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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sorority House Massacre I & II: Filming Locations

The sorority house as seen in the film: Sorority House Massacre
How the house looks now.
Living in Los Angeles I get to see a lot of filming locations for my favorite movies. Realistically, after seeing these locations it actually takes away a lot of the impact the movie had. With movie magic, a lot of these places were shot to seem a lot more secluded than they actually were. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ted White Homage #73824753

Ted White (far right) with stuntmen Leroy Johnson and Cliff Lyons in the
1959 film The Horse Soldiers
Like him or hate him – and if you hate this man, then you suck – Ted White is an industry icon, working alongside the most influential/legendary names in movie history. He amassed one of the most impressive resumes for a stuntman in his era and he worked when stuntmen did a lot of very dangerous stunts without any union backing for safety regulations.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tom Morga's Stick-On Mustache: Commando (1985)

Friday the 13th stunt team of John Sherrod, Tom Morga, Johnny Hocks and Dick Warlock worked on this classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film Commando from 1985.

Here is an amazing shot of Tom Morga with a really bad stick-on moustache. Looks like the make-up effects team for Commando was as bad as the team for A New Beginning.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Night of the Demons (1988): Filming Locations

The old man's house in the beginning of the film.
This is how that house looks now. It was long abandon, but is now being
refurbished and is for sale/lease. It's on Menlo Avenue at 29th.
Kevin S. Tenney's Night of the Demons (1988) was shot pretty much entirely in one area of the Historic Menlo/29th District in Central Los Angeles. The Old Man's home seen in the beginning and the end of the movie is on the corner of Menlo Avenue and 29th Street.