Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DVD stills of the week: Jason Takes Manhattan Deluxe Edition

For those who did not get the Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Deluxe Editions, here are some screen captures from the extras. The special features included a "making of..." documentary as well as cut scenes and a gag reel.

JasonLivesSince1980's Part 3 bust is finished!

He's selling raw (blank) pulls for $180 and this thing came out fantastic. I think it's one of the top 4 Part 3 busts out there and that says a lot. You can contact him through the Night Owl Forum if you are interested in this!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Warrington Gillette on 9pm tonight!

Tune into Just Talk Radio at 9pm for the guest Warrington Gillette, also known as Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th Part II.

Tune in and listen to him talk about shooting Friday The 13th Part II, and all of the fun he had on set throughout the 28 day shoot- including how tough all of the stunts were to perform.

I'm excited as hell to hear about his work with Stunt Coordinator Cliff Cudney and his stunt double Steve Dash who took a few falls for him.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 2010 trailer is here!

A Nightmare on Elm Street in HD

Like virtually every horror fan-- and especially us 1980's kids-- this trailer has been THE most anticipaed thing since maybe the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake trailer and I think even more than that. Freddy Krueger seemed to be the one horror villain that everyone was really nervous about being re-created.

I personally think that Jackie Earle Haley will do a good job as Freddy and that according to the trailer he pretty much nailed Freddy. The trailer looked good though- looks like it has that atmosphere that A Nightmare On Elm Street 1 and 2 had, which pretty much all but dissipated after (maybe) Part 3 or 4. The look of Freddy is 50/50-- he now looks like a legitimate burn victim, something he old Freddy did not. Jackie's speech as Freddy was also accurate as a burn victim even though it does sound a lot like he's trying to be Robert Englund too hard.

All in all, I dug the trailer and I have a feeling that this movie is going to make a shit-ton of money.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

After re-organizing my VHS collection I noticed that a lot of titles that I owned had very, very similar covers. Most of them were all on different distribution labels so it most definitely not the distribution label copying itself over and over again. Most of these covers have a very common motif- we see the killer and his weapon very close up in the foreground and way off into the distance we wee a house and sometimes in between a victim or two. Some of the more known movies that have this on the VHS box art are Home Sweet Home, Horror House On Highway 5 and Alone In The Dark to name a few. Here are some scans of a handful that I could find-- there are many others.

Is signing your name to a photo that is not you really THAT bad?

In the past I have seen many actors sign their names to photos that are not of them. We all know of the old confrontation between Dick Wieand and Tom Morga with the Part V 'Roy' photos and of course Warrington Gillette continuing to sign his name to photos of Steve Dash.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Scored an ITZ-U!

I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these for some time now. I've tried a few other times and the deal always seemed to fall through. This one is #7 of 16(I think it was of 16- may be 17) and is just as stunning in person. These were done up in very limited quantity by 'Dahone' (a.k.a Rich Krusell) at

Rich also does commissioned work with sculpting and special effects and is also known for his amazing renditions of Big Poppa from Land Of The Dead and Bub from Day Of The Dead (1985).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Behind the scenes photos of the week

There's so many behind the scenes photos for Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, thanks to the Deluxe Editions. Here's a few with Crispin Glover and Ted White makes a cameo in one.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Old school Dread Central interview with Dash.

Steve Dash as Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: Part II
Done by the infamous Sean Clark, one of the first interviews with Dash tackling the whole "Necrocomicon/Warrington" incident. Read the rest at Dread Central, if you wish. Dash is incorrect in saying that he did everything else in reference to Warrington only doing the window scene. Jerry Wallace actually did a good part of inserts with hands, feel, stalking, running and even killed Vicki and Alice. Of course, the now infamous Ellen Lutter supplied her legs to Jason in the pre-credit scene.

SC: Now I actually did an interview with Warrington about a year ago and I asked him the same question. He claimed at the time in the interview that the only things you did in the film were a couple of insert shots of your hands performing some kill scenes.
SD: That’s what I’ve heard he has said also. For the last twenty-five years I haven’t even gotten involved with it until recently, when Peter Bracke called me about writing his book. As far as the validity of what he says and the validity of what I did can be substantiated and corroborated by Steve Miner and Cliff Cudney, the stunt coordinator.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Behind the scenes photo of the week.

Ted White gives Jason Voorhees' death a thumbs up on the set of Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter. Jason's gruesome death was never seen to it's gory glory until the Deluxe Edition came out a handful of months ago. Even still, you could not enjoy it fully until you (or someone else) edited it all back together. Here are some behind the scenes photos of that death!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fraud alert: eBay

This is not screen used or even authentic- both are replicas, so don't waste your time.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fan film Friday: Mother's Day

Way back in the day (about 2 years ago) reviews for this film flooded the Friday The 13th and fan film world alike. I can't lie- I was one of the dorks anxiously awaiting this film from day one being a huge fan of Eric Morse's four tie in books.

This film, I have to say is film is one of the most professionally made Friday The 13th fan films (with Legends, The Storm, Revenge, etc) and one of the very few full length fan film ventures out there. That's not where the greatness ends- this film may have a feel of a Sub Rosa Studios slasher film, but the shots, acting and directing are all superb.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Horror movie review Thursday: Living Dead Girl (1982)

Catherine Valmont -played by the beautiful Fransoise Blanchard- is brought back to life via a chemical spillage. She develops a strange and unrelenting craving for blood and returns to her childhood home where she meets up with her (pun intended) blood sister -played by Maria Pierro. Catherine Valmont then uses her friend as bait to lure unsuspecting victims to feast on their blood.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Friday The 13th DVD still of the week.

Kane Hodder as a portly-looking Jason Voorhees in the 1993 opus of shit Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Want a Part V 'dream' hock?

Here ya go- as brilliant as ever, painted on a Fright Stuff blank. I truly dig the fuck out of this mask rendition and this one has to be one of the best that I have ever seen. Night Owl forums member 'jasonlivessince1980' is selling his for $220, which is a pretty fair price. Check out the thread if you are interested and be aware that this mask, with this kind of craftsmanship is once in a while chance.

Horror movie review Thursday: Hard To Die (1990)

While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorized by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, who witnessed another series of killings years back, is at the bottom of the whole thing. Little do they know the real horror that they face in the end.

Wow, where do you start with a movie like this? This movie had everything that the Slumber Party/Sorority House Massacre series had, and then some. Gratuitous shower scenes, scantily-clad big-breasted women, really cheesy and cheap deaths, Orville Ketchum and dumb cops. Gail Harris, who also was the leading girl in Sorority House Massacre II comes back, not to reprise her role, but to play a different character. She is hotter than ever, and really carried the movie as much as a b-movie star can. The movie would have been utter shit w/o Orville Ketchum, the girls and the tie in to SHM 2.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

FirstJason CD.

I saw that Dread-Central did a review on this, and since I have given it about 4 or 5 listens in the past week I thought I'd do the same. Anyways, a friend of mine sent me this a week or so ago saying that I would dig it. He digitized it (for my iPod) and gave it a listen one night when I was jogging at 12am (I really do that) and I have to say that I was a bit impressed. All belittling aside- I am a strong critic when it comes to music- I thought musically it was a pretty strong album. The rhythms and beat are very catchy and easy to get into, but there's still something to this album that makes it a bit... cheesy.

The CD that I was given has 8 tracks (not sure if it as a sampler, or what) some good, some bad, some cheesy. The intro track 'Jason Is Watching' was one of the tracks with a very catchy beat, but very cheesy and slightly dumb lyrics.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Friday The 13th DVD stills of the week.

The DVD stills this week are from Friday The 13th (1980), Part II & Part III. Basically, I sort of want to convey my opinion on a widely debated topic-- where is Crystal Lake? Some people will swear up and down that it's in Connecticut because of a latter (shitty) movie all of s sudden stating that Camp Crystal Lake is indeed in Connecticut. Then there are the very rare few who state that it's in Massachusetts because of the Eric Morse novels which put Crystal Lake in that state.

I am one of the individuals that say "first come, first serve" and say since Parts I - III put it in New Jersey that is where Crystal Lake is. Let's look at it this way; if the franchise ended at this point Camp Crystal Lake would indeed be in New Jersey, right? Correct!