Friday the 13th: The Game is Now in my Dreams

That Christmas week I spent immersed in the Friday the 13th beta had come to life all around me. I remember yelling “Tommy!? Tommy!?!? Where are you???”



I can’t remember the last time any game took over a part of my psyche…

The other night (or day, depending on how you look at it), as I was fighting the good fight against insomnia and catching a few z’s, I had a very vivid dream. I was on pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, somewhere mid-route, and encountered one of my favorite celebrities. We sat down and had a long chat about life and random miscellany. Favorite foods, movies, music, and discussing how we’d chosen to take this journey and our individual reasons for doing so. Eventually the conversation took a deep turn and she began to open up to me about issues she was dealing with in her life and career. She revealed to me she was very sad and lonely, and had been struggling mightily to keep herself in the game, and in life essentially. Being a person who typically likes to reach out and help anyone suffering from depression, I offered my perspective. We discovered among our common vernacular a sense of rapport, and philosophical understanding. The convo became very personal, inspirational, and touching. She began to tear up and sob happily as we shared a couple laughs and a warm embrace. She didn’t want to let go. I could feel her sadness and was happy to be a lone beacon in what she described as a sea of black and icy abandon. Making it more special was the realization that this was someone I had spent years admiring and appreciating, and now, here she was in my arms and listening to me as I relished the opportunity to do something meaningful for her. In a way, it reminded me of the time I talked someone down from killing themself in real life, and I’ve no doubt the endearing memory of that night was lending itself to this vibrant excursion deep into my own psychological abstrusity. It was the type of dream that only comes along once in a great while. The kind that is so vivid and lifelike, where the word surreal often gets reversed, and we wake up wiping away real tears and thinking about said-reverie the majority of our day. This was my dream, and it was easily in the running to make my all-time top 3 favorite, most inspirational dreams I’ve ever had.
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Sean Cunningham: That’s a F*ckin Lie!

Friday the 13th creator Sean Cunningham mercilessly dispels the long-speculated rumor that alleges he instructed Jason Goes to Hell director Adam Marcus to “do something about that damn hockey mask”





Friday the 13th creator Sean Cunningham mercilessly dispels the long-speculated rumor that alleges he instructed Jason Goes to Hell director Adam Marcus to “do something about that damn hockey mask”, which according to urban folklore, led to Jason Voorhees barely appearing in the film despite being the titular antagonist.

I attended The Scarefest convention in Lexington, KY earlier this month and asked The Man himself. His answer leaves no room for doubt.

Hilarious Q & A panel btw, which you’ll see in the clip. This was one of the best ones I’ve ever been privileged to sit in on. A personal note of thanks to the staff at Scarefest. This was exactly how a Q & A panel should be conducted. From the opening greeting the host turned to the audience and took questions for the guests the entire time. I’ve seen it happen so many times where a host prattles on and on about nothing for 85% of the time before taking two or three questions out of a room filled with anxious fans before abruptly adjourning. Not so at Scarefest! What a fantastic panel. Thanks, Guys!




Friday the 13th The Game Image Parody

Matched Jason Voorhees’ main pose and shopped it into the scene for laughs. Getting hyped for this game!



Played around with the main image from the upcoming Friday the 13th The Game. Matched Jason Voorhees’ main pose with my Jason IV costume and shopped it into the scene for laughs. Getting hyped for this game!




The Jim Cornette Experience

One could easily understand the apprehension a fan might feel as they cautiously approach Jim’s table at a convention. My wife wasn’t shy about letting me know she was flat out terrified to talk to him.



Finally! I’d been waiting to meet Mr. Cornette for years. Watching his legendary pro wrestling character for nearly two decades and being delighted by his equally enthralling shoot interviews in recent years, the fanboy in me was dying to come off the leash and thank James E. personally for a lifetime of fond memories. I stopped by Fandom Fest in my hometown of Louisville, KY and finally got the chance to do just that. The experience was outstanding.

It’s no secret to many that Jim Cornette is quite a polarizing figure in not only the wrestling business, but in real life as well. He is a strongly opinionated man who admittedly has some anger issues. Sometimes severe. For many fans, these are merely reasons why we love the guy and consistently tune into his podcast, appropriately titled, The Jim Cornette Experience, and seek out countless shoot videos on YouTube featuring him in full tirade. From the infamous Dairy Queen incident to his long-running feud with former colleague Vince Russo, fans of Mr. Cornette have access to a ton of piss n’ vinegar featuring their favorite loose cannon.

With this in mind, one could easily understand the apprehension a fan might feel as they cautiously approach Jim’s table at a convention. My wife wasn’t shy about letting me know she was flat out terrified to talk to him after some of the videos she’s watched with me. She didn’t want to even flirt with the possibility of engaging him and risk ruining my moment. I was a bit cautious in my own right, but also, I had a feeling things weren’t gonna be nearly as combustible as a lot of his videos and podcasts would indicate. I’ve seen Jim interact with fans before and for someone who isn’t necessarily a people person, he handles himself quite well in the presence of like-minded company. Turns out, I was absolutely right.

I walked up to Jim and introduced myself, extending my hand. Mr. Cornette was all smiles and super friendly. Despite being caught up in a rare star-struck moment, I held myself together and spoke calmly in my usual laid back demeanor. I thanked Jim for years of entertainment and fond memories, both old and new. He was very appreciative and sincere. Very outgoing with a desire to accommodate an eager fan with questions and a need to express himself. We conversed about things ranging from wrestling to our favorite burger joints. The whole time Jim was friendly and welcoming, and I never once felt rushed. He was happy to pose with me for a couple pics. One outside my Jason costume, and one in it. He even did a kill shot!


He was also generous enough to record a bumper for my website which is in rotation at the top of the page. Refresh and look for A ‘Corny’ Welcome Message!

I’ll share the raw audio with you, which is just as memorable as the edited cut….

(F-bomb warning)



Freakin’ awesome.

Throughout my many convention visits I’ve met tons of celebrities comprised of people I admire and idolize. I’ve had experiences that were good, not so great, and a few rare ones that were fantastic. Meeting Jim Cornette easily ranks in my top 3 all-time moments. He was absolutely awesome. He went above and beyond to ensure I walked away happy. My wife was shocked at how friendly and nice he was. She said to me “He’s such a sweet guy. How does he go so crazy on people?” I replied “He only does that to people who are stupid enough to piss him off.”

Thanks again, Jim! You completely exceeded my expectations and I’m happy to call myself a fan.