I just got off the phone with Adrienne King, who portrayed Alice in the original Friday The 13th, for the brand new Uncut Deluxe Edition DVD and Blu-ray, which hits the shelves on February 3. Towards the end of the interview, King revealed to me that she's set to make her directorial debut in an unnamed horror anthology film, which will feature female horror icons such as Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes) and Danielle Harris (Halloween (2007)). Take a look at what she said below.
Adrienne King: Here's another thing that I didn't even mention in any of my other interviews. The people that did the DVD His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, actually cast me, and Dee Wallace, Heather Langenkamp and Danielle Harris, to do an anthology, female-directed, horror movie. How do you like that? It's like a Creepshow situation, so I'm reading scripts right now and, supposedly, Danielle Harris' is already in the can and, if you told me that I would have any opportunity in my life to direct a horror film... I am so psyched because every horror movie I watch, I watch it with a critical director's eye. I just can't help myself. I just never thought the opportunity would never come to pass, so I am just flipping out over this. I'm very excited.
Adrienne King: Yeah! They already have the financing, which is amazing. Who knows. I'm just flipping out because, like I said, it's all come full-circle. I thought after I had a stalker in 1980, that was it. I didn't think I'd ever come back to the business, even though the business was always a part of my life, and now I'm having the opportunity, not only to be a part of it on camera, but directing? How cool is this! It's awesome and I can only thank Friday The 13th for getting me here. It took awhile, only 30 years later, but, hey, it was a fun ride. It was an outrageous ride, a real roller-coaster, like the movie Friday The 13th.
Check back in the next few days for my full interview with Adrienne King and also for my full reviews of Friday the 13th Uncut Deluxe Edition, Friday the 13th, Part 2 Deluxe Edition and Friday the 13th, Part 3 3-D Deluxe Edition, which all hit the DVD shelves (along with Friday the 13th Uncut Blu-ray) on February 3.