Fans throughout the years have embraced the horror films closest to their hearts, some to the point where they eventually make their own fan films. Regardless of the budget, they make these tributes out of passion, putting in all of the hard work and effort to make it happen. Despite the number of homages that have come out in recent years, there has yet to be one that has taken the fan film universe to a higher scale. So, with much anticipation, Friday the 13th fans from all over are waiting to see that happen with Cody Faulk’s upcoming film, Voorhees, and if it will take that same universe to new heights. Let’s take a look at why we think the film will change the horror genre forever.
1.Voorhees Is Getting Attention From Actors Of Previous Friday The 13th Films
Usually, when fans make their own tributes, they get admiration from others who appreciate their work. However, when their films finally do come to light, they never get the attention they should be getting from the horror industry at large. Voorhees is getting massive attention and support from cast members of the previous Friday The 13th films. Actors such as V.C. Dupree, Dick Wiesand, Lar Park Lincoln, Melanie Kinnaman as well as others have joined the Voorhees‘ Facebook page in support of Director Cody Faulk and his project. Many fans have dreamed of getting the same kind of attention from their favorite actors and filmmakers, and Faulk has now shown that it’s possible for other aspiring filmmakers to turn their dreams into reality with the effort and hard work.
2. Kane Hodder Himself Has Approved The Script Of Voorhees
One of the biggest details to come out about the upcoming film is the fact that Kane Hodder, one of the most well-known actors to put on the hockey mask, has approved of the script. The plot of Voorhees revolves around a group of thieves who are on the run after pulling off a daring heist and are now looking for refuge, only to end up in Crystal Lake where they encounter the machete-wielding killer himself. Seeing a fan film getting approval from a high profile name in the horror industry like Kane Hodder not only gains eyes but also adds a serious note that this is going to be a horror film worth the watch.
3. Cody Faulk Is Going To Inspire Fans To Break Barriers And Think Outside The Box
Filmmaker Cody Faulk is taking the risk of disregarding the source material of Friday The 13th by delivering his own unique formula that introduces fans to a whole new Jason. With this film, Faulk will inspire others to break barriers and think outside the box when making their own fan films. This movie is going to create a larger road for people with aspirations of making their own tributes to their favorite franchises. I can see a lot of fans going above and beyond by ignoring the source material and creating their own fresh take on a canon that separates their fan film from others. If Voorhees is successful, it will not only give validity to up and coming filmmakers, but it will also make the fan film landscape competitive and create more quality films for fans to enjoy.
Here is a teaser of the upcoming Voorhees film.
Are you a Friday the 13th fan? Are you excited to see Cody Faulk’s finished film, Voorhees? Or would you rather see the franchise stick to the canon? Let us know in the comments!