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Friday the 13th franchise

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Friday the 13th Part I

Release date: 1980
Trailer

Review

Evening Couch Loaves! Tonight we break into the beginning of one of my favorite franchises "Friday the 13th: Part One". This installment served as the chilling introduction that gave rise to one of the most enduring horror franchises in cinema history. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, this movie is why I avoided summer camp for a few years.

One of the standout aspects of this movie is its great cast, and the simplicity of the story. The performances, although not Oscar-worthy, absolutely capture the fear and tension that permeates the atmosphere. The characters, portrayed by a group of talented actors, become entangled in a web of suspense as they face the wrath of an unknown killer while bodies drop around them.

As with almost any 80โ€™s slasher, the movie explores themes of fear, survival, and the consequences of one's actions. We all know that horror is written on a set of rules. "Friday the 13th: Part One" is notable for its contribution to the slasher genre, reinforcing the formula that would later become a staple from great successes like Halloween, Psycho, and so many others.. While the film's plot may seem familiar to fans of the genre, it still manages to deliver some surprising twists and turns along the way.

As a horror film, the visuals and special effects of "Friday the 13th: Part One" may appear dated by today's standards. However, they remain effective in their execution, serving the purpose of inducing fear and providing moments of shock and gore.

One aspect that might stand out as a mixed bag is the film's ending. Without giving too much away, it presents a conclusion that is both unexpected and controversial. Some viewers may find it satisfying, while others might feel it leaves loose ends or lacks closure. To me it fits perfectly in line with writing a franchise.ย 

Overall, "Friday the 13th: Part One" is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts and fans of the slasher genre, especially newbies to the genre. Its status as a classic in the genre is well-deserved, as it laid the foundation for a franchise that would continue to terrify audiences for decades to come.


Slices

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ?

This is a class act, very easy to watch and because of the lack of realistic or modern effects may be a good start to introduce younger audiences to the genre.

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž?

Sweet as pie for their time, and still effective in their use.

๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ?

FT13th p1 has a great cast that does their characters justice but the style of acting has certainly aged worse than the practical effects. While itโ€™s enjoyable, it reminds me of the intentionally overdone acting of the expressionist era.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ?

The pacing is fine, nothing good or bad about it.

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž? (+1)

Friday the 13th is was a lot of firsts for the genre and is referenced in many movies still today.ย 

๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: โ…˜

Friday the 13th has withstood the test of time, and chilled audiences for generations. While not the definitive slasher film, it certainly broke ground in setting the tone going forward for the entire genre and we can still see itโ€™s influences today in modern Slashers.

Rye

Writer, Founder, Voice-Actor

Friday the 13th Part II

Release date: 1981
Trailer
Review

Oi, there Couch Loaves! Hopefully, weโ€™ve all seen this classic but if youโ€™ve been on the edge of your seat wondering if you should Iโ€™ll tell you why you should. Friday the 13th Part 2 (FT13th P2) is an iconic horror sequel that takes us back to sleepy Camp Crystal Lake, where (INCOMING SPOILER ALERT, SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH) Mrs. Voorhees began her reign of terror and now her still living son builds upon the foundation established by its โ€œparentโ€ movie. Usually, sequels are known for being weaker movies than their earlier counterparts. However, FT13th P2ย  manages to improve on several aspects that made the original film a cult classic. I would go as far as to say part 1 was clearly a test run, and part 2 is the result of knowing the direction.

The cast of FT13th P2 doesnโ€™t deviate from the formula to its first entry featuring a group of hot, young, unsuspecting victims who find themselves in the path of the vengeful killer. This time, to avenge his mother. While the cast may seem like an updated copy of the first film, the characters remain enjoyable and engaging, ensuring the audience has someone to root for and invest in during the unfolding horror.

Besides the obvious differences, Friday the 13th part 2 is largely improved on copy and paste of the original movie. The filmmakers effectively create an eerie and foreboding ambiance, using the woodland setting of Camp Crystal Lake to its full potential. The isolated location, surrounded by dense woods and shadowy corners, adds to the sense of isolation and vulnerability experienced by the characters.

Continuing the tradition of the series, "Friday the 13th Part 2" keeps the jump scares as an effective tool to jolt the audience. These moments of sudden fright are timed to gold-crusted perfection and executed brilliantly, further contributing to the tension and suspense of the film. The anticipation of the next jump scare adds an element of excitement and unpredictability to the viewing experience. The introduction of Jason Voorhees as the central antagonist adds a new layer of terror and mystery while raising the stakes for the characters involved.

All and all, "Friday the 13th Part 2" successfully builds upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, offering an improved and more intense horror experience. The jump scares are effectively executed, and the cast, although reminiscent of the original film, remains enjoyable and engaging. Fans of the series will appreciate the continued exploration of the Camp Crystal Lake mythology and the heightened tension that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

While the franchise certainly did not invent the genre, it delivers what fans of slasher horror seekโ€”a thrilling and suspenseful ride. So, prepare yourself for more terror at Camp Crystal Lake and brace for the relentless pursuit of Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th Part 2".


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๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ?

Fresh! An excellent entry into the series that sets the ground for the rest of the franchise.ย 

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž?

Theyโ€™re definitely dated, but theyโ€™re still effective.ย 

๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ?

The characters are largely a cut-and-paste from the initial series. No points here for originality.ย ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ?

Follow the same pace as most other slashers of the time.ย 

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž, ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ญ ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฎ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž?

This certainly stands out as the whole baguette. It set the ground for the rest of the franchise.ย 

๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: โ…˜

This is honestly a must-see for anyone just getting into the slasher genre. At itโ€™s time it was a massive hit for its excellent cast, surprising jump scares, and itโ€™s simplicity. Itโ€™s also one of the greatest examples of using an ending that may not be what you see.

Rye

Founder, Writer, Voice Actor,ย 


Friday the 13th part III

Release date: 1982
TRAILER
Review

Next up we have the infamous Friday the 13th P3 which was not well received at the time despite being one of the highest-grossing movies of the time and breaking its own previous box office records. That said, I tend to agree with the complaints about this movie, and youโ€™ll notice where I had loads to say about Part 2 I have very little to say about part three.

The biggest reason for this is that while Part 2 was a little derivative of the first, Part 3 is nothing but a โ€œCut, Copy, and Pasteโ€ of the main cast and adds little value to the franchise overall. In fact, I would say you could skip this entry if you really wanted to despite it being the entry where Jason finalizes his main wardrobe, hockey mask and all.ย 


If one was the test run, and two was knowing what to do and how to do it, three was just wanting to leech off the success of the first two and it was unfortunately obvious. Even the jumpscares seem to be less effective and easily expected because the movie sticks too closely to its own formula. That said if you do choose to skip this option, you miss one of my favorite endings because it implies that the Vorhees family really could haunt over the lakes. Unfortunately, this doesnโ€™t seem to be revisited.

SLICES

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ?

Stale. At a time they should be spicing things up things get unnecessarily bland.ย 

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž?

Still dated, but nothing thatโ€™s notably bad.ย 

๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ?

Very flat. The cast is pretty much a carbon copy of the previous 2 and add nothing new to the series.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ?

The pacing is fine and follows the rest of the movies which may be the one thing it holds to its advantage.ย 

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž, ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ญ ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฎ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž?

This is definitely a soggy loaf. This is one of those many times where rewashing and reusing things was not to the benefit of a franchise.ย 


๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: โ…–

You can certainly skip this one if you decide to. Jason does solidify his iconic outfit here, but beyond that theres nothing that really adds to the franchise in this one.

Rye

Founder, Creatorย 

Friday the 13th P4: The โ€œFINALโ€ Chapter

๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž: 1984
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