Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday


Description

Michelle Clunie is impaled with some kind of metal pole.

Comments

This is, hands down, the best death in the movie. The theatrical version didn’t show her being impaled, or her torso as the pole was pulled up through it, so I was quite excited when the unrated version was released. I did, however, notice something after repeated viewing and a slow-motion playthrough: Her prosthetic body double was pre-cut. Knowing that doesn’t diminish the effect even years later, or the scene’s entertainment value, but it was comically fascinating to learn.

Fetish Elements

Nudity: Her boyfriend removes her top and underwear during foreplay. She remains naked for the duration of the scene.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan


Description

Tiffany Paulsen is impaled with a harpoon after Jason finds her hiding place.

Comments

This movie should’ve been called Jason Takes a Boat En Route to Manhattan because 3/4 of the movie takes place on a boat… en route… to Manhattan. I remember seeing the trailer the first time and thinking, “Ooh, asphyxiated socialites!” That’s what I was hoping for, anyway… alas, such was not to be. Thankfully, this scene made up for an otherwise shattered dream of Jason snuffing out New York’s rich and beautiful.



Description

Kelly Hu is strangled while trying to evade Jason in a dance hall.

Comments

I don’t know about you, but when I’m watching a movie in which someone’s about to get killed, I often scan the setting for anything the director might’ve decided to use to kill the character with, all the while getting my hopes up for an asphyxia-related death. When Jason grabbed Kelly’s throat, all I could think was, “Lift her up! Please lift her up!” as if trying to will how the scene played out. Sure enough, up she went, right up against the ceiling. The scene proved to be one of the best I’d seen in the entire franchise. Her performance was spot on. Once she’s dead, Jason just tosses her corpse onto the floor. I once read that was her getting tossed for real.

Fetish Elements

Throatlift

Edits

Most of the lead-up to her death is a needlessly long cat-and-mouse game, so I edited the clip to start just seconds before she’s attacked.

Friday the 13th: Part III


Description

Tracie Savage is impaled with a machete while lying on a hammock and leafing through a magazine.

Fetish Elements

Nudity: Her breasts can be seen a few times while showering but are covered by her robe when she’s impaled.

Edits

In the movie, her boyfriend is axed through his groin while she’s showering, and she discovers his still-bleeding corpse stuffed in the rafters above the hammock. I removed his death and the shot of his corpse. They’ve always been a buzz-kill for me. All we’re left with is Tracie’s terrific performance.

The scene abruptly cuts elsewhere in the movie after Jason’s machete pierce’s her sternum, so I grabbed a copy of the last frame and added it to the end of the clip to extended it a few seconds.

Friday the 13th: Part 2


Description

Marta Kober is turned into a shish kabob during post-coitus cuddling. Sadly, the MPAA had the wide shot of Marta’s reaction removed from the final cut, but it’s always been prominently displayed on the back of the media covers.

Edits

In October 2020, Shout Factory released a 10-disc Blu-ray collection of the Friday the 13th franchise, including uncut gore from Part 2 which features Sandra and Jeff’s impaling from a vintage VHS copy the makeup artist had made for posterity after filming. For years, the footage from that scene was reported as being lost forever, but Shout Factory found it thanks to their collaboration with the artist. The collection cost me $130 and was worth every penny. The recovered footage has no audio.

I went through several revisions of this edit, trying to incorporate the uncut with the theatrical footage, until I came up with a version that I feel best compliments the theatrical cut while maintaining consistency with how it unfolds.

As visually satisfying as it was finally seeing, for the first time ever, a wide shot of the spear actually penetrate Jeff’s prosthetic body and Marta’s exquisite performance in reacting to being impaled, the uncut footage simply doesn’t match well with the theatrical cut in terms of pacing. Additionally, I was unable to mix the sound of their gasps from the theatrical cut with the uncut footage in a way that didn’t detract from the rest of the scene. What I found myself left with is a version of the scene that lets us see Sandra’s final death throe after the spear hits the floor, which apparently is all I’ve ever really wanted to cap off the scene. In the end, I discovered less is more. My imagination has always filled in what we never saw until now.

Thankfully, the music in the theatrical cut keeps playing for several seconds while the movie transitions to the next scene. I was able to mix that in with the uncut footage so we get the entire scene with the final shot of Sandra instead of the spear head and the music to accompany it, and the whole thing sounds properly mixed.

I edited two versions of the scene: A theatrical cut, and an extended version that includes a brief portion of the uncut footage. For your convenience, further viewing pleasure, and the sake of completion, the recovered uncut footage is also available in its entirety. Again, please note the recovered footage has no sound.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning


Description

Juliette Cummins is impaled from beneath her top bunk bed by the fake Jason.

Comments

Juliette Cummins… My God what a gorgeous redhead… Hers was the only decent death in the movie. When the Jason knock-off grabbed her neck from the bottom bunk, I seriously hoped he would strangle her to death. Then, he rammed his machete up through her and I thought, “Ok, that works, too.” And fuck me did she sell it with a hella good performance.

Sadly, we didn’t get a wide shot of the blade coming up through her chest. I once read they couldn’t get the effect to look good so we only got a close-up of her reaction.

Fetish Elements

Nudity – Topless after removing her robe while she’s getting ready for bed, followed by a brief glimpse of her breasts when the fake Jason grabs her throat, and then a partial nipple when she dies.

Edits

In the movie, after climbing into bed, she discovers the corpse of one of the campers who tried asking her for sex earlier that evening. She freaks, starts to climb out of bed, and that’s when the fake Jason attacks her. I removed the shot of the camper’s corpse because it’s a buzz kill for an otherwise spectacular scene.

Freddy vs Jason


Description

Odessa Monroe is impaled against a tree with Jason’s machete.

Fetish Elements

Nudity – She removes her clothes for a brief dip in the lake but puts her top back on after climbing back out in a panic.

A Bay of Blood


Description

Unknown actress and her lover are impaled with a spear while making love.

Fetish Elements

Nudity – Partially visible side boob during sex and slow death squirm.

Comments

This scene is identical to the impaling in Friday the 13th: Part 2, but with the girl on top, and a helluva lot more graphic. This is what we would’ve gotten to see had the MPAA not ordered most of Friday‘s scene removed.

On one hand, I would’ve rather seen this girl’s expression while she died. On the other, I’m glad we got to see her backside (and a pinch of side boob) instead of the guy’s. In that respect, comparatively speaking, I think this is the better scene.

Fun fact: Bay of Blood came out 10 years before Friday. It was once believed that Blood‘s scene inspired Friday‘s scene because the similarities between the two are so striking. Friday‘s filmmakers countered that rumor during an interview, insisting they had never seen Blood.

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood


Description

An unknown actress is impaled against a tree with what looks like a tent spike.

Comments

There are two things I love most about this scene: The sound of her quickly muffled gasp when Jason grabs her, and her performance during the closeup on her eyes when she’s impaled. The progression from fear, to shock, pain, and finally death in the span of a few seconds is exquisite.

Incidentally, Part VII introduced Kane Hodder as Jason and this is the first death in the flick.

Edits

During the setup, the scene cuts to her boyfriend looking for a place to piss. I removed it.

I never noticed it before recording the scene, but in the movie, the actress can be seen trying to avoid blinking as Kane grabs the screwdriver, so I ended the clip on her reaction from being impaled. I then grabbed screenshots from the two shots of her corpse when her boyfriend returns and added them to the end.



Description

Heidi Kozak Haddad is drowned in a lake after her boyfriend is axed on the shore.

Fetish Elements

Nudity – Side boob as she strips, full-frontal beneath the water as the camera approaches her from Jason’s POV, and another side boob as he pulls her down.

Edits

While she’s undressing, the scene repeatedly cuts to her boyfriend as he looks on in disbelief. I prefer watching her strip without having to see him, so I removed them.

I also removed every other cut to him from the point after they arrive on the beach, including his death scene.