Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lawrence Monoson in Teen Set Magazine

Lawrence Monoson (Teddy) from Friday the 13th: Part IV hasn't shied away from saying some pretty douchey things about his role as Teddy in the movie, calling it many things including low-taste, worse-than-B-movie-quality and a shameful movie. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Smoke & Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini
Above is a great candid photo of Tom Savini during his Vietnam War service. It's from an upcoming documentary on his lift aptly titled Smoke & Mirrors, directed by Jason Baker.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Friday the 13th (1980)

Here's a really hi-res shot of Mark Nelson (Ned) from Friday the 13th (1980) where you can get a good look at his special make-up effects applied by the master Tom Savini. This definitely wasn't Savini's crowning moment in horror, but it is still an iconic moment nonetheless. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday the 13th: Part IV Filming Location - Zaca Lake
I haven't been able to make it to Zaca Lake – the shooting location for some of the lake scenes in Friday the 13th: Part IV – since it's quite far away in Santa Barbara County, so here are some shots of the probable shooting areas of the film.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Looks like Marta Kober is in trouble again!

Marta was picked up in Selma, Oregon for an outstanding warrant – and $4,000 bond – not too long ago. I am trying to find out what the warrant was for, but there's no indication anywhere.

Screen Test With Juliette Cummins

Here's a neat little find; a screen test with actor Marc Copage in an acting workshop the two had taken together. Copage later stated that he used this to prepare for auditions for daytime soap operas.

As always, Juliette looks marvelous.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday the 13th: Part V's Carol Locatell in Coffy (1973)

Coffy is a movie directed by Jack Hill in 1973, starring Pam Grier and Sid Haig and filmed in Chatsworth, California. Carol Locatell (Ethel) from Friday the 13th: Part V has a part in the movie as Priscilla and was credited as Carol Lawson.

She does a terrific job in her role in Coffy, and you get to see that Carol was actually a pretty cute woman under all of that dirt and grime of Ethel Hubbard!

@0:53, we get to see a little Ethel Hubbard come out of Priscilla!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Behind the Scenes; Friday the 13th: Part III

Here's a really cool behind the scenes shot of Dana Kimmell (Chris) in Friday the 13th: Part III. The photo looks like it may have been a photo from the alternate ending where she goes to the barn to find everyone dead after what seemed to be a bad dream, only to run back to the cabin to beet Jason face-to-face in the infamous beheading.

I only say this because she is dressed much like the other production photos we have seen.

At any rate, it's always really cool to find these behind the scenes photos.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amy Steel in The Women of San Quentin (1983)

Who says women don't look good in uniform? This is from the 1983 TV movie The Women of San Quentin, with Amy as Liz Larson. Her role wasn't very large, but it was nice seeing her on TV!

What sucks is that her agent at the time thought roles like this were better for her career than appearing in Friday the 13th: Part III, as what was initially wanted by producers of the franchise.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sorority House Massacre I & II: Filming Locations

The sorority house as seen in the film: Sorority House Massacre
How the house looks now.
Living in Los Angeles I get to see a lot of filming locations for my favorite movies. Realistically, after seeing these locations it actually takes away a lot of the impact the movie had. With movie magic, a lot of these places were shot to seem a lot more secluded than they actually were. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ted White Homage #73824753

Ted White (far right) with stuntmen Leroy Johnson and Cliff Lyons in the
1959 film The Horse Soldiers
Like him or hate him – and if you hate this man, then you suck – Ted White is an industry icon, working alongside the most influential/legendary names in movie history. He amassed one of the most impressive resumes for a stuntman in his era and he worked when stuntmen did a lot of very dangerous stunts without any union backing for safety regulations.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tom Morga's Stick-On Mustache: Commando (1985)

Friday the 13th stunt team of John Sherrod, Tom Morga, Johnny Hocks and Dick Warlock worked on this classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film Commando from 1985.

Here is an amazing shot of Tom Morga with a really bad stick-on moustache. Looks like the make-up effects team for Commando was as bad as the team for A New Beginning.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Night of the Demons (1988): Filming Locations

The old man's house in the beginning of the film.
This is how that house looks now. It was long abandon, but is now being
refurbished and is for sale/lease. It's on Menlo Avenue at 29th.
Kevin S. Tenney's Night of the Demons (1988) was shot pretty much entirely in one area of the Historic Menlo/29th District in Central Los Angeles. The Old Man's home seen in the beginning and the end of the movie is on the corner of Menlo Avenue and 29th Street.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Oh My Ghana!

Even though the art on these photos is laughable at best, I have to really give respect to the foreign market for attempting to change it up and actually try and do something creative.

The Gillets: Bloody Social?

I think all of us is pretty aware of F. Warrington Gillette's (maybe, maybe not) film Bloody Social was about his mother allegedly killing his father, and all for money. I got bored and looked them up and it turns out that the Gillet (how his last name is actually spelled) family was a pretty well known family in Palm Beach, Florida.

His mother was a very well known socialite, very active in the arts and headed many benefits. His father, Francis Warrington Gillet, Jr., also mingled with politicians, raced horses (Explains Warrington, III's love of horses!), and kept close ties with very wealthy people. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

People Under the Stairs: Filming Location

The house in the film People Under the Stairs
How the house looks today
The house used as the main location in the 1991, Wes Craven film The People Under the Stairs is located in central Los Angeles near the Historical Adams District on Harvard Avenue. Most of the interiors were actually shot on a set, making the home look a lot larger than it really is. 

Directly across from this home is the home used in the film Sorority House Massacre II (which is abandon). In that film the Red Herring Orville Ketchum lived across the street, in this home. At the end of this film – when the residents gather in the street – the Sorority House Massacre II house can be seen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Useless Information Wednesday

Fans of the original Red Dawn (1984) will remember Brad Savage as "Danny". However, not everyone may be aware that Brad Savage is indeed the younger brother of Friday the 13th: Part III's Tracie Savage (Debbie).

Like Tracie, Brad started acting through his agent mother, Judy Savage – who still runs The Savage Agency – and started acting as a youngster, making several television appearances. The Savage Agency was used to procure much of the cast of Friday the 13th: Part III. He landed the role as Danny in the 1984 film Red Dawn and ended up getting a nomination for the Young Artist Award as a supporting role in a feature film.

The Savage Agency, or Judy Savage, represents young talent trying to break it into the business. She has won multiple awards for her work as an agent.

Today, Brad has a son Keaton Savage who is currently an actor. He is represented by The Savage Agency.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Friday the 13th: Part II - Behind the Scenes

Photo from Cliff Cudney's Facebook
A lot of these photos from this sequence have been popping up here and there, but here is one that we haven't seen before. It's of stunt coordinator extraordinaire Cliff Cudney and his talent Steve Dash – better known as Jason Voorhees. 

Higgins Haven in Other Movies

We all know the cabin at Veluzat Movie Ranch simply as "Higgins Haven", which was the name it was given as it appeared in Friday the 13th: Part III (1982). The cabin was actually a set that was constructed for the production of Friday the 13th: Part III and was used many times after until it was finally burned down by some dumb fan trying to relive "Shelly's" scene in the movie.

The barn still makes appearances from time to time in movies and on television. Here are some other cameos the cabin made before it met its fate.

By the way, thanks to The Location Scout blog for these photos.

Zero Boys (1986)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Devil's Rejects Filming Locations(s)

Even though Rob Zombie has called the Friday the 13th franchise "stupid", I saw a lot of (maybe) unintentional homages throughout his 2005 movie The Devil's Rejects. The most obvious is Tiny's outfit in the beginning of the movie was spot on to Jason's in Friday the 13th: Part II.

Though, The Devil's Rejects was set in Texas, is was shot in the lower Mojave desert and places more south like Santa Clarita. Most of the movie was shot at the Sable Movie Ranch on Sand Canyon Road, right in the middle of Santa Clarita, California. Scenes like the "chicken fucker", Charlie Altamont's place, the Firefly house, and many more scenes. Here are some locations off of that movie ranch that reached as far up as Lancaster, California. 

"Buck's Grab n' Go" where Spaulding pulled into when his truck ran out of gas.
Rio Groceries is an actual store right outside of Acton, California.
Rio Groceries was used in the movie (mostly exterior shots), and is an actual store right on Soledad Canyon Road. It'a about 2 miles before the Acton KOA Campground. Even though the store has changed a little bit and was dressed up for the movie, it still remains pretty similar and still functioning.