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'Friday the 13th' Alums Celebrate 25 Years
By MICHAEL CIDONI, Associated Press Writer
2 hours ago
LOS ANGELES - Happy 25th birthday, Jason. Alumni of the long-
running "Friday the 13th" horror-flick series gathered at Universal
Studios for closing night of the ScreamFest Horror Film Festival and
a 25th-anniversary party celebrating all things Jason Voorhees _
that hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding, mass-murdering central
character of the 11 low-budget films.
"It's 25 years later, and it's wonderful," said series producer Sean
The Saturday night gathering also marked the unveiling of the sort
of item usually reserved for a higher-brow Hollywood party: a
glossy, lavishly illustrated, hardcover coffee-table book, "Crystal
Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th," by
entertainment reporter Peter M. Bracke.
With a young actress on his arm _ screaming, of course _ an actor in
a Jason costume was treated to "Happy Birthday" sung by many of the
performers who'd played Jason's victims.
After being asked to cut the first piece of his birthday
cake, "Jason" whipped out his machete and hacked it to pieces, to
the delight of dozens of cheering fans.
As alumni signed copies of Bracke's book, they reminisced about
their work on the series.
"I was Jason's first victim," bubbled actress Bobbi Morgan, who
appeared in the 1980 original "Friday the 13th," in which Camp
Crystal Lake served as the setting for a slew of murders. "(I) had
to jump out of the jeep, and run into the woods where it would be
safe. And I ran, and (Jason) finally got me and he slit my throat.
He got me! I never even made it to the camp."
Actress Diana Barrows appeared in "Friday the 13th VII: The New
Blood" 17 years ago, and said she still gets fan response from all
over the globe.
"I was in Poland two weeks ago, and I met these kids that
love 'Friday the 13th,' and asked me for autographs," she said. "Fan
mail from Japan. Fan mail from Australia. (I'm amazed by) the fact
that it's so international."
ScreamFest's Rudy Scalese observed: "We love to hate Jason because
he's one of those characters that everyone can connect with. In the
beginning, at least, he was truly scary. But then he sort of became
a little bit more of an icon people can cheer and root for, the same
way you root for villains in one of the James Bond movies, or you
clap for villains in one of those 'Fantastic Four' movies. Same
And it seems Jason isn't done killing yet.
"Well, you know, it's no surprise they're actually planning another
film," revealed author Bracke. "It's going to be another team-up
film, with Freddy (Krueger of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series)
vs. Jason vs. Michael Myers (of the "Halloween" films), which makes
sense. And then they're talking about remaking the first movie and
starting all over again ...
"They'll just keep makin' them. Why stop at 25 years?" Current Mood: tired