Saturday, June 29, 2013

Beg Just Be a Nightmare!

Some more foreign greatness from Brandon Middleton. Today it is an Argentinian PAL VHS of Friday the 13th (1980). The tagline is a piece of broken-English greatness: "Beg Just Be a Nightmare."

At any rate, I really dig this VHS cover art.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jason comes back: A film in which they scream in fear!

Brandon Middleton found this great German one sheet for Friday the 13th: Part IV.  The text reads: Jason comes back a film in which they scream in fear, The Last Chapter. Thanks, Brandon! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Chicks Love Vans...

A couple rare (and small resolution) promo shots of our Part III girls by Chris' beloved Dodge Ram van. The bottom one was sent to me by Brandon Middleton. I am not sure where I found the top-- I've had it for some time. 

Tracie Savage in Friday the 13th: Part III

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kimberly Beck in The Commish (1991)

Kimberly Beck stars in Season 1 (episode 7) episode of The Commish in 1991 titled Behind the Storm Door. Beck plays a woman named Michelle Carver, a woman who becomes infatuated with Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis), and even more so when he comes to her aid when she is beaten by her estranged husband. I haven't seen this, but Beck was just as stunning in 1991 ad she was in 1984. Here is a synopsis from IMDB:  

Monday, June 17, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Shelly (Friday the 13th: Part III)

Again, thanks to Brandon Middleton, I am posting this great photo of Larry Zerner in a photo that looks to be either a SFX test, or after his shot. It's definitely a shot that I have never seen before. 

A kind poster let me on to this photo and where it originated:
Actually, this is/was a filmed on-screen death for Shelly that was deleted as a request from the MPAA. If you notice in the pic, Shelly is on the porch, by the Kitchen entrance as he was on-screen in his final appearence when he bursts through the back door to seek help. That hand you are referring to is Jason's bloody hand coming back from around Shelly's chest. Up in the right hand corner is a bird's-eye-view of the TOP of Jason's hockey mask...See the nose? This is after he drags Shelly's body to the back door, from the barn to leave him for dead, then Jason, swiftly runs back to the barn. That is what the noises were that Chili hears before she opens the door to discover Shelly's next "prank". I know this because I have a finished "daily" copy for Friday Part 3 before they shipped it to the MPAA. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Kirsten Baker in James at 16 (1978)

Here's a great shot of Kirsten Baker in the TV series James at 16 (the season prior was titled James at 15) in the 1978 episode "The Gift" as Christina Kolberg. Here's a brief synopsis of the series premise, not that it really went very far.
James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many serious problems (teenage alcoholism, virginity, pregnancy, venereal disease).
Here is a synopsis of the episode The Gift; sounds like a winner.
James looks forward to his upcoming 16th birthday and hopes to get a car as a gift. His uncle decides to give him a night with a call-girl instead. Shunning that situation, James falls in love with a Swedish foreign exchange student and loses his virginity.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Part III Bad Press

As we all know the Friday the 13th films really did not get the positive support by the press as Halloween had received. Then there was the fact that Part III really pissed off a lot of the media reviewers for its redundancy and flat atmosphere due to director Steve Miner having to direct around a 3-D Director of Photography and a 3-D cinematographer. I do love this film and really think the press took this film way too seriously. I think their reviews and commentary are null and void.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fangoria: Jason II, Behind the Scenes

Fangoria #68
Here are some great shots of Jason from Friday the 13th: Part II that I found in some old Fangoria scans. Some of the shots are well known, in fact they all are being in Fangoria. However, you have got to love these old behind the scenes shots of Steve Dash and Warrington Gillette.

The one I love especially is the one of Jason (Warrington Gillette) crashing through the window at Ginny (Amy Steel). It is a great angle of it and it also proves that Gillette used a pendulum (something he denied) to do this scene. He is clearly on an upward trajectory (hence why his hands are getting farther away from Ginny. Maybe it is not a big deal, but if you were on the old Guts and Gory boards in 2004-6, you'd know why I posted this.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bruce Mahler on "Fridays" with George Carlin

Thank you, Brandon, for bringing this brilliant piece to my attention. It's from the show Fridays (which was supposed to be a Saturday Night Live ripoff) from 1981 (show G-06) in a skit called K.P.L.O.: Radio Palestine with Friday the 13th: Part IV alum Bruce "Superbowl Of Self Abuse" Mahler and the legendary George Carlin.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Foxy Ladies of Buck Rogers: Kimberly Beck

I horked these photos from the awesome Retrospace Blog in a Foxy Ladies of Buck Rogers post. I was never a huge Buck Rogers fan, in fact I really disliked the show a lot until re-watching it not long ago. Kimberly starred as Allison Michaels in the season 1 episode (#11) Cruise Ship to the Stars that aired December 27, 1979.