Tired of unnecessary prequels to popular IP? Too bad, here comes another. Peacock has announced they’re developing a horror series called Crystal Lake that is about the main setting for Friday the 13th BEFORE Jason entered the picture.
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My newest interview subject, Tiffany Helm, is a very diverse talent. Growing up in the entertainment industry, Tiffany entered film after some time spent as a model. If you love cult classic cinema of the 80s, then you’ll recognize Tiffany from movies like Friday The 13th, Part V: A New Beginning, Reform School Girls, and O.C. and Stiggs. She would also act in the classic 90s computer game Rama, and is currently active as a photographer, as well as working on the occasional independent film. Ahead of her appearance at the Chiller Theatre convention later this month, Tiffany and I talked recently about her wide-ranging career. I hope you all enjoy our interview.
In 2017, developer Illfonic released an entry in the asymmetrical horror game genre that felt inevitable: Friday the 13th. The monster is Jason, and the survivors are the camp counselors. If they didn’t make it, someone else would have.
A few months back, I wrote the article 15 90s Things I Like. One of the projects I mentioned was Dick Tracy, and my newest interview subject, John Caglione Jr., is a large reason why I loved that movie so much. With his Oscar-winning makeup designs, created alongside Doug Drexler, John Caglione Jr. helped bring the characters of Chester Gould’s classic comic strip to life.
I started my 2019 interview season on Thursday, January 10th when I spoke to actress Melanie Kinnaman. Melanie is the 2nd actress from Friday The 13th: Part V that I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing, the first being Deborah Voorhees last year. In addition to Friday The 13th: Part V, Melanie Kinnaman has worked on movies like Thunder Alley and TV shows like Saturday Night Live. She’s also an accomplished dancer and a former model, and we discussed all that and more in this conversation.
This weekend, the latest Halloween was the #1 movie at the box office with 77.5 million dollars. The original Friday the 13th was a response to the popularity of the original Halloween….and thus, history repeats itself. SpringHill Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment announced today they plan to produce a new Friday the 13th movie.
My newest interview subject, Deborah Voorhees, is the first talent from the Friday The 13th franchise that I’ve interviewed for Pop Geeks. Deborah played Tina in Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning, but that’s not the only connection she has to the world of horror. In recent years, Ms. Voorhees, after spending time as a journalist and a teacher, has returned to the field of film as both a writer and director, and she’s gone from being scared of horror films to directing and writing them. We discussed all of this and more on Thursday, August 2nd, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.
What would Halloween be without the Friday the 13th movie series? Possibly better…but that’s just me. But some fans of the series have gone to an interesting length to make the franchise even more long-standing, by making an online game of the franchise, and it will feature Jason Voorhees of course.
Watch Most of the First Eight Friday the 13th Movies on Friday the 13th During Friday The 13th Marathon
What’s your favorite of the first eight Friday the 13th movies? I hope you didn’t say parts V or VII because we’re not talking about those!
Per EGM, the Friday the 13th franchise will get some new life breathed into it with a brand new video game. This marks the first Friday the 13th video game in over 25 years since the release of Friday the 13th for the old NES console.