Creature-Feature Conversations: Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

Creature-Feature Conversations is an ongoing series of informal discussions about obscure, unique, or cult horror films.

Orrin Grey is a skeleton who likes monsters, movies, and especially monster movies. His stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, and been collected in Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings and Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts. From 2011 until 2016 he wrote a monthly column on vintage horror cinema for Innsmouth Free Press that has now been collected into Monsters from the Vault. You can visit him online at

Jonathan Raab is the author of The Hillbilly Moonshine Massacre and Flight of the Blue Falcon. His novella Cold Call will be featured in Turn to Ash’s Open Lines anthology later this year, and his novella The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie will be available just in time for Halloween. You can read his short story “The Secret Goatman Spookshow” in the Lovecraft eZine.

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (directed by Tom McLoughlin, 1986)

Illustration by John Solder for Lovecraft eZine #38

JR: This was actually one of the first entries I saw back when I started w̶a̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ investing my money in horror VHS/DVDs in high school. I remember it being a bit scarier back then, but even now, I found that its humor and self-awareness won me over in the face of its by-the-numbers horror movie plot and proceedings. I really liked it, and consider it kind of a perfect beers-with-your-buddies type of slasher: unpretentious, silly, with some creative flourishes and a few actors who looked like they showed up to earn their paycheck by chewing on some scenery. Continue reading Creature-Feature Conversations: Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI



Turn to Ash


The signal from WORN – Radio Orion grows louder and clearer with each passing day, and through the static, Turn to Ash, Vol. 2: Open Lines begins to take form.

Open Lines is a unique series of strange stories, presented as phone calls to late night paranormal talk show host, Chuck Leek, on his nationally syndicated radio program, The Late Night Leak. Of course, Chuck is having a hell of a night himself, and the calls weave through a frame story detailing his weird night of High Strangeness.

I’m pleased to announce the TOC for Turn to Ash, Vol. 2: Open Lines (not yet in final running order):

Cold Call (frame story) – Jonathan Raab

The Sun Screams in Retrograde – Rebecca Allred

OGRE – Joseph Bouthiette Jr

All that Moves Us – Evan Dicken

The White Factory – Kurt Fawver

A Room with Two Views – Joanna Michal…

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