Friday the 13th is one of the most striking movies in the horror genre and had great popularity in the 80s thanks to its hockey mask-wearing killer, Jason Voorhees. Also, actor Kevin Bacon was one of Jason’s victims in the debut movie of the movie’s franchise.
Friday the 13th movie is one of the significant films in Bacon’s career, but he did not hesitate to explain something that bothers him. The 61-year-old actor has a minor problem with his role as Jack in the movie.
Contrary to what you think, the source of this problem is not to work with low wages or to work with someone who he doesn’t like. Instead, Bacon’s sole complaint about his role has to do with what fans continue to ask him to sign. During a recent interview with ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ Kevin Bacon explained the issues:
“What I remember was that I have sex with the girl, and then smoke a joint, which means in horror language that they’re dead. I’m lying there, and the hand comes out from underneath the bed and pins my head down, and then an arrow comes shooting out from the back, underneath the cot, through my neck and out through the front.
So, they built a fake neck and chest, and then it was my face. I was on my knees kind of underneath the bed with my head tilted back and this fake neck and chest. I got under the bed, and they lit it, and they applied the makeup. I mean, it was a really long time in a tortuous kind of position.”
“They also said, ‘Just know we only have one of these necks.’ So, there really was no take two. There was an effects person underneath the bed that was supposed to pump the blood once the arrow went through. I’m acting — you know, I don’t know how you act, like, getting stuck with an arrow, but I just was, whatever, doing what I could — and the hose broke on the blood pump.
So, that person I believe grabbed it and started blowing it with their mouth, since it was only one take. As a result, the blood has a weird kind of trajectory.”
He also added:
“I’m always horrified by the fact that, when it comes to autograph hounds, that’s probably the number one picture that I’m asked to sign—me, with blood coming out of my mouth and an arrow through my neck. You know, I’m a pretty easygoing guy. After a while, it just gets to you. You’re like, do I have to sign another picture of me dead?”
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You can also watch the death scene of Kevin Bacon’s character, Jack, via Youtube below.