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MONSTER MADNESS #3 Friday the 13th series review
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:35 pm »
FRIDAY THE 13TH series


Friday the 13th is without a doubt the biggest slasher series and one of the most popular. Everywhere you go there is Friday the 13th. T-shirts and posters and everything else. The series started with the release of the first film in 1980. In the last 38 years the series grew up to a whopping 12 movies. The movies are known for there gore and nudity which means I will be talking about the MPAA a lot! The main killer of the series is machete wielding Jason Voorhies. The movies mostly take place at Camp Crystal Lake. Well, without further ado, let’s begin the Friday the 13th series review!


Friday the 13th

In 1980, we seen the release of a film that would go on and start a whole series of slasher films. Friday the 13th is considered a classic by many and I do agree. This film did suffer heavily from the MPAA but I did happen to have the Uncut version of the film on DVD. The film had mixed reviews upon release and had a fairly low budget which made this film a box office hit. I am going to say that this is the only film in the series where Jason is not the main killer. Many people who know the series and might have watched some of the newer films would find themselves dissapointed with this film because their mindset is that Jason is going to be the killer. Well, let’s get to the plot.

In 1958 at this camp called Camp Crystal Lake, we see two counselors start having sex when someone kills them both. Many years later, we see this girl who is a counselor for the newly opened Camp Crystal Lake. She gets a ride and gets to town and starts hearing stories of a curse and the drowning of a young boy and the murders that followed. This girl gets another ride and is eventually killed. We see the rest of the counselors at camp rennovating some of the cabins. We see 2 of the counselors go into a cabin and have sex in a bunk with a dead body on the top bunk, but they don’t know that. The girl leaves to go into the restroom leaving the guy (played by Kevin Bacon) to then be killed with an arrow to the throat. Eventually the girl is killed with an ax. We see some more kills until we are left with 2 more counselors, this one guy and our main character Alice. Eventually they notice that things are not right and they do some searching. The guy counselor eventually is killed leaving us with Alice. Alice finds some of the dead bodies and then she sees a vehicle pull up. Alice goes up and meets this lady named Mrs. Voorhies. We then learn that she is the mother of the boy who drowned all those years ago. Mrs. Voorhies starts going ape splode and eventually Alice kills her by using a machete on her head. Alice then gets in a canoe and it drifts out into the lake and she falls asleep. She wakes up and sees cops on the shore and then this corpse who is obviously Jason snatch her and tips the canoe over. Alice wakes up in a hospital with cops surrounding her with Alice insisting that there is a body in the lake and the officers insist there wasn’t. Then the film ends.

The ending of the film is literally the scariest part of the film. I see that this film, rather than being scary, went with the gore and suspense approach. Which is fine with me because slashers are not neccessarily supposed to be scary. I do like the suspense leading up to the revealing of the killer. It worked but I would have liked having Mrs. Voorhies introduced in the beginning as one of the people who are helping with the opening. The special effects are great (thanks to Tom Savini) but the only way to see the film in it’s entirety is to watch the Uncut version. The film had it’s boring moments and that would be the entirety of the middle portion of the film. This film has its flaws but in general was a good film.


Rating: 6/10


Friday the 13th Part 2

After the financial sucess of Friday the 13th, film makers decided to make the Friday the 13th into a series. One year later, we got Friday the 13th Part 2. This is the film where Jason is the main killer. Many people will find themselves dissapointed much like I explained with the first film. People see Jason as the hockey mask killer and this film is not the one with hockey mask Jason. This film, he wears a bag over his head. This film had a higher budget, but was still a box office hit. The reception was mixed but over the years it has grown its own following. This film, along with the rest of the films, had a hard time with the MPAA. To be honest, I have a feeling many recent editions of this film (along with others) add all the deleted scenes because I do think that now these days we have films much gorier than any 80’s slasher so they decide to add the deleted scenes. That is completely my opinion and anyone who thinks otherwise has the right to do so. Without further ado, let’s get to the plot!

We open up with Alice, (the main character from the first film) at her house. She opens her fridge and finds a decapitated head and then someone kills her (at the time nobody knew it was Jason, but now you do!) We then move on to Camp Crystal Lake where we see a new group of counselors. We see this girl and her boyfriend, this wheelchair guy, and other people too. We move to this scene where our characters are gathered around a campfire and the story of Jason is brought up. Then this prankster guy scares the people around the fire. We see this guy who appears to be a tramp (he was in the first film as well) walking around the woods and he is eventually killed. Later we see the girl and her boyfriend walk around the woods but are caught by the sherrif. The sherrif drives the couple to the camp and starts heading back to town when he sees Jason. He follows Jason into this shack where he is eventually killed. We see Paul (one of the main characters) and the rest of the counselors (except the girl and her boyfriend, the wheelchair guy, another girl, the prankster, and another girl) go into town to have a couple beers. The counselors who are still at camp get killed one by one. The girl and her boyfriend get killed while having sex, the wheelchair guy gets the machete to his head, the other people get killed in uninteresting ways. Paul and Ginny (the other main character) come back to camp early only to have Jason chase Ginny. Ginny comes across the shack which has all the bodies and on an altar, there is the head of Mrs. Voorhies and the sweater. Ginny puts on the sweater and makes Jason thinks that she is his mother. Jason eventually attacks Ginny but Paul comes and stops Jason and Jason is about to kill Paul but Ginny uses the machete on Jason. Paul and Ginny go to another cabin and they think everything is fine until Jason crashes through the window. Ginny wakes up and sees herself being taken away to the hospital. The end.

The ending was really unclear. Did Paul die or what? Many people (including myself) wonder how Jason is grown up when we last saw him as a child. The film in my personal opinion is not as good as the first which goes against almost everyone’s opinion. It is a nice introductory film for Jason but could have done better. One other complaint that I have is why does Jason go out of his way to kill Alice? He never does that again and yes I know this is an introductory film but how does Jason know where she lives? There was plenty of suspense but this film lacked the mystery that the first film had. This film did have the nudity that you would expect but lacked the gore (thanks to the MPAA.) In conclusion, this film fell short of my expectiations.


Rating: 4/10


Friday the 13th Part III 3D

After the release of Friday the 13th Part II, there was a sequel in the works. There was also the idea to make it a state of the art 3D film as well. So, here we are with a 3D Friday the 13th film. The 3D effect probably worked better in the theater because all you get with the DVD is two cheap red and blue 3D glasses and it is not the greatest 3D effect. Luckily there is the option of watching the film in 2D. The film did good at box office but recieved negative reviews. This is the first film to have hockey mask Jason, which is something that many fans love. So, without further ado, let’s get to the plot!

The film does a recap of the scene where Jason is attacked with the machete. After that, we see Jason get up and walk away. This can only mean that the part where he crashed through the window was either a dream scene or completely forgotten. Then we see this guy and his wife who own a store close by. They are watching the news which reports of killings at the camp and that there was only one survivor (Ginny). This means that the film will take place on Saturday the 14th. Anyway, the store people are killed by Jason. We then meet our characters. We have Chris, our main character who was attaked by unmasked Jason years ago but she does not reveal this until later. We have Debbie and her boyfriend Andy, Shelly. They go to pick up this girl to take with them on a weekend camping trip. We see Shelly (who is this prankster character who only pulls pranks to get people’s attention because he feels like a nobody) scare everybody. They all realize that the van is on fire but it is actually the two pot smoking hippies in the back of the van. (Honestly this made me laugh.) They all drive to the camp and they notice police cars and they are all smoking pot and they frantically try to get rid of it but soon realize that the police are going to the store where Jason killed the two people. They meet this homeless man who tells them that they are doomed (much like in the first film). When they get to the camp, we meet Rick who is the boyfriend of Chris. Shelly and the one girl go to a nearby store and get into it with a biker gang and eventually Shelly drives in to their bikes. This action causes the bikers to get mad and they go to their camp and take all of the fuel out of the van. One biker chick gets distracted and goes into a barn and is killed by Jason and then the 2 others go and are killed. After they are all killed, Rick and Chris go out and this is where Chris reveals that she was attacked by Jason. Back at camp, Shelly pulls another prank and this is who Jason gets the mask from. Everyone starts getting killed and Jason cuts the power. One of the pot smokers goes and checks out the fusebox but is killed. Chris and Rick come back to camp and realize something is not right. Rick gets killed and Chris starts finding the bodies. Jason starts chasing her and it turns out that one of the bikers survived but he gets killed and then Chris hits Jason in the head with an ax and he dies. Chris takes a canoe and takes it out and falls asleep. She wakes up and sees Jason running towards her but then she does not see him. Then dead Mrs. Voorhies comes out of the water and capsizes the canoe. But this is all a dream because Chris wakes up with cops at the cabin and Jason dead in the barn. The End.

This film was worse than the 2nd film. This film recycled old material from the first film and did nothing better with the recycled material. A lot of the effects were not all that great. Rick’s death is one such example. This film is gory with more kills but there is less nudity. Trust me, one of you out there are going to want to know this. I like the nice backstory with Chris but it was not a major focus which was something I was hoping for. The only character I felt that I could relate to was Shelly and he was not really a main character. The biker gang was something I thought was going to prove as a challenge to the main characters but that is the complete opposite. It would have been nice to have seen them a little bit longer. In the end, this film fell short and was some what of a dissappointment.


Rating: 3/10


Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

From my knowledge, Friday the 13th Part III was supposed to be the final film but when it was released, it decided that the 4th film would be the final film and the series would eventually go on to become an anthology series. But we all know that is not the case. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter was released in 1984 with negative reviews from critics, but did good in box office. This is the start of what I like to call the Tommy Jarvis trilogy because Tommy Jarvis is a character in Parts IV, V, and VI. Without further ado, let’s get to the plot.

The film shows police at the camp where Part III took place. Meaning the film now takes place on Sunday the 15th. They take the bodies of Jason and the characters from Part III to a morgue. Jason wakes up and kills the only two people in the morgue and goes back to his hunting grounds. We then meet our group of teenagers. We see two couples, a prankster named Ted, and this one guy named Jimmy. He thinks he is a “dead splode” because he does not have a girlfriend. We see this hitchiker who gets killed by Jason almost for no reason. We then meet Tommy Jarvis, his sister, and his mother. They live in a house in the woods because of a divorce issue. The house next to them is going to be occupied by the group of teens. There is a scene where Tommy is trying to sleep and he looks out his window and sees two of the teens having sex. We see the teens meet these twin sisters. They all get naked and go swimming in the lake. Tommy and his sister stop by the lake but have to leave because Tommy is a twelve year old boy who does not need to be seeing this happening. They start heading home when they are having car trouble and a man named Rob helps out. Later that night, the teens start partying. Everyone starts getting killed. There is this one part where Ted is watching this silent, black and white porn film and all he does is laugh while watching it. While he watches it, Jimmy is killed and then Ted is killed. Tommy, his sister, and Rob get back home but the mom is nowhere to be found. Tommy stays at the house and his sister and the Rob leave. Rob reveals that his sister was killed by Jason. They both start worrying about Tommy and they head back home. They go next door and see the bodies and Rob gets killed. Then the final scene involves Tommy shaving his head to look like Jason when he was a boy. Tommy uses a machete to Jason’s head and Jason dies. Tommy’s sister is at the hospital and Tommy comes to see her and all we see is Tommy staring. The End.

This film is better than Part III. But not better than the original. It is about as good as Part II. There is more gore and nudity and swearing. Which is what people want in a horror film. The ending was good (the Deluxe Edition includes a lost ending). The film appears to be a good film but the first film just set a standard so high that a film like this could not match it. The fact that this film is called the Final Chapter when it is not, is just dumb. In conclusion, it is just your average slasher film of the 80’s. Nothing new to add to the series except the “death” of Jason.


Rating: 4/10
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Re: MONSTER MADNESS #3 Friday the 13th series review
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 12:35 pm »
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

One year after The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning was released. Many people back then either thought that Jason returned because the poster shows Jason. But many people were not quite interested in the film because nobody knew what to expect. The film was weak in the box office and did not do well with critics. So, let’s get to the plot!

We meet young Tommy having a nightmare of Jason. Then we meet an older Tommy Jarvis who is staying at a mental hospital. This is where we meet all of our people who have their own personalities. We see this guy who has a temper kill this fat kid who eats a lot. The guy is arrested. We then see people starting to get killed and then people start thinking that Jason has returned. A bunch more people get killed and eventually the end scene starts. The killer appears to be Jason (not surprised) and Tommy thinks it is not real. He then realizes that Jason is real. Eventually Jason is killed but we then see that it was not Jason, but the father of the kid killed earlier in the film who decided to get revenge and dressed up as Jason. At the end of the film, we see Tommy have a hallucination and gets scared and attacks one of the survivors. The End.

The film did a decent job in tricking us in thinking that Jason was the killer. At the same time, it is dissapointing that it is not Jason. Many people thought that Tommy was to be the killer. But why would that happen? The film series should have ended with The Final Chapter. This is an uneccessary installment in the series. I do like to note the amount of kills in this movie. This film has more kills than in any other film in the series. So, an ambulance driver is suddenly able to kill more people than Jason? Quantity does not always mean quality. The deaths get boring after a while. But, if you were an optimist, than you would have hoped that this film did better than The Final Chapter. In my opinion, it is not as good. One positive thing I have to say is that there is a much stronger plot about a survivor having hallucinations of a killer and have killings go on around him. This film attempted to apply the same suspense seen in the first film, but it did not work well.


Rating: 3/10


Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

In 1986, the 6th film in the Friday the 13th franchise was released. The title states the return of Jason. This film was supposed to have Tommy return as a villian but Part V sucked so much, they had to bring back Jason. I heard that Part VI is supposed to be the best of series so I just had to watch it. The film actually got good reviews when it was released, but had a poor box office. This film sees Tommy return as the main character and the first in the series where it takes a supernatural turn. So, let’s get to the plot!

We see Tommy and his friend in a cemetary. Tommy wants to end all the hallucinations that he has been suffering through. Him and his friend dig up Jason’s grave and Tommy stabs Jason’s body with a fence stake. As he walks away, lightning strikes the post and Jason is ressurected. Jason kills Tommy’s friend while Tommy runs away. Tommy warns the police but nobody listens and he is arrested and put into a jail cell. The sherrif’s daughter and a couple of friends come to the station and Tommy warns them about Jason. They don’t believe him. The sherrif’s daughter and friends go to Camp Crystal Lake (which has a new name). Tommy is released from jail only to be arrested and booted out of town. Jason murders some people and the sherrif finds the bodies and believes that Tommy is the one to blame. Eventually Tommy is arrested again only to escape. The sherrif gets killed and is about to kill the Sherrif’s daughter only to have Tommy distract him. Jason drowns Tommy and the sherrif’s daughter wraps a chain around Jason and eventually, Jason is killed. Tommy is then resuscitated thanks to the sherrif’s daughter. The end of the film shows Jason’s body in the bottom of the lake. The End.

So, what did I think? The film was good. Not the best, but a major improvement. I like how Jason is the zombie type of killer that most people remember him as. This film fixed all of the previous problems with the series and did so with great success. There are some minor flaws with this film, of which I am not going to mention. Except for this: Why did people be generous to Jason, by giving him a grave? The ending of the film was very cliche. Of course they decided to have Jason appear alive when we at first thought of him to dead. In conclusion, it is one of the best in the franchise and I do recommend watching this on your spare time. A classic.


Rating: 5/10


Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

In 1988, Friday the 13th Part VII was released. The concept of the film was to pit a Carrie type character against Jason. It is like brains versus brawn. The film was expected to do better than the previous film. The film got mixed reviews but has become a favorite among many fans of the series. This film had a low box office with only $19 million in box office. This film also is the first film to star Kane Hodder as Jason. Without further ado, let’s get to the plot!

We see a little girl (Tina) kill her father by unleashing her her telekinetic powers. Many years later, Tina and her mother go to the place where Tina’s father died. We also see this guy who wants to do experiements on Tina and does so with dissapointing results. Tina then somehow accidentally wakes up Jason and Jason rises from the lake and starts killing people. Next door, there is some people having a party which supplies Jason with enough people to kill. Everyone eventually gets killed except for Tina, this guy, and another girl. Jason goes and kills the girl and the guy tries to fight Jason but fails. Jason goes to kill the guy but Tina uses her powers to unmask Jason. Then Tina and Jason fight. Jason gets caught on fire (which is a pretty cool part) and eventually the whole house blows up. Tina uses her powers to make her dads body awake and drag Jason into the water. Tina and the guy are taken away to the hospital and the film ends.

The plot is quite short but interesting. The film is quite decent and I rank it with Part VI. I like the concept of Carrie versus Jason. A lot of the kill scenes are censored and from what I heard, the DVD includes low quality versions of the full death scenes. I just happened to have watched this on the IFC channel on TV. This is one of the few films in the series that was not completely filled with cliches. Jason in this film looks really bad ass and the part where he is on fire is just awesome. The film is not the best film, but it makes for a good Friday the 13th film.


Rating: 5/10


Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
1989 is an interesting year for the Friday the 13th franchise. First of all, Friday the 13th Part VIII was released. This film was intended to be the final film (obviously it isn’t). It is also the first film in the series to not entirely take place at Camp Crystal Lake. The filmakers wanted Jason to be somewhere new and New York eventually was the place to be. This film was and is deemed one of the worst in the franchise by many (my opinion will be presented at the end of this review). It also one of the lowest earning at box office. Without further ado, let’s get to the plot!

We see this couple on a boat on Crystal Lake. We see the guy talk about Jason. He then pulls a prank to scare her. Then Jason gets resurrected by electricity, dons the hockey mask, and goes to kill the couple. We then see our main characters. There is this trip going on where these recent graduates go to New York. We see two teachers and this girl who is scared of swimming in water. Jason sneaks on to the boat and kills some people before people realize what is going on. The survivors eventually get to New York and eventually the girl who is scared of water is taken hostage by some dudes. (Now it just became Friday the 13th: A Hostage Situation). One of the characters actually tries punching Jason to death but fails and is killed. Eventually Jason gets some toxic waste thrown on him and he dies and the film ends.

The more that I watch this film, the more I grow more interested in it. Despite the title being called Jason Takes Manhattan, most of the film took place on the boat. This film is not scary at all, which is really a departure from the series’ original intention. But, to be fair, the film is gory and I do like that they decided to have Jason kill outside of Crystal Lake. To be honest, I actually liked this film better than Parts VI and VII! This film has some of the most iconic moments in the series like Jason standing in Times Square. Of course, I would have liked to see more of New York, which is probably one of the reasons that keeps this film from being the absolute best in the series.


Rating: 6/10
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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

In 1993, the last film in the Friday the 13th series was released. Yeah, that is a lie because Jason X was the last film in the series and Freddy vs Jason was just a crossover film. I always wanted to watch this film because of how cool this film looked (from pictures). This film did decent at box office and was mixed among critics and viewers. So, let’s get to the plot!

We open up with Jason chasing this lady where eventually Jason gets blown to hell. For some reason, Jason’s heart survives and the coroner eats the heart and the spirit of Jason takes over the body of the coroner. So, people who are possessed by Jason go around and kill and possess people. We then meet this guy who seems to know everything about Jason and reveals that if Jason kills a blood relative, he will become immortal. Jason attempts to kill one of his relatives but our main character Steve attacks Jason and the half sister of Jason is killed. Steve is at the wrong place and wrong time and is arrested. Steve gets out and Jason goes and chases Steve. Eventually, the bounty hunter takes a baby, who is a relative of Jason and says to have Steve and the daughter of Jason’s half sister come. They do so and the bounty hunter gives them this dagger that will kill Jason once and for all. Jason eventually is reborn after this creature (which is Jason) crawls into the half sister of Jason’s splode. Eventually Jason is stabbed with the dagger and is dragged to hell. We see Steve and the daughter of the half sister of Jason walk away. We then see Jason’s mask lying in the dirt and all of a sudden, Freddy Krueger’s hand grabs the mask and drags it into the earth. The End.

Between Parts VIII and IX, there was a Friday the 13th TV show, but it had nothing to do with the film franchise. (Just a little triva for you all). This film is not the worst, but not the best either. I liked the look of Jason, when he is in hockey mask form. It is an interesting take on the series. It is definetly the most supernatural of the series. It is gory, but not scary. The ending is amazing. Now, this is the first film in the series that was produced by New Line Cinema (who owns the rights to A Nightmare on Elm Street). So, the fact that a Freddy vs Jason film was confirmed is amazing. But, it would be another 10 years for the film to be released. In general, it is a decent film, it could have been better.


Rating: 5/10


Jason X

So, after the ending for Jason Goes To Hell, Freddy vs Jason was in the making. From what I know, production was slow and so it was decided to make a film in between just to keep audiences busy. The film turned into Jason X. This film does not take place on Earth, but rather in space. Much like Leprechaun 4 (but that is for a later review). The film was released in 2001 (2002 for the US) and critcs slammed the movie. The budget for this movie was really high at about $14 million. The box office was OK, but in conclusion this movie bombed (despite meeting it’s budget). Well, let’s get to the plot!

In the future, Jason is having people try to kill him with many failures. Eventually Jason is cryogenically frozen along with this girl. Hundreds of years later, Earth has become uninhabitable, so people are going in spaceships to a new planet. A group of people pick up the frozen bodies of Jason and the girl. The girl wakes up and Jason appears to be dead. Jason goes on to kill some people (including one where he drowns this girl in liquid nitrogen and smashes her face). After killing people, Jason causes a spaceship to crash into another. Jason goes on to fight this android and is defeated. Jason reanimates into a much more powerful, Uber Jason. Eventually, one of the survivors sacrifices themselves by grabbing Jason and flying into the atmosphere of the planet that is supposed to be inhabited by the Earth population. The End.

This film is not good. But to be fair, it is not the worst film. This film does have a fair deal of everything that should be in a slasher film. Violence, nudity, and language. This film does have some of the most memorable kills in the series. Many dislike the space setting of the film, but I thought it was OK. I got kind of lost with the film when Uber Jason was introduced. To be honest, I don’t like Uber Jason. The idea of having the main killer/villain killed only to be resurrected and become more powerful is cliche. The acting is not the greatest and even Kane Hodder’s role as Jason was not the greatest. In general, it is a film that was not supposed to be good and for me it was not neccessarily bad. Many would describe this film as a film that is so bad, that it is good. So, is it the worst in the series? No.


Rating: 4/10


Freddy vs Jason

In 2003, every horror movie fan’s dream came true. Freddy vs. Jason. As you may know, this film is a crossover film starring Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhies. The film had a high budget, but had one of the highest box office returns for both of the series. This is the last film in both series where there have been reboots for both series. The film has become a fan favorite since it’s release. Without further ado, let’s get to the plot!

Freddy Kruger is weak due to people forgetting about him. He convinces Jason to kill people so that Freddy can become more powerful. Jason goes on to kill people and eventually Freddy sees that Jason is taking all of the credit for the killing. Then there is the group of teens who are trying to make sense of all of this. They side with Jason and develop a plan to bring Freddy into the real world. There is a couple fight scenes between Freddy and Jason. Eventually the group of teens are starting to get killed by both Freddy and Jason. It is revealed that Freddy caused the death of the mother of one of the teens (but who cares). There is another fight between Freddy and Jason and one of the teens kill Freddy (even though they were trying to kill both). The end scene shows Jason holding Freddy’s head (which means Freddy must be dead. Right?) Then we see Freddy wink. The End.

The film did its job by focusing on Freddy and Jason. Sure, they tried to add a little bit of story for the teens, but Freddy and Jason is the only reason why anyone would watch this film. It is a decent film to watch. This film is a gore fest that fails to disappoint. The first time that I watched this, I was a little confused. So, I watched it again only to get a better understanding. Sure, any film pitting two monsters/killers like Alien vs. Predator are awesome. But, we all know that there is never a clear winner. Which seems cliche now these days. The film has it’s cheesy moments. The fight scenes were few, but the fight scenes were great. In one fight, one opponent would win only to have their asses handed to them in the next fight and the final fight would end up in a draw. In conclusion, the film is a good crossover, a must watch. It has some minor flaws, but nonetheless, a good film. Not the best film, but a good film.


Rating: 6/10


Friday the 13th


2009 saw the Friday the 13th series recieve it’s first film reboot. The film was supposed to be an “origin of Jason” film much like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and later Leatherface. But the film was a reimagining of Parts I-IV. I do not remember this film being in theaters but I watched it when it first came on TV. The film had a high budget but had a great run at the box office. But critcs gave negative reviews of the film. Well, let’s get to the plot.

We see Pamela Voorhies get her head chopped off with Jason being a witness. Many years later, we see a group of people come to Crystal Lake. Adult Jason kills all but one. Later, we see our main group of characters at the camp where the brother of the girl that Jason kidnapped, looks for her. The rest of the film is a search for the main character’s sister and people getting killed by Jason. Eventually, our main character rescues his sister and eventually Jason is killed after the sister pretends to be Jason’s mother. The film ends with Jason being dumped in the lake and waking up and dragging the sister underwater.

I do like this remake. This film does have a better plot than the first film and the sequels. Jason’s character was done well. He is muscular and strong. The film adds plenty to the series and the slasher genre as a whole. I really like how the film is a mix of the first four films. The acting is still not the greatest and that is to be expected when it comes to the slasher genre. There is plenty of gore and with modern horror movies, that is to be expected. The scare factor is at a level that has not been seen since the early days of the series. Other than that, it is one of the best horror remakes I have seen and I do recommend watching this if you are wanting to see a modern slasher.



Rating: 6/10


In conclusion, the Friday the 13th series does not have a standout film but collectively the films are average to mediocre. Though I do love the series for what they are. I love how the series managed to have such an impact that it has on society. In general, the Friday the 13th series is a must watch series for anyone wanting to get in to the slasher genre. These are films that you can pretty much watch on any day (though some people try to binge watch them all on Friday the 13th.) So, if you ever get the chance, watch some of the films in the series. It is something you will not regret.
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