Restored Version of ‘Friday The 13th’ To Hit Theaters

by Thomas Tuna

Fathom Events will help horror fans celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Friday the 13th film with a remastered version slashing its way to movie theaters next month.

The newly restored horror classic will hit big screen across the country Oct. 4 and 7, according to And fans also will be treated to Secrets Galore Behind the Gore: Friday the 13th, a bonus presentation that spotlights the work of famed special-effects and makeup maven Tom Savini, who contributed mightily to both Friday the 13th and Dawn of the Dead.

Fathom Events said in a statement it has been in “regular conversations” with theater owners, in an attempt to make these two screenings as safe as possible during these uncertain COVID-19 days. It was reported that drive-ins probably will not participate in this event. For a complete list of theaters slated to show the movie, go to

For those diehard fans who want to own their own copy of Friday the 13th, a brand-new box set of the film will be available from Scream Factory next month as well.

The original 1980 Friday the 13th slasher blockbuster, as all fans know, follows a group of teenage camp counselors who are murdered one by one as they try to re-open Camp Crystal Lake. The film–from director Sean S. Cunningham and screenwriter Victor Miller–starred Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby and Kevin Bacon. And, oh yeah, it introduced somebody named Jason Voorhees.

Be sure to keep reading Horror News Network for any other bulletins about Friday the 13th and all other horror delights (and frights) as we head into the Halloween season.

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