham told fans at the Monster Mania convention in New Jersey over the weekend that the netlet is interested in picking up a "Friday the 13th" TV series, which would take a "Scream"-esque "meta" approach by centering on the (fictional) small town that inspired the iconic slasher series. According to reports, both the fictional movie »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Friday The 13th TV Series Is Going For The Meta Angle

16 March 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The days of a movie franchise merely spawning an endless stream of big screen sequels, prequels, side-quels, and other quirky spinoff varietals is long gone. In the case of Friday The 13th, the kitschy ’80s slasher, it’s not only slated for another theatrical feature but a small screen version is also in the pipeline.

Announced last April, the TV series is under the care of franchise creator Sean Cunningham. Cunningham’s ambitious goals for the show are to re-imagine the series’ flagship villain Jason Voorhees across many time periods. Lucky for him, one of two writers attached – Bill Basso – worked on the Terminator series, albeit as a special effects guru on T2. So, how might that temporal narrative device be explored on the show? Simple. It’s going meta.

Cunningham recently put it an appearance at the Monster Mania convention in New Jersey, at which he offered an update on the show. »

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Friday The 13th: The Crystal Lake Chronicles: Series Details Revealed

16 March 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Series Creator Reveals The Show’s Concept. At this past weekend’s Monster Mania convention, Friday the 13th: The Crystal Lake Chronicles creator and executive producer Sean S. Cunningham stated that the show would have a “meta” narrative by being based on the “real” city of Crystal Lake and that The CW is expressing [...]

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- Victor Stiff

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