In 2005, director Cory Steven released an adaptation of the Eric Morse Camp Crystal Lake Novel “Mother’s Day”. Now, sixteen years later, filmmaker Matt Newland is finishing up pre-production for Jason’s Curse, based on the second book of Eric Morse’s Camp Crystal Lake series of the same name. Prior to Newland’s adaptation, several unfinished adaptations had been attempted to bring Morse’s novels to life, but all signs point to Newland’s version being completed.
The COVID pandemic has allowed Newland to refine the script, cast the film, and begin rehearsing. The crew is currently working on designing and perfecting the practical FX for the film. As of now, principal photography is scheduled to begin before the end of 2021 with the goal of a summer 2022 premiere.
Jason’s Curse follows Kelly Boone, whose brother Billy, was one of the teens killed at the ruins of the
infamous Camp Crystal Lake. Now Kelly wants revenge. She and a group of friends go to Camp Crystal Lake to hunt the legendary Jason Voorhees. But little do they know that the mask of Jason Voorhees has found a new wearer and more blood will soon stain the evil woods around Crystal Lake.
“I’m absolutely thrilled about this production. It was a real honor to have Cory Stevens honor my work with his film. Now, it is happening again with Matt Newland’s adaptation. I’m completely blown away by this. This is something special.” said author Eric Morse.
Jason’s Curse stars Tori Adamson as Kelly Boone, Noah Harshbarger as Doug, Jasimine Juarez as Tina, Emiliano Barbosa as Miguel, Matt Newland as Billy Boone, and Morgan Schaub as Big Red. Joshua La Rue and William Pattison (aka Eric Morse) are also expected to have special cameos. Be on the lookout for more information as filming gets underway!