Last April, we announced the pre-production new horror feature from original FRIDAY THE 13th scribe Victor Miller: ROCK PAPER DEAD. Miller co-wrote the script with Kerry Fleming and the film will be directed by Michael Coulombe (SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE). Miller has recruited a veritable cornucopia of horror icons to fill out his cast, including FRIDAY Alumni Ari Lehman (who played young Jason Voorhees in the first FRIDAY THE 13TH) and Kane Hodder (regarded as the quintessential Jason, having played the masked-one in Chapters VII, VIII, and X).
Official Synopsis: A new entry into the horror family from the man who brought you Friday the 13th, Victor Miller. Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer, Peter “the Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside that old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and the visitations from past victims shake Peter’s resolve, but it isn’t until lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision. One that will end in murder.
Ari Lehman & Kane Hodder
At the time, Ari Lehman told me how excited he was to be reuniting with Miller: “I treasure Victor’s friendship,” he gushed, “and his insights about film and literature are always enlightening. We get to work together often at horror conventions, where he is very popular with the FRIDAY family of fans/friends. Personally I consider it an absolute honor, and I plan to arrive ready to knock it out of the park for the team.”
You can read my entire interview with Ari: HERE.
I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to Victor Miller earlier this week; I grilled him on the status of ROCK PAPER DEAD and now I’m thrilled to reveal the content of our conversation. Enjoy!
The Blood-Shed: How is ROCK PAPER DEAD shaping up? Any release or distributor updates?
Victor Miller: Not at this point, but the financing looks a lot more possible than it did 5 months ago.
TBS: What was it like working with Ari Lehman for the first time since the original FRIDAY THE 13TH?
VM: I had worked with Ari on HERE COME THE TIGERS, but I didn’t get a chance to see him on the set of FRIDAY. I was only there for the day they shoved the arrow through Kevin Bacon’s throat. I have had a ball working with Ari at all kinds of Horror Conventions. We are a fabulous Father and Son team. I am billed as “Jason’s Real Daddy”.
TBS: On IMDB, there’s no mention of who is playing Peter “the Doll Maker” Harris. Can you tell me who will be playing this dastardly villain?
VM: Not yet. The financing will dictate just whom we can nail down.
TBS: Anything else you want our readers to know about ROCK PAPER DEAD?
VM: They will never play the game again without being very afraid!
We’ll keep you up to date on the status of ROCK PAPER DEAD as details emerge. In the meantime, you can follow the film on their official Facebook page: HERE.
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