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Story: "A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning."
The story line is a very simple one, but it worked. The film opens with two young camp counselors sneaking off for a quick hook up, when they are caught by someone that they clearly know. The first two kills of the entire franchise might be a little lame, but it breaks into the iconic score that we have all come to know and love. After the opening credits, we skip ahead to Present Day. We are introduced to Annie. She is on her way to Camp Crystal Lake where she has been hired as the cook. She gets a ride from a local named Enos, who gives her the back story for "Camp Blood". He tells Annie about the two kids murdered (the ones we saw at the beginning of the film) and about a boy drowning the year before that. He urges Annie to quit her job and not go, but she isn't easily shaken. Now we skip ahead to the campsite where we meet the rest of the characters. The teens are preparing the camp for kids to come, and we get quite a bit of character development in these scenes. I find this super charming. These characters are just normal teens. They aren't all super models or dumb jocks, which makes them way more relate able. As the story progresses, the teens start getting picked off one-by-one by an unseen killer.
Acting: I feel like all of the acting in this film is pretty decent, especially for the small budget that the film makers were working with. I still can't help but favor Adrienne King as Alice as our final girl. She gives such a convincing performance in the third act. She has to be completely distraught and in panic for the last 30 minutes of the film, and she pulls it off. Of course, the biggest highlight of the film is our killer Pamela Voorhees, played by the late great Betsy Palmer. Palmer's quick descent into madness played out so well. She went from the little old lady that you would bake a cake with to crazy psycho killer within one scene, and it was freaking awesome. I have no complaints about any of the performances in this film.
Fear Factor: I guess what we really need to ask ourselves is... does this film hold up? This film is very close to being 40 years old. I know for sure that 13 year old me was scared to death the first time I watched this film back in 2006. The biggest complaint I guess I have is not with the film itself, but with the bluray transfer. Before seeing this film on bluray, I couldn't clearly see prosthetics on the actor's necks/faces during the kill shots. That's not really the films fault though, because on VHS you couldn't see all of the fake necks. I would say that the kills hold up, even with the movie magic being a little bit ruined. I think the special effects (done by Tom Savini) were incredible for the time that this film came out. Friday the 13th was clearly piggy-backing off the success of Halloween (1978), which had barely any gore at all. They took risks with this movie and it paid off in the end. Besides the effects, Pamela Voorhees was terrifying. Her performance is one of the greatest in horror film history and I do not question if it holds up. It does.
Originality: As I said before, this film was playing off of the success of Halloween. It used the slasher formula, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't original. In Halloween, there was zero question who the killer was. Friday the 13th kept us wondering until the last 20 minutes of the film. Having a mystery killer really played to the films advantage. We were constantly guessing and the reveal definitely wasn't disappointing. Besides that, this movie created a huge sub genre of Camping/Woods slasher films. We can thank Friday the 13th for other fantastic classics like Sleepaway Camp and The Burning. It might have been another slasher film, but that didn't stop it from being one of a kind.
Overall: I understand why some people might find this entry to Friday the 13th to be a bit slower than the rest of the series, but I find it very charming. There is just something so special about this film. It was the start of it all. Something that all horror fans would grow to love. You can't deny it that. Halloween might have been first, but Friday the 13th took slashers to another level. It still makes such a massive impact in popular culture even to this day. Pamela is and will always be one of the best (and most underrated) killers in horror film history. This film also has one of the best scares ever brought to film in the very last lake scene that was shot with Alice. You know the one. I don't have to tell you about it. In conclusion, I love this film. It still remains to be my favorite horror film.
Guys, we will leave the older scoring system for now. We will have updated scoring soon.."Ivana"!
TheMovieVlog did another great job this week. It is not one of my favorite Jason's but it is when he becomes the unstoppable force that we know as Jason Voorhees. The Special Effects were the worst but every movie that tries 3-D has to play to that camera and I hate it. But! it still is not as bad as a lifeless shark, not moving, breaking sugar glass and everyone running. That will always be the worst effect in history.
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Friday the 13th The Final Chapter (1984)
"Hey Ted! Where the hell is the corkscrew?!"
Story: "After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake."
Of course, they start this film with a recap of the first three films. I don't really mind this recap, because it's only a quick three minutes. After the credits, the film opens back at Higgin's Haven. We see the aftermath of part 3. The place is crawling with police and we get to see them load up Jason to take him to the hospital morgue. I find all of this to be a little pointless, because Jason quickly comes to. He kills a couple of hospital workers and is on his way back to Crystal Lake in no time.
Now we get to meet the characters that we will spend the rest of the film with. Don't get me wrong. The hospital scene is pretty cool. It just feels very Halloween 2ish, and honestly, the film could have started right here. We meet the Jarvis family which consists of Mrs. Jarvis and her two children, Trish and Tommy. I guess you could call them our final children. The film also introduces a new group of teens for Jason to kill off. They are renting the house that sits next to the Jarvis home. This is a pretty decent sized group of teens, which leads to some awesome kills later on.
Jason is slowly making his way back to Crystal Lake to start killing once more.
Acting: This section is going to be short and sweet. I have no issues with the acting in this entry. The stand out for me will have to be little Corey Feldman, who plays Tommy Jarvis. That shouldn't come as a surprise though. He was always a great child actor. Plus, any film with Crispin Glover in it is an automatic win. Jimbo, you're definitely not a dead fuck to me.
Fear Factor: Although I found part 3's Jason to be the scariest, I think this Jason is the most brutal that we have seen so far. His kills are often not so quick, and take a lot of brute strength to pull off. I mean, Jason is throwing people out of windows in this one. It was also incredible obvious that Tom Savini was back to work on the special effects on this film. The kills are pretty top notch. The one with the corkscrew is my favorite in the whole movie.
Of course, I have to mention the ending of the film. I'll keep it spoiler free for all the noobs out there. I just have to say how spectacular the final kill of the film is. If you've seen it, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Originality: Even though at this point we are following a pretty basic slasher guide line, that doesn't mean it isn't a little original. I think this entry has some of the most solid character development. They tried to do this with the side characters in part 3, but it didn't always stick or seem to matter. In this film, you really feel like you know the characters (especially Trish and Tommy) and you care about them. The kills are also a notch above the rest in this sequel. Best of all, no silly 3D effects are to be found!
Overall: I love this movie more and more every time I watch it. I find new things to love with every single viewing. Jason is brutal and scary. The kills are fantastic. The casting was perfect. What else is there to say? It's pretty obvious why this one is widely a fan favorite. Jason is finally dead! Or is he?
I really agree with her on this one. The only points I would have taken away was from the acting. Other then Crispen Glover and Corey Feldman, the rest of the cast really killed me keeping this sequel number 2 in my books. But Great Job!
"Jason Voorhees? You're outta your fucking mind. You've been out in the sun too long. Jason Voorhees is dead!"
Story: "Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives."
The film opens with little Tommy Jarvis (played once again by Corey Feldman) walking through the woods until he comes to a grave. The grave marker reads, "Jason Voorhees". Tommy catches two men trying to dig up Jason's body. Once they pry open the casket, Jason arises and immediately kills the two men. Tommy is frozen in fear as Jason walks over to him, raises his machete, and then... we cut to a grown man waking up from a horrible nightmare. Soon, we learn that this is our grown up Tommy.
Tommy is getting taken to a new half way home called Pinehurst. There are several other residents at Pinehurst who are all pretty close to Tommy's age. Pam is introduced here. She is the assistant director of Pinehurst, and our new final girl. Almost immediately, another resident named Joey is axed to death right on the front lawn by one of his housemates.
Shortly after Joey is murdered, other locals start getting picked off one by one again. Jason's dead though... or is he?
Acting: The acting in this entry is pretty mediocre. I've definitely seen worse, but honestly, these performances are nothing to write home about. Even this version of Tommy Jarvis, played by John Shepherd, is my least favorite of the three actors who play that character. He is just so boring and brings nothing new to the character. Even Melanie McKinnaman (Pam) is a super forgettable final girl.
Fear Factor: This is the first Friday the 13th film to come off pretty silly, in my opinion. It isn't played straight horror like the first four films. Jason isn't as fierce or menacing anymore. I will give credit where it is due though. The kills are solid, done with pretty great practical effects. Other then that, I do not find this one to be scary at all.
Originality: I see a lot of similarities between this film and the original. It is a "who done it" type horror film, since we do not know if Jason is back from the grave or not. They don't show the killer until the 3rd act, just like the first film. They try to give this movie a plot twist and big reveal, but honestly, it's so stupid. I hate the reveal of the killer in this one. It makes this movie have plot holes so big that you could drive a truck through them. Besides the story taking place in a half way home, there really is nothing new here.
Overall: So, I won't lie. I'm not a big fan of this entry. This was actually the first time I've seen it in years, because I usually skip it during a marathon. The plot holes are almost too much to handle. I will admit I had fun with this viewing. My husband found it to have many funny moments, and so did I. I like the crazy characters like Ethel and Junior, the comical Demon and his girlfriend, and (of course) Reggie the Reckless. Regardless, this isn't a sequel that I ever crave to watch like the films before it. I'm just glad that they dismiss the end of this one for the next film.
I have to fully agree with her on this entry. Reggie The Reckless was awesome but not even close to save this shithole. I really don't know what in the hell they were thinking with this one. Great job again for Tuesdays With TheMovieInsta!
Welcome back everyone! Today we will continue our Tuesday's With TheMovieVlog Segment and Her reviews of the Friday the 13th Franchise. Lets get to it!
Great job again from TheMovieVlog. I will have to disagree with the overall as I believe the story to be around a 3 bloodsplat and Fear factor coming in around a 3 blood splat as well. Making this movie around a 3 Overall for me. But with that being said, she has reviewed a hell of a lot more movies then I have. Very interested to see what comes when Jason Takes Manhattan. Until next time everyone, Keep it here for everything Scary!
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Freddy Vs Jason (2003)
"Welcome to my world, bitch!"
"Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too."
This film opens with Freddy Krueger narrating about how the children of Elm street always gave him power. The fear they had of him gave him the strength to haunt them in their dreams, and in real life. Once everyone forgot about Freddy, he was powerless. So, Freddy searches Hell and finds Jason Voorhees. Freddy wakes Jason to start reeking havoc on Elm street once more so that the kids will remember him and be afraid again. Once Jason starts having all the fun, Freddy gets pissed off. This leads to one of the biggest show downs in horror history. Does it live up to the hype? Continue reading to find out!
I really like most of the acting in this movie. Robert Englund shines as Freddy Krueger, which isn't a surprise. We will discuss Freddy more in the future when I cover the Nightmare franchise, but I like his performance so much in this installment. Ken Kirzinger was a good Jason. I didn't like him as much a few of the other men who have played Jason, but he definitely did a good job. I think Monica Keena (who plays final girl, Lori) was excellent. I just love when an actress can actually cry on screen and also prove to be a strong female character. She also totally beautiful, which doesn't have anything to do with her performance, but I needed to still point that out. I liked all of the actors in this installment, and was happy to see quite a few familiar faces.
Is Freddy vs Jason scary? No. Not to me. Let's start with a few positives though. Freddy was awesome. I loved how dark his make up was, along with all of the practical things done in this film. I loved the bed kill at the start of the movie (it's one of my favorites in the whole franchise). I thought the premise of this film was super interesting too.
Now, the negatives. They used entirely too much CGI. There are a few effects that are just pure garbage. Two scenes that stand out to me are the "I got your nose" scene and the Freddy worm scene. It's just totally awful effects. Also, it's super not scary when Freddy pinballs a cartoon Jason around the boiler room. They literally put in pinball machine sound effects. *insert eye rolling*
Let's talk about Jason for a minute. I didn't love his look. He almost looks like a Jason cosplayer at a horror convention. I know they wanted to hire Kirzinger instead of Hodder because they wanted a taller actor, but why couldn't they do make up like the beginning of Jason Goes To Hell. Jason looked gnarly and beefed up in that entry (when he is actually on screen) and I wish they would have used that look.
Compared to how awesome Freddy looked, Jason just didn't look the best in this entry.
Originality: Like I mentioned above, I loved the premise of this entry. I also love how it links back to Jason Goes to Hell (because Freddy says he found Jason in hell). Jason X could just be lifted right out of the series, and it wouldn't even matter. I think they successfully brought the two worlds together, and it works. I like how Freddy gets to play with Jason in the dream world, and then Jason gets to play with Freddy at Crystal Lake. It makes it seem like an even playing field.
I do have one little gripe with this story. Why is Jason suddenly afraid of water? He has never been afraid of it before. I think this was a weird decision for the writers to go with. It just doesn't make sense.
I like Freddy vs Jason. Yes, I have a couple issues with it, but it's nothing that I can't look over. The film is just so fun, and it's great during a Nightmare or Friday marathon. If you're a fan of either series, I don't see how you can't enjoy this entry. It's a fangirl (or fanboy)'s dream come true.
Next week, we will take a look at the remake!
Overall: Thank you guys for stopping by and reading our reviews! She did another amazing job this week and next week we will continue on to some movies that have to do with the Haunt Season! Thank you for stopping by to HH365, Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!
Thank you guys for stopping by and reading our reviews! She did another amazing job this week and next week we will continue on to some movies that have to do with the Haunt Season! Thank you for stopping by to HH365, Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!
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