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!
Do undead serial killers like Freddy Krueger like Horror Cereal for breakfast? I cannot say whether that is true or not. I don’t really know the Springwood Slasher all that well. However I can indeed say that artist Jorge Baeza’s Horror Cereal art is impressive.
A Nightmare on Elm Street’s supernatural icon isn’t the only subject of Baeza’s talents. We also have a very limited edition cereal straight from Kingston Falls. Killogg’s Yum-Yum Flakes!
As you can plainly see as advertised this particular cereal makes a ‘wonderful midnight treat’! Although I might caution you check your kitchen for unexpected visitors before you pour yourself a bowl.
That is not all though. Jorge I assume has been reading up on the Handbook for the Recently Deceased. Because it sure looks like he has been able to land a contract with the leading freelance bio-exorcist. I am talking about that ghost with the most – Beetlejuice!
Now I do not know how Jorge was able to talk Beetlejuice into signing away his likeness for Yucky Worms. I have heard he is an incredibly shrewd negotiator. I believe it was Juno herself that said one should never call upon Beet-
Are you really that stupid, Vic? We appreciate you letting us know about these Horror Cereal box covers but you almost said his name for a third time!
What? I was just going to say that it isn’t recommended that you actually call upon Beetlejuice.
Oh. Sorry, that was what you were warning me about. Boy, is my face red. At the very least you can hop on over to Jorge Baeza’s spot on Facebook. Take some time and check out the rest of his fantastic art. You might also remember a couple of months back when Jorge was kind enough to share his artwork for Stranger Things!
Now readin’ that little title up there, you folks are thinking one of two things; 1. Jon Mikl Thor and Robert Englund sang a duet together, or 2. the ol’ Ouija Board Kid is going to be blastin’ yer ear holes with all of the top jamzzz from the various Freddy flicks. Well, the reality lies somewhere in the middle…
I mean, The Nightmare series has produced classick tunes like this perennial favorite:
And this silly @$$ nonsense:
But no series is immune to the law of diminishing returns, so when Dokken was too costly we got:
and instead of the ol’ Fat Boys:
But while the films were at least trying to create a decent soundtrack someone else was just trying to finance that beach front property in Malibu…
I’m not going to beat around the bush; this thing was the biggest piece of fart ever produced. Don’t believe me? Take a listen to this:
Way to phone it in Bobby.
Hey remember all those times you wished for a really poor cover of an obscure 60’s song jam packed with the snorts and chortles of a reality bending dream demon? Well, allow ol’ Daniel XIII to play the role of Wishmaster:
Believe me, Freddy “did” everyone that got suckered into buying this. Anyway, that’s enough for one night. I’ll just leave you with something to think about; someone thought it would be cool to not only create a children’s album featuring a character whose only goal in life (and death) was killing children, but they threw a little ditty on there all about where he committed those crimes :
I Am Nancy is the debut documentary from Some Pig Productions. Join actress Heather Langenkamp, best known as “Nancy Thompson” from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dream Warriors and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, as she journeys across two continents and five horror conventions on a quest to discover what it means to be Nancy.
Welcome to the Retroist A Nightmare on Elm Street Podcast. On this week’s show we talk about the amazing 80s horror film, “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” We talk about the movie’s creator, Wes Craven and how he came up with the idea for Freddy and the Nightmare concept. We talk about the production, the stars, its jump to other media and a whole lot more. We are very luck this week. Jonathan has an interview with Nightmare Star, Heather Langenkamp.
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