Friday, March 27, 2015
13 Cool Facts About Friday The 13th Pt. 4
It has been suggested that the only reason Tom Savini worked as make-up artist on this film was in order that he could kill the character he created.
The strange dance which Jimbo performs at the party was contributed by actor, Crispin Glover, and was based on the eccentric way he actually danced in clubs. On the set, he was dancing to "Back in Black" by AC/DC, as the scene was filmed. In the film, an edited version of "Love Is a Lie", by Lion, was dubbed into the scene.
According to Corey Feldman, the screams he made when Jason (Ted White) grabs him through the window were genuine, as he was truly terrified.
The video which Axel watches is called Aerobicise (1982), and stars 'Darcy DeMoss', who went on to play Nikki in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986).
On a budget of $1,800,000, the film made $32,600,000 at the box office.
Paramount was originally going to release the film in October, 1984. After filming wrapped in January, Paramount studio head, Frank Mancuso Sr., screened footage of the film to much enthusiasm. After a window opened up, the release date was changed to April, upon confirmation from Joseph Zito that he could complete the film faster than planned. This led to Zito, producer Frank Mancuso Jr. and a crew of editors essentially remaining locked in a house in Malibu, editing around the clock in order to finish the film on time. This marked one of the only times that Paramount actively helped in the production of a Friday the 13th film, as they were generally produced independently, with the studio only handling marketing and distribution.
After Jason actor Ted White finished his scenes for this film, he immediately started work on Starman (1984). While on set for the night's filming, a group of reporters were waiting to interview Jeff Bridges, but he was unavailable. Therefore, director, John Carpenter, told the reporters to talk to White about the film he had recently finished. After telling the reporters he had just finished playing Jason in the latest Friday the 13th film, the next day's article was entirely about him, and that night, numerous "Friday" fans arrived at the set solely in order to see White.
Body count: 13
The moment where Jason's hand moves in the morgue was done by Ted White after Joseph Zito had called cut on the scene. However, the camera was still rolling, and caught this movement, and it was included in the film.
The house used for the Jarvis home was later used as the Anderson home in the film, Ed Gein (2000), where serial killer, Ed Gein, is apprehended.
The film takes place on Sunday the 15th and beyond, the second "Friday" film not to actually take place on a Friday at all. While the beginning with the coroners takes place during the night of Sunday the 15th, the rest of the film takes place on Monday the 16th, with Tuesday the 17th being the climactic night.
Director Joseph Zito wanted Jason's hockey mask to explode apart in the opening credits, but there was not enough time in post-production to pull off this gag.
Kimberly Beck is the only Friday the 13th actress that appeared in an Alfred Hitchcock film. She worked on Marnie (1964), exactly 20 years prior to this. She plays the little girl that Marnie's mother babysits.
Due to the production's low budget, several actors had to perform uncomfortable or dangerous stunts themselves, including Judie Aronson, who was required to remain submerged in a lake in near-freezing temperatures, and Peter Barton, who was actually slammed into the shower wall when Jason attacks him. Ted White, who portrays Jason, advocated for several of the actors, requesting that Barton be allowed to use a crash pad, and threatening to quit when director Joseph Zito refused to allow Aronson to get out of the lake between takes. White and Zito ultimately developed a combative relationship on set, which resulted in White demanding his name be removed from the credits, calling it "a piece of shit."
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