Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Reminder: EXCLUSIVE Friday the 13th INTERVIEWS online tonight!

2-hour podcast you can hear live or anytime on replay featuring exclusive live interviews with actresses Betsy Palmer and Adrienne King, actor Ron Millkie, writer Victor Miller, Crystal Lake Memories' author Peter Bracke, 'His Name Was Jason' producer Anthony Masi, and Arlen Escarpeta, co-star of the new 'Friday the 13th' re-imagining.

Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10pm EST/ 7pm PST only at:

All of these interviews will be aired in uncut versions as well...that's nearly six hours of 'Friday the 13th' material!
Be sure to check out our live chat room during the show...converse with other 'Friday' fans!

Freaked Director Alex Winter remakes The Gate in 3-D!

From Shock Till You Drop:

Winter Tackling The Gate Remake in 3-D?
Source:Production Weekly February 11, 2009

There's a new director on board the remake of The Gate and it's a perfect fit. According to Production Weekly, Alex Winter (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey) is tackling the redo of the hellish 1987 creature feature. Furthermore, he's doing it in 3-D.

Winter's been juggling an acting, writing and directing career for years since his "Bill" days. In '93 he helmed the FX-heavy comedy Freaked (a fave of mine) and Fever in '99. Recently he's been directing episodes of Ben 10 for the Cartoon Network. Winter's sensibilities seem ideal for The Gate's tale of three kids who open a portal to hell in their backyard.

Stephen Dorff starred in the original film directed by Tibor Tak√°cs.

Randall Cook was once attached to the redo, but as he told us in September, he was not pleased with the script and backed off the project.

Great AMC TV interview the makes of Friday The 13th!

I thought this was one of the better interviews, and there has been a lot lately.

Q: Regarding Jason's mental capacity, is he just horribly deformed? Or is he, as Ginny posited in Friday the 13th Part 2, "a frightened retard"?

Derek Mears ("Jason"): I think there's a mild retardation, but he's a smart guy -- he sets people up [in the film]. I think it would be more of a deformity with a mild retardation. Even though Jason does kill people, the filmmakers wanted to lend him an air of humanity -- something with which the audience could empathize. You know, he wears the mask to hide his pain and all that. That's a symbol of -- "That's my protection from society". I don't know what the writers intended, but that's what was going on in my head.
Damian Shannon (co-writer): He's a sympathetic character. We understand his backstory -- he was neglected, he was ostracized, he was different. He was neglected and supposedly drowned, and then they cut off his mother's head. That would make anyone very angry, so we understand his reasons for killing.

And a bonus treat, Ryan Rotten's spoiler free review of the movie.

A word from Eric Morse about his "bashers" !

A lot of people may not know that there are a small handful of people out there who are dead set on discrediting, ruining and smearing Eric Morse's reputation. These people have been relentlessly logging into forums, movie web sites and anywhere else to crap talk him and put his work down. Now, Eric may not be the best novelist out there but at the same time he has written some really good Friday The 13th young-adult oriented books; The Carnival, Road Trip, Jason's Curse and of course Mother's Day which had a full length fan film made based on it. Anyone interested in getting those books, give this a little read for information to where you can get them for next to nothing and still help out ole Mister Morse! While you are att it add him on MySpace- he goes by his true name William Pattison.