This week in “Horror Happenings,” some breaking news on Friday the 13th out of Brazil, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky may finally go full-horror in his potential follow up to Noah and a Pickstarter director’s latest is the horror/comedy “Bundle of Nerves!”
Friday the 13th Tidbits Revealed
There have been so many rumors swirling around the internet regarding the next installment of Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th franchise. It seems like every rumor possible about the film–a prequel, a reboot of the reboot, found footage, 3D, it’s already been shot, it hasn’t been shot–has been reported on. Speaking to a crowd at Brazil’s CCXP–Comic Con Experience, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form gave updates on the film and set the record a little more straight.
Based on the Google translation of the article from Omelet, the outlet reported some definite facts including the new Friday would open in 2015, the movie isn’t a “reboot or a continuation of the 2009” film and it will take place in the 80s just like the original! Form elaborated saying, “We wanted to redeem the whole mood of the decade” adding, “Sex, Drugs, always beautiful people dying, these things do not change. And we can develop a more problematic relationship [Jason] with the mother.” They also clarified the rating of the film saying, “There is no version of Jason Voorhees in a world PG-13.”
Not a reboot or continuation of the 2009 movie and they bring up Jason’s mom? Very, very interesting… Don’t you think?
Aronofsky Possibly Directing Serial Killer Feature The Good Nurse
Last week it was reported that Academy Award nominee Darren Aronofsky was first in line to direct The Good Nurse for Lionsgate. While Aronofsky, responsible for Black Swan and Noah, is not confirmed to helm the project just yet, his production company Protozoa Pictures will produce the film. The Good Nurse is a true-crime adaptation currently being written by screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns based on the book by Charles Graeber. The book is the story of Charlie Cullen who, as a registered nurse working in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was implicated in the death of as many as 300 patients. These deaths were not mercy killings and Cullen was given the moniker “The Angel of Death” in the press. According to the synopsis of Graeber’s book, Cullen is now considered to be “one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.”
The Mortuary Collection Director Ryan Spindell Directs Horror/Comedy Short “Bundle of Nerves”
Earlier this year we featured director Ryan Spindell’s Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund his horror anthology titled The Mortuary Collection in one of our Pickstarter columns. Mortuary promised to be a goopy, EC Comics style throwback to the Creepshow‘s of the world. Spindell surpassed his Kickstarter goal earlier this summer and has since completed his horror/comedy short “Bundle of Nerves,” working with Legendary Pictures and Guillermo del Toro as part of the “House if Horrors” project. Check out the project below!