Friday The 13th at Paramount Parks

Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:07 PM
i was thinking, with those movies being some of the most successful horror movies of all time, and being paramount movies, on top of so many parks these days doing full on halloween retheming in october, it seems strange they never put any kind of ride or walkthrough haunted house type thing around this series in the parks when paramount owned them
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:14 PM
I was thinking the same thing neil.

I love the friday the 13th movies, in fact I own the box set. I think a jason themed dark ride would be kind of cool.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:27 PM
I don't see why they would start now.

There's a "Friday the 13th" almost every year during the operating season. Plus, do you have any idea how much effort it takes to set up a park for Halloween? To do that for only one day would not be worth it.

It's one thing if you have a scary-themed ride that happens to be opening on a Friday the 13th, but to do it every year "just because it's Friday the 13th" wouldn't be very profitable. Especially since they're not owned by Paramount any more :)

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:32 PM
Yea, new line does owns the franchise now.(forgot about that)

I was only refering to a themed ride, not a whole halloween type event.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:43 PM
That's just one of the mysteries in how Paramount treated their parks. Instead of seeing them as how Disney does, they really didn't try to elevate the parks with major attractions based on their properties. Of the attempts in the past, usually the theme to the attractions was sparse at best (ex. Survivor The Ride).

Paramount also has Star Trek - perhaps one of the easiest properties to translate into park attractions, and yet nothing except in Vegas and the oddly named barely themed Borg A. coaster. Essentially, a massive waste of opportunity. Their loss, CF's gain.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:47 PM
PCW had a Friday the 13th attraction two halloweens ago at their october event. It was a film called someting like "Jason's Favourite Kills" and was just a collage of deaths from the first 8 films that Paramount released.

Last year for Fright Fest, not sure if it was licensed or what, but there was a major Camp Crystal Lake section of the rapids walk through maze.

The series was always kind of a money making embarassment for Paramount which sold off the rights to New Line after the 8th film. Paramount has released the DVDs in the series with very simple, bare bones treatment despite a rabid fan base asking for extras!

Also considering it's a series that was infamous for sex and violence, probably not the best family addition to a theme park. In addition to being a coaster fan, I'm a big horror movie freak so have always thought about this myself.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:09 PM
yeah, i was reffering to making a permanent ride open every day themed to friday the 13th. i was just saying that nowadays most parks have a halloween makeover type thing so there's definatly an audience for it.

but yeah, the film is sold off, as are the parks. just too bad no one did this when they owned both.

fright fest thing sounds awesome though, i never heard about that. did they do it at great adventure or new england (the 2 closest to me, though i havn't been to either)

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:12 PM
i need to pick up the boxed set. i have a bunch on dvds and i recently d/l all of them over limewire to put on my psp for long trips (i don't have a dvd player on my computor so i can't rip my dvd's)
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:26 PM
Its a good box set, it has all the movies 1-8 and a bonus features disk. The bonus features could have been better, but its better than nothing.
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:52 PM

neilpeart said:

fright fest thing sounds awesome though, i never heard about that. did they do it at great adventure or new england (the 2 closest to me, though i havn't been to either)


My mistake on the Fight Fest..that's the Six Flags thing..this was PCWs and...I think it was called Fear Fest or something like that..

The Box set was a big disappointment for me actually. Originally Paramount was planning on releaseing the uncut versions of several of the movies and backed off at the last min. (Most of gore was heavily cut to secure an R rating for the films.) There will most likely be a triple dip box set down the road to milk the fans for all they can.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:54 PM
Friday the 13th at KIngs Island is Beast Birthday.
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 8:05 PM
Chi chi chi....ah ah ah
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Friday, March 30, 2007 1:02 AM
thats a bummer that it's only the first 8. i mean, c'mon, it's a box set!! there's 10 movies, 11 if you count freddy vs. jason

speaking of which, the nightmare on elm street was quite good, the extras disc was PACKED with content

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Friday, March 30, 2007 2:03 AM
Box set was released by Paramount who have the rights to the first 8 films. New Line has 9, X, and Fvs J. Notice the logo is weird on the box set, because New Line has the rights to the old logo too.
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Friday, March 30, 2007 8:29 AM
Remeber Paramount no longer owns any parks. So I wouldn't expect to see this added at all. But the idea is a good one. I would have love to see them focus more on rides using movie themes.

They also own Macgyver. Man they could have had fun with that!

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Friday, March 30, 2007 8:58 AM
What logo are you refering to?

There is a hockey mask on the cover, the same mask that is used in most of the films.

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Friday, March 30, 2007 11:18 AM
Check out on the box set the way "Friday the 13th" is written, and compare it to how it was written on the old VHS, and the DVDs for the first 4 movies. (New Line made Paramount not use the original logo with the DVD release of the 5th film when they pulled rank on owning the rights to it.) You'll see a different logo that was never on any of the original movie posters with more dagger shaped letters.
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