Thursday, April 25, 2013

Amy Steel on Family Ties (1982)

Amy Steel (Friday the 13th: Part II) getting drunk with Michael J. Fox in a 1982 episode of Family Ties.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vinny (Anthony Barrile) the Greaser in Friday the 13th: Part V

Anthony Barrile with Guest; from: Broadway World
Here's a great photo from 2009 of Anthony Barrile (Friday the 13th: Part V) at the Tony Award-winning production Avenue Q's final performance on Broadway.  Read the story here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Mrs. Voorhees' Decapitation

from: TGIF13 
Thank you TGIF13 for this amazing shot of Betsy Palmer and Tom Savini during the shooting of Mrs. Voorhees' decapitation scene in Friday the 13th (1980).

Friday, April 12, 2013

Richard Brooker as Oghris in Deathstalker (1983)


Right after Richard Brooker donned the hockey mask in Friday the 13th (Part III) he took another role in a sci-fi Roger Corman produced movie Death Stalker that spawned its own small franchise of four movies.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Richard Brooker and Steve Susskind

I plan on taking this week to pay respects to the late Richard Brooker, who played my favorite Jason. Here is a great behind the scenes photo of he and the late Steve Susskind, who played Harold. 
Godspeed to them both. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Richard Brooker in Trapper John, M.D. (1984)

I am a huge fan of the 80s unsuspecting person (doctor, attorney) turned detective TV shows like Quincy, Matlock and Trapper John, M.D.. This was not one of the best episodes of Trapper John, but it did guest star the late Richard Brooker (Jason, Part III) as Vic in Season 5 episode 'The Fred Connection.' Vic was not a main character and really only had a few scenes and a handful of lines. He was part of a football team whose van crashed. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Remembering Richard Brooker Video

Brandon Middleton sent me this link of an old TV show called Memories: Then and Now and they did one on Friday the 13th. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

RIP Richard Brooker

Yesterday when I saw the news, I couldn't rightfully write anything about it. I figured that I would give him a day of silence out of respect. Growing up and watching Friday the 13th: Part III on a rented VCR while living on a pig farm in rural South Carolina is among my fondest childhood memories. We had to have watched this film 6 times over the course of the weekend. One viewing I decided to watch the credits and I saw Richard Brooker as Jason in the credits. That name stuck with me because Jason literally scared the hell out of my 9 year old ass. It also made me deathly afraid of the old barn out back!

I remember being in middle school and my friend brought in some issues of Fangoria. One of them had a write-up about the Jasons and had a photo of Richard Brooker and I finally put a face to this name and read the entire article. 

When the internet was in gear, I learned the Brooker had a website and could easily be contacted. So, I chose to buy an autographed photo of him and to this day it was a very special item in my collections. Later on in life I had the chance to attend a small convention that Brooker attended and got to meet the man. That meeting wasn't amazing  since my time with him was merely seconds and he seemed rushed. But it did make me relive my childhood memories of Friday the 13th: Part III.

Death is always a sad thing, but we all do die and so do horror icons. My condolences to his family and those who were closest to him. Everyone knows what a huge fan I am of Part III and Brooker and needless to say, this news really hit me hard. 

His commentary for Friday the 13th: Part III (on the old Manhattan to Crystal Lake box set) is great, so in his honor, please give it a listen.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kimberly Beck Guest Stars in Fantasy Island (1978)

Kimberly has a pretty known name in the 60s and 70s, enough at least to get her name and face billed on a TV Guide advert for a Fantasy Island Season 2 Sunday Special that aired in 1979 called Cornelius and Alphonse. The episode aired May 6, 1979.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Darcy Demoss the Dancer

courtesy: 1998 webMEDIA
Darcy shows her moves. I can't say that she is my favorite, or close to favorite, Friday girl. But I am very fond of her work as an actress in general. Back in the 90s I would always confuse her with Jewel Shepard.

Apparently she is a great dancer and even though this photo states that it is from 1998, I suspect it is much older than that. Anyone with info on this leave a comment.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Part V and Part VI Posters Share Same Art

Remember my post about how the Turkish poster for Friday the 13th: Part V was just a facsimile of the art on the movie The Wind? Here's some more Part V plagiarism for ya! On the left is one straight from Italy, starring Susan Ross...err... SHAVAR Ross it is Il Terrore Continua, translated into The Terror Continues.  Jason è tornato e non vi farà dormire per lungo tempo, well the tagline translated to English is 'Jason is back and will not let you sleep for a long time.' Sure beats 'If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone!'

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Friday the 13th: Part II Production Photos

Here are some seen, some not seen production photos from Friday the 13th: Part II. I've gathered them mostly from Fangoria, some from, some from my personal collection, and so on. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jason Lives Behind the Scenes

Since I am on a Jason Lives kick on here (two straight posts, baby!), I thought some of these were really cool. They are from TGIF13 and I believe are from the collection of Crash Cunningham.  I'm not a huge fan of this movie, but for what it is it is very fun. It's always fun and nostalgic to see behind the scenes photos of the movies since us fans were never, and will never be blessed with true "making of" featurettes of these films. Enjoy.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Jason Lives TV Trailer

Okay, I must admit that I love these things and love seeing the different adverts for the movies on different networks. Here's one from 1989 on "Action Theater" that is actually very entertaining. If anyone has these nifty TV adverts please upload and share them!