While most horror fans know Ted White from when he played Jason in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), which I’ll say is one of the better films and performances in that series. But it wasn’t just that film that White should be known and remembered for. Working as a stuntman since the ’50s, he worked on a ton of films and even some notable ones, even though he was usually uncredited. The life of a stuntman, right? But one of his first jobs was that on Universal’s last great classic monster flick, The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), besides working on other titles like The Planet of the Apes (1968), Soylent Green (1973), King Kong (1976), The Manitou (1978), Escape from New York (1981), as well as appearing in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974), Demonoid (1981), and Starman (1984).
In his career, he doubled for names like John Wayne, Fess Parker, Clark Gable, and Rock Hudson. While he didn’t want to be credited at first for playing Jason in Friday 4, he eventually came around and realized and embraced the film and was always a great guest on the convention circuit.
White passed away on Oct. 14th, at the age of 96. He will be missed but know that we can enjoy his work (even though we might now even know it) for years to come. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
Now is your chance to see 4 classic horror films on the big screen, like they were meant to be! Not to mention seeing them in the company of other like-minded crazy horror fans! Next Saturday, on Sept. 24th, at the Midway Drive-in, located in Sterling, IL, they will be holding their annual Horrorfest, featuring some incredible titles: John Carpenter’s They Live (1988), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Pieces (1982), and Doctor. Butcher M.D. (1980)! Plus, the first 500 people that get there will get a free Doctor. Butcher M.D. Barf Bag, thanks to sponsor Severin Films!
La-La Land Records have released the scores for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Part V: A New Beginning on one double disc release, priced at only $19.95! The first disc for Friday IV, has 52 minutes of the score with 18 tracks. The second disc, for Friday V, has 24 tracks and runs 48 minutes. Both feature scores by the amazing Harry Manfredini, who continues the fun that he started with the very first film. Both of these versions are the same as the ones that were released in the now out-of-print Friday the 13th box set that included the first 6 films. So if you missed out on that, now is your chance to pick up these two!
And to make it even more of an interesting deal, La-La Land is having a 25% off your entire order sale up until July 22nd. So don’t wait too long! Head over to their website HERE.