Saturday, October 17, 2020

Never Hike In the Snow - Friday the 13th Fan Film review

 I have got to say that this one caught me off guard. I was expecting the same old fan film bullshit - Jason tied to his machete, the same hocus-pocus "appear here and appear there", "Jason does not do this or that" that Kane Hodder FORCED into the franchise.

Don't Hike In the Snow is a sort of sequel-follow up to the YouTube hit fan film "Don't Hike Alone". And a very well done follow-up, I might day. Far better than NHA.

The opening scene is brilliantly shot. I have to admit that I rolled my eyes when I saw Jason and his trusty bullshit machete. But, FUCKING A, Jason used a bow & arrow and axe in the first kill. The axe is actually the weapon that he has used most throughout the entire franchise. 

The story takes ex-deputy sheriff Rick Cologne (Vinny Guastaferro) and puts him as Sheriff of the territory and main game-caller for the investigation of the deaths in the area. With a history with Jason Voorhees he follows in the same "Jason doesn't exist" bullshit as his former Sheriff Rick Garris.

The film also uses the character of Tommy Jarvis, reprised by Thom Mathews (Return of the Living Dead 1,2 and Friday the 13th Part VI) as Tommy Jarvis and does a freaking great job. Not missing a beat from his role as Tommy from 1986. 

The story line is solid, and the acting is production-company-quality. Running at 32 minutes, its quote short but entertaining as hell. A must see for any franchise fans. I have always said that the future of the franchise lies in these fan films, and this film is evident. Far better than Platinum Dunes, New Line and Paramount could ever create this far in the game.

And you guys know - this film has to be good to pull me out of 5+ years of hibernation.

I miss all of you guys.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Rest in Peace, Steve

I know this is long overdue, but I wasn't sure what to say.
I met Steve from the Guts and Gory forums and we had a mutual interest in giving credit where it was due in regards of who played who in the Friday the 13th films.

Steve was a pretty funny, abrasive, great guy and I barely knew the real "him".

But he was still a friend. A great guy.

He will be missed.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

32 Years of Terror(ble) Ratings

Needless to say, Friday the 13th: Part V - A New Beginning is probably one of my three favorite Friday the 13th films. And realistically, as a saga Parts 1-5 can't be topped by any other slasher franchise that spanned more than a few sequels.

Even with the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, the movies shit the bed by Part IV. Then we have the franchises like Children of the Corn, Hellraiser, Leprechaun, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc, that became pure garbage after 2 or 3 sequels.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Susan Jennifer Sullivan Is NOT dead!

I just wanted to pass this word on, and hopefully those rumors that she has passed on will fizzle.

Santa Clarita Wildfire Destroys Sable Ranch

I am really sad to report this, but the recent wildfire in Santa Clarita Valley, in Los Angeles County, has been destroyed.

Sable Ranch is home to many movies and TV shows, but also shooting location for many horror films such as The Devil's Rejects, Tourist Trap, Motel Hell, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

Here is the news story.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wolfie's Just fine - A New Beginning

Any A New Beginning fan will love this.

Indie rock band Wolfie's Just Fine made this music video with a true homage and remake of Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. It also looks like the scenes were shot in the same place as the movie.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Happy Friday the 13th, Ya'll

Looks like Jason is taking a break on yet another Friday the 13th.

It seems like every thing that was in talks has yet to come to fruition. No movies, no TV series, nothing. I think that I may be okay with that, too.

So, here's a great picture of Ted White as Jason taking a break from the movie - hanging out by a nice fire along Crystal Lake and letting the campers do as they will.

And sorry that I don't update this much, I really don't have a whole lot to say about the franchise right now.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Recent Photo of Harry Crosby

From: Zimbio
Here is a semi-recent photo of Harry Crosby from the first, original, and best Friday the 13th movies from 1980. He was speaking at an event to honor his father, Harry Bing Crosby called "Bing Crosby Rediscovered.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


I know that I neglect this blog greatly, sometimes. I do try and update when I can. But with the awful fate of the Friday the 13th franchise, and horror movies being just complete shit of late, it's really hard to be inspired to write anything.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WTF Warrington

Is anyone else getting this spam from Warrington? My spam folder is full of it. Looks like he's a realtor now, which I guess is fitting for a conman. 

It's sort of sad that he's spamming people from his fake Bloody Social donation list. I don't want your homes, I want my Bloody Social investment back! Only been 15 years.