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
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
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
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
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.