on October 29, 2017 | Last updated October 29, 2017
LionLove Is A Lie
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Lion was a metal ‘80s hairband that rocked out from 1983 to 1989, and the band actually made their recording debut with this song specifically for the flick. Now I can’t ignore what makes this tune so memorable in the franchise. It was of course made iconic by the unique dancing styles of off-beat actor Crispin Glover. Glover plays Jimmy Mortimer, one of the frisky youths who have come to Camp Crystal Lake to party despite his reputation for being a bit of a dweeb and all around “dead fuck.” Well, much to the surprise of his friend and tormenter Teddy Bear, Jimmy hits it off with one of the sultry twins they encounter and gets lucky. The question remains whether it was his slick moves to this Lion tune that sealed the deal, however, Glover revealed in interviews that this track was not what they actually recorded the scene to. His spastic twists and jerks were actually made on set to the blaring aggression of an AC/DC track, with Lion’s offering being added in post-production. Regardless, Glover’s dance improvisation provided both comic relief and further character depth to this dorky but loveable character…except to Jason naturally, who rewarded those slick moves with a cleaver to the face!