Friday the 13th trailer is a musical montage of murder

I'd missed the news that acclaimed special effects artist Tom Savini was doing work for the new Friday the 13th game, and even now I'm struggling to fathom it, as he's most famous for creating realistic death effects and gore, using actual physical make-up rather than computer trickery. A quick look at the official site reveals that he's executive producing and working on the cinematography, but a new trailer confirms that he's also designing some of the horrible murders Jason Voorhees will be committing in the multiplayer-focused survival game.

Because it's 2016, this is a particularly 1980s trailer, replete with flickering VHS effects and an authentic rock soundtrack necessitating a denim jacket/jeans combo to fully enjoy. But if any series has earned the right to '80s nostalgia, it's this one.

Friday the 13th is on track for release sometime this October.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.