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F13 Hall of Fame: Darcy DeMoss

F13 Hall of Fame: Darcy DeMoss

The Friday the 13th franchise is noted for having its fair share of scantily-clad victims, many of whom are either dispatched during or shortly after sex. Whilst several installments in the series have also boasted nudity, others have proven to be relatively restrained. Tom McLoughlin’s Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives was an attempt […]

F13 Hall of Fame: Warrington Gillette

F13 Hall of Fame: Warrington Gillette

When Ari Lehman made an appearance at the end of Friday the 13th, little did anyone know that his character would one day become an iconic figure of popular culture. Whilst the killer had been revealed as Mrs. Voorhees, a respectable, middle-aged woman, the focus of the subsequent sequels would shift to her son, Jason, […]

F13 Hall of Fame: Ari Lehman

F13 Hall of Fame: Ari Lehman

The iconic image of Jason Voorhees has become a staple of popular culture, yet before the hockey mask became a symbol of fear the character was just a scared young boy. In Sean S. Cunningham’s 1980 original, Jason had drowned in Crystal Lake in 1957 due to the negligence of a group of camp counselors, […]

F13 Hall of Fame: Julie Michaels

F13 Hall of Fame: Julie Michaels

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday opened like any other Friday the 13th movie. An attractive young woman arrives at the seemingly deserted Camp Crystal Lake and immediately strips off to take a shower. When the house is thrown into darkness she goes to investigate, whilst still wearing nothing but a towel. Stepping out […]

Friday the 13th (2009) Retrospective

Friday the 13th (2009) Retrospective

Since his official introduction in 1981′s Friday the 13th Part 2, the character of Jason Voorhees had gone through numerous makeovers and had been adapted so many times by a variety of filmmakers that his appearance in 2003′s Freddy vs. Jason bore little resemblance to his earlier incarnations. From the ‘sack’ in Part 2 to […]

F13 Hall of Fame: Kelly Hu

F13 Hall of Fame: Kelly Hu

Whilst there have been countless discussions on the merits of the slasher’s ‘final girls,’ the victims themselves are often overlooked. The Friday the 13th series, more than any other, has boasted a cream of undiscovered talent that would later go on to enjoy varied degrees of success in Hollywood. Kevin Bacon, Corey Feldman and Crispin […]

His Name Was Jason (2009) Retrospective

His Name Was Jason (2009) Retrospective

For many, 2009 was the year that Jason Voorhees dominated the horror genre. The franchise enjoyed a highly successful reboot with the Michael Bay-produced remake, Part 3 finally made its official debut in 3-D on DVD in the United States and the series was given the retrospective treatment for the feature length documentary His Name […]

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (2007) Retrospective

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (2007) Retrospective

Freddy vs. Jason had taken a total of sixteen years to make it to the big screen and in that time the Friday the 13th franchise had undergone a radical transformation. Following a change of ownership from Paramount to New Line Cinema, two further sequels were produced that failed to revive interest in the series, […]

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Retrospective

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Retrospective

Jason X had continued a commercial decline for the Friday the 13th franchise that had begun in 1985 with A New Beginning and had divided the opinions of the fans; some of whom enjoyed the space location and comic tone, whilst others were disappointed by the lack of a summer camp setting. The priority for […]

Jason X (2001) Retrospective

Jason X (2001) Retrospective

Despite gaining a cult following on VHS after its mediocre performance at the box office in 1993, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday had only proven what Paramount had feared when they had sold off the franchise to New Line Cinema; that the popularity that Friday the 13th and its iconic antagonist, Jason Voorhees, […]

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Retrospective

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Retrospective

The lukewarm reception that Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan had received at the box office in 1989 had been the final nail in the coffin for Paramount who, after almost a decade of success, had laid the character of Jason Voorhees to rest and would eventually cancel their small screen spinoff the […]

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Retrospective

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Retrospective

By the end of the 1980s the slasher film had all but run its course. Whilst franchises such as Halloween, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Sleepaway Camp and A Nightmare on Elm Street had struggled to keep the interest of their fans, other lesser efforts like Offerings, Intruder and The Horror Show (aka House III) had […]