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This week's reviewed movie is:
Friday the 13th




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber


This version of Friday the 13th tries to capture some of the unreal horror and copies the feel of the original films.

It also takes you back through Jason's incarnations, showing his badly deformed head then covering it with a cloth bag -- leading to the classic hockey mask.

As a fan, it was worth watching, but was almost the same story with a few new twists (and a lot more sex and nudity).

After all, you have to set up the story so Jason can do his thing.

I thought it did a good job of setting tone and establishing atmosphere for a graphic slice-and-dice sadistic killer.

But be aware, this will only please the true horror movie fans who can laugh and have some fun with it!

Although it spawned nearly a generation of slasher sequels, which some may find nostalgic, the truth is that none of these movies were any good and this one is no exception.

This trip back to Crystal Lake starts out with a pretty good retelling of what has happened so far.

But after the titles, it's the same old-same old, as young people fall victim to the gruesome violations of Jason.

Technically better than the originals, but even a connoisseur will cringe at this uninspired version.

Friday the 13th is a remake of the original 1980s slasher horror movie.

The film is a mix of creative gore taken from a group of the classic flicks of the same type.

This is graphic loyalty to the violent cutting slasher series that has the deadly formula for success with this detailed franchise.

I simply did not find it entertaining.

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