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Friday the 13th Reboot Finds Director, Writers While Totally Dissing Betsy Palmer

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: The Hollywood Reporter

Marcus Nispel, the glam torture-porn purveyor who directed the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, will direct a reboot of the Friday the 13th series.

The new movie will ignore the events of the first two movies and instead focus on the most iconic imagery from the series: Jason in a hockey mask killing everything that walks (or boinks) at Camp Crystal Lake. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the script.

What a shame. Wes Craven’s Scream nailed it: One of the most underrated bits of slasher-flick trivia is the identity of the killer in the original Friday the 13th: Jason’s mother.

But maybe Nispel and company are trying to pull a fast one on us. Maybe they’ll reveal at the end of their reboot that Jason and his mother were in cahoots the whole time.

Paging Betsy Palmer!


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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