New trailer for the movie “Thursday the 12th” starring such familiar faces as Todd Bridges (Different Strokes), Jena Sims (Kill the Messenger), Brian Sutherland (Z Nation), and Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks) is releasing today (Sunday, April 18th) at 6:00 PM EST.
This wasn’t the only delay the film experienced either. The film originally began principal photography roughly 5 years ago, but production was shut down when my mother, JoAnn Lyon passed away during filming and was buried on Christmas Eve of that year. Several months later, as we began to prepare to get back to production, Leo Lyon, my father, also passed away.
Both were very active in film, as JoAnn Lyon had served as a production supervisor and Leo Lyon a unit production manager numerous times and had both been producers on several film. On a related topic, Timothy Quill who you may know as the Blacksmith from Evil Dead: Army of Darkness as well as his numerous appearances in Spiderman films, also died this past week on April 14th. He portrayed “Blake Smith” in Thursday the 12th, though his scenes were subsequently cut from the film.