Father Knows Best: First Photo Revealed of CJ Graham as Elias Voorhees in Friday the 13th Vengeance

The showdown between Tommy Jarvis and Voorhees continues in the upcoming fan film from writer Mike Meade and director Jeremy Brown.

By Michelle Kaotic

Last year, a Facebook page and Kickstarter campaign announced the opportunity for fans to get behind a new film that would provide a different story regarding our favorite camp slasher. Due to recent lawsuits preventing a new Friday the 13th movie, many have taken it upon themselves to keep the legacy of Crystal Lake and its hockey wearing maniac alive with fan films and projects funded by fans.

Described on its Kickstarter page as “a film made by fans for the fans,” Friday the 13th Vengeance is set to pick up thirty years after where Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives left off. The story will feature CJ Graham as Elias Voorhees, Jason’s father. The actor is best known for portraying that film's version of the maniacal slasher, who gets resurrected when a lightning bolt hits a metal fence spike that Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) drove into his corpse.

To help build excitement for the upcoming film, the official account for Friday the 13th Vengeance released the following photo showing CJ Graham in action as Elias Voorhees. Take a look at it below!

Another Friday the 13th alumni appearing in the film is the late Steve Dash, who filmed his parts as Sheriff Jason Realotti a short time before his passing. When CJ and Steve appeared at last year’s Frightmare in the Falls, they spoke excitedly about the project and made sure to mention that the proceeds were going to a great cause. Both CJ and Steve have donated their salaries to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Burn Victim Unit.

Written by Mike Meade and directed by Jeremy Brown, Friday the 13th Vengeance also stars Jason Brooks as a current Jason Voorhees. Lexington Vanderberg, Austin Von Johnson and Senae Loutsis also join the cast. They have been filming in various locations, including Florida near the late Mr. Dash’s home. With numerous live streams on Facebook, the cast and crew have done a great job keeping fans updated on the progress of the film.

While no release date has been provided yet, be sure to follow them on Facebook for upcoming details and production updates. You can also meet some of the cast and crew at this year’s New Jersey Horror Con, which runs from March 29th to 31st.

Are you excited to learn more about the Voorhees family?

About the Author

Michelle Kaotic

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Canada, I still remember that first time watching The Exorcist as a kid. While others looked away, I took in every pea green puke and head-spinning moment that I could. Since then, horror and music have become passionate hobbies in my life. Although new to the convention scene, I’ve been collecting both horror and music items for over two decades. Two moments that make these hobbies worthwhile were coming face to face with Freddy Krueger himself, the legendary Robert Englund, and shaking hands with guitar icon Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. I started Kaotic Notes back in 2015 to house the numerous reviews, interviews, photos, and videos that I had done, and continue to do so to this day. It’s only rock and roll with a touch of blood and gore. What can go wrong?!