Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights! (like us on Facebook, if you dare!)
This Friday is the 13th, which means that my cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I couldn’t resist showing a Jason Voorhees movie. Last year we had such a resounding success with the much hated Jason Takes Manhattan, that we decided to toss up one of the more ‘controversial’ love-it-or-hate-it installments in the franchise — Jason X, aka the one where Jason goes into space.
And we have writer/co-star Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry) on hand to do a Q&A!
As always, the screening will be at midnight @ The Cinefamily in Los Angeles.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
Pinhead and the Leprechaun may have beat him in the space race, but no earthbound slasher handled the challenges of star-slaughter with more wit and grace than Jason Voorhees in 2001′s space odyssey Jason X. What should be a one-joke riff is actually a constantly inventive satire of sci-fi/horror genre conventions, and even manages to take loving machete jabs at the F13 franchise itself without descending into all-out parody. The result: a photon blast that lives up to the promise of Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, and in some ways even surpasses it with inventive kills, glorious gore and a great cameo by David Cronenberg. Oh, and space boobs too! Truly the best of the “in space” slasher trend, Jason X was sadly underappreciated upon its release, but we’re thawing this gem out of cryosleep on Friday, April 13th, so you can enjoy it in all its theatrical g(l)ory. When it comes to killin’, Jason is the final frontier, so don’t miss this star trek — into terror!
Check out our original trailer!
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
I feel like this is fairly obvious, yet it apparently could stand to be more obvious: This screening is happening in Los Angeles. And it is happening on April 13, 2012.
As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to email@example.com with JASON in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.