Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday has been in the news lately following comments writer/director Adam Marcus made to Horror Geek Life regarding the titular villain’s connection to the Evil Dead franchise. To recap:
Per Horror Geek Life:
Marcus: “She [Pamela Voorhees] makes a deal with the devil by reading from the Necronomicon to bring back her son. This is why Jason isn’t Jason. He’s Jason plus The Evil Dead, and now I can believe that he can go from a little boy that lives in a lake, to a full-grown man in a couple of months, to Zombie Jason, to never being able to kill this guy. That, to me, is way more interesting as a mashup, and Raimi loved it!”
“It’s not like I could tell New Line my plan to include The Evil Dead, because they don’t own The Evil Dead. So it had to be an Easter egg, and I did focus on it…there’s a whole scene that includes the book, and I hoped people would get it and could figure out that’s what I’m up to. So yes, in my opinion, Jason Voorhees is a Deadite. He’s one of The Evil Dead. It absolutely is canon.”
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Of course, not everyone agreed with Marcus’ assertions, arguing that the filmmaker isn’t in a position to make such a bold connection canonical. Either way, it caused a resurgence of interest regarding what is often considered the black sheep of the Friday franchise. Which makes today’s announcement especially timely. Dread Central is reporting that a documentary is in the works that will lay bare all aspects of The Final Friday: The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of the Final Friday!
Per Dread Central:
The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of the Final Friday and will be directed by Nick Hunt (Safe Place) with director Adam Marcus himself producing alongside horror producer Johnny Macabre (Don’t F*ck in the Woods, Crepitus) and Joe Quintanilla (producer of Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary).
“I am thrilled to have been approached by Nick Hunt and Black Heart Productions to tell the story of the making of Jason Goes to Hell,” Adam Marcus tells us. “I’m looking forward to getting the chance to illustrate the journey of my first film and to hopefully set the record straight on all the controversies surrounding the movie. I can say for myself and my Skeleton Crew partners, Debra Sullivan and Bryan Sexton that we are ‘happier than a little girl in a pink dress pushing a hot dog through a donut’ to be collaborating with Nick and Black Heart to bring this documentary to life.”
We’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday below.
Official Synopsis: After being blown away by a team of FBI agents, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) needs to find a way to overcome certain death. When his bloodied remains are sent to the morgue, his heart, still intact, is able to hypnotize a coroner and take over his body. After brutally dispatching a couple of FBI agents, he heads back to his favorite stomping grounds: Crystal Lake. Jason commences another teen massacre while a bounty hunter (Steven Williams) discovers the only way to kill him.