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post #101 of 1212
I saw "Freddy vs. Jason" on opening night in a crowded theater, too. It was in stark contrast to the practically vacant auditorium where I'd watched "Jason X" (twice) the year before.

Because I'm a real fan.
post #102 of 1212
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I saw "Freddy vs. Jason" on opening night in a crowded theater, too. It was in stark contrast to the practically vacant auditorium where I'd watched "Jason X" (twice) the year before.

Because I'm a real fan.

 

I saw "Freddy vs. Jason early at an outdoor screening at a Boy Scout camp outside of town with Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, and Sean Cunningham in attendance.

 

Because I'm a really real fan.

post #103 of 1212

I got stabbed to death by Kane Hodder when I called his "KILL" lip tattoo totally gay. I'm the realest fan.

post #104 of 1212
I can't be the only one who thinks Dalyn's avatar is Robert Z'Dar cosplaying as The Joker.

#RealFan
post #105 of 1212
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I can't be the only one who thinks Dalyn's avatar is Robert Z'Dar cosplaying as The Joker.

#RealFan

 

Cosplaying The Joker? Or PLAYING The Joker? Batman's going to get rebooted again sooner or later.

post #106 of 1212
I remember both of my theatrical experiences for JASON X and FVJ. Both were opening night and pretty packed but the JASON X screening was actually rowdier. I remember several people chanting "Jason is GOD" and eating up the kills.
post #107 of 1212
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I remember both of my theatrical experiences for JASON X and FVJ. Both were opening night and pretty packed but the JASON X screening was actually rowdier. I remember several people chanting "Jason is GOD" and eating up the kills.

 

Freddy vs. Jason was a fun screening. I saw that at the drive-in. The enthusiastic crowd made up for the fact it's a pretty mediocre film. Lots of lawn chairs and mullets. It was like the parking lot of an Iron Maiden concert (which I've also been to. Equally awesome).

post #108 of 1212
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I remember several people chanting "Jason is GOD" and eating up the kills.

 

Since the film had a pretty terrible opening weekend I'd say only the truly diehard Jason fans were there and by the sounds of it, they probably need a hobby.

post #109 of 1212

Are any of the comics good?  That question also pertains to the A Nightmare on Elm Street stories.


Edited by Iron Maiden - 10/16/13 at 1:43am
post #110 of 1212

I know the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comics are pretty terrible.  Nonsensical plots, characters that look nothing like they do in the movies, and a couple of the mothers and daughters are drawn to look like they're both in their mid-20's. It's less like 3 of your movie heroes meet up and more like some weird dude's prelude to slash fic.

post #111 of 1212
I've never read an Ash comic that's written by someone who seems to have even a passing familiarity with the character.
post #112 of 1212

 


Edited by dilla7 - 10/16/13 at 5:57pm
post #113 of 1212

I've never read any of the comics but I've heard hi-larious things about Jason vs. Leatherface.

 

During undergrad, I got caught up one Saturday reading through a few rejected Freddy vs. Jason scripts. Two in particular stuck out: The first had Jason as a good guy who actually teams up with the kids. The one kid makes an off-hand crack about Jason and the other responds with "Careful not to insult the big guy!"

 

Yup.

 

The other brought back Tommy Jarvis and of all characters, Vic from Part V. Their first exchange:

 

TOMMY

 

Why did you kill Joey, Vic?

 

VIC

 

Because he was pissing me off!

 

 

That's some organic, compelling drama right there! I assume those guys got paid something for that drivel. Amazing.

post #114 of 1212

dilla, thanks for the images.  Those look fine.  I'd consider reading "The Beginning," if I could even find it. 

post #115 of 1212

oh God I want to see good guy Jason so bad

post #116 of 1212

Well, it was sort of done in what ultimately became Freddy vs. Jason, as you're clearly meant to root for Jason but as a flat-out hero, like the latter Godzilla films? Gold. I'm shocked there hasn't been some shitty YA novel or comic book series that did exactly that.

post #117 of 1212

So this found footage Friday the 13th is set for March 13, 2015!

 

They should just call it simply 13.

post #118 of 1212
Fr13day t13 13th?
post #119 of 1212

I hope they bring back Derek Mears.  I know it's weird to say, but I think he gave an actual performance behind the mask, and I dug it.

post #120 of 1212
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Well, it was sort of done in what ultimately became Freddy vs. Jason, as you're clearly meant to root for Jason but as a flat-out hero, like the latter Godzilla films? Gold. I'm shocked there hasn't been some shitty YA novel or comic book series that did exactly that.

Oh, it's already been written my friend

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Jason-Strain-Friday-13th/dp/1844163202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385642131&sr=8-1&keywords=friday+the+jason+strain
post #121 of 1212
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Well, it was sort of done in what ultimately became Freddy vs. Jason, as you're clearly meant to root for Jason but as a flat-out hero, like the latter Godzilla films? Gold. I'm shocked there hasn't been some shitty YA novel or comic book series that did exactly that.

 

There is.  The author came on to bloody disgusting forums about 10 years ago and he was just mauled.  Felt sorry for the poor chap.  

 

It was this dude.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eric-Morse/e/B001KCGKWO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_21?qid=1385665288&sr=1-21

 

He and his agent fought back and that was his first mistake.  

post #122 of 1212
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There is.  The author came on to bloody disgusting forums about 10 years ago and he was just mauled.  Felt sorry for the poor chap.  

 

It was this dude.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eric-Morse/e/B001KCGKWO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_21?qid=1385665288&sr=1-21

 

He and his agent fought back and that was his first mistake.  


I read those when I was a kid! Jason wasn't the hero (Jason wasn't even fucking in them, it was his "cursed mask.").

 

What exactly happened on the BD forums?

post #123 of 1212
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I read those when I was a kid! Jason wasn't the hero (Jason wasn't even fucking in them, it was his "cursed mask.").

 

What exactly happened on the BD forums?

 

He came on to promote his new book and movie.. The trailer from the movie made by a friend that was based on one of his books was so juvenile we all laughed at it.  It was really that bad.  I mean as bad a 10 year kid making a Jason movie. He got pissed and started posting all knds of crazy shit.  He latter said someone hijacked his account and it wasn't him.  Eric Morse isn't even his real name.  It's a pen name.  It was a epic thread that got deleted.  Too bad.... Such a complete phony.  


Edited by cccc - 11/29/13 at 5:33am
post #124 of 1212
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He came on to promote his new book and movie.. The trailer from the movie made by a friend that was based on one of his books was so juvenile we all laughed at it.  It was really that bad.  I mean as bad a 10 year kid making a Jason movie. He got pissed and started posting all knds of crazy shit.  He latter said someone hijacked his account and it wasn't him.  Eric Morse isn't even his real name.  It's a pen name.  It was a epic thread that got deleted.  Too bad.... Such a complete phony.  

 

You piqued my interest and I found his website. Jesus.  We'll leave it at that.

 

As for the Friday the 13th found footage film, will the protagonist be a film student making a shitty horror movie with his friends or will it be a jock douche bag with a really nice girlfriend?

post #125 of 1212
Who was in line behind me at Chipotle today?

Larry Zerner.

Who's Larry Zerner?

Only the guy who played Shelly in "Friday the 13th, Part 3."
post #126 of 1212

This is sort of strange for me to fess up to this, but...I think I've outgrown Friday the 13th. It's been forever since I've sat down and watched any of the movies and I really don't care about seeing Jason on the screen again. That's not to say that I've fallen out of love exactly, just that it's become a love that was good, but now resides almost exclusively in the past. It probably has as much to do with my getting older as it does with the current pop culture landscape. I'm not some twenty-year-old kid anymore, and at this point in the culture, Cheetos is the new Gougère, so there isn't that sort of "stick it the people with the stuck up noses" thing I had going on with these films. All the shit that used to feel a little alternative, even if it was popular, is now just repackaged and resold. I mean, Grindhouse may have bombed, but it didn't stop people thinking they actually knew what a grindhouse movie was because they got the "definition" from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. 

 

Actually, the Piranha remake may have been the tipping point for me. An utterly hideous exercise in marketed misogyny that barely accomplishes the feat of merely functioning for 90 minutes. It wanted to be some kind of ersatz Troma film, but the best Troma films are aggressively idiosyncratic, while Piranha is a General Mills brand of transgressive and made uglier than any Nazisploitation film for its complete lack of genuine personality. I ramble, but in summation, what I'm saying is that I used to know what I was getting out of these films, now it's all shit that I've more or less put to the side.

post #127 of 1212

While this doesn't really pertain to Friday the 13th, I think I understand where you're coming from Jacknife, especially in the wake of Walking Dead mania. What was once transgressive and bizarre is now being broadcasted weekly to millions. 

 

What this has done is really make me appreciate what tone does for horror. A show like Walking Dead may be able to emulate the gore of even the vilest Video Nasties, but it's weepy, 'realism' driven melodrama will never have the bizarre dreamy atmosphere of Lucio Fulci (who I've really never admired until lately).

post #128 of 1212

Friday works for me in small doses.  Last October was a good example because the flicks were on television nonstop, and I got tired of the bombardment quickly.  I definitely enjoy the franchise, but I don't think I can muscle my way through a marathon, unless it was in a theater with a crazy audience.  Watching one of the better ones randomly on a summer night?  Sure, I can still do that, and it's always fun.  The same goes for October, but, yeah, I have to limit myself.

post #129 of 1212

The series still works for me. Granted, the worst entries haven't grown on me and have actually gotten worse over time (Looking at you, New Blood and Manhattan!) but the best ones have infinite replay value.

 

If you tire of watching Crispin Glover dance, you have no soul.

post #130 of 1212
Bought my ticket for a triple bill of Parts IV, V and VI at Cinefamily on Friday, June 13th.

I'll probably even go.
post #131 of 1212

Man, talk about a roller coaster.  The two best wrapped around one of the worst.

post #132 of 1212
I think V is unfairly maligned.
post #133 of 1212

It is, but only because it doesn't really feature Jason.  If you can get past that, it's actually a solid slasher flick, but it's like going to a Superman movie and watching some normal dude run around in blue tights. 

post #134 of 1212

The acting's awful, the film looks awful (even by F13 standards), and the pacing is awful.

 

A NEW BEGINNING is not good.

 

I wish Cinefamily was playing them in order.  My girlfriend has never seen the films, but loose as FRIDAY is, these three at least have something of an arc.

post #135 of 1212
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The acting's awful, the film looks awful (even by F13 standards), and the pacing is awful.

 

A NEW BEGINNING is not good.

 

I wish Cinefamily was playing them in order.  My girlfriend has never seen the films, but loose as FRIDAY is, these three at least have something of an arc.


Wait, they're playing them out of of order?  These are really the only 3 that explicitly take place one after the other.  I mean, 2,3 and 4 are supposed to take place in one weekend and 4 starts off at the site of 3, but there's nothing other than that which ties back to 3.  4,5, & 6 have a character other than Jason to tie them together.  What's order in which they are playing them?

post #136 of 1212
So the future of Friday the 13th is no longer a found footage flick but an hour long TV series?

I'm a big fan of this franchise but I don't know what to think about this..
post #137 of 1212
I think it's going to be a film AND a TV series.

If it's half as good as "Bates Motel," it'll be half as good as "Bates Motel."
post #138 of 1212
Mads Mikkelson for Jason!
post #139 of 1212
Vera Farmiga is Mrs. Voorhees.
post #140 of 1212
Larry Zerner is too old now..

Larry Fishburne for Shelly!
post #141 of 1212

I was ready to not care about this until I ready this quote:

 

"Deadline reports that Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the 1980 original "13th" flick, is among the group working on an hour-long dramatic series that "re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods," revolving around different characters that wander into Crystal Lake, the setting of the franchise's 12 films."

 

 

Possible time traveling Jason killing Viking, ninjas, puritans, etc? Sign me up.

post #142 of 1212
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If it's half as good as "Bates Motel," it'll be half as good as "Bates Motel."

 

Friday the 13th isn't half as good as Psycho. Not even close. Friday the 13th Part 2 isn't half as good as Psycho 2. 

post #143 of 1212
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Friday the 13th isn't a tenth as good as Psycho. Not even close. Friday the 13th Part 2 isn't half as good as Psycho 2. 

FTFY

Psycho needed a sequel about a tenth as much as Friday the 13th..
post #144 of 1212
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FTFY

Psycho needed a sequel about a tenth as much as Friday the 13th..


It didn't. It also didn't need need a TV show but both of them turned out pretty well.

 

As for this, why not? The series hit rock bottom several times, let's try a TV show.

post #145 of 1212
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It didn't. It also didn't need need a TV show but both of them turned out pretty well.

As for this, why not? The series hit rock bottom several times, let's try a TV show.
I actually REALLY like Psycho II...and III ain't that bad (or good lol) either. Haven't watched any of Bate's Motel.

As for the F13 series hitting rock bottom...well, that depends on your definition of rock bottom haha. Certainly they aren't quality films in the normal sense and even at it's best it never came close to anything like Halloween....BUT....the more gonzo these things got, the more I can't stop watching them. This series goes on so far past the point of any kind of sense or reason that it just becomes this whole other thing. The only one that has not a scrap of worth to it, to me, is Jason Goes to Hell. Thankfully, that one got retconned into oblivion..
post #146 of 1212
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I was ready to not care about this until I ready this quote:

 

"Deadline reports that Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the 1980 original "13th" flick, is among the group working on an hour-long dramatic series that "re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods," revolving around different characters that wander into Crystal Lake, the setting of the franchise's 12 films."

 

 

Possible time traveling Jason killing Viking, ninjas, puritans, etc? Sign me up.

How does that even work?

post #147 of 1212
Multiple time periods: daytime, nighttime, Cretaceous.
post #148 of 1212
Well hell....if it's gonna be like that I wanna see THIS Jason and some Argonauts..
post #149 of 1212
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This series goes on so far past the point of any kind of sense or reason that it just becomes this whole other thing.

This is the thing I love about this series.  It really seems about as unkillable as its main character.  It may be due to striking while the iron was hot, when studio heads were the most crass about exploiting profitability and had their worst judgement due to swimming pools full of cocaine.  Whatever the reason, I hope they keep making them until I'm an old man.

post #150 of 1212
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Wait, they're playing them out of of order?  These are really the only 3 that explicitly take place one after the other.  I mean, 2,3 and 4 are supposed to take place in one weekend and 4 starts off at the site of 3, but there's nothing other than that which ties back to 3.  4,5, & 6 have a character other than Jason to tie them together.  What's order in which they are playing them?

 

In reverse.  JASON LIVES -> A NEW BEGINNING -> THE FINAL CHAPTER.

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