Friday the 13th Victim, Brenda Jones

Dead before being defenestrated

For this installment of our Friday he 13th article, we go back to victim number nine from the original 1980 Friday the 13th, Brenda Jones.

Even though the defenestration we see in this scene makes quite an impact on the film’s ultimate final girl Alice Hardy, Brenda was most likely already dead when she went through the window (at 1:02), having been lured out to the archery range by the killer, where she met with her demise. Who we actually see here going through the window is FX guru Tom Savani, serving double duty on the film as stuntman in addition to special effects makeup artist.

This was the last screen acting credit for actress Laurie Bartram, who played Brenda. According to her IMDb page, Laurie, also a trained ballet dancer, worked in local theater and did some voice-over work in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she lived until her death from cancer in 2007 at age 49.


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