||[Feb. 7th, 2006|02:13 pm]
I said I'd get around to posting it so hear it is. You may find it a little long since I don't feel like posting it in sections.|
Friday The 13th
While filming Jack's (Kevin Bacon), death scene, the tubing that shot the blood out, was under the bed, and it came detached. Taso Stavraski, Savini's assistant, who was under the bed took the tube in his mouth and blew.
On the set of this film, Noel Cunningham, Sean Cunningham's son, met Adam Marcus, who was on the set to fetch things for Sean. Years later Adam Marcus directed Jason Goes To Hell.
In the scene where Brenda is thrown through the window, you'd think it was the actress who played Brenda all through the film, right? Well if you thought that you're wrong. It was actually Tom Savini dressed up as Brenda.
The scene with Jason popping out of the water was just a joke/dream, the producer's never planned on any sequel, or any series based on Jason. In fact Victor Miller (the writer) claims he didn't write the scene and refuses to watch the other films due to this "error"
The filmmakers really tried to get Sally Field to play Alice, but once they realized they couldn't they went with Adrienne King.
It took three months, to film the scene where Jason pulls Alice into the water, it seems things always went wrong during shooting that scene. Really it was only three tries, one each month.
The sound so many people think they hear "Ch Ch Ch", is actually "Ki ki ki, ma ma ma", Harry Manfredini created it after he knew of the scene where Mrs. Voorhees is saying "Kill her Mommy"
Friday The 13th Part 2
Francis Warrington Gillette received the screen credit for the role of Jason Voorhees, however Steve Daskawisz played Jason Voorhees for many of the major scenes. One of these noted scenes is when Ginny hits Jason with the machete in the cabin. He was actually hit with the machete, and had to go to the hospital for stitches to his finger.
It's also said that Warrington Gillette actually quit in the middle of filming. So most of the scenes where we see Jason it isn't Gillette, but actually Steve Daskawisz, Cliff Cudney the stunt coordinator.
Walt Gorney who played Crazy Ralph, was seen many times walking around the set talking to himself. Its possible he did this just to get more into character.
In the scene when Jason crashes into the window and grabs Ginny, the actor, Warrington Gillette was actually hurt. He tried to break into the window, only it didn't break, and he ended up banging his head really hard on the glass.
Tom Savini was asked to work on the film, but declined because he was already working on a film.
The reason the audience never finds out what happened to the character Paul, is because the actor quit before they were finished filming, however this has never been confirmed.
Friday The 13th Part 3
Dana Kimmell was offered the role of Chris because producer's liked her performance in Sweet Sixteen. However, after the brutal murder of a friend of hers, Dana is now a reborn Christian and doesn't want to associate with Horror movies, or the Friday The 13th series because of the violence.
Michael Avallone was the first to write a novelization of this film, and then Simon Hawke who wrote the novelizations to Part 1,2,4, and 6 decided to write one.
Carol Watson and Martin Kitrosser wrote the movie, but there was a third writer who is uncredited. Petru Popescu.
There were a few different ways of making Rick's eye pop out. Their first idea was to have the eye pushed out with compressed air, but they couldn't control the direction of where the eye would pop out and go. The second idea was to shove the eye out of the foam head with a rod, but with the 3D camera the rod was visible. The idea that they did use for the film, consisted of a fake body (pictured), they used a monofilament wire attached to the head and a sheet of plastic with a hole in the center between the two lenses for the eye to go through. Inside of the head there was a line of wire that when pulled would make the mouth open into a scream like pose and it would allow for the head to be crushed. The eyeball was ripped out of the head at the same time the wire was pulled. Allowing for the head to crush and the eye to pop out as it did in the film.
There were actually three different endings for the film, at least from what I've heard. One idea was of course the one that was used, where Chris falls asleep in the canoe and dreams the Mrs. Voorhees comes up from the water. The other idea was to have Ali live, and they leave with the cop together. This photo is from the last idea, the idea where Chris dreams that Jason comes into the cabin and cuts her head off. As far as I know, this scene does not exist on film, only in photographs and of course the script.
Andy's original death scene consisted of a mechanical doll to be chopped in half. Instead a foam dummy which was already split in half, was used hanging from the ceiling so when the machete hit it, it automatically split in half.
Friday The 13th Part 4
The original script was supposed to have Tommy Jarvis split Jason's head open with the machete, but that ending didn’t overjoy Tom Savini. Tom got the idea of having the machete slice into Jason's head, then fall to the floor and have the machete slide in some more.
There is a famous UNCUT version of this film floating around on the internet, in fact you can see video clips from this version in the UNCUT VIDEO <http://home.attbi.com/~kat9119/cutvideo.html> section. Sometimes when this movie airs on T.V. it happens to include scenes from the UNCUT version.
Since Tom Savini worked on the original film, his creation of Jason in this film was a 40-year-old version of the original Jason. He only returned to "finish" his original creation.
The day that Corey Feldman had to film the ending sequence, he had a fever of 102 degrees, and I'm sure the bald cap he was to wear during the scene didn't help much.
The actress who played Samantha was so cold out on the raft during her death scene, the she was crying. Ted White, who played Jason, threatened to quit his job if she wasn't given a break. Needless to say, they gave her a break.
Originally Greg Cannom was hired for the job of special FX make-up but due to miscommunication he left the project.
The role of Trish is played by Kimberly Beck who made her feature film debut in Massacre at Central High, another horror film, where she actually gets nude.
USA today had run an article in 1984 that announced the upcoming Friday The 13th Part 5 even before this film was finished. However, it misinformed people and stated that Betsy Palmer was returning as Mrs. Voorhees.
The original cover art for the film showed Jason's mask in a pool of blood with a knife through the eye. But due to complaints the knife was removed from the box art.
Friday The 13th Part 5
Corey Feldman was actually asked to come back and play Tommy Jarvis again, but he declined because he was busy filming The Goonies. He did however come back to film the opening sequence.
Many believe that Jake's death scene was not included in the final film because of the MPAA, however it was really cut from the film because the latex head looked fake.
Many also believe that Dick Wieand actually played the role of Jason (under the mask that is), however it was actually Tom Morga who played Jason under the mask. Dick Wieand only was in the Jason costume for the last scene (where Roy is killed)
Junior's death scene was originally supposed to be included in the film, but it was cut for being too graphic.
The opening dream scene was not in the script so Director Danny Steinmann wrote and shot it to connect it to Friday The 13th Part 4.
Dick Wieand who was credited as playing Jason and Roy later decided that he didn't like being part of the series and usually will not participate in anything related to the series. However, it has been brought to this websites attention that he is currently selling signed photos of Tom Morga and claiming that it is he in the photo.
The original VHS cover art was Tommy standing against the hockey mask. It was replaced for an image of a hockey mask that looks nothing like the one that was used.
Friday The 13th Part 6
Alice Cooper was commissioned to perform three songs for the soundtrack of the film. He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask), which by the way you can download a good quality version of the music video <http://home.attbi.com/~webmistresskat/downloads.htm>, staring Jason and Alice here, Teenaged Frankenstein, and Hard Rock Summer. However, it really is unknown if he was "commissioned" to record Hard Rock Summer and Teenaged Frankenstein for the film, it is only assumed because they were not on any records until recently.
At the end of the original script, Jason's father Elis was introduced by going to the cemetery where Pamela Voorhees was buried. The scene is in the novel however. Be sure to check out the novel <http://home.attbi.com/~campblood/novel.htm> section of the website, where you can read this scene from the book.
C. J. Graham only got the role after performing as Jason in a magic show skit as Jason. The man who put on the show later went on to work on the effects for Pt. 6 and remembered Graham's role as Jason on stage.
If you watch the triple decapitation scene in slow motion you should be able to catch a view of the cords that support the fake bodies when they drop to the ground.
C. J. Graham did play the role of Jason in Alice Coopers music video "He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)" and he did pose for all of the publicity stills that feature Alice and Jason.
Friday The 13th Part 7
A dummy of Dr. Crews was filmed being torn to pieces by the weed whacker; it even detailed all the guts flying out of the body. It was cut of course.
Did you know that John Carl Buechler plays a small roll in the film? He is actually the firefighter at the end who picks up Jason's mask.
The vision that Tina has of her mother being killed was actually supposed to be a vision of Jason holding her mother's head, but it wasn't allowed.
It seems as though there is a cut of the film, Kane Hodder has in his possession, which features a scene where a fisherman hooks a bass, and ends up reeling Jason in.
This film was originally going to be about Freddy Vs. Jason, but without any good scripts and without good communication with New Line, the movie was instead about Tina and Jason.
Harry Manfredini did not score the music this time around. He was given screen credit because of existing cues he'd recorded appeared in the film. Instead Fred Mollin scored the film.
The movie was filmed in Point Clear, Alabama.
In the beginning of the movie where we see scenes from previous films we also get to see Jason's headstone "exploding" this was filmed for the trailer of Pt. 6 but used in this scene.
Friday The 13th Part 8
In the very end of the film, Jason seems to be throwing up water. Kane Hodder has always had the special talent of being able to throw up on demand. He drank a lot of water and then really did throw up.
Timothy Burr Mirkovich played Jason as a child. His father was the editor of the film.
The original movie poster had Jason ripping through an I Love New York sign, but the New York tourism commission told them to change it. Check out the video clip section for a news cast of this statement.
The writer/director had two ideas, for Jason to be on a boat, or in New York, Paramount told him he should to do both.
Even though the ending of the film takes place in New York most of it wasn't shot in NY. Some of it was filmed inside the University of British Columbia's Ocean Research Center (such as the scenes on the ocean) and inside a cavernous transit tunnel downtown Vancouver.
Fred Mollin who worked on Pt. 7 completely composed the score for this film. However, Harry Manfredini did get credit for the "ki ki ki, ma ma ma" sound.
The film was originally supposed to be released on Friday October 13th, 1989 but was bumped up to August, and then again to July.