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Three Cheesy Movies for the Price of One...WIN!
on June 20, 2014
Slasher films are generally all the same...especially the "Nightmare" and "Friday" series.
"Freddy vs. Jason" was a long-awaited, much-anticipated film and it is what it is: a BAD movie that pitted two of the greatest Slasher film serial killers against each other. Bad acting, poor direction, and a super-shallow script pretty much sums up the quality of this film. Perhaps that's why I enjoyed it! Lol!
"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is the 2010 reimagining of the film series starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. Jackie is a TREMENDOUS (and terribly underrated) character actor who can play virtually any character he plays in a very convincing manner. However, he's no Freddy Krueger. No one is, really, except Robert Englund, who played Freddy for every film before this one. The script was typical "Nightmare," and it was neat to see the filmmakers delve into Freddy's past a bit more, but I was just horribly disappointed in the portrayal of Freddy onscreen. Disappointing.
"Friday the 13th" was also a modern-day remake/imagining of the classic 1980s slasher series. Generally, remakes make me cringe, but this one hit it out of the park. Marcus Nispel, who also directed the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake a few years prior to this film did a truly inspiring remake. Yes, it had just enough classic "Friday" nudity, awful deaths, and shallow characters, but this one actually had a little more of a story and better casting than previous "Friday" films. Jason was also MUCH more believable as well. He actually comes across as a "real" person, as opposed to an unkillable "demon" from the later Friday films. Lots of great kills, great cinematography, and a Jason with a brain/depth makes this an enjoyable film. This film is worth purchasing this BluRay on its own.
Good times in old slasherville, with the exception of "Nightmare 2010." Recommended for horror fans!