Tag Archives: Friday the 13th

Scaredstiff.tv presents Jason Xmas web-series….

Pretty amazing how the fine folks over at scaredstiff.tv can understand the details of a Friday the 13th movie better than Platinum Dunes, eh? Actually, I am not really surprised at all.

Good friend of the show, Doug Plomitallo has done it again folks. Following up on the hit 4-part web-series The Zombie Chronicles, comes a brand new 10 part series that features a slasher villain even the most novice horror fans should recognize; Jason MF’N Voorhees!  Check out episode 1 below:

“Jason Voorhees is back! In this first episode of a ten part mini-series, Jason invites himself to a family’s holiday reunion. The mystery of Jason’s latest target will become unveiled as the series continues. A new episode will be released monthly up until the exciting conclusion this upcoming Christmas!”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo4uBIRMaQg&feature=youtu.be]

Evil Episodes is very happy to announce that we will be speaking with Doug Plomitallo this Friday when we record the new episode of the podcast to talk Jason Xmas, and everything else scaredstiff.tv  Look for that episode to drop early next week!

 

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Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning or How I learned to stop worrying and love faux Jason!

It’s Friday the 13th again!  I hadn’t really planned on much for the website today being that I have been busy with work and preparing for the baby girl coming soon.  Earlier today I re-post a link to an article from right around the time I started the site last year in which I some thoughts on the Friday the 13th series.  Well now that I am home, the wife is asleep and I have some free time I decided to review a Friday the 13th flick. Not just any sequel, but the one that seems to be the most polarizing. No, not Jason Takes Manhattan, that one is pretty much universally hated (but still loved in a “Well hey, it’s Paramount era Jason, at least, right?” way) Rather I am talking about Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning that’s right.  A lot of people hate this installment if for no other reason than the “major reveal” at the end of the movie, which if you did indeed read the title to the thread, probably now know….(although I’d imagine you’ve already seen the flick many times if you are reading this thread).  So yeah check out my review aka vehement defense of the flick after the jump!

Read Mike’s Friday the 13th Part 5 review NOW!

Friday the 13th TV Series – Jason does TV…oh wait…no he doesn’t!

It’s Friday the 13th everyone! Besides Halloween, it is probably one of the leading days of notoriety for horror fans as it annually becomes “which Friday the 13th flick should I watch tonight” day….well keeping with the “TV-based” them of the blog, let me take a moment to bring us back to the late 80’s to remember another chapter in the Friday the 13th saga.

Imagine Nightmare on Elm Street without Freddy Kruger….Halloween sanz Michael Myers(well we actually did get that, and it was a good flick, IMO, but that is another story for another time)…how about Friday the 13th without Jason Voorhees….would never happen right…WRONG.  Well sort of!  Back in 1987, Friday the 13th’s TV series started airing.

The show had little if anything to do with Jason Voorhees, Campy Crystal lake or the legend itself. (It might have been referenced to slightly, but I don’t remember). The story was about an antique shop owner who had made a pact with the devil to sell items and antiques that all had various curses attached to them. For whatever reason he broke his pact and was killed for his efforts. Micki & her cousin Ryan inherit the shop and make it their mission along with the help of the older, Jack character, to go out and retrieve all the missing antiques before they could cause further harm in the wrong hands.  It has been a really long time since I have scene any of the episodes but last I checked the series is in syndication on CHILLER network. (It used to run on SyFy as well, but I don’t think so anymore).

Here is the opening trailer for the show:

One episode I do remember, was centered around a high school chick who had come upon a makeup compact that would make whoever looked into the compact at the same time as her, fall in love with her instantly.  The chick would do this to various guys out of revenge for them ignoring her(I think) and would eventually lead them to suicide.  Not sure why this episode stood out particularly, maybe it was because anyone growing up has insecurities about themselves to a certain extent!?!

From what little I remember, I dug the show, enough. I remember this was part of the regular Saturday night line up for me along with a couple of other shows that came and went in the same era.  This could just be a case of me seeing at such a young age and having a more positive memory than it deserves.  This show will definitely be something I cover extensively so look for that in the future!

Was the Hockey Mask ever referred to as one of the "cursed items" ?