Gun Media, the company behind the highly anticipated Friday the 13th: The Game, debuted a trailer at XIII PAX West over the weekend showcasing some of the kills we have to look forward to from digital Jason Voorhees. But this isn’t your average video game carnage – the gruesome ways in which Jason dispatches camp counselors were designed by none other than SFX legend and Friday the 13th veteran Tom Savini!
Savini is responsible for a vast majority of onscreen gore in horror films of the 1980s. Besides creating the blood and guts of the original Friday the 13th, it’s his hand portraying Pamela Voorhees in death scenes shot from the prowler’s perspective. Who better to craft Jason’s new kills for the game we slasher fans have been craving for decades?
The game also has another surprise: Kane Hodder, who was the man behind the hockey mask in parts 7 through 10 of the Friday the 13th franchise, reprises his role as the most badass Jason using motion capture to channel his performance into the game.
Harry Manfredini, who composed the Friday the 13th music (as well as the iconic ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma sound) returned to score the game, as well.
Friday the 13th: The Game will be available in October for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.