Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday the 13th (2009) Trailer

Friday the 13th has been my favorite slasher franchise since I first saw the edited versions at sleepovers on USA Up All Night. Unlike Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Hellraiser, which frequently got bogged down by convoluted mythology, taking themselves too seriously, and later not taking themselves seriously enough; Friday the 13th has never been about quality. Most of the movies can be summed up with a single sentence: "The one where Jason..." There's "The One Where Jason Dies for Good the First Time" (Part 4), "The One Where Jason Fights Generic Carrie" (Part 7), "The One Where Jason Goes to New York" (Part 8), "The One Where Jason Dies for Good Again" (Part 9), and "The One Where Jason's in Space" (Part 10).

So unlike remaking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or A Nightmare on Elm Street, there's a lot less at stake in making a Friday the 13th remake. They were never great films. So I'm glad this "remake" will be a mishmash of the best parts of the first three films. (i.e. Jason's mom will be dealt with and die as in Part 1, Jason will actually start killing people which didn't happen til Part 2, and he'll find his iconic hockey mask which didn't happen 'til Part 3) ah...ah..ah...ah..


Rebecca said...

from producer michael bay!

Julie said...

Totally crushed that my neighborhood Blockbuster doesn't have Part 8! This is why Netflix was invented. I was forced to watch the Jessica Biel Texas Chainsaw Massacre-- which doesn't even have the annoying wheelchair-bound kid!