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Friday the 13th Classic movies...

which one is your favorite? Mine is Jason Takes Manhattan. Great to see AMC running those movies this week.

by Anonymousreply 5309/23/2013

Part VII The New Blood, also known as the one with all the gay guys in it.

by Anonymousreply 110/20/2010

The original.

by Anonymousreply 210/20/2010

the AMC Halloween horror movies are my favorites! I look forward to it

by Anonymousreply 310/20/2010

One and two.%0D %0D I like these movies because everyone has natural and real bodies, and I was the same age as the characters/actors when these movies were made. %0D %0D %0D They're classic and innocent in a way.

by Anonymousreply 410/20/2010

These are a great series of movies.

by Anonymousreply 510/20/2010

part 2 - simply because it is the scariest out of all of them.

amy steele - the heroine - was actually really good and down to earth. she reminded me of a babysitter I had back in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 610/20/2010

In part 2, the guy in the wheelchair was hot.%0D (I believe his name was Tom Mcbride, and died of AIDS some time ago).

by Anonymousreply 710/20/2010

R7, I totally remember him. He was seriously hot. Too bad he was stuck in that wheelchair.

by Anonymousreply 810/20/2010

Part 3 is my fave.

The groovy opening theme song, the fact that it was made in 3D. I also like the films where Jason was just a man, not some half-chewed up zombie.

The guy in Part 3 who got his eyeballs crushed out of his skull was pretty hot. Also, isn't that Phylicia Rashad playing a biker chick?

Part 4 is noteowthy cause we get to see Lawrence (Last American Virgin) Monoson's cute ass.

by Anonymousreply 910/20/2010

You should watch the epic documentary on the legacy of the Jason movies called HIS NAME WAS JASON.

The same filmmakers did an even better one about A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET called NEVER SLEEP AGAIN.

by Anonymousreply 1010/20/2010

They sure don't make movies like this anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1110/21/2010

Ch-ch-ch, ba-ba-ba!

by Anonymousreply 1210/22/2010

that's not how it goes, r12. It's ki-ki-ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma-ma

by Anonymousreply 1310/22/2010

Jason Does Dallas

by Anonymousreply 1410/22/2010

You know what's strange... I have seen almost all of the Halloween movies, but I've never seen a Friday the 13th movie. Not even the original.

by Anonymousreply 1510/22/2010

These movies are garbage. Sex negative relics from the dawn of neoconservativism.

by Anonymousreply 1610/22/2010

My favorite is Part 2 closely followed by Part 1. Part 3 was just cheaply done with the 3D aspect and bad acting. Part 4 was pretty decent with it's gory kills. Part 5 was the beginning of the end - SPOILER ALERT - Jason wasn't even the killer in that one!

Everything after that was a "supernatural" Jason - whether he was revived by lightning or stalking kids in outer space. And then there was "Jason Takes Manhattan" which basically took place on a stupid little boat for the whole movie.

The remake that came out last year just didn't have any of the tension or scares that the originals had which was a shame.

by Anonymousreply 1710/22/2010

I could never get into the dead teenager genre. All the characters reminded me of the kids I spent my high school years trying to avoid.

by Anonymousreply 1810/22/2010

The MPAA was really cracking down on gore towards the middle of the series so the later ones were almost bloodless! Manhattan was practically a PG movie. Dreadful. I wish they had saved some of the gore footage they had to cut, especially the kill in number two where the couple get double impaled on the bed.

by Anonymousreply 1910/22/2010

The original was the best because you didn't know who was doing the killings or why. The sequels are asinine gorefests.

by Anonymousreply 2010/22/2010

[quote]Part 5 was the beginning of the end - SPOILER ALERT - Jason wasn't even the killer in that one!%0D %0D Wasn't that the one helmed by a porn director?

by Anonymousreply 2110/22/2010

Those were great movies, love watching them again, brings back so many memories of youth.

by Anonymousreply 2210/22/2010

Friday The 13th Part 7 The New Blood would have been AMAZING gory. But they cut nearly all of it out. The clips are out there of the original footage if you google. AMAZING. The one with the guy getting his head crushed to the size of a walnut by Jason's bare hands is fucking amazing.

by Anonymousreply 2310/23/2010

Why is it amazing? The special effects are really good?

by Anonymousreply 2410/23/2010

oops I meant AMAZINGLY good.

Yes, # 24, the special effects were great. The footage is very low quality though. Carl Buechler (I think is his name) is the director and he wants to release the unedited version. Let me see if I can get a link for you. And its none of that fake CGI crap either.

by Anonymousreply 2510/23/2010

Doesn't AMC cut them to shreds?

by Anonymousreply 2610/23/2010

Here are the unedited workprint scenes-

The sleeping bag, head crushing, and ax in the face scenes are particularly DELICIOUS!

by Anonymousreply 2710/23/2010

Any fan should watch the epic documentary about Jason's legacy called HIS NAME WAS JASON.

by Anonymousreply 2810/24/2010

Are they on this yr?

by Anonymousreply 2910/15/2011

Got to meet Betsey Palmer a few times. Once at the Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market and she said she was doing regional theater upstate and was driving and her car and it died and the next day the offer came in and she needed a car and took the role. She has since made more money from Horror Conventions because the budget was so low she only got the car out of it.

by Anonymousreply 3010/15/2011

I also saw a video online where Betsey attended a horror Convention and they had a panel of all the Jason's and her. She had developed a whole backstory for her character. Someone asked her about the other Jasons and she refused to acknowledge them. She said her son Jason drowned and had no idea who these other guys were, and she's actually right.

by Anonymousreply 3110/15/2011

Did anyone order the new Crystal Lake Memories documentary that just came out?

by Anonymousreply 3209/14/2013

Tom McBride, the dude who dies in the wheelchair in the 2nd movie, naked:

by Anonymousreply 3309/14/2013

r12 and r13, you're both wrong. It's CHOO CHOO CHOO POW POW POW POW...

by Anonymousreply 3409/14/2013

F the 13th is garbage when compared to Halloween, but it's still very good for what it is. I love "Darkest Side of Night", the theme song from Jason Takes Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 3509/14/2013

Friday the 13th, Part 3 in 3D is my all time favorite. I saw it during it's original release and to this day, in the current age of 3D madness, I consider it one of the best 3D films I've ever seen. When the guy gets his head crushed, and the eye popped out, I kid you not, it seemed like it was coming right at you.

I love the female pothead. She was hilarious and no one wanted her to die. "Haar-ryyy-AHHHH! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! Plus, Dana Kimbal descent into madness at the end of the film was just classic Friday the 13th.

by Anonymousreply 3609/14/2013

I think the first Halloween is better than the first Friday the 13th, but the Friday sequels were way more fun than the Halloween movies.

by Anonymousreply 3709/14/2013

Surely some of you kaweens remember the young and hot Kevin Bacon in a well-stuffed speedo in part 1?

by Anonymousreply 3809/14/2013

The sci-fi nerd from Part 7 was hot. Loved seeing him in his tighty-whities.

by Anonymousreply 3909/14/2013

Of course we remember The Baconator and how he was--ahem--impaled in the first F13th...

by Anonymousreply 4009/15/2013

R39, he ended up coming out after the movie was released.

by Anonymousreply 4109/15/2013

Paul from Friday the 13th 2 later showed up on Queer as Folk as Justin's homophobic dad.

by Anonymousreply 4209/16/2013

R42 he was on Days of Our Lives a few years ago in a recurring role too

Which brings me to my next point how many F13 actors also did soaps?

By the way Halloween is my favorite horror movie, but the F13 series is by far my favorite horror film series.

by Anonymousreply 4309/22/2013

[quote]how many F13 actors also did soaps?

Other than Kevin Bacon:

DAYS' Renee Jones was in part VI, as was ATWT's Michael Swan.

DAYS and OLTL's Kevin Spirtas was in part VII

Y&R's Peter Barton was in The Final Chapter

DOOL and Y&R's Dana Kimmel was in part III

AW's Russel Todd and Ryan's Hope's Lauren-Marie Taylor were in part II

by Anonymousreply 4409/22/2013

I love the first one. They all look and act like real people, as was mentioned above, and it sets a great mood. Just the post-credits scene of the counselor walking through the quiet town, the reaction of the town folk to where she's going.

And an special bonus for the night scenes really being filmed in inky blackness and not with a blue light where you can see everything. There's a scene where Adrian is running and she just gets smaller and smaller on the screen in the darkness.

Plus, Kevin Bacon and Bing Crosby's son in Speedos.

by Anonymousreply 4509/22/2013

Like other people already mentioned, Part 2 is the scariest. So that's my favorite. And I agree about Amy Steel. She embodied a wholesome earthiness that certain girls just had at the time (I also had a babysitter who totally reminded me of her). She was great in it given the fact that it was a horror exploitation movie.

The scene that always scares the hell out of me is near the end, when Paul and Ginny are investigating the cabin. The lights won't go on and she just says softly at first "Paul, there's someone in this room." Then as Jason rises from the darkness "PAUL THERE'S SOMEONE IN THIS ROOM!" freaky!

by Anonymousreply 4609/22/2013

Aside from Bacon part 1 also had Betsy Palmer who was on As The World Turns and Knots Landing

Heroine Adrienne King was on Another World, All My Children and The Edge of Night

The late Laurie Bartram (Brenda) was on Another World and All My Children

In part 2 aside from Todd, Taylor and Furey

Steve Dash (Jason) played a football coach on Guiding Light in the early '80s, where he worked wit part 1 alum Bacon

Amy Steel (Ginny) was on Guiding Light and All My Children (where she played Cliff Warner's younger sister Peggy)

From The Final Chapter the twins also played twins on Days of our Lives for about 3 years from 85-88, their character names were Grace and Gillian Forrester

The one twin was even a recast for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) on General Hospital in the early 90s.

by Anonymousreply 4709/22/2013

R44, I thought Russell Todd was gorgeous in Part II, but I just watched Crystal Lake Memories, and boy did he age poorly. He looks like someone's doofy dad now.

by Anonymousreply 4809/23/2013

Nevermind, I wasn't talking about Russell Todd. I meant Bill Randolph.


Russell Todd still looks good.

by Anonymousreply 4909/23/2013

Jason Takes Manhattan is also my favorite. While most FT13 movies are just plain bad, this one at least falls into the so-bad-it's-good category.

I love the hillarious scene where Jason is about to kill this naked chick in a bathroom and she reaches for a towel to cover herself instead of trying to run away.

by Anonymousreply 5009/23/2013

Stacy from LOVING was in part 2.

by Anonymousreply 5109/23/2013

[quote]Jason Takes Manhattan is also my favorite

It's not my favorite, but it does contain my favorite FT13th Jason theme

by Anonymousreply 5209/23/2013

The space one. Instant classic.

by Anonymousreply 5309/23/2013
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