…and I never watched a single one of the flicks in that series.
It’s not that I don’t have some amount of affection for them, mind. It’s just that I’ve seen 1-6 enough times to last me for a while, and the ones that followed don’t do much for me. (Though I do kind of have a soft spot for the silliness of Jason X and the monster-mash team-up of Freddy vs. Jason.)
For the record, I like the even-numbered entries in the series up through 6. 1, 3 and 5 just don’t work for me. (Though admittedly I haven’t seen 3 in 3-D; I might change my tune otherwise.)
Now that *that* is out of the way…
Thanks to Lang Thompson over at the Mobius Home Video Forum, I finally have info on the production of and reaction to the amazing Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood!!! There’s a brilliant little writeup on the film in the Philadelphia City Paper.If you’re even a quarter as obsessed with the film as I am, or even if you’ve only just considered watching it in the first place, you’ll want to check this out. Thanks to Lang for bringing this to my attention, as it answered more questions than I even knew I had!
“Step right in, ladies and gentlemen. Step right in. No, no, no — don’t be afraid to bring the children. We have special treats for children. Just five tickets to see the world’s only living two-headed giraffe. He won’t be alive much longer. Or see the Siamese twins wiggle and swim in their big blue bottle. Don’t be afraid. They can’t get out. See Gilda the bearded giantess waltz with Bobo the dwarf! Or simply try your luck at…try your luck at…try your luck at…try your luck at…”
— Mr. Blood