We hit our 50th episode hurdle as we discuss the iconic film, Friday the 13th. Is it a beloved classic or a simple slasher?
Warning: Spoilers, adult humor, and harsh language ahead. Listen at your own risk.
2DudeReview - Episode 50: Friday the 13th
- Discuss site, Twitter, etc.
II. Our bet
III. Tidbits/Things to Discuss
- Sean Cunningham worked with Wes Craven on The Last House on the Left and was inspired by Carpenter's Halloween.
- The camp scenes were shot at a Boy Scout camp in New Jersey that still exists and is used today.
- Victor Miller, writer, loved that the killer was the mother and didn't want Jason involved at all. Jason was supposed to be the victim. The ending was suggested by Tom Savini, makeup designer, to have Jason pop out because he had just seen Carrie and wanted an ending jump scare.
- Cunningham thought the actors had to look good, read dialogue somewhat well, and work cheap.
- Bill (the lucky guy who got to play strip poker with two women) was played by Harry Crosby, son of Bing Crosby.
- Gene Siskel called Cunningham, "one of the most despicable creatures ever to infest the movie business." Siskel and Ebert dedicated an entire episode, "The War on Women" which discussed misogyny in slasher films. It boosted ticket sales
- The snake in the cabin was real and was its death. There was no PETA on set and the snake's owner was staning off camera crying.
IV. How rotten is Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th was given an % by Rotten Tomatoes. Do the following films fall higher or lower than %?
V. Mention next film, plus reiterate the Web site and social media feeds
VI. Final Grade of A-F
Chad's Grade: B
Brian's Grade: C+
Karina's Grade: C+