Friday the 13th fans have been waiting for the release of 13 Fanboy, and now the moment has come. Directed by Deborah Voorhees, who had a very memorable death in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, the film serves as a major reunion for various stars in Friday the 13th franchise. It includes Corey Feldman and frequent Jason actor Kane Hodder, though legendary screaming queen Dee Wallace also leads the cast. You can watch the trailer below.
13 Fanboy comes after a successful crowdfunding campaign. This is due in part Friday the 13th series is shrinking in development hell due to the legal battle for its rights. Horror fans have been eager to see more, and while Jason Voorhees is not the killer 13 Fanboy, it is a movie to be seen for fans of the series because of the huge amount of familiar faces that fans will recognize. This time, however, these stars will manage their real lives with this mysterious killer who attacks them due to a horror movie obsession that has gone dangerously far.
The summary reads: “An obsessed fan stalker his favorite actors from Friday the 13th movie onwards. As a child, Kelsie Voorhees witnessed the murder of her grandmother, Friday the 13th actress Deborah Voorhees, in the hands of an insane fanboy. As an adult, she discovers that her grandmother is not the only victim, and the killer is still out there searching for his favorite Friday the 13th cast and iconic screaming queens to slaughter, reflecting his idol Jason Voorhees, who he still can not see separating the characters in the movies from their personalities in reality. “
The cast includes a myriad of real actors and actresses from Friday the 13th film as well as iconic screaming queens playing fictional versions of themselves, including fan favorites Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Jason x), Corey Feldman, (Friday the 13th: The last chapter, Friday the 13th: A new beginning, The Goonies, Stand by me, The lost boys, Gremlins), Dee Wallace (The howling, Whose, Halloween (2007), Critters, AND) Tracie Savage (Friday 13th: Part III), Ron Sloan (Friday 13th: A New Beginning), Judie Aronson (Friday the 13th: Last chapter), Jennifer Banko (Friday the 13th VII,Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), Vincente DiSanti (Jason Rising, Never go alone), and more.
“Horror fans are the best,” says director Deborah Voorhees, “but once in a while you get someone who feels scary. I’ve received lyrics that say, ‘He’s looking at you right now,’ or ‘It would not be.’ cool if you were killed as if you died in the movie? ‘
These experiences triggered the idea when Voorhees met with veteran producer Joel Paul Reisig. The idea scared her because there is the little unspoken fear inside her that said such a thing could actually happen. Voorhees and Reisig wrote the script with the idea of getting most actors to play themselves.
“After several sleepless nights, I realized that if it scared me so much, it would scare others too. I had been looking for a movie for horror fans for a while. It just feels like it’s time for this movie. At first. “I only planned to direct, but with Reisig’s encouragement, I took on a role. Admittedly, I was a little nervous about playing a role that feels so real.”
13 Fanboy premiered on October 22, 2021. The film is set in limited theaters around the United States and can be viewed on request.
Topics: 13 Fanboy, Friday the 13th.