Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Franchise Loses Another Actor



Irwin Keyes, known for being such a sweetheart guy passed away today at age 63. While he did not have a large role in Friday the 13th (1980), he was very well known at franchise gatherings and conventions - and known for his role in the Rob Zombie shit flick House of 1,000 Corpses.


Rest in peace, Irwin.

Keyes died of acromegaly, a rare pituitary gland disorder, his manager Phil Brock confirmed to EW. He had been in a rehabilitation center for the past few months. - Entertainment Weekly

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Hitcher (1986): Filming Locations



This is definitely not a definitive locations guide to the 1986 film The Hitcher, nor does it cover all of the filming locations. However, when I do make it to the other locations, I will certainly update this. Here are the locations from the Death Valley, Shoshone, and Tecopa, California areas used in the film.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rest in Peace, Betsy!


I just wanted to take a minute and send my condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Betsy Palmer - a woman who all of us Friday the 13th fans had looked up to as "mommy" for over thirty years. You will be missed, and you will always be Mrs. Voorhees to us. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rest In Piece, Richard


Something compelled me to look up Richard Brooker today and I noticed that not long ago - April 8 - he passed away. I have to say that it was a sad day for myself, being a huge fan of the Jason Voorhees character that he pretty much invented in Part III.

Brooker was pretty much forced to invent Jason himself, when director Steve Miner told Brooker that Jason had no motivation. 

Here's a really old photo of Brooker and his horse. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Part III (Behind the Scenes)

From: www.facebook.com/CrashCreations
I feel kind of lame horking photos from Crash's Facebook page, but here's another - the last one.  I just had to post this, Part III being my favorite. I do remember in the Part III commentary on the Crystal Lake to Manhattan box set, where Richard Brooker talks about walking out of the cabin during 'action' on a live set, smoking a pipe - and how everyone laughed except for Steve Miner.

This photo has to be the best behind the scenes shot of Part III that I have seen!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy Friday the 13th!


Here's a photo that John Robert Dixon posted on his Facebook page, on set, during the filming of Friday the 13th: Part V, A New Beginning. Thanks to John for this one!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Some Part III Behind the Scenes Photos


Some more photos from the collection of Crash. I, of course, am a huge fan of Part III and really dig the above photo of director Steve Miner standing over a seemingly defeated Jason Voorhees. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

RIP LEONARD NIMOY!


I am just sending this sad message across this blog because it hits close to Friday the 13th land. We all know that Tom Morga – Jason/Roy from Friday the 13th: Part V – doubled for Leonard as Spock in 1984's Star Trek: Part III, The Search for Spock. Morga also did stunts in several Star Trek movies after that, as well as the TV series The New Generation and Nemesis.

Star Trek fans will miss you, Leonard. LLAP

Rare Photo of Jason II Jerry Wallace


For all those Friday the 13th marks out there. It's a behind the scenes photo of Friday the 13th: Part II's production assistant/Jason Voorhees Jerry Wallace. Wallace was used in the opening kill of Alice, the kills of Vickie and Jeff. I believe that he also killed the cop and did the running clips of that scene.

This is from the collection of Crash.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

How 'Bout Some Valentine's Day Lar?


Since it's Valentine's Day, I figured that I would share this photo of Lar Park Lincoln. I do believe that she was one of the better looking females of the post-1985 films and has always been charming and nice to her fans. The Friday the 13th scene has really changed a lot since 2000 or so when I began to seek out autographs from the actors of the franchise. Now it seems that every person willing to be found has been found and most will sign for a fee.

Getting Lar's signature and letter in 2003 was a very happy day for me!