Ho-wdy, you valiant Voorhees lovers! I’m not sure about you kinky kreeps, but I happen to love the living dead poop out of the NES Friday the 13th game…
…And so does director Michael Ramova! So much so that he directed this nifty short film based on that eXXXcellent 8-bit horror show! 🙂 Funded through Indiegogo (by Friday Fiends like me :)), Mr. Ramoval did what Paramount couldn’t and brought Jason to 2017. You just can’t keep a bad ghoul down. 🙂
(reviewed by Andrew Peters…Thanks, ya great big Goon-y Guy, you!! 😉 xoxo)
In 2016, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives – my favorite of the series I may add – will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Holy cow, thirty years already? I feel like it’s the most stylish of the bunch in the franchise, blending gothic horror atmosphere, moody lighting and playing with series, picking on the tropes and making some tongue in cheek jokes without making it a full spoof. And of course it introduced us to zombie Jason. It’s my favorite looking Jason and NECA, being a skilled and appreciative toy company, has commemorated the film’s anniversary with the new Jason Lives Ultimate Jason and boy, oh boy, is it ever ultimate.
For starters, the packaging is replica of the VHS box art, which I have always loved. Just looking at it makes me want to dust off my VHS copy and pop it in. To hell with my Blu-ray and DVD! The inside of the packaging is the bottom of Jason’s coffin, which is such a clever little touch.
This figure is newly sculpted and they didn’t skip any gruesome little detail. I mean, look at that mug for crying out loud! Ech. Not only that, but this 7” figure has over 25 points of articulation for all kinds of creepy poses and comes with a handful of signature weapons from the film, including his combat knife, the trademark machete, the fence post that brought him back to life, his tombstone and of course, his hockey mask. I should also note that he comes with an interchangeable hand designed to hold the machete.
Ring in the new year and celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary with this amazing figure. It goes for about $25 and is available now. It is easily my favorite Jason figure out there and I’m so happy NECA gave this rendition of Jason the ultimate treatment.
I consider this classic a must-view on the day after Friday Festivities. It helps ease the transition back to the “real” world (a little…).
Ps- Here are a couple blurry, poorly lit camera phone shots (yes!!!! ;)) fer ya from the Friday mini-marathon at the Cinefamily Theatre in Hollywood last night. 🙂 They showed parts 4,5, & 6, and a lot of the folks behind Part 6 were kind enough to be there in person for the festivities. 🙂 (I think 6 is probably my second favorite installment after 4, but don’t quote me on that because it’s subject to change at any time… ;))
(From Left: Thom Matthews aka “Tommy Jarvis”, Jason (in original coffin used in the movie :)), Nancy McLoughlin- “Lizbeth”, Tom McLoughlin -Director (far back), Cynthia Kania- “Annette” (picnic at night scene), Vincent Guastaferro- “Deputy Rick”, and Harry Manfredini- composer of the awesome Friday the 13th theme (and more! 🙂
Big Tommy #2 is still a walking panty creamer, btw… (THOSE GLASSES!!! <3 <3 <3 :))
(From left: The Super Rad Coffin from the Movie, Me Failing at Looking Not-Scared, and Jason. :))
(From left: Me, Sign. ;))
Also…DELICIOUS JASON CUPCAKES!!!
Best. Ho-rrorday. Ever!! (til the next one, at least… ;)) xoxo