Platinum Dunes Talks Fan Reaction to Friday the 13th

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It seems that Platinum Dunes are paying attention to the criticism that fans have been giving regarding their non-stop love for remaking slasher classics. “There is a lot of negativity no matter what we’re doing. On some level the criticism can be helpful. Haters are haters and sometimes it’s very difficult to get to the bottom of what they are hating,” states co-producer Brad Fuller who, along with business partners Andrew Form and Michael Bay, have been responsible for giving Friday the 13th, The Hitcher and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre a modern day makeover.

With regards to their decision of cutting out the footage of Mrs. Voorhees from the opening of their Friday the 13th flick, he continued, “We did not have Mama Voorhees in the movie when we tested it… That’s because we felt it wasn’t shot in the way it needed to be shot and we didn’t know how to get it into the movie. Then when we tested the movie and the outcry online that she wasn’t in the movie was so loud that it forced us to re-look at what we were doing and it forced us to put that scene in the beginning. And I think the movie is better for it.”

Whatever your thoughts on Platinum Dunes and their desire to remake everything, it is a good sign that they watch over the messageboards and listen to what the fans have to say. Their next effort, A Nightmare on Elm Strees, is scheduled for release next April.

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Source: STYD

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8 Responses to “ Platinum Dunes Talks Fan Reaction to Friday the 13th ”

  1. Putting mrs v back into the film was a good idea. Only problem was how short that scene was. That scene made zero sense to anyone not familiar with the original. Same goes for the girl kinda looking like mrs v. These subplots needed more time. Cant wait to see the longer version

  2. That’s a good point, Jay, unless you’re familiar with the original the opening scene seems almost irrelevant. And to say that the majority of the audience when I saw the film were teenage girls who had gone purely because they fancied the guy out of Supernatural, this sequence would have made no sense.

  3. I was hoping for a camp-fire retelling of jasons origin ala part 2.
    The start of my bloody valentine 3d was just has rushed

  4. I thought they should of kept it out. The campfire scene was a pretty nifty way of setting up that back story. I’m a sucker for the ol’ campfire tale. Like Paul’s reminiscing of events that took place in the first film from Part 2.

  5. I THINK THE KILLER CUT IS WAY BETTER THEN THE THEATRICAL VERSION WHY THEY CUT THE BEHEADING SCENE WHERE JASON GETS HIS MASK WAS STUPID THAT WAS WAY BETTER , AND THE KILLS WITH MORE GORE WERE WAY BETTER, WHOEVER EDITS THESE THEATRICAL VERSIONS IS AN IDIOT FRIDAY FANS WANT WHAT IS GETTING CUT IN THEATERS NOT ON A LATER DVD GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE.

  6. It sucks that the Blu-ray got more then the regular dvd.

    I just got my copy today and look forward to see the uncut version.

  7. sorry about the caps i keep forgetting the rules, i was just banned from the fridaythe13thfilms blog for this i really dont see the big deal i guess im not dorky enough to care

  8. this movie lacked the score. they should have hired harry manfredini or someone who could do an score. damn shame

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