Another Friday the 13th is upon us and as luck has it this one falls within the month of February which is also Black History Month. So in honor of the stars aligning these two auspicious occasions together I decided to put together a super-cut of all of the fine young (and some not so young) black actors to have the honor of a gruesome onscreen death at the hands of Pamela Voorhees’ overly exhuberant bouncing baby boy.
Earlier this week I saw that there was a list ranking the horror movie franchises on Gawker and thought it would be a good idea to do here. My rules however are a bit different than what the folks at Gawker used. For my list the rules are as follows:
1. To qualify as a franchise there must be at least 3 movies released.
2. Remakes of movies can be counted as part of the franchise.
3. “VS” movies (like Aliens vs Predators and Freddy vs Jason) are not counted.
4. Must be horror flicks. Duh.
So on to my list.
If there is one thing Jason Voorhees loves almost more than killing everyone he meets is the ladies. The proof is in the pudding, folks! Jason loves to spend as much time as possible with members of the fairer sex. Sure he gets all stabby and hacky with them but no one is perfect. With that in mind I have put together this list of the best Final Girls to ever come up against Jason and live to tell the tale.
I think it is safe to say that the FRIDAY THE 13TH series of movies would have been wildly different if Jason (would it have been Jasmine instead?) Voorhees had looked like this week’s cosplayer.
Remember to call your mother and tell her how much you love her. Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th!
Heed this public service announcement…or else. Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th!
On this day in 1971, Corey Scott Feldman was born and in his 42 years of life Mr. Feldman has contributed many things to society not the least of which is his wonderful music. So join me in wishing a happy birthday to this talented fella by taking a walk down memory lane at the things in his career that really stand out to me.
Ever wonder what Jason Voorhees does on Saturday the 14th? Well wonder no more! This little animated short clues us in on the day off shenanigans of our favorite hockey masked mutilator of nubile teens.
Continue reading “Short Shrift Theater: Saturday the 14th”
Triskaidekaphobia – \tris-ky-dek-uh-FOH-bee-uh\, noun: A morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th. Continue reading The Word of the Day is Triskaidekaphobia
For the uninitiated who are not up on their horror movie terminology, the Final Girl is a “horror film (particularly slasher film) trope that specifically refers to the last woman or girl alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story“. So now that the definition is clear here are the ladies who made the cut (so to speak) in my estimation: