Thursday, February 5, 2009

That Guy Looks Familiar!

Just something pretty cool I noticed while perusing through all my Friday The 13th DVD's last night when I was researching for that F13 In Memoriam post I did over at Benevolent Street. But before I get into that ....

That article has been getting a lot of attention which makes me very happy given how much it means to me and how much time I spent working on it. Tony, who created Benevolent Street, also writes for the be all end all Friday website Fridaythe13thfilms.com and he loved the article so much that he even reposted it over there! Given that site gets about 10,000 hits a day, it's really cool to have that kind of exposure on something meaningful like this. Thanks Tony!

And then there's Scab's Friday The 13th Blog which I read every day. He covers pretty much anything and everything you'd ever want to be covered regarding the franchise and today he also posted the article on his blog! So thanks to you, Scab!

Now back to the interesting thing I discovered ....

Ok. So remember that creepy odd looking dude who mallets the would be robbers at Spaulding's shop at the beginning of House of 1000 Corpses? This guy ....

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Well that dude goes by the name of Irwin Keyes and he has appeared in almost 100 movies over the course of his 30 plus year career. One of his first movies? FRIDAY THE 13TH!! He can be found at the little coffee shop Annie stops at in the beginning of the film when she's looking for a ride to Crystal Lake ....

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Pretty cool, eh?

2 comments:

Scab said...

I read pretty much every entry you do as well, thanks for the shout out.

It's funny about Irwin, I once asked him to sign a Friday The 13th still of the scene and he just laughed and asked me if I was serious. This was 2005!

Johnny said...

haha i'd love to meet him. Have never seen him around at any conventions in these parts.