Not a lot of people may be aware that Rex verhart (Enos from Friday the 13th: 1980) had a very prolific career in theater and as a voice artist in several animated movies. He also was nominated for a Tony Award in 1978 for his work in a musical called Working. He worked in theater from about 1939 until his death where he was well known for his role as Benjamin Franklin in the Broadway musical 1776.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Here's a semi-recent photograph of Barbara Howard of Friday the 13th: Part IV. I am not sure when it is from, but I am assuming early-2000s. Even though she is one of the Friday alum who'd rather never re-live her days on set, she is one of the most sympathetic and loved characters in the entire series.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
One of my favorite lack-lustre horror films of the 1980's. The movie did have a lot riding for it with a great cast and all. Dana did a great job as a teen girl obsessed with murder mystery novels turned wannabe sleuth. So here is some Dana for ya'll.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
This is sort of old news, but I really dig this poster depicting the final girls of Friday the 13th: Part I, II, III and IV. It's available from Fright Rags for $89.99. Those hardcore Friday the 13th collectors out there will love this-- and it's a good cause. All posters (limited to 175, 16 left in stock) are signed by all four final girls and 60% of proceeds go to charity.
Here are some great production photos of Friday the 13th (1980); some very seen, some otherwise. I am posting these because I have always loved the cinematography of Friday the 13th (1980) and these production photos really capture that look and feel.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
An active nightspot for decades in Litchfield County Connecticut, the old Lake Waramaug Casino seen its scores of locals and out of state visitors for many years. My best guess is that it was built in the 1930's or early 1940's. In 1980 it was used as backdrop of both its interior and exterior in the Hollywood production of "Friday the 13th part 2", other parts of the lake and its bordering town of New Preston was also used as a backdrop too. The movie was released in 1981 and a year or so later the structure caught fire and burned to the ground. This photograph was taken in 1981 while visiting the area.This is how the land looks as of 2003, thanks to Bong Tokin' Chuckles and the Fridaythe13thFilms.com website. This is the description that accompanied the photograph:
The casino where the counselors go to party was located on West Shore Road, in New Preston. It burned down over 20 years ago, only a few years after filming. This picture is of the land and road where the building used to stand. It is now a private residential property.Again, thanks Brandon Middleton for this tip!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Here are some great young photos of Kimberly Beck (Friday the 13th: part IV) in various roles. Some are from the movie Yours, Mine and Ours as well as her appearances in The Brady Bunch with Davie Jones. I am not sure of the other photos, so if you know leave a comment.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Brandon Middleton recently sent me a photo of the comic books seen behind Shelly in the store scene in Friday the 13th: Part III. I guess only real Friday the 13th geeks will appreciate this- such as myself. Shelly is also holding a Club International porno mag. Below are the comics; You Will Believe in Gosts by DC Comics, and Master of Kung Fu by Marvel.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Marta Kober (Friday the 13th: Part II) stars alongside Clu Gulager in episode 123 (Season 6) of Magnum P.I. in an episode called The Way of the Stalking Horse that aired in 1986.
Here's a little write-up about Kober on Magnum-Mania.com
Marta Kober ("Mary Elizabeth") was in Friday the 13th Part II (she was part of the famous after-sex impalement scene) and Playboy's "Inside Out #1". Martha is also remembered for her performance in the educational after-school movie Rodeo Red and the Runaway (1978). She received an Emmy nomination and a Christopher Award for her starring role in that movie. Her performance in this episode as the street kid "Mary Elizabeth" is highly memorable.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Another great find from Brandon Middleton, this in memoriam at the end of Hell's Kitchen episode 7 from season 11 can be viewed here. Brooker was responsible for state-of-the-art remote cameras used in the show and I also believe he did directing on the show. Reglardless of what he has done, he was loved by the crew so much that they dedicated the show to him.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
|From: Friday the 13th the Fan's Page Facebook|
Here's a pretty rare behind-the-scenes shot of Tom Savini and his assistant Taso Stavrakis moulding the head of Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees) for her iconic beheading scene in Friday the 13th (1980). Both Savini and Stavrakis undertook the duties of special make-up effects as well as actually playing the killer Mrs. Voorhees in scenes where Betsy Palmer's likeness was not exposed. Savini and Stavrakis played Alice and Mrs' Voorhees in the beheading scene.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Again, thanks to Brandon Middleton for this heads up. he sends me way more cool shit than I know what to do with.
Amy Pulitzer-Steel is a guest therapist in this episode helping a kid named Jakob. Apparently Amy is an Equine (horse) Specialist.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Brandon Middleton found this great German one sheet for Friday the 13th: Part IV. The text reads: Jason comes back a film in which they scream in fear, The Last Chapter. Thanks, Brandon!
Monday, June 24, 2013
A couple rare (and small resolution) promo shots of our Part III girls by Chris' beloved Dodge Ram van. The bottom one was sent to me by Brandon Middleton. I am not sure where I found the top-- I've had it for some time.
|Tracie Savage in Friday the 13th: Part III|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Kimberly Beck stars in Season 1 (episode 7) episode of The Commish in 1991 titled Behind the Storm Door. Beck plays a woman named Michelle Carver, a woman who becomes infatuated with Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis), and even more so when he comes to her aid when she is beaten by her estranged husband. I haven't seen this, but Beck was just as stunning in 1991 ad she was in 1984. Here is a synopsis from IMDB:
Monday, June 17, 2013
Again, thanks to Brandon Middleton, I am posting this great photo of Larry Zerner in a photo that looks to be either a SFX test, or after his shot. It's definitely a shot that I have never seen before.
A kind poster let me on to this photo and where it originated:
Actually, this is/was a filmed on-screen death for Shelly that was deleted as a request from the MPAA. If you notice in the pic, Shelly is on the porch, by the Kitchen entrance as he was on-screen in his final appearence when he bursts through the back door to seek help. That hand you are referring to is Jason's bloody hand coming back from around Shelly's chest. Up in the right hand corner is a bird's-eye-view of the TOP of Jason's hockey mask...See the nose? This is after he drags Shelly's body to the back door, from the barn to leave him for dead, then Jason, swiftly runs back to the barn. That is what the noises were that Chili hears before she opens the door to discover Shelly's next "prank". I know this because I have a finished "daily" copy for Friday Part 3 before they shipped it to the MPAA.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Here's a great shot of Kirsten Baker in the TV series James at 16 (the season prior was titled James at 15) in the 1978 episode "The Gift" as Christina Kolberg. Here's a brief synopsis of the series premise, not that it really went very far.
Here is a synopsis of the episode The Gift; sounds like a winner.James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many serious problems (teenage alcoholism, virginity, pregnancy, venereal disease).
James looks forward to his upcoming 16th birthday and hopes to get a car as a gift. His uncle decides to give him a night with a call-girl instead. Shunning that situation, James falls in love with a Swedish foreign exchange student and loses his virginity.
Friday, June 14, 2013
As we all know the Friday the 13th films really did not get the positive support by the press as Halloween had received. Then there was the fact that Part III really pissed off a lot of the media reviewers for its redundancy and flat atmosphere due to director Steve Miner having to direct around a 3-D Director of Photography and a 3-D cinematographer. I do love this film and really think the press took this film way too seriously. I think their reviews and commentary are null and void.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Here are some great shots of Jason from Friday the 13th: Part II that I found in some old Fangoria scans. Some of the shots are well known, in fact they all are being in Fangoria. However, you have got to love these old behind the scenes shots of Steve Dash and Warrington Gillette.
The one I love especially is the one of Jason (Warrington Gillette) crashing through the window at Ginny (Amy Steel). It is a great angle of it and it also proves that Gillette used a pendulum (something he denied) to do this scene. He is clearly on an upward trajectory (hence why his hands are getting farther away from Ginny. Maybe it is not a big deal, but if you were on the old Guts and Gory boards in 2004-6, you'd know why I posted this.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thank you, Brandon, for bringing this brilliant piece to my attention. It's from the show Fridays (which was supposed to be a Saturday Night Live ripoff) from 1981 (show G-06) in a skit called K.P.L.O.: Radio Palestine with Friday the 13th: Part IV alum Bruce "Superbowl Of Self Abuse" Mahler and the legendary George Carlin.
Monday, June 10, 2013
I horked these photos from the awesome Retrospace Blog in a Foxy Ladies of Buck Rogers post. I was never a huge Buck Rogers fan, in fact I really disliked the show a lot until re-watching it not long ago. Kimberly starred as Allison Michaels in the season 1 episode (#11) Cruise Ship to the Stars that aired December 27, 1979.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
|Mark Nelson in I Am My Own Wife|
And in the middle of all: a quiet, perfectly timed and completely assured performance by heroic actor Mark Nelson, who all by his lonesome not only brings vivid life to von Mahlsdorf but to a dozen other principal characters as well. [...]
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|A full shot of Jason before he kills Harold and Edna|
One if the better things about putting these old horror movies on Bluray is that we see never before seen details. Growing up in a VHS era, these movies were always dark and fuzzy to where details were impossible to make out. Ever since these movies have been on DVD, we could make out that Part III has some very revealing shots of Jason's face. But still, they were hard to really see and served as nothing more than teases before the final reveal at the end.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
from: Devour; Sony Entertainment
Martin Cummins (no relation to Juliette; Part VIII), Jason Takes Manhattan's resident AV nerd, has since become a cult heartthrob to teens and women alike starring in TV shows like Dark Angle, Kyle XY, V and Eureka. Long gone is his bob haircut (that makes him look oddly familiar to Ruben Farr, Crispin Glover's alter ego). I guess he has a pretty legit fan club, too!
|Dana Kimmell in Fame from: HudsonLee|
|Larry Zerner in Fame from: HudsonLee|
As fans we all love to see these crossovers of Friday the 13th franchise actors; like Carey More, Stu Charno and Dominick Brascia in Once Bitten and Amy Steel and Peter Barton in The Powers of Matthew Star. Here's a great duo from the 1983 season of Fame. They were not in the same episode, but since Larry Zerner didn't do many things it's a rare shot of his work on TV.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
I think we have all seen the black and white and low res versions of this photo of Ted White during the filming of Frday the 13th: Part IV. Well, thanks to Crash we have this awesome shot to gander at. From the looks of this photo, it looks like filming was pretty chilly. We all know the story of Judie Aronson and the cold lake, but Topanga Canyon can get pretty cold in the winter time.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Marta Kober (Friday the 13th: Part II) has a small role in this whodunit thriller about a serial killer who kills for political gain. It's nothing original, but I guess it's pretty typical of these 1980s thrillers.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
|from: Your Props|
From time to time we see these Friday the 13th screen-used props come up, but here's one from A New Beginning owned by "Deadmess" from the Your Props website. This machete has the cut-out for the neck-- to simulate it cutting-- and a blood tube to add blood to the faux cut. This kill, like most in A New Beginning, was pretty much cut out of the movie.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I dig anything video with it comes to these movies and expecially the promo posters, standees and hangers. All are from an era lost and an era that will never be again: the mom and pop video rental store era. I mean, now you can stream movies with ease, but you can not stream the experience. Now the promo posters and press kits are all digital. That's no good.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
|Anthony Barrile with Guest; from: Broadway World|
Here's a great photo from 2009 of Anthony Barrile (Friday the 13th: Part V) at the Tony Award-winning production Avenue Q's final performance on Broadway. Read the story here.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thank you TGIF13 for this amazing shot of Betsy Palmer and Tom Savini during the shooting of Mrs. Voorhees' decapitation scene in Friday the 13th (1980).
Friday, April 12, 2013
Right after Richard Brooker donned the hockey mask in Friday the 13th (Part III) he took another role in a sci-fi Roger Corman produced movie Death Stalker that spawned its own small franchise of four movies.