Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Not So Good Moment in Black Horror Movie History

I enjoy seeing white teens get slaughtered by unkillable slashers as the next horror fan but we'd hope Jason Voorhees and his alum would be equal opportunity slashers. The Friday the 13th series proved that even the token black guy (or girl) in the movie got some good shots in before they were ultimately slaughtered.

But one man, Julius Gaw gave Jason Voorhees a run for his money in Friday the 13th Part VIII Jason takes Manhattan.

So in honor of Black History month, let's honor the flipside of African Americans in horror movies by giving mad props to Julius. He wasn't the hero but if he'd just taken some HGH, he could have had the stamina to say "I knocked Jason Voorhees the fuck out!!"

So for that effort, we salute you Julius. And this is this week's A Not So Good Moment in Black Horror Movie history.

It's a shame he wasn't more headstrong.
Definitely, not the time to lose one's head.
That's not the way to get ahead in life.
He'll never be the head of a major corporation.

OK that's enough of the puns.


  1. true, that fact you are fighting a dead guy... you are a loser!

    nice, austin reference...

  2. Hell yeah, Julius definitely deserves a shout out!!! I'll never ever ever forget that scene. When I was doing an essay for English class on the Friday the 13th franchise (my teacher was cool and let us pick our own topic), I actually counted the number of times he punched Jason. I don't remember the exact number now and I don't remember why I was incorporating that into my essay. I wish I could find it. :)

  3. Digital Tsunami2/11/2010 9:47 PM

    Even Ali did not execute rope-a-dope to such perfection. Julius literally just punched himself out. Perhaps if he hadn't opted to aim for the hockey mask...although to be fair he did inexplicably decide to work the body for a few seconds before he gave up on that too....brilliant post.

  4. That had the potential to be the greatest moment in Horror Black History except for the head fail