Sunday, August 31, 2014

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.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lawrence Monoson in Teen Set Magazine

Lawrence Monoson (Teddy) from Friday the 13th: Part IV hasn't shied away from saying some pretty douchey things about his role as Teddy in the movie, calling it many things including low-taste, worse-than-B-movie-quality and a shameful movie. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Smoke & Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini
Above is a great candid photo of Tom Savini during his Vietnam War service. It's from an upcoming documentary on his lift aptly titled Smoke & Mirrors, directed by Jason Baker.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Friday the 13th (1980)

Here's a really hi-res shot of Mark Nelson (Ned) from Friday the 13th (1980) where you can get a good look at his special make-up effects applied by the master Tom Savini. This definitely wasn't Savini's crowning moment in horror, but it is still an iconic moment nonetheless. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday the 13th: Part IV Filming Location - Zaca Lake
I haven't been able to make it to Zaca Lake – the shooting location for some of the lake scenes in Friday the 13th: Part IV – since it's quite far away in Santa Barbara County, so here are some shots of the probable shooting areas of the film.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Looks like Marta Kober is in trouble again!

Marta was picked up in Selma, Oregon for an outstanding warrant – and $4,000 bond – not too long ago. I am trying to find out what the warrant was for, but there's no indication anywhere.

Screen Test With Juliette Cummins

Here's a neat little find; a screen test with actor Marc Copage in an acting workshop the two had taken together. Copage later stated that he used this to prepare for auditions for daytime soap operas.

As always, Juliette looks marvelous.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday the 13th: Part V's Carol Locatell in Coffy (1973)

Coffy is a movie directed by Jack Hill in 1973, starring Pam Grier and Sid Haig and filmed in Chatsworth, California. Carol Locatell (Ethel) from Friday the 13th: Part V has a part in the movie as Priscilla and was credited as Carol Lawson.

She does a terrific job in her role in Coffy, and you get to see that Carol was actually a pretty cute woman under all of that dirt and grime of Ethel Hubbard!

@0:53, we get to see a little Ethel Hubbard come out of Priscilla!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Behind the Scenes; Friday the 13th: Part III

Here's a really cool behind the scenes shot of Dana Kimmell (Chris) in Friday the 13th: Part III. The photo looks like it may have been a photo from the alternate ending where she goes to the barn to find everyone dead after what seemed to be a bad dream, only to run back to the cabin to beet Jason face-to-face in the infamous beheading.

I only say this because she is dressed much like the other production photos we have seen.

At any rate, it's always really cool to find these behind the scenes photos.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amy Steel in The Women of San Quentin (1983)

Who says women don't look good in uniform? This is from the 1983 TV movie The Women of San Quentin, with Amy as Liz Larson. Her role wasn't very large, but it was nice seeing her on TV!

What sucks is that her agent at the time thought roles like this were better for her career than appearing in Friday the 13th: Part III, as what was initially wanted by producers of the franchise.