Thursday, January 12, 2012
It's Friday, it's 11:30, it's time to party!
There are three Friday the 13ths in 2012 and tomorrow is the first of the trifecta. Above is one of many videos highlighting favorite moments from the "Friday the 13th" film series. Everyone has their favorites. My wife and guest blogger Savannah has a preference for "Freddy vs. Jason." I enjoy that film (and not just because it's one of the few horror movies Savannah and I have watched together) and I also like the 2009 remake.
You know, let's talk about that for a second. Of all the movies to get upset about, why "Friday the 13th"? It's not like getting mad about remaking "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Robert Englund IS Freddy. Who is Jason? Kane Hodder? Look, Hodder is awesome and I love his work, but Jason's legacy was sealed before Hodder put on the hockey mask. Chances are good that your favorite Friday moment was not performed by Kane Hodder.
So when it comes to bitching about the "Friday the 13th" remake, give it a rest.
We discuss the best kills, which is always fun, but there are so many great effects (and plenty of subpar ones, too) that we could spend the entire day talking about it. If I didn't have to work at 4 a.m., we could all play the movies we have and live chat about them. Damn, that sounds fun.
Except for having to watch part 5. If you've forgotten, that's the one with the fake Jason. Bastards.
For my money, parts 3 and 4 (pre-Hodder) are the best of the dozen (that's F13 1-8, Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason, and the remake). You can buy the "Friday the 13th" Ultimate Collection here. It only has 1-8, which sucks, but it's a studio thing, so what can you do?
I might as well ask: What is your favorite Friday?
(The next Friday the 13th is in April. At that time, we'll talk about the under appreciated "Friday the 13th" TV series.)