Today is Friday The 13TH of February and today, NEW LINE CINEMA and PARAMOUNT PICTURES jointly releases the remake of 1980's FRIDAY THE 13TH. I'll probably not see it as I dread remakes. As for the Friday The 13TH movies, They are a mix bag. A few I like, a few I hate and a few that I can take it or leave it. There are a few that I didn't like when I first saw it but they kind of mellowed over the years. Here is my list of Favorites and Least Favorites of all the Friday The 13Th films except for the New Remake.
1.) FRIDAY THE 13TH(1980) The original of course is the best of the series. And despite popular belief, JASON was not the killer but his mother. I loved TOM SAVINI's Special Makeup Effects! And the Uncut Version was recently released on DVD.
2.) FRIDAY THE 13TH THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984) Despite its title, it was not the last in the series. Tom Savini returns to create an awesome JASON VOORHEES.
3.) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 IN 3D (1982) I loved the 3D Effects and RICHARD BROOKER plays Jason and does a good job. PARAMOUNT recently released it on DVD in 3D!
4.) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5 A NEW BEGINNING (1985) Surprisingly this was my least favorite of the Friday The 13TH film, but it just grew with me. No Jason, but neither did the original. This was more of a Who Done It like the original and I liked the ending!
5.) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6 JASON LIVES (1986) Not bad. Some humor and Jason is revived as a Zombie. I still preferred JOHN SHEPARD as an Adult TOMMY JARVIS from Part 5 compared to THOM MATTHEWS, though I liked Thom in the RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD movies.
6.) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981) Another one which I didn't care for in the beginning but has mellowed over the years. I like that Burlap Sack Jason. Reminds me of THE ELEPHANT MAN.
Not Bad But Not Good!
1.) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7 THE NEW BLOOD (1988) The only plus in this movie is the VERY AWESOME LOOKING JASON VOORHEES played by KANE HODDER who played him a record 4 Times! And the looks of this Jason is great, rates up there with Tom Savini's creations of the Original and The Final Chapter.
2.) FREDDY VS JASON (2003) A fun type of film. Long Awaited matchup between the 1980's Slashers!
3.) JASON GOES TO HELL THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993) The first NEW LINE CINEMA Jason. And you don't see Jason that much. This is more of a Supernatural Friday The 13TH Film.
1.) JASON X (2002) By far the worst Friday The 13TH Film and that includes Part 8! Absolutely Horrible!!!
2.) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 8 JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989) For years, I thiught this was the worst until I saw JASON X. Boy was I wrong, but this is still a stinker!