FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Mar 3, 2008

i am just saying


Old kicks new's ass. Discuss.

I do love Danielle Harris, though.

46 comments:

Adam Ross said...

Not to mention that big hair/pigtails/braless schoolgirl garb beats anything today's kids are wearing (which is not to say that braless schoolgirl garb ever goes out of style).

ladracul said...

PJ Soles looks more adorable than that other girl...

ARBOGAST said...

I'm just in love with Jamie Lee Curtis, particularly back in her awkward, coltish phase. Laurie Strode would have been my best friend and she wouldn't have fucked me and I totally respect the hell out of her for that.

John Barleycorn said...

I love Danielle Harris, too, but the overabundance of her tits in the movie made me uncomfortable. I felt like a pedophile.

Tim Bird said...

PJ Soles!

Being in "Carrie", "Rock 'n' Roll High School", and "Stripes" puts her head and shoulders above all the new chicks combined.

I want to have her babies.

Got all hot-n-bothered when I heard she was going to be in "Alone In The Dark 2" until I found out it was based on some video game movie from a few years back and not the classic 1982 murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout movie that I love oh so much.

Theron said...

Slow blog day?

Stacie Ponder said...

I don't know, Tim...Uwe Boll directed the 1st Alone in the Dark and it was a total shitbomb- and had virtually nothing to do with the games. I had no idea they were making a sequel...

Theron, what, 2 small posts aren't enough for you? Slavedriver.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine has the top picture signed by P.J. and Nancy, and we both have the bottom picture signed by Danielle, Scout and Kristina, whom we saw at a convention last year. (By the way, they were all very nice and pleasant to talk to, unlike several ‘70s icons who had a “here is your autograph, now give me my money” attitude.) He is hopping to catch Jamie Lee on her next kid’s book tour to complete the collection.
Just judging the pictures, I think they did a decent job-Danielle is quite a bit older than the other two, as Nancy was in the original. I much as I love her, Jamie Lee looks terrible in that picture. P.J. on the other hand…could she look any better? Your eyes immediately focus on her.
Which reminds me, the thing that bugged me the most about the remake (besides the ending) were Laurie’s friends. In the original, those characters, especially Annie, were so developed that you really cared about them. In the remake they are basically extras who show a little T&A (not a bad thing…if you can’t act!) especially Danielle, who could have done so much more than just walk around acting all “What ever!” (She did have the best line though “tell me you want to fuck me”-that wasn’t in the original!)
Oh well, still better than the last few Halloween sequels, and infinitely better than most of the current remakes. The Wicker Man, The Fog…Black Christmas, anyone? My blood pressure is starting to rise just thinking about that one.
Chuckwilson

Bill Walsh said...

What, did they move it from high school to junior high?!

ARBOGAST said...

Jamie Lee does not look terrible in that picture. Come here so that I can smack you.

Stacie Ponder said...

I think Jamie Lee looks rad in that photo! Her hair isn't nearly as big as it is in the actual film.

Like Mr Barleycorn, I, too was bothered by the proliferation of Danielle Harris's boobs in the remake. They had way too much gratuitous screen time, and it made me sad.

I wish Jamie Lee Curtis would make an appearance at some big horror con. I realize that's probably the most unappetizing idea in the world to her, but she's total horror royalty and dammit, I wanna meet her!

Felix said...

Old definitely kicks new's ass. I love Danielle Harris, but there's simply no topping the original three.

Bonnie said...

I love Jamie Lee's "You say WHAT about my momma? Come over here so I can kick yo' ass!" face.

PJ, Nancy and Jamie Lee kick ass.

Ryne said...

The old had a better ending.

kkat (a/k/a radioontheweb) said...

PJ "see anything you like?" Soles was always a blast in her movies. Totally!!! Riff Randell was a particular favorite of mine. I don't see how the new girls could compare!

ARBOGAST said...

Jamie Lee totally has on her "as if!" face.

Annubis said...

I've met the new girls and they're great gals. Don;t get me wrong, the remake isn't very good, but I think the three new girls are a nice choice. To back up Chuck Wilson's comment, Jamie does look a bit crap in that photo, plus she's on my TV RIGHT NOW trying to sell me yogurt!

the2ndsuitor said...

Danielle Harris is the only one that could hang with the above three chicks, acting wise or any other way you can think of.

I always wanted to see her naked, even more so after I met her, she was so nice! But watching her in the movie, I felt bad. Don't know why, just did. Looks like I wasn't the only one.

Theron said...

Jamie Lee has that snotty teen "Whaddya lookin' at, old man" look in her face - awesome!

josiah peppercorn said...

Danielle Harris is in 4 upcoming horror movies. 3 of those have plot synopsis that begin "A group of teenagers..."

Joe said...

Nothing beats the original Annie in all her whiny annoyingness. DH didn't have that quality, which after it was taken out, I sort noticed I kind of missed it. Besides the day to extreme night smoking pot driving sequence...

Joe said...

Also, DH will always be the slutty Daisy Chainsaw lovin' neighbor on Roseanne to me.

Mr. Peel said...

No discussion necessary. It's simply a fact. But I'll add to the Danielle Harris love. And I always have a thing for Nancy Loomis too and can't help but notice she always seems much cuter in the movie than she does in any of the stills.

ladracul said...

Well Josiah, there's a lot of upsides and downsides to looking younger than you are. I'm 29 and people think I'm way younger. :)

ARBOGAST said...

DH will always be the slutty Daisy Chainsaw lovin' neighbor on Roseanne to me

Whose father was Wings Hauser!

Pax Romano said...

Like there's any real comparison here.

Nancy singing, "Oh Paul, I can no longer stall".

P.J. in her god-awful clogs .

Jamie Lee as the sad, sensitive, love starved one...remember that scene early in the film with her walking down the street singing to herself, "I wish I had you all to myself".

Nope, no comparison at all. The original girls (as well as film) will always be tops in my book.

Rob said...

I would say the '07 girls differ from the '78 girls in that they're actually teenagers.

Stacie Ponder said...

Rob's comment about the new girls being teenagers got me wondering how old they all actually were during the respective shoots. I figured, you know, that people looked older back in the '70s (well, they DID), so maybe the girls weren't really much beyond teens.

Turns out, Jamie Lee Curtis was 20...and I was shocked- SHOCKED I SAY- to find that PJ Soles was 28 and Nancy Loomis was 29!

"Damn," thought I, "Rob was right."

Further research found that yeah, Scout Taylor-Compton was only 18, but Kristina Klebe was 29 and Danielle Harris was about 30!! It's obvious now that Ms Harris has a withered old painting of herself tucked away somewhere.

Some notes:

1) Scout Taylor-Compton was born in 1989, which makes me feel fucking ANCIENT.

2) Roseanne is the best.

3) Kristina Klebe looks like someone I know, but I can't figure out who.

Felix said...

"I would say the '07 girls differ from the '78 girls in that they're actually teenagers."

And that makes it better...? Just curious here.

Also Stacie pretty much says it best noting one actress is almost twenty, while the other two are almost in their thirties.

Bloody Mary said...

Arbogast, I think that's what ruined the original The Fog for me, after watching Halloween and Prom Night, to see her hitching a ride and indiscriminately screwing him for a place to sleep, ack! Although she's the hooker with the heart of gold in Trading Places, and that doesn't bother me a bit.

the2ndsuitor said...

But she was fucking TOM ATKINS for a ride! As a male myself, Tom Atkins sets the bar. Not Fabio, not Justin Timberlake, not Richard Dawson (or Charles Nelson Riley for that matter), but ATKINS.
If I'm to believe the Jamie Lee would ride someone for a ride, it would be Atkins.

. . . Not that you asked me or anything!

Ryne said...

"Danielle Harris was about 30!! It's obvious now that Ms Harris has a withered old painting of herself tucked away somewhere."

What?????? I was under the impression she was like 19, even though I knew it was impossible.

ARBOGAST said...

Jamie Lee wasn't a hooker in THE FOG, she was a free spirit, she was sexually liberated and in responsible for her own orgasm. Hey, those were simpler times. People had to forge actual, physical relationships with one another because there was no Internet or iPhone. Life was a long stretch of limitless highway and it was boring so we FUCKED, okay? That doesn't make us whores.

Sigh.

Cue "Freebird."

Rob said...

Yeah, Danielle was 30. My math has failed me. I was thinking 19 or 20.

However, they all LOOK more like teenagers than the original trio.

Tim Bird said...

"...there was no Internet or iPhone. Life was a long stretch of limitless highway and it was boring so we FUCKED..."

God, I miss the 70's.

Anonymous said...

Ha, I always manage to stir the pot around here when I make a comment about how so-and-so looks. (I should have learned from the last time!) Anyone that knows me knows that the original Halloween is my all-time favorite movie. Believe me, if I could move to South Pasadena and walk those streets every morning I would. Jamie Lee will always be one of my favorites, hell I grew up watching her in all those slasher films, and I think she continues to keep looking better as the year go on.(I love PJ and Nancy in that shot though) Of course I agree that the original blows the remake away, but considering that it got quite a few votes as the best horror flick of the year in one of Stacie’s quizzes (2nd place?) somebody must have liked it. The fact that Danielle (and myself) just passed 30 is depressing. Hard to believe she is that old. I too felt dirty after seeing those nude scenes.
Chuckwilson

Dave Ehrlich said...

P.J. Soles in most any equation equals absolute, immediate awesomeness, really.

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Stacie Ponder said...

Chuck, don't feel bad about stirring the pot. I mean, sure, your opinion is wrong and that makes you a jerk, but you know...we're not here to judge you.

:)

You reminded me, though, that I'd love to nerd out and find the original locations, as trite as that may be. Time to bust out the oversized magnifying glass and get to investigatin'!

Thanks for the spam, "best horror"!

Bloody Mary said...

Ok, thanks for mentioning Tom Atkins in such a way as to suggest I should know who he is. I appreciate the education. I recognized the rest of the cast, but apparently Tom Atkins has been in lots of guy-stuff I haven't seen. I only saw Halloween III once while I was babysitting when I was 14. His IMDB page calls him "handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic". I had no idea! Hey, if she was actually attracted to Tom Atkins, then right on. But that totally didn't read for me. Guess he's just not to my taste. If I were a man I'm sure I would have liked that part of the story much better!

Piper said...

Jamie Lee: What the fuck you looking at?

Piper: Me? Nothing... I mean... um

Jamie Lee: What the fuck you looking at?

Piper: Look, I'm not looking at anything... please now just leave me alone.

Jamie Lee: What the fuck you looking at?

Piper: Okay, I've just peed myself. You happy? Are you happy now.

Jamie Lee: What the fuck you looking at?

Jay Amabile said...

i agree with you...old does kick news ass but you're absolutely right Danielle Harris is awesome

jr-1969 said...

I love that shot of the original Halloween
girls. JLC looks really pretty in that shot.
They all do. I've never seen that photo
before. Although I'm not a big fan of the
original Halloween film because to me
its a rip-off of Bob Clark's DeathDream
which is by far a more superior film,
okay I'm digressing anywayzzzzz.....
The original Halloween femme fatales
could very well be the "Little Miss Lover"
Hendrix sang and rocked about.

Best,
J.A.

PS: Yes I'm a boy, but do I qualify for the
winner sweepstakes Fango weekend tickets????

Stacie Ponder said...

JA, ladies of all genders can enter the Fango contest...just send me an email!

:D

ARBOGAST said...

Okay, I just saw the remake and Danielle Harris' boobs didn't bother me because they were much smaller than I'd fanta... imagined.