FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jul 18, 2007


Hey all you Jason Voorhees junkies! Do you cross the days off your calendar every night and think to yourself "How will I make it all the way to 2009 with no new Camp Crystal Lake adventures to soothe my soul? How? Hoooooowwwwwwwwwww?"? Do you weep softly when you realize that the numbers on your "Countdown to Friday" computer widget don't seem to get any lower? Are you thinking of using your birthday wish to hurry up the clock? Well, weep no more, you friggin' weirdo! I'm here to help soothe your jangled calm you by providing a cinematic salve comprising a hockey mask, some blood, this camp place, cocoa butter, and the lightest scent of rosehips...I give you...Friday the 13th: Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is a feature-length fan film based on the young adult novel of the same name. Picking up after the events of Jason Goes to Hell, a hunter out doing his thing at Camp Crystal Lake finds Jason's mask, gets infused with The Spirit, and goes all crazy-like. Enter partying teens, mayhem ensues.

There's clips and trailers at the site, and you can actually download the entire film for free...which I'll be doing shortly. I mean, it can't be worse than Jason Goes to Hell, right? And I give what the kids might call "mad props" to anyone shooting a feature-length film on the cheap. Fan film power, activate!

Incidentally, I have no idea whether or not rosehips are something you'd want in a salve. In fact, I think maybe they're actually something you eat. It sounded good, though.


Amanda By Night said...

I've read that Young Adult novel.

Actually those Friday adaptations were pretty dang good, and gory considering the market they were shooting for.

Thanks for the heads up. This might be interesting...

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, Rosehips is a character in the new Lindsay Lohan movie. You know, the wiseass-stripper-best friend that is savagely murdered at the end of the first, maybe not.

So this is like a horror version of "The Mask," I guess. Oooh, wouldn't it be cool if someone took an axe to Jim Carrey. I mean, he's already done that to his career.

Anonymous said...

I am in the middle of reading that very "young adult horror novel," despite not being a "young" adult anymore. So far it is good.
This movie looks fun & what fan fiction is all aboot. I'll watch it after I finish the book.

It has to be better than Jason X.

spazmo said...

The idea of the Friday franchise penetrating (let alone targeting) the young adult book market is at once hilarious and delightful.

If school library shelves are actually getting stocked with copies of "Are you there, mom? It's me, Jason", then maybe there's hope for Western civilization after all.