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3 thoughts on “Friday the 13th

  1. Steven

    You hit the nail on the head. Friday the 13th was never a well made slasher movie, it was always a bottom of the barrel slasher franchise. This “remake” doesn’t bother me as the Halloween “remake” did. I actually think the original Halloween is a very well made horror film..

  2. Vince Lugo

    I wasn’t expecting you to dig this one (you seem to rarely enjoy modern horror films), but as a big fan of the series, I thought it was excellent and even comes close to being better than the original. I will say that the film benefits from being seen on the big screen due to the excellent cinematography (in particular, I knew it had to have been shot somewhere in the south because they don’t have woods like that up north. A look at the credits confirmed it). In any event, the film has proven to be critic-proof, pulling in twice its budget the first weekend. Anyone else smell a sequel?

  3. Sean Williams

    Vince, I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to have someone contribute an articulate, decorous disagreement to the comments section! Thank you for your participation.

    (you seem to rarely enjoy modern horror films)

    Obviously, I can’t speak for Mr. Hanke, but I think he objects primarily to the emphasis of blockbuster horror movies on gore and torture. He’s actually quite fond of the genre itself.

    Anyone else smell a sequel?

    I thought I smelled something….

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