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June 1, 2015

Betsy Palmer: 1926-2015

Palmer, who played Jason Voorhees' mother in the first "Friday the 13th" movie, was 88.More…

October 15, 2014

15 Killer Body Counts

The leaves have changed colors, there's a chill in the air, and the kids on your block are already plotting their elaborate revenge for the lousy off-brand candy you're planning on putting in the bowl, come October 31st. It's almost Halloween, gang, and in honor of the unholyday, your pals at RT decided it would be fun to compile a list of some of the most iconic serial killers in horror film history. You'll find Freddy and Jason here, of course, but we've also made room for a few less obvious choices, and we've scoured the internet to come up with our estimates. Let the slashing begin!More…

October 15, 2014

18 Memorable Horror Remakes

There have been so many horror remakes that there's no way we could cover them all at once. We did, however, decide to collect a sampling list, making room for some of the best, worst, and most puzzlingly misguided examples from the genre. Let's get started, shall we?More…

September 12, 2013

The Best and Worst Kills from the Friday the 13th Franchise

Just in time for this year's Friday the 13th.More…

April 2, 2013

10 Remakes of Classic Horror Movies

In honor of this weekend's new "Evil Dead," a look back at some other horror flicks that got the remake treatment.More…

March 5, 2008

Platinum Dunes Planning Rosemary's Baby Remake

If you were upset when you heard that Platinum Dunes was planning to reboot the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street series...boy, do we have a story for you.More…

January 7, 2008

New Line Planning New Nightmare on Elm Street?

We've had a rebooted Halloween, there's a new Friday the 13th on the horizon, and Screen Gems has devoted itself to exhuming every available '80s horror flick in its vaults. Left out of all the fun -- until now -- has been New Line's Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.More…

November 14, 2007

Marcus Nispel to Direct Friday the 13th Reboot?

You can't keep a good man down. Nor, apparently, can you keep an undead, hockey mask-wearing lunatic off the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Marcus Nispel "is in final negotiations" to take over the long-discussed resuscitation of the Friday the 13th film franchise.More…

September 18, 2007

Friday the 13th Remake Update

Like the hockey-masked serial killer at its core, the Friday the 13th franchise refuses to die -- and the series reboot announced by Michael Bay last year continues to lumber toward audiences, Jason Voorhees style.More…

April 24, 2007

"Nightmare" Not Part of Craven's Remakes

Wes Craven may be on a roll producing remakes of "The Hills Have Eyes," "Last House on the Left," and even "The People Under the Stairs," but he doesn?t have the final say in all of his films.More…

January 16, 2007

Kevin Smith Explains His "Scary" Decision

Kevin Smith surprised many of his fans when he announced that his next project as a writer-director would be a horror film. Known for his comic book and sci-fi interests, this genre seems to come out of nowhere. Smith told Rotten Tomatoes that it's always been in the back of his mind.More…

January 15, 2007

Producer Thinks Naomi Watts is for "The Birds"

It's remake heaven. Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller has his sights on adding "The Birds" to his slate -- which already includes "The Hitcher," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Amityville Horror" and "Friday the 13th." And "King Kong" remake veteran Naomi Watts is his first pick for the Tippi Hedren role.More…

January 9, 2007

Jason Won't Stay Dead; "Friday the 13th" Remake Still Alive

Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have been hitting every movie site on the net in an effort to get the word out on "The Hitcher." But all everyone seems to be asking about is that "Friday the 13th" remake. Is it still going forward?More…

October 2, 2006

RT Talks To "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" Director Jonathan Liebesman; "Friday The 13th" Sequel In Negotiations

Leatherface is back, and director Jonathan Liebesman is now giving audiences the creation myth of famed killer in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." Liebesman (who may also be directing the next "Friday the 13th" film) spoke with Rotten Tomatoes about reviving an iconic character and the visceral impact of horror films, among other things.More…

February 22, 2006

"Darkness" Director to Helm Jason's Origin Tale

New Line has hired "Darkness Falls" director Jonathan Liebesman to helm the as-yet-untitled "Friday the 13th" prequel which is being fast-tracked in an effort to make a 10/13 release date. Mr. Liebesman also just got finished directing the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel, which is currently scheduled for a 10/6 release date.More…

February 22, 2006

"Hack/Slash" Comic to Become a Rogue Flick

Rogue Pictures, a division of Universal, has purchased the rights to the cult comic book Hack/Slash, by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli. Suffice to say it's a hardcore horror concept that should thrill it intended audience ... if the adaptation is done right.More…

February 14, 2006

Bay's Platinum Backs the Next Jason Flick

We heard a few New Line rumblings last week that indicated a new "Friday the 13th" flick was being tossed together to hit a release date of Friday, October 13th, 2006. Now comes word from Variety that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle will be behind Jason Voorhees' origin story.More…

January 30, 2006

New Line to Delve in Jason's Origin Story?

Variety did a story about Fox's creative "6/6/06" release schedule for their remake of "The Omen," and in the closing section of the piece, they dropped a little piece of news that should please the slasher fans: Apparently New Line is planning to release a "Friday the 13th" prequel on Friday, October 13th. Yes, 2006.More…

June 9, 2005

Critical Consensus: "Mr. and Mrs. smith" Happy Together; "Howl's" Moving Fresh

This week at the movies is a study in camaraderie: two college students on the run, a boy and two young superheroes, a teenage girl befriending a wizard, and Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton. And, oh yeah, Brad and Angelina. Here at Rotten Tomatoes, we know that the relationship between critics and films can be a little rocky at times. Which of this week?s wide releases will get some love and which will be kicked to the curb? Read on to find out.More…