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Friday the 13th

This week on the podcast, it’s story time at Camp Spookshow! Gather ’round the campfire for a tale of real-life intrigue and horror.

It’s raining today at Camp Spookshow, so we’re doing an indoor activity with our latest Spookshow Spotlight! Join Josh & The Professor Smoak as they take a deep dive into the legal wrangling over Jason Voorhees’ “corpse” between Director Sean S. Cunningham & Writer Victor Miller.

It’s 2022, and everyone who is anyone in the world of horror has returned for an encore performance. Reboots are a hot commodity right now, heating up both the box office and streaming services. Name a beloved horror franchise, and chances are it’s either seen a recent reboot/reimagining or is gearing up for one. That includes Halloween, Scream, The Exorcist, Hellraiser, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Evil Dead, just to name a few.

But one notable absence from that list of iconic properties is the most successful and beloved franchise of all time, Friday the 13th.

For half a decade, that property has been stuck in a heated copyright dispute over who owns the original script, with the result, in part, affecting who can use that iconic hockey mask going forward. It’s a battle that has left the property in limbo, despite rabid interest in giving Jason a long-overdue resurrection — including from the master of horror himself, Stephen King.

Right now, the original Friday the 13th producer and director Sean S. Cunningham gives the series a 50-50 chance of making a return to theaters given the ongoing legal drama.

Gear up campers for a killer storytime!

Friday the 13th
Watch all the official F13 trailers (1980-1989) right here. You can stream the original Friday the 13th on Paramount Plus.


Since 2018, the All-American Spookshow team has reviewed Horror, Cult, Action flicks, and, of course, total crap so you don’t have to, but encourage you to nonetheless. Every 2 weeks, the gang reviews a Horror movie, with spoilers, alternating between older films (1999-back) & newer films (2000-present). Every other week, they alternate between a few different series, Spookshow Spotlight, Cult Corner, and Cannon Fodder.

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