Ruidoso, NM, October 15, 2021: After 12 years without a “Friday the 13th” film, fans are hungry for new blood. Enter Deborah Voorhees (yes, that is her real name), star of “Friday the 13TH part 5”, and director of the October 22, 2021 horror film “13 Fanboy”.
With “Friday the 13TH” tied up in legal battles fans are not likely to see the iconic killer Jason Voorhees return to Camp Crystal Lake anytime soon. “We can’t bring you an official “Friday the 13TH” movie” says producer Joel Paul Reisig, “that’s why Deborah Voorhees and I sat down and created this new franchise.” Reisig’s previous credits include over twenty feature films, his most recent one being picked up by Universal Studios. “We really listened to the fans,” says Voorhees, who also directed the film and plays a small role. “We wanted to stay true to the legionary movies of the 80s. This is truly a throwback film by fans and for fans.”
“13 Fanboy” is about an obsessed fan who stalks (and kills) his favorite actresses from the original “FRIDAY THE 13th” and “Halloween” films. The story follows Kelsie Voorhees, who as a child witnessed the murder of her grandmother, “FRIDAY THE 13TH” actress Deborah Voorhees, at the hands of a crazed fanboy. As an adult, Kelsie discovers her grandmother isn’t the only victim and the killer is still hunting his favorite “FRIDAY THE 13TH” cast members and iconic scream queens to slaughter.
“Horror fans are the best,” says Voorhees, “but every once in a while, you get that one that feels scary. I’ve received texts saying, ‘I’m watching you right now,’ or ‘wouldn’t it be cool if you were killed as you died in the film?’”
The cast includes actors and actresses from the original 80s films, iconic scream queens playing fictionalized versions of themselves. The star lineup includes Cory Feldman, Kane Hodder, C.J. Graham, Tracie Savage, Judi Aronson, and many more from the original series. Legendary actress Dee Wallace, (“Halloween”, “Cujo”, “Critters”, “The Hills Have Eyes”, “The Hollowing”, and “E.T.”) lead the film. Adrienne King, star of the original “Friday the 13TH” passed on appearing in 13 Fanboy, stating that the film was “too real, too scary”.
“13 Fanboy” is distributed by Deskpop Entertainment, it will play in limited theaters in North America and London, opening on October 22, 2021. It will also be available for purchase on all major VOD networks on the same day. Please visit our website www.13Fanboy.com to view the trailer, locations showing the film, and more information.