Category Archives: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th Part V – Cat Abuse

False alarm jump scares are pretty much par for the course with slasher movies.  I’m not a huge fan but, when done effectively, they can keep an audience on its toes.  There seems to be quite a finite number of … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part 2 – Moonlight Swim

There are a few milestones in life that most people never forget – graduations, weddings, births, and even first kisses.  I’ve gone through all of those (yeah, that’s right – I kissed a girl!).  There’s another milestone that most of … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV – Jason’s Curious Behavior

Slasher fans tend to be pretty forgiving of lapses in logic.  We kind of have to be.  Some of my favorite movies have pretty baffling things going on.  These are the moments that detractors of the genre have the hardest … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part VI – Jason’s Motive

I’m always wary when a sequel takes it as its mission to explain away any sense of mystery that is prevalent in a movie.  The part of Halloween that completely strikes a nerve with me is that Michael stalks Laurie … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV – Love is a Lie

It’s almost impossible to talk with someone about Friday the 13th Part IV for more than five minutes without discussing Crispin Glover’s spastic dance scene.  There’s a good reason for that too.  It’s one of the most memorable scenes in … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV – What if a psycho wanders in?

I don’t consider myself a prude and I don’t feel easily offended.  Still, as I get older, I find myself getting that “too soon” vibe more often after a flippant remark is made about recent tragedies.  So, how long do … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part V – Grief Counseling

As I get older, my own mortality and the mortality of those around me become more apparent.  I’m still not that good at dealing with it, but in my teens and twenties I really had no idea where to begin.  … Continue reading

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