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!

Oct 14, 2017

Happy Holiday!

I don't know about you, but I went all in to celebrate Friday the 13th yesterday. I mean, it was Friday, October 13, aka a high horror holiday.

First of all, YES I'm mentioning it again: my book Death Count went on sale yesterday and it's available at Amazon. I'm selling a limited sketch edition (and I do mean "limited" and "selling"! get in while the getting's good) and [SKETCH EDITION SOLD OUT!] signed copies directly...for more info on that, check out yesterday's announcement post. Spread the word! I'll be spreading the word frequently because you know what? That book took a lot of work and I think it's good and a good time and I'm excited about it. SO THERE.

Fox! I love Fox. Speaking of Fox, she's going to be a playable character in the Friday the 13th game soon, and I cannot fucking wait. I CAN'T WAIT.

Speaking of Friday the 13th: The Game, I wrote about the most recent update for the game at Kotaku yesterday. The new content focuses on The Final Chapter and spoiler alert, it's so much fun. Part IV Jason is playable (complete with movie-appropriate theme music), and there's a huge new map with locations from the film, including Jarvis House and the Party House next door. The game is still janky at times, and it's still *absolutely* best to play in a private group with friends. But for all of its issues, it's obvious that the developers have a lot of love for the film series and as a fan of said series, it's a real treat.

Speaking of Kotaku, I also posted a list of horror movie recommendations for horror game fans. The inverse would work as well–like a movie? Check out this game. As I noted in the piece, it's not a list of 1:1 recommendations ("Do you like Silent Hill? Watch Silent Hill!") because that would be such a boring, pointless list. But it was a good brain exercise for me, and if I can introduce someone to a new movie or game, well, then the exercise was worth it. (That is something I never say.)

Speaking of...uh, me...I capped off yesterday's festivities with this double feature...YES AT THE DRIVE-IN:

What a hoot. It was really fun to see them with someone who had never seen either film. Pet Sematary was the bigger hit of the two, considered scarier for sure. I get it. While my heart lies with Friday, it is basically just, you know, a predictable series of murders. (Although the no-Jason twist was a big surprise.) Pet Sematary is more suspenseful, and I was surprised at how well it holds up. It's a solid, solidly depressing film!

As many times as I've seen Friday the 13th, though, I still picked up on a tidbit I ain't never picked up on before: Crazy Ralph had a wife! This changes everything! Okay, not really, but still, I can't help but wonder about her. Poor Mrs. Ralph.

Also, another tidbit: Brenda was totally the gay one, right? She was all into vegetarianism and healthy eating, she curled up with a book at night, she wore that frumpy nightgown, she said the game of strip Monopoly was about to get "interesting" because Alice was going to take her shirt off...come on now.

Man, yesterday was such a good day. There should be Friday, October 13ths more often!


P. K. Nail said...

I saw Friday the 13th Part 3 in actual 35mm 3D last night! I'd only ever seen it on a television screen.

matango said...

I hope there's an expansion featuring The music of III and the dancing of IV and V.

Years Like Flowers said...

Brenda was awesome in all her frumpiness! I didn't pick up any gay vibes from her (perhaps I'm broken), but felt that she should have been a final girl.