One of the most confusing franchises in horror at the moment is the Friday the 13th saga that sees our Jason stuck in limbo.
The other day, I watched a ghastly slasher film that made me cry a little, simply because I don’t believe that Paramount know how much love there is for a new Camp Crystal Lake film. If so many straight to DVD slasher films can be made, then why not a Jason film? Like I’ve said many times, they don’t have to make a big budget horror film, a stripped back to basics formula will be more than enough and even if they released it to VOD and bypassed the cinema, the film with Rental and DVD sales aimed at its fan base, should see the studio make its money back!
Its a trick that good old Child’s Play used with its release of The Curse Of Chucky, a ploy that was so successful, a new film is being made as I type. If its good enough for our favourite doll, then why can’t it be used for our watery maniac?
Anyway, rant over, back to the point. One of the most diverse sequels of the franchise was the Jason Goes To Hell entry that divides fans simply because, Jason is hardly in it. The film if you remember used a kind of Quantum Leap style plot vice and while its strange, I for one kind of liked it and I believe the opening scene of the film is a brilliant set-piece.
Now there is a clamour for the studio to release the unrated cut, and a petition which you can sign right here is now gathering pace.
“Jared Johnson and Brandon Scott Murphree are asking for everyone’s help to bring attention to having Jason Goes to Hell made in a true “Director’s Cut.” Adam Marcus, director and co-writer of Jason Goes to Hell, has expressed interest in this being made. Many scenes were cut and unused during filming, including key special FX scenes showcasing the incredible work of KNB FX. Sadly, they never made the final cut. These scenes are strong contributions to this film, and best of all, they were shot. The footage exists; in fact, many scenes were edited properly… nearly fully finished before being cut; and now we hope to have them cut back into a definitive Jason Goes to Hell Uncut Director’s Cut the way Adam Marcus originally intended. We ask you to sign this petition in hopes we can pick up a company to work out this project and bring it to light! Please sign and help us get the attention that Jason Goes to Hell deserves!…
Much like Halloween 6: The Producers Cut, it be interesting to see if this actually does happen!
Good luck guys!