Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dana Kimmell in Rivals (a.k.a. Stranger at Jefferson High (1982))

Looks like we know where Chris Higgins got her van in Friday the 13th: Part III! This is from the film Rivals, also known as Stranger at Jefferson High-- a very good film.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Friday the 13th: Part Boo

Photo by: Jaime Kujala
From: PB Pulse
A pretty fun article about our very own-- and Palm Beach, Florida resident-- Steve Dash and his acting career, from the Palm Beach Pulse.

For years, 68-year-old Dash, then known as Steve Daskawisz, enjoyed the jobs and connections he got from having played the famous fiend, but not the credit. That’s because Warrington Gillette, the actor he replaced in the role and who appeared in only one scene, was officially credited as Jason, while Dash was listed as his stunt double. [...]

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mark Nelson in My Name is Asher Lev

Mark Nelson on Theater Talk
Oddly enough, Mark Nelson really did not pursue Hollywood movies after his role in Friday the 13th (1980). Nelson did go on to be a very well known theater actor on the East coast. Below are some videos related to his role in My Name is Asher Lev (2012) as well as a publicity photo of Mark.

Production Photos from Famous Monster of Filmland

A nice shot of Jason being hanged before dropping.
You can see how close he is to the barn opening.
These are a few neat photos that I found in old issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland. While they are not at all "unseen," they are a bit different than the scenes we see in the movie. On the top we have a lovely shot of Richard Brooker actually picking up Rachel Howard and below it looks like Richard Brooker and Steve Susskind are looking at the director. The third is an odd shot of the scene with David Wiley. The shot of Robbie Morgan (and Taso Stavrakis's hand) is a full body shot and the shot of Rex Everhart, Walt Gorney and Robbie Morgan is a lovely production photo.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Old Heidi Kozak Box Girls Article

Anyone remember when Heidi Kozak - Haddad made Shabbat boxes? I remember looking for her in the early 2000s and coming across this article. It's a true classic of the franchise autograph collecting. Heidi has always been very receptive to her fans.

So together with actress Heidi Haddad, she created the Shabbat Box of Questions, whose Star of David-shaped question cards do inspire fun, even soul-searching moments. [...] 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jason in Da Burbs (2010 Fan Film)

I got into my old broken hard drive and salvaged this fan film that I shot in 2010. it is not the "final" edit, where there was a different kill scene. Maybe if I can get into my other hard drive I can post that one. I deleted all of my raw footage to make room for MP3s, so this is it.

The clothes hanging was an intentional Part III nod.

Behind the Scenes Shot of the Part III Mask

Richard Brooker in Stan Winston's Jason Voorhees makeup
I'm not sure where I got this photo at, but I found it on my old external hard drive.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

C. J. Graham Speaks at the Grand Opening of the Thunder Valley Casino

C. J. Graham (Friday the 13th: Part VI), general manager of the Thunder Valley Casino, speaks at the grand opening July, 2010.   Here's the entire gallery from the grand opening ceremony.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lauren-Marie Taylor Article

I'm not sure of the origin of this article, so if anyone knows please let me know! It was obviously about Lauren-Marie Taylor's role as Stacey in the TV soap-opera Loving.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Steve Vandeman, Paul Kratka's Stunt Double in Part III

Steve Vandeman doing a stunt in the movie The Hidden, April 22, 1987.  Vandeman is the stunt man who did Rick's fly-- multiple times-- through the living room window of the cabin in Friday the 13th: Part III.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ted White The Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)

How 'Bout a Remake Bust!

made by: Kyle Huculak
I am not a fan of the remake of Friday the 13th, or Jason's look in that movie. But this is undeniably one of the best remake busts out there bar-none. Kyle Huculak is a professional SFX artist out of Vancouver, British Columbia with some amazing talent. Definitely check out his work and have him commission you a piece.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Harry Crosby Today

Harry Crosby with Wynton Marsalis (left)
from: Panache Mag
Harry Cosby's "Bill" is one of the most memorable characters in the Friday the 13th franchise, and to this day   when Alice stumbles upon his body pinned to the door with arrows is one of the most iconic moments in horror history. After the movie he went on to graduate from Fordham University.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Peter Barton Bequeathed Estate From A Man He Never Met

Peter Barton in Friday the 13th: Part IV
A man who died last summer willed his estate to two actors he never met, leaving them an estimated half a million dollars each.

A Man Mrs. Voorhees, A Woman Jason Voorhees

Ellen Lutter (far right) at the New York Women in Film & TV Awards
A semi-recent photo of Ellen Lutter (far right) who was the only women who has portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday The 13th: Part II. Of course us fans are all aware that she did the scene where Jason was walking up to Alice's home in the opening scene. This is Lutter at a 2006 Designers event. Lutter is better known nowadays as a costume designer for Hollywood and has done most of Adam Sandler's movies.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Kimberly Beck's Stunt Double: Tracy Dashnaw

Tracy Keehn - Dashnaw (credited as Tracy Lyn Keehn in Friday the 13th: Part IV) is a very active stunt woman with nearly 100 roles under he credit. She was Kimberly Beck's stunt double and did the infamous jump out of the window.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Crash's Part VII Screen Used Casting

from: Crash Creations  
This is his casting of the screen-used Part VII hero mask in resin from Josh Ludemann. I think these would be bad-ass to be used in making Part VII replicas. However, if not, this is an amazing reference for making your own Part VII.

Part III Original Script Revisited

Andy, Debbie and Chris entering the cabin while Jason hides inside 
This is one of my favorite scenes of the original Part III shooting script-- though either cut from the film or never filmed-- it would have added a lot to the movie, I think. It puts Jason inside of the main cabin watching Shelly's activities after Chris and Rick realize someone has been sleeping in one of the rooms. Jason being inside of the cabin obviously pushes the fact that it was indeed Jason sleeping in the bed.

Chris in CLOSE SHOT, looks around the room, concerned about what she sees.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Victor Miller Blog

For those Friday the 13th fans out there, I am plugging Victor Miller's blog since his posts always entertain me. He's personally one of my favorite Friday the 13th "creators" sinceI tend to agree with most of the things he says on his Facebook (and elsewhere) and he (and his son) is also a long-time fellow tattoo collector.

A New Beginning Killer Set Up

A Roy Burns shot in Part V
After watching Friday the 13th: Part V, A New Beginning the other day I payed close attention to certain scenes (more particularly the one's with Roy) to see if I could pick out subtle nuances with the character that was trying to hint at Roy being the killer. I have always said that without knowing that Roy is the killer it is literally impossible to tell that he was the killer or even was to be a suspect. Watching the movie as a child for the first time I did not suspect Roy, Tommy, Victor, Junior or anyone else. I suspected Jason.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kimberly Beck in Alford Hitchcock's 'Marnie'

A cute-as-a-button Kimberly Beck (Friday the 13th: Part IV) in Hitchcock's Marnie (1964), who some may not know that she was a child actor whose first [un]credited role was in 1958's Torpedo Run at the tender young age of two.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Powers of Matthew Star

Any Steel and Peter Barton in The Powers of Matthew Star
In an odd twist of Friday the 13th fate, Amy Steel (Friday the 13th: Part II) teamed up with Peter Barton (Friday the 13th: Part IV) in a short-lived TV show called The Powers of Mathew Star that ran from 1982 - 1983. Amy Steel starred in 14 of the 22 episodes that the show ran as Pam Elliott.