Is just another day, really, but there's a remake of the movie by the same name opening today as well it seems.

Except, it isn't.

I keep seeing the infamous hockey mask in the ads.

The hockey mask and the undead psycho killer (run run run away) didn't show up in the first movie. The original Friday the 13th isn't about Jason. He's just the poor kid who had to die to piss his mother off enough to kill anyone and everyone in the general vicinity as gruesomely as possible.

Quit fucking with my childhood you fucking gimps.

From: [identity profile] sungo.livejournal.com


You've got to come it as "yay another jason film", just like the remake of halloween was just another myers film. The Halloween remake, imo, was pretty good. I'm hoping the new Jason film will be too, regardless of how much they fuck with the timeline :)

From: [identity profile] jsbowden.livejournal.com


Nobody screams like Jamie Lee Curtis. I couldn't bring myself to watch it. Maybe I'll FletNix it.

From: [identity profile] sungo.livejournal.com


While no one screams like Jamie Lee Curtis, I was amazed by how well Rob Zombie handled the subject matter.

From: [identity profile] prince-eric.livejournal.com


Y'know, all those first movies were actually pretty good -- Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street.

It was only when they got into the near-endless stream of sequels that they went quickly to camp, and then even quicker to "Just fucking die already."

From: [identity profile] skwidly.livejournal.com


But without that trend we never would have gotten to Jason X, and thusly the world would be deprived of a priceless treasure!

From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com


Jason X was *brilliant*.

It was a comedy, not a horror movie, and not even a slasher movie. But it was still brilliant!

From: [identity profile] sungo.livejournal.com


Jason X truly was brilliant. The scene where he's trying to beat one cheerleader to death with the other cheerleader? Pure gold.

From: [identity profile] jsbowden.livejournal.com


The first Nightmare movie is fucking awesome. Johnny Depp before anyone knew who he was!

From: [identity profile] jsbowden.livejournal.com


Yeah, but I always liked Nightmare more.

Of course, Friday the 13th had that wonderful sound bite...ch ch ch ch ch...ha ha ha ha ha. Although that may have been 2 and later...been so long since I've seen the original that I can't remember.

From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com


I think it was in 1, but my copy is on VHS and I'm totally not putting that in just to find it.

My main complaint about Nightmare 1 was the "OMG HE'S NOT DEAD" denouement was SO FAR over the top that it just wasn't cool, at all.

From: [identity profile] texas-tiger.livejournal.com


I'm sure it had its merits, but I loathe it for giving me so many sleepless nights and nightmares.

When a movie's premise is that a monster attacks you *in your dreams* and you then go on to have extremely vivid dreams of said monster, it would then follow logically that said dreams are about to kill you, y'know?

*Not* fun.

And I never even *watched* the movie.

From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com


The mother kills everyone and dies before the credits roll, in the new one. Basically, the whole first movie happens right at the start and they go straight to #2.

Except Jason isn't an unstoppable hockey zombie. He's just a psycho guy who lives in the woods growing pot, and kills everyone who comes to take his pot.

No, really.

From: [identity profile] sungo.livejournal.com


he a guy who lives in the woods in #2 as well. He doesn't become super-jason until, what, #4 maybe 5?

From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com


But he *died* in the backstory before the first movie. He definitely was a zombie in movie #2.

(Dammit, now you're going to make me watch Friday The 13th Part 2 again just to be sure.)

From: [identity profile] sungo.livejournal.com


yeah but he's not the invincible super-jason we've all come to know and love. he takes machetes to the shoulder and runs off to go heal up or whatever. he doesn't just look down and rip off their head. also, he has a stupid burlap sack on his head and has a shrine to his mother. The Jason we know and love has no time for sentimentality anymore. He just wants to kill hot chicks and their partners. Or in the case of Freddy Vs Jason, entire fields full of annoying ravers.

From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com


Wikipedia Pete tells me:

Jason's death was retconned for 2, and he was superhumanly resilient to survive that wounds that "killed" him in 2, 3, and 4 but not actively superstrong or regenerating until he's finally killed in 5 and then literally resurrected in 6.

From: [identity profile] sungo.livejournal.com


The plot line in Friday the 13th is so damn convoluted. Jason X and Freddy Vs Jason are all I need anymore. They need no backstore besides "he's a silent hockey mask invulnerable killer who likes killing hot chicks with a machete".

In #2, jason isn't even really fond of his machete. He leaves it behind a lot in preference for pitchforks or ice picks or whatever is at hand. It's just sort of Deliverance at summer camp.

Can you tell I watched #2 recently? :)

From: [identity profile] pokeypenguin.livejournal.com


Pete is at least moderately wrong. Jason was no more tough than Michael Myers in the first couple Halloween movies, that is, psycho-killer tough, but able to die. Then Corey Feldman killed him for real in 4. The dude in 5 wasn't Jason Voorhees, just a copycat. Then he got all supernatural in 6 after being dug up and electrocuted Frankenstein-style by grown-up not-Corey-Feldman.

From: [identity profile] paradoxicmotion.livejournal.com


Congrats! You would pass the quiz at the start of Scream!
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