In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Monday, June 1, 2015

R.I.P. Betsy Palmer 1926-2015

I was deeply saddened to hear actress Betsy Palmer passed away last Friday. She was 88. Even though she appeared in several films and over seventy television shows in her long career, she was best known as Jason Voorhees vengeful mother, Pamela in the first two Friday the 13th movies.

Actress & mother Betsy Palmer.

I know she left an indelible impression on me as a youngster. And why not? Next to perhaps Psycho's Norma Bates, is there a more iconic matriarch in horror?

Palmer passed away from natural causes in a hospice in Connecticut. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa.

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