Films featuring jump scares created by a cat.
Tina possesses the gift of telekinesis, allowing her to move things and see the future, using the power of her mind. But when a devious doctor tries to exploit her ability, the gift becomes a hellish curse. Tina unwittingly unchains the merciless bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave, igniting a bloodbath that ends in the ultimate showdown in strength of mind versus pure evil matter.
First and foremost, it should be known that of all the well-known horror franchises the Friday the 13th series is my favorite. I think of the other long-running, highly successful series like: Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and to a much lesser extent, Hellraiser, and Friday the 13th has the overall best track record. I enjoy each sequel almost on an equal level with a few minor exceptions, whereas I only like one sequel from the Halloween series. With 10 movies strictly involving Jason Voorhees (excluding Freddy vs Jason and that remake), I enjoyed all of them (enjoyed may be a strong term for Jason Takes Manhattan but I didn't hate it).
The slasher boom had basically two prototypes…
Kane Hodder weed wacking the good doctor. Melissa a real bitch but a sweetheart. Nick one of the smartest characters in the entire franchise. Tina the worst final girl. A WTF ending. The saving grace: Robin's boobs.
There's a legend around here. A killer buried, but NOT dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees' curse.
Back from the Ottawa Comiccon and I have the urgent need to rewatch a few films because of certain interactions I had there. It was my first experience at any type of convention like that and I have to say I had a blast. Being a horror fan the biggest draw for me going there were guests Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund and Kane Hodder. Little did I know Hodder would leave the biggest impression on me.
May 9th, 2014 is the day I first met Kane Hodder and started realizing just how awesome he is. The first…
Though it's hokier touches and some formula tediousness undercut the strengths of "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood," this chapter of the lengthy horror franchise earns points for adding, uh, new blood to the plot. This new blood comes in the form of a telekinetic teen who, ultimately, battles the hulking Jason Voorhees in an attempt to vanquish the lumbering stalker. It all makes for a watchable genre film.
The film has its share of weaknesses, but its addition of the telekinetic character enlivens the narrative. That narrative misses ample opportunities to set off in new and more interesting directions and eventually loses steam as it settles into its traditional formula of violent slayings, but it has a…
Bad news Crews.
Someone needs to make a film called Crystal Lake Realtors because selling ice to Eskimos would be a walk in the park to these real estate agents. Crystal Lake and it's small community have been witness to over 60 killings at this point taking place during 5 mass murders over the course of 12 to 15 years. Yet it doesn't seem to effect the real estate much as people are still buying and renting cabins around Crystal Lake.
My math on that could be fuzzy as I'm roughing it, and I'm only counting 5 mass murders because I don't think Part V: A New Beginning actually takes place anywhere near Crystal Lake. Also the 12-15…
This was the first FRIDAY THE 13TH (or true slasher movie) I ever saw. I would estimate I was probably like 11 or 12 years old. And even then, I thought this movie was laughable horseshit. So who needs grad school? I was already a solid critic 25 years ago.
Essentially Jason vs. Carrie, Friday the 13th Part VII is an important entry into the series for a few reasons. First off, the filmmakers needed to juice up the formula in order to compete with rival franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street. Simple stalk and slash sequences were no match for the elaborate and surreal dream fantasias which backdropped Freddy's kill count. Their solution was to feature a telekinetic girl as the hero. The transition into this more heightened territory is surprisingly smooth and while the logic is a tad shaky, it all leads to an explosive climax which features some of the best special effects the Friday series ever had. It recalls both Carrie and The Fury in its…
Ah, tele-kenesis. The scourge of many a horror film! And the complete undoing of this series.
Hodder makes his debut as Jason, but isn't really given many opportunities for his physicality to have an impact. That would come later. The end credits of this one couldn't come sooner!
This movie is extremely insulting to those that struggle with, and those that work with, mental health issues. It's literally about a mental health professional that abuses his patients until he's finally brought to justice (death) by a psychopathic serial killer. Jason is kind of the hero of this movie, given how much they villainize the doctor, and that is absurd.
This is hardly this movie's biggest problem. It commits the sin of being bland and boring. And it does so through lazy filmmaking. I was pleased to see that they were earnestly trying to bring horror back to the series after the farce that is Part VI, and I even like the premise of a telekinetic teen vs Jason,…
And the series goes downhill again in the script department. Little joy to be found here, but the whole telekinetic girl angle was new and kept things pretty interesting once she really let loose. Oh, and it featured Bernie Lomax, which is always a plus!
I noticed on this rewatch that I'm more in love with the concept of Carrie VS Jason than the actual movie. It's just lacking that necessary sense of fun its predecessor has in spades; which is perfectly understandable seeing how its production was plagued from the get go. Raisin Voorhees is pretty rad, but there's something off about him here. Like he stumbled onto the set of a different movie.
I must have been so excited to almost be at the end of my first viewing of the Paramount "Jason" flicks.
Melissa: Eddie! Where are you going?
Eddie: To take a cold shower, I've got a date with a soap on a rope!
So, instead of Freddy vs. Jason, we got Jason vs. Tina. This plays like a "greatest hits" of Friday The 13th. The music is just a remix of all the past film's soundtracks, and it even recycles some of the kills from previous movies. I used to enjoy this movie but it is pretty bland until the final act. The problem with late-'80s horror is that it doesn't have the grittiness of early '80s movies. I wish I could say the gore effects were a highlight, but of course we don't get to see them. This is the most watered-down Friday The 13th.
Films featuring jump scares created by a cat.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Movies spanning from the 1920s to the 1990s, exploring a variety of genres: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, exploitation, experimental, art,…