Friday the 13th franchise composer Harry Manfredini has revealed that a new video game is now in the works – and he’s providing the music
The copyright lawsuit between original Friday the 13th producer/director Sean S. Cunningham and screenwriter Victor Miller brought a stop to any further content being added to the Friday the 13th video game that came from IllFonic and Gun Media and was released in 2017 – which is a shame, because I love that game and have spent hundreds of hours playing it. Harry Manfredini, the franchise composer, has revealed that a new video game is in development. But now that the copyright lawsuit has come to an end, franchise composer Harry Manfredini has revealed that a new video game is in development!William Lockwood of Rely on Horror recently crossed paths with Manfredini at a Crystal Lake Reunion event at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Blairstown, New Jersey, the filming location for the original Friday the 13th
, and Manfredini “revealed that he will be working on a new, as yet unannounced Friday the 13th game being developed by a different company than the previous one produced by Gun Media and featuring ‘more realistic looking’ characters. The game is reportedly done in a style different from the previous asymmetrical multi-player title. He didn’t know many other details about the game beyond his involvement, but it’s still exciting to know that there’s something new on the horizon for the series.“It definitely is exciting, as I’ll take as many Friday the 13th
games as I can get. I just wish we could also get an update of the IllFonic / Gun Media game while we’re at it.Manfredini provided the score for the first six Friday the 13th
movies, then returned for Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X. He composed the music for the IllFonic/Gun Media Friday The 13th game. As he said to Rely on Horror: “instead composing a traditional structured soundtrack, he developed what he called ‘modules’ or pieces that would dynamically adjust to each player’s actions.” He stressed that the game’s music is determined by the player, not him. Each player has their own score that is unique to them and only audible by them. He has now teamed up with Rob Barsamian and his lawyer Marc Toberoff to create a Friday The 13th television series for Peacock. Fuller previously stated that the show would have two different scores, one by Manfredini and one more modern. Leave a comment to let us know what you think.