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13 Greatest Hits of Jason Voorhees

13 Greatest Hits of Jason Voorhees

If the Friday the 13th franchise is to be remembered for anything, other than the iconic hockey mask, then it will be the elaborate and graphic special effects, which were created by various different artists and workshops, from the legendary Tom Savini and Stan Winston to the likes of Martin Becker and Greg Nicotero. Twelve […]

7 Friday the 13th Scenes You Will Never See

7 Friday the 13th Scenes You Will Never See

Throughout its thirty year legacy, the Friday the 13th franchise has boasted some truly memorable moments. But there were several scenes that were cut, either from the script or the finished film, for a variety of reasons. Here’s a few that, in a perfect world, would have made their way into the series… JASON X: […]

F13 Hall of Fame: Ari Lehman

F13 Hall of Fame: Ari Lehman

The iconic image of Jason Voorhees has become a staple of popular culture, yet before the hockey mask became a symbol of fear the character was just a scared young boy. In Sean S. Cunningham’s 1980 original, Jason had drowned in Crystal Lake in 1957 due to the negligence of a group of camp counselors, […]

F13 Hall of Fame: Tom Savini

F13 Hall of Fame: Tom Savini

One of the names most associated with the slasher genre is not a director or even an actor, but a make-up artist. Tom Savini became synonymous with gory splatter effects in the early 1980s after his groundbreaking work on the likes of Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 […]

Friday the 13th (1980) Retrospective

Friday the 13th (1980) Retrospective

It is strange to think that before the hockey mask, before the merchandise, before the sequels and the imitators and the pop culture superstar that is Jason Voorhees, it all started with one film. In fact, before that there was just an idea – let’s rip-off Halloween. There was no desire to make art, or […]

Exclusive Interview: Tom Savini

Exclusive Interview: Tom Savini

Despite having missed out on the opportunity of working on George A. Romero’s seminal zombie classic Night of the Living Dead whilst serving in Vietnam, Tom Savini would become a major star within the horror genre for his work on the sequel, Dawn of the Dead, almost a decade later. Following his groundbreaking special effects […]

Exclusive Interview: Ron Millkie

Exclusive Interview: Ron Millkie

Following a service in the Air Force, Ron Millkie found his way into acting with a prodcuction of West Side Story, before relocating to New York to pursue a career on screen. Having collaborated with director Sean S. Cunningham on an industrial film, Millkie saw an advert for Friday the 13th in a newspaper and […]

Exclusive Interview: Victor Miller

Exclusive Interview: Victor Miller

Screenwriter Victor Miller first made the acquaintance of independent filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham when he was hired to write a script for a sports movie in an attempt to capitalise on the recent success of the family hit The Bad News Bears. Following two attempts – Here Come the Tigers and Manny’s Orphans – Cunningham […]