August 1, 1989 |
Stepping in as writer-director of the latest installment in the bloody "Friday the 13th" series would not seem to leave a lot of room for creativity. After all, the formula seemed fairly set after the first seven chapters in the lucrative string of horror flicks: teen-aged campers at fictional Camp Crystal Lake get picked off, one by one, in grisly fashion by an ax-wielding, hockey mask-wearing monster named Jason. The series had grossed more than $200 million, so why tinker with success?
March 3, 2002
"I think it's a 'Friday the 13th' type movie. It's just one of those cheesy little 'B' movies." John Rocker, commenting on his role as a homicidal maniac in the movie "The Greenskeeper."
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August 14, 1989
The Metro Section of The Times told of a "man killed by gangs as he admires view at Palisades" (Metro, July 31). Later in the article mention was made of a woman shot and killed as she visited with friends. On the front page of the Calendar the same day, the article on the latest "Friday the 13th" movie included this line in explaining the film's main character, Jason--"The fact that anyone's fair game, may be one of the reasons for the character's appeal." Kind of scary, isn't it?
December 27, 1989 |
Can't Keep a Good Mask Down: The hockey mask used in the original "Friday the 13th" movie disappeared last week but surfaced two days later--similar to the way its wearer, the movie's homicidal killer Jason, keeps reappearing in sequels. Film director John Waters said he obtained the white plastic mask as a gift for a friend, but that it was stolen off the porch of his Baltimore house when it was delivered last week. Waters reported the theft to police and placed the value at "priceless."
September 11, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Singing and talent competitions: Blind auditions continue on "The Voice" (8 p.m. NBC); "The X Factor" returns for a new season (8 p.m. Fox). Six acts perform one last time on "America's Got Talent" (9 p.m. NBC). Oh Sit! Stu Stone performs in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Abandoned: The search for hidden riches visits an abandoned bank that was built to hold the fortunes of America's oil barons in a new episode (9 p.m. National Geographic)