Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
As a child of the ‘80s, specifically a boy child, the Friday the 13th movies were a big deal to me. While my parents weren’t very strict with my movie watching, they certainly didn’t encourage me watching movies filled with T&A and graphic violence, so the Fridays were definitely had the forbidden fruit appeal. And not just with me. Sleepovers, after-school hang-outs… pretty much any time spent with my guy friends were invaded either by sneaky viewings or at least talk of Jason Voorhees’ machete-happy antics.
There was something straight up and pure about the very simple morality tales told as pure exploitation that made that series stand apart from most horror franchises. I think the best Nightmare on Elm Street movie is better than any Friday the 13th film, but as cheesy and bad as the Friday series gets it never reaches the low that the Nightmares did.
There’s some debate amongst horror fans when it comes to Friday the 13th 3-D. I think it’s one of the most fun of the Friday movies personally and the 3-D is some of the best I’ve ever seen on a big screen… I mean, there’s snake jump scares, punks, the introduction of the hockey mask and super over the top SCTV-level 3-D gags... What’s not to love? Granted, there is a disconcerting lack of Crispin Glover dancing, but they had to save something for Part IV, right?
Today’s pic comes from the make-up chair as Larry Zerner (Shelly) gets ready for his big death scene. It’s actually a great look at the raw, newly applied prosthetic neck slash before it gets touched up. Notice the blood tubes leading up to the piece. Gore EFX 101.
Thanks to Kieran Masterton for sending this one along, with a link to what used to be a blog called slashtastic and is now onelastscare. Couldn’t find the specific image on the site, but that’s the credited source.
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Tomorrow’s pic feels pretty!