Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Danny Steinmann interview.


I love hearing from some of the more obscure faces of the franchise, and here's a great interview with Steinmann. It's from Stone Cold Crazy blog:
They passed on Savage Streets, but said I should call them as soon as I was done working on the film. They told me to come up to Boston and meet with them. There they offered me a two-picture deal: Friday V and Last House on the Left Part II. I accepted their offer and was instructed to do two things on Friday V. I was to deliver a shock, scare, or kill every seven or eight minutes. Most importantly, I was to turn Tommy into Jason.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jason does indeed target children...

I found this slightly funny, but thoroughly freaky... even though a lot of know that at least one Jason targets underage girls in horror forums, this is even more interesting.

The Hollister Free Lance News reported yesterday that two schools in Hollister, California were shut down for a half hour due to a report of a man wandering the area wearing a hockey mask and carrying a knife.
Read the rest at Vault Of Horror.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fan Film Friday: Jason In Da Burbz

Okay, so I won't write a quasi-review for this since I helped make it. I will sort of throw some insight regarding the making of the film. My friend Nick Lawrence is moving to the South and he wanted to film one more short before he left. So, we basically decided to do a sill (and stupid) little Friday The 13th fan film. The movie was improvised, in fact we had no clue what it was going to be about until we was almost finished filming it. I have about 10 minutes 

of footage that I cut out of the film because the movie just dragged on and on. So, we were going to film my death in the movie the next day and we completely forgot about it. So, instead of keeping me alive I just spliced in a few seconds of my dying in another Friday The 13th fan film called "The Woods" that I was in in 2004/2005. I was about 50 pounds heavier, but really, a few people told me that they did not notice until I let them know so I am sort of content with it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Storm final poster & news!

I have been plugging this fan film relentlessly, I know, but I loved Cold Heart Of Crystal Lake so much and really am excited for this film. I guess myself being credited as "producer" is also sort of cool in a geeky way, but be sure to check this film out when it is released. It was shot in HD and from the screen caps I posted last week, the movie looks beautiful!

From Timberwolf Productions Myspace:

While we have had a rough version of this poster up before, this is the final full res version of the "Friday The 13th: The Storm" teaser poster from director Joe Patnaud's latest short.
The production, which was shot over the weekend of Friday February 13th is currently in post production and will debut online in May or June.

Meanwhile Tim Whitfield has a few meetings set up for next week to decide the next step on Timberwolf's 10th anniversary. After the wave of DVD and online releases between now and this summer of all our older and current productions, Tim and crew will prepare for the next step.
We are keeping a lid on most of it for now, but get really for new bigger productions, some cool 80s style horror films, and even some online comedy! It is our goal to get back to producing content more often like we did back in New England, and we will even be hooking back up with some of our production partners and talent from back east, as well as bringing in new friends as we have projects produced in California, Arizona, and New England.
Timberwolf turns 10! It's gonna be one hell of a year!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Crappy Horror Reviews Thursday: TheLast Slumber Party (1986)

It's the last day of school, and the "popular" girls are planning a slumber party. When the geek of the class, "Science", who is the brunt of the popular crowd's torture and jokes gets a whiff of it, he dons a surgeon's gear and plots a murder scheme for his revenge. Meanwhile at the same time, the local nut "Maniac Randals" has escaped from the mental ward dons his own surgeon's outfit and goes on his own murderous rampage and coincidentally ends up at the same house.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Prototype finished!

I posted the sculpture a week or so ago, but here he is all done. This is hands-down the BEST remake one so far and ranks in the top 10 of Jason busts. If you want one contact the maker at I'm not sure if this is limited, but it's well worth the price of $400!

You have to admit how badass this thing looks behind a hock! There are more pictures of this work of art right here, so feel free to check them out!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Behind The Scenes photo of the week.

This is from Friday The 13th Part II, John Furey (Paul) and Amy Steel (Ginny) getting close on the set in Kent, CT.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Richard Brooker's "convention" mask: Real or Replica?

So, this topic seems to fire up a very hot debate, but I personally want to know something as a fan. Richard Brooker has been telling people that this mask is the mask used in Friday The 13th Part 3 and it's clearly not. The only surviving mask in Part 3 had the axe mark cut into the forehead and survived Part IV and made an appearance in Part V.

Ted White speaks on Dead Pit.

I just wanted to post this because a lot of people make negative comments about Ted White regarding his history with the franchise. It's well know that he was never a fan of the movies, but that does not mean he was not a fan of his role. Here's a great interview by where Ted explains the infamous "money" situation with the role. Much like everyone else Ted also talks about how much he loves his fans. It's easily one of the best video interviews of White ever.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fan Film Friday: Legacy.

Here we go again- I would call this a solid attempt at a fan film but I would be lying. It's one of the older fan films (2003) out there, and one of the ones I remember most from back then. The movie is basically about 2 teens that head over to Camp Crystal Lake to deliver a package or something. On their trek through the woods the fat kid is beat up and mugged (really?). After sitting on the ground and crying Jason walks up to him and gives him his mask and ax so he can now go and kill the kids that beat him up. So, essentially the fan film is not Jason killing which I guess is cool in a "A New Beginning" sort of way.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

From the Friday The 13th Blog: Jeff Wilson interview.

I thought this was interesting, I am very excited for this film being a pretty big fan of this book by Eric Morse and all. I was pretty excited to see this interview. Read the rest here.

Will the film be graphic in terms of violence and nudity and will this satisfy the gore fans? “I am hoping to have it graphic in terms of violence but not too graphic and I don’t want it to be too graphic in terms of nudity because original Friday movies weren’t very graphic nudity wise.”
When do you plan to start filming and how long are you expecting the shoot to last?
“I am hoping to start filming in mid to late 2010 and I am hoping to have it released or in the post production stages by early 2012.”

Why do you think the Friday the 13th franchise has remained so popular for so long and which of the previous films do you think has influenced your style and Jason's Curse the most?
“That’s a really tough one but it’s a true classic horror movie and just like the Halloween movies there is always another part of the story to tell, and the story is never complete with another surprise in every movie.”

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wes Craven's opinions on the "Nightmare" remake.

I feel ya man!

From Movie Hole:

Wes Craven sounds like he'd rather stick a fork in his left one than have to sit through next years' "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake.

Freddy's creator tells Moviehole that it's doubtful he will go and see Platinum Dunes' remake of his 1984 classic.

''That’d be a tough one to re-see'' says Craven. ''I mean, it was tough for me to see Scary Movie, because they basically just took my shots. It was like – I had done all the hard work, and then I was sort of the laughingstock of it. But, you know, if you move on from the films you’ve made-- which I have tried always to move on – then it’s like, that’s in the past. You know, it’s had his life. And if they make a better film, maybe it will eclipse the original. I don’t know. If they don’t, then the original will look even better.''

Still, Craven admits he's "not the only one" who thinks

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Crappy reviews Thursday: Shredder (2003)

Years ago a mother and a daughter was accidentally killed by snowboarders on Rocky Summit while skiing. Since then the Rocky Summit ski lodge has been shut down and abandon. Murders start up every now and then when an un-suspecting snow boarder tries to ride the mountain. The town’s people ignore the murders and further avoid the mountain. In present day a group a teen snowboarders head to the area, led by a championship snowboarder and his girlfriend who’s father just bought the lodge. The teens plan on a fun filled week of snowboarding and partying. When their friends go missing one by one they suspect local tag-along Kristoff, but suspicion soon turns to the townspeople when Kristoff, himself, falls victim to the killer.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Retro Slashers: The Making Of The Burning.

The Burning being one of my favorite slasher movies of all time and being filmed practically in my back yard, I really love reading little articles and editorials about it. Here's a really good little tidbit I read on the Retro Slasher Myspace:

Filming commenced in upstate New York, around Buffalo and North Tonawanda and the climax would be shot in Model City, New York. Different crew members have different tales as to why the original intended setting, a cave system, was later scrapped – Savini claimed it as due to the caves collapsing whilst Maylam stated it was because of a bat infestation. Instead, they settled for an old, abandoned copper mine.
Once completed, all that was needed was an effective score. Maylam approached Rick Wakeman, keyboardist for the hugely influential prog rock group Yes, who he had collaborated with on White Rock, to compose the music. Being classically trained and a truly gifted musician, Wakeman was able to create the soundtrack and deliver it to a suitably impressed director. It was only then that The Burning was ready to be unleashed.