Friday the 13th (2009) – Marcus Nispel

In 2009 Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers (who own New Line Cinema) working with the production company Platinum Dunes gave us a soft reset on the Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears) story and did their best to up the gore and nudity. The script seems to want to be a combination of the first three films,…

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) – Rob Hedden

Jason Takes Manhattan aka Jason Takes a Cruise aka Jason Takes Vancouver is probably the weakest entry in the Paramount Pictures run on the series, they sold the franchise to New Line Cinema who made three sequels until the 2009 Paramount remake/reboot came along. The upside to the film is that it features another turn…

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) – Joseph Zito

Back when I first started the blog, I got through the first three Friday the 13th films, and kind of stalled. Now, here I am ten years later, continuing the journey with Jason (Ted White in this film) as I explore the beautiful Shout! blu-ray box set. This is the last film released that still…

Death Do Us Part (2014) – Nicholas Humphries

Anchor Bay releases this slasher thriller today on DVD. Kennedy (Julia Benson, Stargate: Universe) has dreamed about her wedding day ever since she was a little girl, and now it’s only a short time away. Sensing she needs a get away, her husband-to-be Ryan (played by real life hubby Peter Benson) arranges a get away…

Friday The 13th (1980) – Revisited

I’m revisiting this one, though I wrote a post about it some time ago. Apprently it made the list of 101 Horror Movies, so I thought I would reexamine it in the context of all that had gone before it. Much like Halloween before it, it full on embraces the stalker/slasher films that permeated the…

Caught In The Net(flix) – Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)

Alright, I regret going back to Crystal Lake. This evening I settled down to watch Friday The 13th – Part 2. I should have known better. I still don’t understand the cult appeal of this series, course I am only 2 films in. It could conceivably get better, but I’m not sure its going to….