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Exclusive Interview: Dean Lorey

Exclusive Interview: Dean Lorey

Dean Lorey had graduated from New York University in 1989, where he had worked on a screenplay entitled Johnny Zombie. A former classmate, Adam Marcus, introduced Lorey to independent producer Sean S. Cunningham, who was in the process of resurrecting his Friday the 13th franchise with Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Whilst Cunningham […]

Exclusive Interview: Jeff Katz

Exclusive Interview: Jeff Katz

Even before Freddy vs. Jason was released at cinemas, a young rising executive at New Line Cinema was already plotting a sequel. Combining the characters of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees with that of Ash Williams, the reluctant hero of the Evil Dead series, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash became hot property at the studio […]

Exclusive Interview: Nancy Kilpatrick

Exclusive Interview: Nancy Kilpatrick

Following the release of Jason X, fantasy author Nancy Kilpatrick was hired to pen two novels that continued the stories of Uber Jason and the Friday the 13th saga; Planet of the Beast and To the Third Power. Kilpatrick’s other work includes Near Death, Dracul: An Eternal Love Story, Bloodlover and Dark Terrors 5. Nancy […]

Exclusive Interview: Jason Craig

Exclusive Interview: Jason Craig

Jason Craig had already carved out a successful career as an artist with the graphic novel Se7en when he was hired by WildStorm to design the highly anticipated Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. A sequel to the blockbuster Freddy vs. Jason and based on a treatment by New Line executive Jeff Katz, the comic saw […]

Exclusive Interview: Eric Morse

Exclusive Interview: Eric Morse

Soon after the release of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday in 1993, author William Pattison was hired to write a series of stand-alone novels that related to the Friday the 13th franchise. Under the pen name Eric Morse, Pattison’s four titles – Mother’s Day, Jason’s Curse, The Carnival and Road Trip – were […]

Exclusive Interview: Todd Farmer

Exclusive Interview: Todd Farmer

Todd Farmer was a struggling writer when he was hired to develop the screenplay for the tenth Friday the 13th movie. Set in twenty-fifth century deep space, Jason X saw the franchise receive a big budget makeover (although the subsequent sequels would be even more high tech) and Jason Voorhees left behind Crystal Lake for […]

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 […]