The Principals: Steve Miner (director). Martin Kitrosser. Ron Kurz. Victor Miller. Carol Watson (writers). Dana Kimmel. Paul Kratka. Nick Savage. Richard Brooker (actors).
“Well shit, ain’t that a thing.”
The Premise: A bunch of shits go to the lake and get the daylights killed out of them by an ugly bald with retard strength.
Is it Good: If every movie in the world was the Friday the 13th films, it’d be pretty good. It’s not a bad Friday the 13th movie. It’s kind of a shitty movie, but the standards are different for these films. The music in this entry is particularly overcooked, and the end credits will blow your feet off with how 80’s they are. The leading girl, though cute, has about sixty shots where she’s shaking her head or saying “no!” to the horrible events unfolding before her. Jason makes too many sounds, reacting to his injuries with grunts and moans. But he kills a decent amount of people, including the infamous “split” murder, where a fellow is walking on his hands and is rendered half.
But the hockey mask comes into play finally, so that’s good!
“NOW YOU HAVE INFURIATED KARL MALDEN!”
It’s obvious where the 3-D gimmick was abused, but in the pantheon it’s upper half in the franchise.
Is it Worth a Look: If masked killers are your bag, definitely. Especially if you were dumb enough to see instlallments 5, 7, 8, and 9.
Random Anecdotes: There is a lot less suspense than I remember. Wow, you can really see the wire when Jason throws the knife at the broad. Jason looks like character actor John Schuck. This is a subpar entry in the “when they were unknown” subcategory, as nearly everyone here went on to enjoy obscurity rather than turn into Kevin Bacon or Crispin Glover or international sex symbol Kane Hodder.
Cinematic Soulmates: Citizen Kane 3-D. The 3-D Amigos. Jason and the Argonauts. Torch Song Trilo3-Dy. 3-D and a Baby.
“Nothin’ quite like live tits!” “Fuuuuuuck this!”
State of Play