Crispin Glover Discusses Friday The 13th With Fangoria

Crispin Glover's portrayal of the lovable 'Jimmy' in Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter has always captivated the fans over the years, and since Crispin is known to be an eccentric person in his personal life, he is always sought after for interview opportunities. Usually, he is not very open to talk about his experiences with the Friday The 13th franchise, so it was nice to see him open up just a bit while talking to Fangoria about his career.

Check out a portion of his interview below where he discusses being hired for The Final Chapter and what he thinks of his role today. Read the entire interview for more on his thoughts about other films in his career.


FANGORIA: Most horror fans feel like tiny outsiders in a large arena of normalcy. Therefore, your compassionate, truly accurate portrayal of Jimmy in FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER retains a special place in our hearts. Have you thought much about those truly sensitive underpinnings that draw audiences to horror and exploitation films?

CRISPIN: "...When FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER came along I was nervous about money. When I moved out of my parents’ house I had saved $10,000 from the work I had done from age 13- 18. My funds were getting low right before that film. I was contemplating making a comedy act to go perform at standup houses. My thoughts about standup were not so much about telling jokes, but more conceptual in its approach. In any case I auditioned for the role of Jimmy and got it. I was relieved to be paid and glad to do the work. I thought it would be funny at some point in my career that I had been in the film. It is interesting that because of being part of that franchise, it is a film that people still ask me about.