Friday The 13th (2009)

We might not have been able to stop the production of three—three!—rebooted I Spit On Your Grave movies, but according to /Film the collective ire of fans online has prevented what could have been another tragic horror-movie misstep. Take the morning off, internet, because the newest Friday The 13th movie reboot will no longer be a found footage movie.

The reboot is still happening, and is still scheduled for a 2016 release, because, as should be abundantly clear by now, the only thing that can kill Jason Voorhees is poor box-office receipts, and even that doesn’t stick for long. But, as producer Brad Fuller says in a new interview,

Listen, there was an outpouring of negative sentiment when it was revealed that Friday the 13th might have been a found footage movie. That was very clear to us that there was not a groundswell of support for that. That had tremendous amount of impact on us and only substantiated our concern about doing it as a found footage movie. Ultimately, the fact that the movie’s been delayed for a long time might be a good thing, because now the movie’s not going to be found footage.


As for what the movie will actually be, all Fuller has to say is, “we’ll go back to Crystal Lake.” But really, from there, it’s simple: Take a vanload (maybe even a busload, why not?) of teenagers, wait for them to pair off and start sneaking off to the woods together, inflict brutal and gruesomely creative violence upon said teenagers until one emerges as the apparent “final girl.” Maybe a boy, if you want to mix things up a bit. Add a stripped-down score, and boom—you’ve got yourself a Friday The 13th movie.