26 February 2009
23 February 2009
If you were wondering, as I was, just what in Sam Hill this was all about, Marcie's excellent "Kate the Great" impression is a monologue from The Rainmaker, inspired by evaluating oneself in a mirror. The 1954 Broadway play preceded the 1956 film in which Katharine Hepburn starred. I'm only guessing, but I imagine many of the actors in this first Friday the 13th were more interested in theater, as they were cast out of New York near the shooting location rather than Hollywood. I don't think we're likely to see many more Bogart or Hepburn impressions in modern horror!
20 February 2009
I must spend today making a few screencaps of favorite moments from Friday the 13th III through IX, as they are rented and due back Saturday.
14 February 2009
My earliest Friday the 13th experience was at our now-closed local double-feature theater just over the Illinois state line in Genoa City, Wisconsin. (If that sounds familiar, it may be because the creator of the soap The Young & The Restless lives nearby and borrowed the name.) My friend and I arrrived near the end of whichever was currently playing . We would pay a dollar and you could watch as many times as you wanted as they alternated both movies on a single screen. I'd love to know what the other movie screening that night was. (That must have been the one we told my mother about, if she knew we were there at all.)
13 February 2009
Just for fun, here's a corner of the front page of today's local Crystal Lake newspaper:
11 February 2009
This is perhaps the only movie I first saw as an adult that so disturbed me that I never wished to see it again. I slightly hesitate to watch it now because as usually happens when reviewing films that scared you as a child, they rarely have the same effect as you remember them having. It was not more than ten years ago that this film gave me the willies, and just watching Ingrid Bergman in the trailer leads me to believe I'm still going to find it quite scary.