What’s Next for Jason: A Prequel Series?

Would the fans accept a Jason Voorhees who doesn’t wear his trademarked hockey mask? Actually, I think they might. If the project were of the right sort, and done properly. What sort of project might that be? Listen to some of the ideas put forward by copyright attorney Marc Toberoff on behalf of Victor Miller: “Now we can license a remake, prequel or even sequel motion pictures…provided such films do not use any additional copyrightable elements…We can license television series, exploring Crystal Lake and how Jason became who he is—think ‘Twin Peaks’ or ‘Bates Motel.’”

Okay, guys, you’ve got my attention. But listen to me. Forget trying to do any sequels. That won’t work. But a prequel to the first FRIDAY? That dog might hunt some squirrels. I like the idea of a television series even better. And since you can’t use the title FRIDAY THE 13TH, I think a series might even be the better way to go. Call it CRYSTAL LAKE or, even better, CAMP BLOOD. You could even call it JASON. Give Momma Voorhees the machete, and let us watch little Jason watch his Mommie Dearest hacking and slashing her way through his formative years. Maybe have the “death curse” on Crystal Lake be something that didn’t begin with Jason or even Pamela. Maybe it was something already roiling beneath the surface, something that found its culmination in Jason’s return from his watery grave but predated him. Hell yeah I’d watch that show or movie!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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