Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How Jason Really Got His Mask

A lot of fans of the Friday The 13th franchise want to know where the idea of the mask came from. So, according to the special effects guy in charge Douglas J White it's quite simple. The mask was supposed to be a generic clear mask that Shelly wore in the beginning of Friday The 13th Part III to scare Andy, however after the director wanted Jason to have a mask with more personality they searched for a better one. As all fans know Jason did not have a mask in Part I (he was in it) and wore a sack over his head in Part II and never got his infamous hockey mask until 2/3 into Part III. So, in Douglas J White's own words here's how it came to be. This is from Crash Army.com

Monday, December 29, 2008


I'm a huge fan of fan films (fan made "franchise" movies) and this one, well it's probably the best I have ever seen next to "Legends". It's called Jedidah and it's a Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan film, done very well.

Jedidiah: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre FULL 40 MINUTE FILM from MMFX STUDIOS on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday The 13th remake soapbox.

I really fucking hate the fact that people have associated Jason with a machete as his signature weapon. Not only is a machete whimpy, weak and notoriously dull, but the only way to make a machete intimidating is to make it look all silly- like a Katana. Most of the publicity photos of the remake has Jason with a machete which sort of frustrates me. Until late (as in Freddy vs Jason) Jason never used a machete much at all, and basically only used one because it was handy. I know I am over analyzing this, but is sort of bothers me that people fele the need to associate Jason with a signature weapon... Grrr

Monday, December 22, 2008

His Name Was Jason...

For all of the fan boys like me, here you go. It's what seems to be the official cover art and the official trailer for the DVD. So, when you are buying the new 1-3 SE's, pick this up as well! It seems like it will have some awesome BTS footage, thines we have never see from these (Paramount) movies.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rob Zombies H2

So, first Rob Zombie says he will never do a remake, and then he signs on to do the Halloween remake- although he never called it a remake. He always suggested it was a reimagining, which to me is like putting a dick in our mouth and saying you don't suck. Then he later said he would absolutely never do a sequel to the movie, and here we are... it was just announced that Rob will direct a sequel to the REMAKE Halloween II.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hideous Looking Man...

Being a huge fan of Friday The 13th Part III, I have to love the fact that someone is actually making a mask/bust out of the "alternat" face for Jason. This make up was initially done by the late, great Stan Winston and then was scrapped at the end of the movie when Jason was unmasked for a more deformed human look that I also love.

This mask is being done by Crash Cunningham and probably will be $200+. I have seen a few others made by other mask makers, but none have been this good. It's most definitely the most screen accurate and the best sculpted.

I think it is.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Official trailer.

Here's the official Friday The 13th remake trailer, looks promising. I love the human, running, stalking, realistic Jason... very oldschool trailer, old school Jason, I saw a few homages (crashing through the window), etc. The count (i.e. 1,2,3,etc) just like the first two movies and of course a very old school style logo and a scene where Jason was wearing the sack and not the hockey mask like in Part 2... sweet.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Bloody Valentine finally to be released UNCUT!

After nearly 30 years My Bloody Valentine will finally be released uncut. I, myself have been hoping for this day ever since I realized the movie was cut to pieces in about 1990. Most people believed that it would never happen and surely would never happen under Paramount Pictures' hands. So, when the movie was cataloged out to Lionsgate Films for release to coincide with the remake, new hope arose and well... it is finally going to be released uncut. THANK GOD!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fan film review: Friday The 13th: Legends

Okay, where does one begin with this fan film? It's shot and directed by a professional crew, pretty damn good actors, the SFX are top notch even for an independent film and Jason is played by a badass black guy. The story is actually quite impressive and elaborate for a fan film; a guy with writer's block heads off on a weekend retreat with his friends. When he falls asleep at his writing desk he comes head to head with horror icons A Nightmare On Elm Street style.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drive-In Massacre review.

Drive In Massacre
70 minutes
Directed by Stu Segall
Written by George 'Buck' Flower, John F. Goff & Stu Segall.

For years the Drive-in movie had been the stable social engagement of American kids with cars, with nothing better to do than make out whilst watching the late night double feature. Fortunately the Drive-in is about to become one of the most brutal massacres in history. This time, however, it`s happening in the car park and on the silver screen at the same time. A psycho is running around with a samurai sword so you better watch who your necking or you might loose your head!