Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Friday the 13th Marathon on AMC's Fearfest

     I don't know about you guys, but I have been enjoying re-watching all of these.  Everything from these kids corny 80's outfits to the goofy way many if them die.  It's like a trip down memory lane for me, as I remember being in the movie theater for most of them.  In this month that favors horror and the films in the genre, a special place is always reserved for Mr. Jason Voorhees...and his mom, of course.

Not long ago the subject of horror genres was brought up, and the ones we favor and avoid.  I called Jason a Zombie in it because he kind of is, he's risen from the dead so many times how could he not be?  Although he has more motivation than the average zombie, like he does not hunger for flesh, other than to break it apart.  He can be slow at times, but he did do some running in Friday the 13th : The Final Chapter and that may also be the last time he reacted to being attacked.  After that, he was reanimated through som many different ways he set his place in horror history ad the lumbering maniac that kills horny teenagers we know and love.  All these movies, makes me want another movie, not a bad reboot like they did with Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) or Michael Bay's money maker in Friday the 13th (2009).  The good thing about Friday the 13th films, is that other than Kane Hodder ( who only played Jason in 4 films) someone else playing the role wouldn't matter too much since we never really know who's playing Jason.  It looks like one came out every year for a while and in rushing them out they got a little cheesy.  The very worst one in my opinion is Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, and is one I would rather just forget.  Jason wasn't even in it technically so, it was really a waste of a movie.  I hated that backwoods mother and her goofy son so much that instantly hated this film as a kid because of these two characters.  I usually watch their death scene and leave it from there, super annoying characters.  Thank goodness they moved away from this film quickly.

Good job AMC on running these marathons on this years Fearfest. They'll be doing others as well but making these films the kick off ones for the first week leading up until Halloween will definitely keep my channel set to theirs until it's over.  They sure don't make horror like this anymore...