We admit, we never watched Friday the 13th and thought,"What this really needs less gore and more Butterfinger candy bars." Fortunately, someone did and the fan-created/Rob Lowe directed horror featurette, Butterfinger the 13th was born. The plot focuses on several college students hired as counselors at a camp where 13 years earlier young Fletcher Rami was presumed killed in a fire. Yada, yada, yada, Rami's not dead and, much like Mrs. Voorhies and Jason, seeks out his revenge on the students using well-imagined product placements. Come on, you know you wanna see the Masked Butterfinger Butcher in action.
Following the short film, you can catch the docu-drama, Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story, about Britain's most notorious serial killer. The case remains unsolved today. The films includes recreations, interviews with historians, forensic experts and criminologists, as well as a look at important evidence from the vaults of Scotland Yard. It's been 113 years since the notorious Jack hunted for victims in the back alleyways and dark streets of London's Whitechapel district, but his story still fascinates us.
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Part of Fathom Thriller Thursdays series, Butterfinger the 13th and Jack the Ripper screen at 7:30 p.m. at various Houston locations, including Houston Marq*E Stadium 22 plus IMAX, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, visit www.fathomevents.com. $12.50.
Thu., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2011