Thursday, October 08, 2009
Friday the 13th
Teenagers attempt to reopen a summer camp for kids where a boy drowned over 20 years ago. They are hunted down and killed off one by one.
I know, I cheesed out on the synopsis but if there is anyone on this blog that hasn't seen this film yet then shame on you! This was not one of my picks for this Horrorthon but then Zeke told me he had never seen it and really wanted to. So, I don't feel like my review would be fair since this film had such a huge impact on the horror genre at the time. Christ, I saw this at the theater when it came out. So, here I sat looking at my monitor at a loss for words for probably the first time in my life. Then I had a thought, why not write Zeke's view of it. So I sat him down and picked his 17 year old brain for what he thought of this 19 year old film. Here's what he had to say.
As horror goes it was pretty good for an old movie. He felt that a few major factors jaded his view of things. First of all, the modern effects and extreme style shock horror like Hostel or Saw made the deaths in the film look kinda lame. Although he loved seeing Kevin Bacon get a spear through the throat. He knew the ending because so many people have talked about it over the years and it really ruined all the surprise factor for him. Lastly, he claimed that being my son he's had the opportunity to see some really fucked up movies over the years and nothing much scares him anymore. Also he said that seeing me do make up has taken much of the realness factor out of gore for him. I guess being the child of a horror fanatic does have it's price. I still give it 4 stars just because it deserves it and I stand by that.