Friday, March 29, 2013

Production Photos of Jeannine Taylor's Death

This one is pretty creepy
Here is a small collection of some photos that I have of Marcie's (Jeannine Taylor) in Friday the 13th (1980). I haven't a clue where I obtained most of them, but I did get some from Fangoria and Famous Monster magazines. In some of them you will notice that there is blood on the backdrop curtain and some there isn't. I'm not sure why; if it was because of multiple takes (and the least bloody one made it to the final American cut) or if it was blood added after the initial impact in the first take, but not shown onscreen. 

At any rate, this death is easily the best of the series and the one that always stuck in my mind as a kid. It was very well executed by Savini and co.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jason X Italian Movie Poster

Since I am not a fan of Jason X, I rarely post anything on the movie. But I do have to admit that this poster is pretty good. It's the Jason X onesheet (if they call them onesheets in Italy) with some pretty nice art. The tagline makes no sense, though: "We all die too violent death."

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Carl Fullerton vs. Douglas J. White: The Jasons

Jason II and Jason III comparison

One of the biggest complaints of the Friday The 13th franchise is continuity- mostly how Jason changed from movie to movie. The easiest way to explain this is the fact that different special make-up effects artists had different ideas on how Jason should look. Double that up with the fact that the directors also had an idea how Jason should look and you have a recipe for change.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Latex FX Revisited

made by: Latex FX
Back in 2005 - 2007 Latex FX kicked out some awesome busts and these two now legendary and classic busts (Lloyd and Chopping Block, respectively) were easily some of the best in the era especially since not a lot of Part IIIs were being made-- at least not very good ones (aside from 2 or 3).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Portuguese VHS Covers

Here's a collection of VHS clamshells from sinemamkena, from what I presume to be Brazil since the language is Portuguese. One of the things I did dig about the Paramount releases is that they took the liberty of teasing the hell out of us fans by including scenes cut from the movies on the back of the tapes.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Amy Steel in San Quentin (1984)

I am a huge fan of the whole 'women in prison' exploitation sub-genre of the 70s and even the 80s. This one isn't necessarily one of those flicks, or even close. But we do get to see Amy Steel in  prison, in a guard's uniform, with a shotgun (and rifle). So, yeah, it's well worth it. Women of San Quentin (1984) isn't that great, but I always love watching any film with our beloved Friday the 13th alum.

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Candid Photo of Lauren-Marie Taylor From 1988

Even in 1988, Lauren-Marie Taylor (Part II) looked the same as she did when she starred in Friday the 13th: Part II in 1981!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Part III's Cheri Maugans in Archie Bunker's Place

One of Maugan's few roles was a recurring character of a cocktail waitress named Molly in the All in the Family spinoff Archie Bunker's Place in 1980 - 1981. Her roles were mainly as a background "extra" with no speaking roles.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vintage-Style Custom Figures

Popsfartberger on eBay is doing wonderful things with old GI Joe figures, some cardboard, a printer and some blister packs. Here are just some of his inventory or horror and action movie icons for sale on eBay. One of my biggest complaints is that in the 80s and 90s there was absolutely no cool Friday the 13th merchandise. However, Freddy merchandise was everywhere and it made me jealous. These have that great vintage feel to them and would be great for any collection.

Parts II and III Italian Lobby Cards

Two sets of Italian lobby cards for Friday the 13th II & III. L'Assassino Ti Siedi Accanto is translated into "The Murderess Sitting Next To You" and Week-End Di Terrore is obviously "Weekend of Terror."

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dana Kimmell in The A-Team, 1983

The is one of my more favorite sites, growing up a huge A-Team fan. here is a photo from a Season 2 episode of The A-Team, which aired October, 1983 with Dana Kimmell as Lane Carter. The episode title was When You Comin' Back, Range Rider.

Oddly enough, the majority of the A-Team episodes were shot near and around Santa Clarita, California (Newhall, Saugus, Green Valley) including the location where Friday the 13th: Part III was shot.   

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fangoria #38 Friday the 13th Photos (and others)

Here are a few photos from Fangoria #38 and some other photos from an unknown issue that displayed Savini's work. Gotta love the above photo of Laurie Bartram!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vintage Postcard of NoBeBoSco

I found this little gem; a vintage (unknown date) of Camp NoBeBoSco in the lovely town of Blairstown, New Jersey and the shooting location of Friday the 13th (1980).  If anyone knows the date of this, please leave a comment. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stan Winston's Jason III

Stan Winston's Jason III
To Friday the 13th fans the fact that Stan Winston worked on Friday the 13th II and III is no shock. We are also familiar with the fact that Winston created the face of Jason III that was used throughout most of the movie. In fact Jason's face was only changed at the end of production to a face that more resembled the face of Jason II by Alan Appone and Douglas White.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Part II Location

The stairwell
Here are some photos of the Part II shooting location in Kent, Connecticut. This location was demolished a handful of years back and from what I was told, new homes were built in its place. So the "now" text should be "2008." More of these photos from Tony Urban  are on the F13thFranchise site.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Steve Susskind the Crooner

A very young Steve Susskind (Friday the 13th: Part III) in what looks like a high school yearbook photo. I am uncertain of the date, but Steve used to sing lead in a group called The Roommates. I find it quite amusing of the part he played as Harold Hockett in Friday the 13th: Part III of an obvious overweight slob and in reality, Steve was a very attractive dude.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fangoria #36 & Mrs. Jarvis Spoiler

Looking back at issue #36 of Fangoria I notice on the body count list #12 is Mom: drowned in bathtub. We all know that the scene where Trish finds her mother dead in the bathtub-- which did make it to the box set in the alternate ending-- never made it to the final cut of the film as per director Joe Zito's request.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Oh No, Kirsten!

I am not one to "out", but since these are over a decade old (from 02-03) I thought I would share. I personally love mugshots and think they make girls look sexy. Obviously, these are from a low point in one's life and it seems that Kirsten Baker had a problem "knowing when to say when" from 02 to 03 and was arrested multiple times for driving under the influence. It seems now she has gotten her shit back in order and doesn't do stuff like this anymore- at least I hope not. I still think these photos are pretty adorable.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Thai Part III Poster

I found this among my files and am not sure where I acquired this. It's artwork that I have never seen before, which is always exciting. Of course the poster also has Chris in it, which is another huge plus!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ron Sloan in Tales from the Darkside

Ron Sloan (Friday the 13th: Part V) in the episode A Serpent's Tooth of the Tales from the Darkside TV show. This aired in November of 1986.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rex Everhart in Naked City (1962)

from: Classic TV History 

Rex Everhart (Friday the 13th) who's more known for his extensive work as a voice actor, starred uncredited in an episode of the TV cop show Naked City.

Young John Shepherd in The Sound of Music

While a freshman at Glenbard South High School, John Shepherd (far right) played Kurt von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” at the now-defunct Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Summit.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Jason Voorhees Goes to the E.R.

Steve Dash's legendary hospital visit whilst shooting
Friday the 13th: Part II
From the collection of Jonathan Yuhas
So, now Steve Dash's story of his hospital visit is now Friday the 13th folklore, but for those who have never heard it, it's simple. Steve's finger was struck by Amy Steel's machete while filming the final scene and nearly severed. Dash went to the local hospital's ER for stitches, but felt like playing a prank on the doctors

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Camille & Carey More

Here are some photos of the lovely duo of Camilla and Carey More from Friday the 13th: Part IV, courtesy of Brandon Middleton (HisNameWasBrandon). Most of the ones below are from Le Jumeau. I love the one above; gotta love that hair! Thanks again, Brandon!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Did Carl Fullerton Play Jason?

Carl Fullerton doing some SFX sexing

We are all well versed in the whole Gillette vs. Dash "who played Jason" debacle. And we all know that Jerry Wallace and Ellen Lutter were also people who did scenes as Jason. However, much like Tom Savini playing the killer during his special effects gags, Warrington Gillette did state that he believed that special make-up effects Carl Fullerton may have played Jason after he left the production. Many people laughed at that, but I always thought it sounded plausible.