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

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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Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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