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Halloween Producer Is Interested in Working on Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre

January 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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JoBlo.com recently interviewed producer Ryan Turek, who worked on the latest reboot for the Halloween franchise. Turek discussed wanting to work on the Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror franchises as well. Below are some highlights.

Turek on other horror franchises he wants to work on: “Without question, at the top of my list would be Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th would be the franchise that I would love to work on next. Jason Blum shares that same passion. That is something that is unfortunately complicated. I mean, there’s all sorts of stuff going on not [just] with the video game, but legal stuff. But, if it came our way, I mean I would be on cloud nine. It would be absolutely incredible to do. I feel a little bit smoother, because, I think there are only a few promises you’d need to make when it comes to Friday the 13th. That’s, you know, you gotta deliver on a summer camp. You gotta deliver on counselors. You gotta deliver on Jason Voorhees.”

Turek on the mythology for the franchise: “I mean like I think that there’s a lot more mythology. I think what’s so rabid about the Halloween franchise. There’s a rabid fan base behind it is because the mythology is so strong. Even though the mythology weaves in and out of different things, there are a lot more characters to grasp on to and root for, whether it’s little Jamie Lloyd or Laurie Strode, or, and so on. With Friday the 13th, obviously, Jason Voorhees is the main thing. I’ve written about this when I had my own website. I think Friday the 13th [from] 2009 is the best slasher mix tape we could ever get when it comes to the Friday franchise. There’s a lot of opportunities to explore. If we ever had the chance it would probably be similar to Halloween. Get someone who can really disrupt it a little bit and have some fun.”

His thoughts on Texas Chainsaw Massacre: “I’ve always got a soft spot for Texas Chainsaw. Not that you need a soft spot for Texas Chainsaw. Texas Chainsaw is one of the f*****g scariest movies and one of the best horror movies of all time.”