Wow, what a treat this is! Have you ever thought “I wish I was a fly on the wall” for a moment? This is your chance to feel like that fly! I can’t believe this footage has been out since 2015 and I haven’t seen or heard it discussed until recently. A good friend of mine suggested that I purchase Tom Savini’s “Smoke and Mirrors” Blu-Ray as it contained an extended look at Kevin Yagher and other FX team members applying test appliances for Jason’s unmasking scene to Ted White, as well as some additional “machete dummy” footage, both of which have been partially seen via various still frames being shared around the internet for years.
Photos of the Test Application
Seeing as The Final Chapter is my favorite Jason design by far, I immediately ordered the Blu-Ray, but nothing could have prepared me for the absolute joy that I felt while watching this video. Seeing the makeup on Ted in various ranges of motion, fully lit, and from multiple angles is a dream come true. It almost evokes an uneasy feeling, seeing this moment in such a candid way, almost as though it was something never meant to be seen or experienced by those not in the room at the time. I took the liberty of uploading the footage here in hopes that anyone seeing this enjoys it even a fraction of the amount I did.
P.S.- This is just a small portion of the overall footage included on the DVD/Blu-Ray and I highly recommend picking it up when you can! It’s low cost, trove of Behind the Scenes footage, and other awesome information about Savini’s story make it a must have for any horror fan.
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