We are in the presence of another Friday the 13th. I’ll be treating my Bible group (yep, you read right-my Bible group) to a campy Jason-inspired yummy. And this night I’ll also be servin’ up some ultra classy Voorhees bling alongside my goodies!
Some women want diamonds or other cutesy little baubles for their 15th wedding anniversary, but this Deadgirl prefers sweet slasher jewelry to jazz up her morbid attire. The earrings were a gift bought from The House of Mysterious Secrets, an amazingly cool web store full of horror-iffic goodies (www.houseofmysterioussecrets.com). The necklace I made myself with a simple black metal chain, a circular pendant frame, and a favorite photo sliced to fit.
It would be sacrilegious to NOT watch a Friday the 13th flick on Friday the 13th. As a little appetizer to the main hoorah-I’m watching the first in the never-ending series to feature my fierce man, Jason, Friday the 13th Part 2. Hungry for someCampBlood gore? Nosh on a few of the fun movie facts I’ve collected for you before settling in for a viewing of Jason’s first kills…
**The sequel to the surprising box office success was hastily put out almost an exact year later on Friday, May 1st, 1981. So someone else was doin’ it before the Screams, Final Destinations, Saws, and Paranormal Activities…
**Unsurprisingly, the movie hit Numero Uno opening weekend. Duh. We are talking American Movie Classics here.
**The gurus of the movie actually dabbled with the idea of creating an entirely different plot line for the sequel. It is reported that they wanted to kill off the “Stalker Jason avenging his slain mother” model for a superstitious “something different always happens on Friday the 13th” concept. WHAT!? Sorry, but I just couldn’t imagine a Friday the 13th without my unstoppable masked madman, and with all the gazillions of dollars he’s made the movie-makers over the last twenty years, I’m sure they are glad they forfeited the latter idea, too.
**Jason popped his killing cherry in this movie with 10 gruesome murders, matching his momma corpse for corpse. He utilized many weapons including the infamous machete, some barbed wire, a pitchfork, and even his own bare hands! Pretty darn impressive for your first time in the slaughtering trenches, Mr. Voorhees.
**The mask Jason wore in the sequel was not his trademark hockey mask. That didn’t make its first appearance until the third movie. First, Jason donned a creepy burlap sack hood clearly copied from the killer in The Town that Dreaded Sundown.
**About 48 seconds of a gory double impalement was cut in order to avoid an X rating. My, my, how the times have changed. That would be what-a PG-13 rating these days???
The Recipe: Don’t gotta knife handy? Neither did Jason most of the time. Get creative with your implements of horror in the kitchen. Stab a sweet, unsuspecting marshmallow with a lollipop stick, drown it in velvety milk chocolate ganache, and smother it with crunchy crushed honey graham crackers for the ultimate easy Friday the 13th treat. No campfire required!!
“Stabbed” Smores on a Stick
(Makes about 45-50 campfire treats)
1 bag of large marshmallows
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 package from a box of honey graham crackers (crushed by a violent rolling pin)
45-50 white wooden lollipop sticks (found in Walmart or other cool cake decorating stores)
Cookie sheets & wax paper
How to Make Em:
1. Prep the cookie sheet by adding a layer of wax paper to it. Crush your graham crackers into fine crumbs by giving them a few rough rolls with a rolling pin right in their package. Add the crushed crumbs to a shallow dish for dipping/rolling.
2. Stab each marshmallow with a stick. Careful not to get too overzealous there, killa. You don’t want ends sticking out. It’s not a Smores kabob.
3. Make the ganache: In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and the cream. Stir obsessively on low heat until the combination is melty smooth.
4. Dip the stabbed marshmallows in the warm ganache and immediately smother with cracker crumbs.
5. Place the Smores sticks on wax paper cookie sheets to set.
**I put mine in the fridge to cool because we love this yummy cold, but you can eat them as you dip em, if that’s how you like em! They are horror-iffic any way!!