Pamela Voorhees. The name should conjure up images of a distraught but loving Mother. In addition to a grisly drive for punishment against Camp Crystal Lake as well as its counselors. And while I certainly admit that she perhaps crossed the line, I must say there is part of me that feels sorry for Pamela.
Of course I should add that I also feared the likes of Pamela Voorhees. Which is certainly one of the reasons I avoided heading to summer camp. Ever. Not to mention worries of the types of wildlife one might bump into while attending camp. Like snakes…and eels.
By all means I was a strange and lonely child. Having said all of that however it is a fact that Pamela Voorhees is an icon of horror. You don’t have to just take my word for it however. I’m willing to bet that friend to The Retroist and myself, the talented Travis Falligant would back up my statement. I would direct you to take a look at his Halloween coloring contest page featuring none other than Pamela from 2016.
Image courtesy of IBTrav.
It was Travis in fact that was kind enough to share this humorous video the other day. Combining the theme song from the 1988 hit TV show Just the Ten of Us with the…antics…of Mrs. Voorhees. Perhaps an alternate world’s intro to a different Friday the 13th television show?
I would warn that if you’ve not seen 1980’s Friday the 13th for yourself. Everything in the video below is a SPOILER!
Friends, with it being February the 14th, it seemed the perfect time to discuss My Bloody Valentine. Now granted the Projectionist and I haven’t resurrected the Saturday Frights Podcast. But we did in fact decided to put together a special – a vidcast of sorts. Concerning the 1981 Canadian slasher film, the classic My Bloody Valentine!
In the vidcast, which runs about fifteen minutes. I share not just some of the elements I love most about the movie. Additionally I must admit that this is in fact probably my favorite film in the slasher genre. But furthermore the Projectionist and I also give a few fun facts about the film itself. As well as the 2009 remake by Lionsgate – My Blood Valentine 3D.
With this in mind, I do feel I should admit this isn’t going to be like the podcast. At no point do I go into the synopsis of the film itself. On the other hand we do bring up the soundtrack, in particular the memorable Ballad of Harry Warden. Which if you count yourself as fan, the soundtrack is available at Waxwork Records!
Image is courtesy of Waxwork Records.
So when you get a moment of free time, check out the vidcast. Perhaps the Projectionist and I will convince you that a horror movie is the perfect thing to watch today?
From the Projectionist and myself – we wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s been a bit since the Projectionist or myself have had the free time to share a good horror related TV show or movie outside of those we discuss on the Saturday Frights Podcast…or even a frightening short film for that matter.
I’m going to try and make up for that with this spooky little offering entitled The Smiling Man. It is a seven minute short focusing on a little girl who notices something amiss occurring in her home…like the discovery of brightly colored balloons in the hallway and stairwell attached to plastic wrapped…things…like a doll head and sticks and what might be chicken bones.
The short was written and directed as well as edited by AJ Briones, who after watching this creepfest – which is indeed enjoyably disturbing, I think just needs to get a contract to start making horror films or at the very least be allowed to transform this short film into a feature length offering. I know the Projectionist wouldn’t approve of my choosing a short from 2015 but I’ve said it before and I will say it again, there is nothing more retro than horror…especially when it taps into those fears we had in our youth of the unknown.
So turn off the lights and lean a little closer to your monitor as we pay a visit to The Smiling Man on Saturday Frights!
Welcome back to another installment of Saturday Frights. The storm seems to have certainly kept the usual crowd away tonight but like yourselves a few have trickled in…so make sure to visit Stevie behind the concession counter to get some treats before we start tonight’s presentation.
Since yesterday was Christmas I felt that we should present something a little festive and the first thing that came to mind was the 1986 Tales from the Darkside episode entitled “Seasons of Belief” which just so happens to star Creepshow’s E.G. Marshall as a Father who is ready to spread some scares to his children in the form of the tale of the Grither. His Wife, played by Margaret Klenck, joins in on the fun of doing their best to terrorize their bored kids…but then awfully strange things begin to occur…could the Grither be more than a made up story?
Let’s find out together on Saturday Frights as we enjoy the Seasons of Belief!
[Via] Cold Dark World
Happy Krampusnacht! I’m in charge of your programming again tonight down here in the Retroist Vault and I’m truly beginning to wonder if I’ll ever see the likes of the Projectionist again. Although we did receive a memo this afternoon from the Retroist himself that states no Retroist Industries employee is allowed below level 12 in the Vault…so I assume that has something to do with the Projectionist be absent for so long.
Anyway. Since tonight is Krampusnacht, I felt the best way to go is provide you with two wonderful shorts that will remind you again why you should be on your best behavior this time of year! First up we have a delightful…if you aren’t a naughty child that is…stop-motion animated short that was written by none other than Anthony Bourdain, in fact this was intended to be part of his television show “No Reservations” but got pulled at the last second.
Being Krampusnacht and with the incredibly awesome Krampus Film by Michael Doughtery having just been released, I think it’s safe to say that if you have loved ones that need just a little more Krampus in their life…or perhaps a friendly warning on how they are behaving this Holiday season…you should hop on over and secure your pledge.