C.J. Graham is widely known in the horror community for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in Jason Lives, and he's now returning to the franchise in the fan film Friday the 13th: Vengeance. Today, the team behind the film have released our first look at Graham in the film as Elias Voorhees, Jason's father.
Directed by Jeremy Brown, Vengeance is being touted as an (unofficial) sequel to Jason Lives that takes place roughly thirty years after the events of that film.
"The story begins with Elias Voorhees, Jason’s father, returning to Crystal Lake and a string of grisly murders that soon follows his arrival. After hearing the news of the most recent killings Tommy Jarvis then goes missing, which leaves it up to his daughter Angelica Jarvis to rise to the challenge of not only finding her father, but also finding a way to destroy his old nemesis Jason Voorhees in the process. Armed with knowledge never previously known about Jason, Angelica may prove to be his greatest threat yet, which culminates in an epic showdown of Jarvis vs. Voorhees."
In addition to Graham, the fan film also has a very impressive cast and crew involved with the project, with Tom McLoughlin (director of Jason Lives) and Steve Dash (Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2) involved.