And now, Memorial Day Weekend 2012 - we did the extra long, four day Crazy Movie Weekend: Friday/Freddy - 30 Years of Dead Teens! Every Jason and Freddy movie from Friday the 13th (1980) through A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) - however, we went out of chronological order to let the titans clash in Freddy vs Jason for our big finale.
We also kept a running bodycount competition going, which I dutifully recorded into photographs at the completion of every movie.
Best of all, I managed to call on a chum to send us off on this crazy mission in grand style - check out this audio clip I played before the start of the first movie...
Okay, how awesome was that? A horror icon - the Ultimate Final Girl - giving this Crazy Movie Weekend the most amazing introduction EVER!
After that it was movie after movie after movie...and the pictures started appearing...
Friday night we worked our way through -
Friday the 13th (1980) -
|I like to include some of the foods we partake of in the background of some of the pix...and that's a very cool |
Jason doll that Ray gave me - it even "ki-ki-ki-ma-ma-ma's" when you push his chest!
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) -
Friday the 13th Part 2 -
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge -
We wrapped it up Friday night about 2:30am.
Saturday morning we kicked off with -
Friday the 13th Part 3 - (Not in 3-D as my movie buds nephew James and niece Sandra have a headache aversion to red/blue 3-D)
|He didn't watch the movies. Well some of them, anyway.|
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter - (doubling up some Jason because of more movies)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors -
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning -
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives! -
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master -
|Obviously not plagued by nightmares...|
And that sent us to bed Saturday night. It was after 2:00am.
Sunday morning - off we went again!
Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood -
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child -
|More food fun - some tasty wings!|
Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan -
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare -
Now, the DVD for this one also includes the original ending sequence - which was in red/blue 3-D - and we did check this one out with the glasses on:
|And it was actually really good 3-D - possibly better than it was in the theater in 1991!|
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday -
Wes Craven's New Nightmare -
Which brought us to our ending for Sunday. Everybody was bushed, so it was our early evening just after 1:00am.
Monday morning - we started the final run:
Jason X -
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) -
Friday the 13th (2009) -
And lastly, the brawl for it all -
Freddy vs Jason -
|This was meant to be a look of total surprise at the outcome. Instead I just look angry.|
I have got to stop having plastic surgery.
I was truly surprised at the final numbers - I knew Jason was going to win; I just didn't realize by how much! Even if you dispute the space station from Jason X - Team Voorhees still almost reached 200 kills. And sure, you can say Freddy worked all alone, while Team Voorhees consisted of Pam, Alice, Jason, Vic, Roy, and that idiot on the cruise ship in part 8; but nonetheless, it's an impressive win!
Everybody who attended this CMW was a trouper - making it through as many of the movies as they could - but I do have to say - I'm the only one who watched every single one of them beginning to end! Because that's how I roll!
It was a hell of a weekend - starting off with that incredible recorded introduction - my neverending thanks to Adrienne King for providing it - and I hope we can do it again sometime!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!