It's that time of the year again! The Season of the Witch (wait, that's a different slasher franchise). IF you don't know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm a big fan of horror movies. Last year I made a Valve homage to on my favorite horror movies/posters ever: The Evil Dead. This year we're tackling another personal favorite of mine: Friday the 13th.
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham in 1980, the first movie follows a group of horny teens systematically killed by Mrs. Voorhees, with her son Jason taking up the reigns in the following ten sequels.
Now It'd be lying if I said Friday the 13th is my favorite slasher. I prefer Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street (see J-Man), but I do find the series enjoyable. While Freddy is the most sadistic and Meyers is the creepiest, Jason is the most relentless killer in horror. He's almost a force of nature that can;t be stopped by mortal means and it's always a treat to see him work ( Not that I like seeing people die.....)
I don't really have specific recommendations for the Friday series. I suggest watching Friday the 13th 1-4, as they feel like a complete story and tone. Then maybe give the others a shot. Just know that 5 onward gets weird with resurrections, goofball comedy, space, and NEW YORK CITY, BABY!
Do you like Friday the 13th? What's your favorite Jason kill? Any personal favorite slasher movies you like to watch this time of year? What are you doing for Halloween? Feel free to answer these questions below. It'd love to here then.
So Happy Halloween and Stay Away from the Woods...
He's BACK! The maaaan behind the MASK! And he's OUT OF CONTROL!