You'd be hard-pressed to find a modern horror franchise more iconic than Friday The 13th. Alongside its peers in the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm St. franchises, the multi-movie horror series was one of the biggest names in the "slasher" genre for decades.
The movies focus on undead killer Jason Voorhees (except in the first movie, where his mother's the killer), who wanders around in his signature hockey mask (that he only gets in the third movie), stalks the promiscuous teenagers who frequent Camp Crystal Lake, and brutally murders them. It's a simple formula, but man did it work.
The franchise yielded a whopping 10 mainline movies, during which Jason went to Manhattan, Hell, and ultimately, space (because of course he went into space). Not only that, but he even took on other famed horror villain Freddy Krueger in Freddy Vs. Jason, and WON.
However, the last time we heard from the masked murderer was in 2009, when Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes company released a remake of the original movie, simply titled Friday the 13th. It was, as a coworker described it, "literally the worst Friday the 13th movie, and we live in a world where Jason X happened."
Well, it looks like Jason might be due to rise again, as Universal has been dropping some hints at a return to the franchise...