The Week in Horror: ‘Friday The 13th’, Remembering Nick Tucci, ‘Jakob’s Wife’ + More

Happy Sunday, fiends! I hope the full moon and time change isn’t wrecking your life today, but hey there’s a Friday the 13th waiting for you at the other end and I always treat F13s like mini Halloweens and watch one of the Jason Vorhees classics. I’m thinking this week, I’m taking it back to where it all started. I think it’s probably been about three years since the last time I watched the first F13. Will you be breaking out a ‘camp’ classic?

Anyway, let’s get current!

I hate to start on a down note, but we have to say good bye to actor Nick Tucci, who you may know from You’re Next, Channel Zero, Faults, or Undocumented, among others. He passed away this week at the age of 38. Nothing short of tragic. Friends and fans have been paying tribute on Twitter, including Barbara Crampton, who worked with Tucci in You’re Next and Channel Zero. Rest easy, Nick.

On a far happier note, Travis Stevens has wrapped filming on his follow up to The Girl on the Third Floor. The film is called Jakob’s Wife and stars Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden along with Bonnie Aarons (The Nun) and Phil Brooks aka CM Punk. The story focuses on a minister’s wife who feels that “her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years,” until she meets someone called The Master, who changes her life in a bold direction, but with that comes “a heavy body count and a toll on her marriage.” Heavy body counts do tend to take a toll on one’s marriage. No trailer or release date just yet, but we’ll keep you posted! Meanwhile, check out the trailer for the modern classic We Are Still Here, (directed by Ted Geogehan) where Stevens, Crampton, and Fessenden worked together for the first time…

Here’s one that I hadn’t even heard about, We Summon the Darkness;

The killing spree of murderous Satanists has already led to 18 deaths throughout America’s Heartland. Three best friends Alexis (Alexandra Daddario), Val and Beverly embark on a road trip to a heavy metal music festival. Naive, they bond with three seemingly fun-loving dudes and soon the group heads off to Alexis’ country home, a very secluded place, for an afterparty. What should be a night of fun and youthful debauchery may instead take a dark, deadly turn. With killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted?

Yea, sounds like a good time!


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