The next big splash on his horizon is the much-hyped, highly anticipated remake of the horror classic Friday the 13th.
“It is so exciting to be a part of something that has such a commercial buzz and is such a pop phenomenon,” Escarpeta says excitedly. “I was a little nervous at first, but once everyone was there and we were all on set and got to know each other and everything, it was cool. I feel like I left there with more friends than I came with.”
On what it’s really like behind the scenes of a slasher flick, Escarpeta says, “It was fun actually. We were laughing and joking and had a chance to act scared, but it was almost like a vacation after doing some more serious work I have done.”
Being careful not to give away any plotlines he recounts a prop malfunctioning during a very serious scene: “We were acting intensely scared in the moment and then you hear laughter in the background and we would all bust up. It was just a lot of fun.”
After the release of Friday the 13th Escarpeta has no less than three other feature films lined up.
“I am very lucky and blessed,” he says.