|from: Horror Sniped|
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.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I plan on taking this week to pay respects to the late Richard Brooker, who played my favorite Jason. Here is a great behind the scenes photo of he and the late Steve Susskind, who played Harold.
Godspeed to them both.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I am a huge fan of the 80s unsuspecting person (doctor, attorney) turned detective TV shows like Quincy, Matlock and Trapper John, M.D.. This was not one of the best episodes of Trapper John, but it did guest star the late Richard Brooker (Jason, Part III) as Vic in Season 5 episode 'The Fred Connection.' Vic was not a main character and really only had a few scenes and a handful of lines. He was part of a football team whose van crashed.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Yesterday when I saw the news, I couldn't rightfully write anything about it. I figured that I would give him a day of silence out of respect. Growing up and watching Friday the 13th: Part III on a rented VCR while living on a pig farm in rural South Carolina is among my fondest childhood memories. We had to have watched this film 6 times over the course of the weekend. One viewing I decided to watch the credits and I saw Richard Brooker as Jason in the credits. That name stuck with me because Jason literally scared the hell out of my 9 year old ass. It also made me deathly afraid of the old barn out back!
I remember being in middle school and my friend brought in some issues of Fangoria. One of them had a write-up about the Jasons and had a photo of Richard Brooker and I finally put a face to this name and read the entire article.
When the internet was in gear, I learned the Brooker had a website and could easily be contacted. So, I chose to buy an autographed photo of him and to this day it was a very special item in my collections. Later on in life I had the chance to attend a small convention that Brooker attended and got to meet the man. That meeting wasn't amazing since my time with him was merely seconds and he seemed rushed. But it did make me relive my childhood memories of Friday the 13th: Part III.
Death is always a sad thing, but we all do die and so do horror icons. My condolences to his family and those who were closest to him. Everyone knows what a huge fan I am of Part III and Brooker and needless to say, this news really hit me hard.
His commentary for Friday the 13th: Part III (on the old Manhattan to Crystal Lake box set) is great, so in his honor, please give it a listen.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Kimberly has a pretty known name in the 60s and 70s, enough at least to get her name and face billed on a TV Guide advert for a Fantasy Island Season 2 Sunday Special that aired in 1979 called Cornelius and Alphonse. The episode aired May 6, 1979.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
|courtesy: 1998 webMEDIA|
Darcy shows her moves. I can't say that she is my favorite, or close to favorite, Friday girl. But I am very fond of her work as an actress in general. Back in the 90s I would always confuse her with Jewel Shepard.
Apparently she is a great dancer and even though this photo states that it is from 1998, I suspect it is much older than that. Anyone with info on this leave a comment.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Remember my post about how the Turkish poster for Friday the 13th: Part V was just a facsimile of the art on the movie The Wind? Here's some more Part V plagiarism for ya! On the left is one straight from Italy, starring Susan Ross...err... SHAVAR Ross it is Il Terrore Continua, translated into The Terror Continues. Jason è tornato e non vi farà dormire per lungo tempo, well the tagline translated to English is 'Jason is back and will not let you sleep for a long time.' Sure beats 'If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone!'
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Here are some seen, some not seen production photos from Friday the 13th: Part II. I've gathered them mostly from Fangoria, some from TGIF13.com, some from my personal collection, and so on.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Since I am on a Jason Lives kick on here (two straight posts, baby!), I thought some of these were really cool. They are from TGIF13 and I believe are from the collection of Crash Cunningham. I'm not a huge fan of this movie, but for what it is it is very fun. It's always fun and nostalgic to see behind the scenes photos of the movies since us fans were never, and will never be blessed with true "making of" featurettes of these films. Enjoy.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Okay, I must admit that I love these things and love seeing the different adverts for the movies on different networks. Here's one from 1989 on "Action Theater" that is actually very entertaining. If anyone has these nifty TV adverts please upload and share them!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
|This one is pretty creepy|
Here is a small collection of some photos that I have of Marcie's (Jeannine Taylor) in Friday the 13th (1980). I haven't a clue where I obtained most of them, but I did get some from Fangoria and Famous Monster magazines. In some of them you will notice that there is blood on the backdrop curtain and some there isn't. I'm not sure why; if it was because of multiple takes (and the least bloody one made it to the final American cut) or if it was blood added after the initial impact in the first take, but not shown onscreen.
At any rate, this death is easily the best of the series and the one that always stuck in my mind as a kid. It was very well executed by Savini and co.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Since I am not a fan of Jason X, I rarely post anything on the movie. But I do have to admit that this poster is pretty good. It's the Jason X onesheet (if they call them onesheets in Italy) with some pretty nice art. The tagline makes no sense, though: "We all die too violent death."
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
|Jason II and Jason III comparison|
One of the biggest complaints of the Friday The 13th franchise is continuity- mostly how Jason changed from movie to movie. The easiest way to explain this is the fact that different special make-up effects artists had different ideas on how Jason should look. Double that up with the fact that the directors also had an idea how Jason should look and you have a recipe for change.
Monday, March 25, 2013
|made by: Latex FX|
Back in 2005 - 2007 Latex FX kicked out some awesome busts and these two now legendary and classic busts (Lloyd and Chopping Block, respectively) were easily some of the best in the era especially since not a lot of Part IIIs were being made-- at least not very good ones (aside from 2 or 3).
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Here's a collection of VHS clamshells from sinemamkena, from what I presume to be Brazil since the language is Portuguese. One of the things I did dig about the Paramount releases is that they took the liberty of teasing the hell out of us fans by including scenes cut from the movies on the back of the tapes.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I am a huge fan of the whole 'women in prison' exploitation sub-genre of the 70s and even the 80s. This one isn't necessarily one of those flicks, or even close. But we do get to see Amy Steel in prison, in a guard's uniform, with a shotgun (and rifle). So, yeah, it's well worth it. Women of San Quentin (1984) isn't that great, but I always love watching any film with our beloved Friday the 13th alum.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
One of Maugan's few roles was a recurring character of a cocktail waitress named Molly in the All in the Family spinoff Archie Bunker's Place in 1980 - 1981. Her roles were mainly as a background "extra" with no speaking roles.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Popsfartberger on eBay is doing wonderful things with old GI Joe figures, some cardboard, a printer and some blister packs. Here are just some of his inventory or horror and action movie icons for sale on eBay. One of my biggest complaints is that in the 80s and 90s there was absolutely no cool Friday the 13th merchandise. However, Freddy merchandise was everywhere and it made me jealous. These have that great vintage feel to them and would be great for any collection.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The A-Team.org is one of my more favorite sites, growing up a huge A-Team fan. here is a photo from a Season 2 episode of The A-Team, which aired October, 1983 with Dana Kimmell as Lane Carter. The episode title was When You Comin' Back, Range Rider.
Oddly enough, the majority of the A-Team episodes were shot near and around Santa Clarita, California (Newhall, Saugus, Green Valley) including the location where Friday the 13th: Part III was shot.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here are a few photos from Fangoria #38 and some other photos from an unknown issue that displayed Savini's work. Gotta love the above photo of Laurie Bartram!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
|Stan Winston's Jason III|
To Friday the 13th fans the fact that Stan Winston worked on Friday the 13th II and III is no shock. We are also familiar with the fact that Winston created the face of Jason III that was used throughout most of the movie. In fact Jason's face was only changed at the end of production to a face that more resembled the face of Jason II by Alan Appone and Douglas White.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here are some photos of the Part II shooting location in Kent, Connecticut. This location was demolished a handful of years back and from what I was told, new homes were built in its place. So the "now" text should be "2008." More of these photos from Tony Urban are on the F13thFranchise site.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A very young Steve Susskind (Friday the 13th: Part III) in what looks like a high school yearbook photo. I am uncertain of the date, but Steve used to sing lead in a group called The Roommates. I find it quite amusing of the part he played as Harold Hockett in Friday the 13th: Part III of an obvious overweight slob and in reality, Steve was a very attractive dude.