October wouldn’t be complete for me without a good old horror movie marathon and with the added bonus of a Friday the 13th this October, it’d be a shame to review any other film today! Released in 1980, it would be the first in a long series of sequels. It isn’t one of my personal favorites, but, it is among the horror films that molded my love of all things scary.
It seemed a no-brainer, offer a few of my scattered thoughts on this film and create a recipe to accompany it. There you go…dinner and a movie, all in one blog! This is the perfect date night combo!
The film on it’s own was exceptionally well done. It offered suspense, jumps and a young Kevin Bacon. It taught us that it’s dangerous to hitchhike and turned anyone offering a ride into a psycho killer. Camp was never the same again and children across the nation begged to stay home for the summer.
The killing starts almost immediately as we re-visit 1958, the year following the untimely death of one Jason Voorhees, unleashing a vengeance that would reign for decades and eventually even head to outer space (Jason X)
One of the problems that stands out to me is that here, we have our killer, presumably Jason himself plowing through camp counselors and crazy town guy Ralph with ease. Kill, kill, kill….kill, kill, kill…yeah, sorry, I got sidetracked. But that is the gist of it. This guy is so strong he can crack an axe into a skull like it’s an egg. He can hurl an adult body through a window without straining. But, like most horror movies, you need a survivor to lead you into the sequel. Enter camp counselor and camp owner main squeeze Alice. Suddenly, Jason manifests in the form of his mother and out goes his…her strength as well. This psychotic person who has been tossing bodies around all night decides to slap Alice. Yes, slap her. Where did the axe go? Did he…she run out of knives and arrows?
And then….ooooohhhhhh she’s going to get her? Nope, knocked senseless by a frying pan and then after some minor wrestling, off with her head! Alice found the last axe!
Still though…even though Jason’s mommy forgot how to kill, it still made for an entertaining two hours that are worth a few numerous views over the years.
So there, re-visit Friday the 13th for your date night film.
But…you said there’d be food!
Right….remember how Annie was on her way to Camp Crystal Lake because she had been hired as the cook but got offed by “Jason” before she made it? I bet she totally would have made this delicious Hockey Mask Hot Dog Bubble Bake.
13 or 33, this is one tasty meal! Serve it with a side salad if you’re trying to be healthy but eat ice cream or cake or something after. You’re on a date, right? Enjoy yourself!
Please note: Recipe calls for two cans of Flaky biscuits. I also opted for a quick and easy version after shopping all day but honestly, next time I think I’ll make the chili from scratch for better flavor.
Pour the chili into your cooking spray coated baking dish and add chopped up hot dogs.
Mix it until it looks like one of Jason’s victims. (ew)
Top it with the cheese. Lots and lots and lots of cheesy cheese goodness!
And this is the absolute most terrifying moment of the whole night…movie included!
Cut the biscuits into quarters, add to a bowl with melted butter, garlic and parsley and coat well.
Note: These would totally be tasty just baked on their own (like, seriously!)
Scatter those tasty, buttery tid-bits on top of all that cheesy deliciousness!
Bake 20-22 minutes until it is all bubbly and brown.
Enjoy it while you watch all the slasher gore your heart desires! And don’t forget that ice cream or cake!
8 All-beef hot dogs or 8 vegetarian hot dogs
1 can chili with beans, vegetarian chili or your own batch
2 cups cheddar cheese
2 cans Layer biscuits
2 TBS melted butter
1 TSP garlic powder
1 TSP Parsley flakes
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray (13X9)
Chop hot dogs into bite size chunks. If cooking this for smaller children, please be mindful of the size (choking hazard) Mix chili and hot dog bits together. Top with cheese and set aside.
Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Toss with the melted butter, garlic powder and parsley.
Place coated biscuit pieces on top of cheese.
Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
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