Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Part III Contact Sheets

These were recently listed on eBay, and the seller apparently has a lot of them. Some of them have some very awesome shots of cast and crew from behind the scenes - a must for any die-hard Part III mark!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Not Friday the 13th Related, but fuck it. River's Edge (1986) Shooting Locations

River's Edge is without a doubt one of my top ten favorite movies of all time. I took some time and searched out the areas in Tujunga, California where it was mostly filmed. However, the river scenes were actually shot in Sacramento, California - those aren't included.

Matt's home on Redmont - still looks pretty similar.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cathy LaBelle: Miss Florida 1977; Runner up Miss America 1978

We all recognize that face – it's none other than Friday The 13th: Part III star, Catherine Parks! Before she was involved in show business, she was Miss Tampa in 1976, Miss Florida in 1977, and then third runner-up in the 1978 Miss America pageant.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jason Lives: Behind the Scenes

From Tom McLoughlin's Facebook page
A rare behind-the-scenes photo of director Tom McLoughlin and his leading male Thom Mathews in the 1986 film Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives, on set in Covington, Georgia.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Robbi Morgan as Curly McDimple, 1967 - 1969

Long before Robbi Morgan portrayed the impossible-to-dislike Annie in Friday the 13th (1980), she starred as a Shirley Temple rip-off Curly McDimple on Broadway in a musical with the same name. Apparently the show ran a few years with Robbi as Curly McDimple.

Blackberry Farm at Kelly Gulch

Blackberry Farms taken from their Facebook page.
A lot of us Friday the 13th fans are aware that the famous Kelly Gulch property at 1801 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. was up for sale recently. Looks like the new owners have turned it into a functioning farm, but still available for filming and weddings.

I am very happy that the new owners have chose to use this property for personal use as opposed to just having it there for rental, shooting, etc.

The location is as beautiful as ever and they hold pubic events like Halloween parties and pie baking contests! This means that fans will have an opportunity to tour the property legally.

Check out their Facebook!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Manny's Orphans (1978)

Back before Sean S. Cunningham wanted to attempt to cash in on the Halloween slasher craze, he attempted to cash in on the sports team full of down-and-out pre-teens craze – al a The Bad News Bears – with Manny's Oprhans and then Here Come the Tigers. 

Manny's Orphans is a tad better than Here Come the Tigers, in my opinion, but both movies failed to capture that fun that The Bad News Bears captured.

Manny's Orphans was made with a slightly lower budget than Friday the 13th, but had the same team of Cunningham (director), Victor Miller (writer), and Steve Miner (editor, assistant) and even some of cast members: Ari Lehman and Irwin Keyes. 

Apparently Manny's Orphans was based on a short story by Miner.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Marta Kober's Mugshot from Bedford, Oregon

Over the years there had been many stories about Marta in the Friday the 13th community and what she was up to. For a stint, she seemed to have had some substance problems and run-ins with the law. I hope that she has gotten her life back in order.

According to North Bend, Oregon police reports where she was arrested for criminal trespassing, she was listed as a transient. She had also been living in Hawaii and now seems to be living in Alaska. According to Craigslist ads from Juneau, she is looking for a man!

In the recent years she has been attending conventions more often, and now does side work in housekeeping and "errand running" according to her Thumbtack profile.

Thanks Brandon for the tip!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jeffrey Rogers from Part III: Today

Thanks anon for this tip! I found him a while back, but never saw this video. For all of those wondering about him, he's still looking young.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

From a Fan Film I shot in 2005-2008

Jenn Wierzba trying to reason with Jason Voorhees played by "Big Red" Nick Lawrence in the fan film The Woods.