Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Friday The 13th 2009

Horror Fanatic Challenge 5# : Favourite Horror Remake

Friday The 13th 2009

I've been a fan of the original Friday The 13th for many years now and was of course skeptical of this "remake" but decided to give it a shot nonetheless. I'm a fan of horror movies - this includes good, bad, and indifferent so I figured why not? Being that Friday The 13th was one of my favorites, I didn't expect much. 

From start to finish the film keeps you on the edge of your seat. It isn't so much the suspense but instead, the moments you know are coming just not when or how they'll be approached exactly. It takes quite a bit to frighten me and I counted a good 2 or 3 times I actually jumped throughout the film. There's plenty of gore for the gore lovers, plenty of sexual explicitness for the perverts ( Well, it wouldn't be a "Friday the 13th" movie without the sex xD ), and plenty of drugs for the stoners just like an old fashioned horror movie should contain.

As for Jason's new "attitude" if you really wanna call it that, it's a huge plus in my book. He's more bad ass, he's more ruthless and he's definitely more imaginative with his killing 'methods'. I went in expecting another night of jumps ( mostly because of the sound effects, dang it. ), and got just that plus the satisfaction of knowing a classic horror movie icon was finally re-done correctly.

What I don't really favor is there's like a lot, A LOT of boobies everywhere. Seriously. I'm sure without those silly stuff, the movie would be more spectacular. I guess that was why most IMDB comment-er did not enjoy the movie. Whatever. I still think it's a nice movie directed by the brilliant Marcus Nispel.

Story Line
A group of young adults set up tent near the abandoned summer camp where a series of gruesome murders are said to have taken place back in 1980. The perpetrator was a grieving mother, driven insane by the drowning of her child, Jason, whom she believed was neglected by the camp counselors. As legend has it, the last survivor of the attacks beheaded the woman. But then Jason came back, and now he is a vengeful and inexorable killer, wielding crossbows, swords, axes and other sharp instruments. The legend proves horribly true, as these campers quickly discover. Six months later, the brother of one of those campers distributes posters of his missing sister. The police believe she took off with her boyfriend; but he knows better. The brother crosses paths with an uptight young rich guy who is having his girlfriend and friends over at his parents' cabin. The brother ends up at the cabin himself just before his sister's attacker sets upon them all.


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