This Friday is Friday the 13th so be careful and watch out for machete-wielding hockey-masked killers. Or… go watch THE machete-wielding hockey-masked killer as Jason Voorhees returns to the screen at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island, New York. The mini Friday the 13th marathon, presented by Retro Picture Show, kicks off at 10PM with Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, followed by Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, with both films screening in 35mm.
Friday The 13th Part IV, Part V, Part VI
Directors: Joseph Zito, Danny Steinman, Tom Mcloughlin
Starring: Kimberly Beck, Crispin Glover, Corey Feldman, Melanie Kinnaman, John Sheperd, Shavar Ross, Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, Tony Goldwyn
Paramount Home Entertainment
Released Date: June 16, 2009
As I’ve said before: when it comes to Friday the 13th, it’s almost impossible to review them as single movies. Again, the franchise as a whole and the character Jason Voorhees is more of its own life force than a bunch of movies. You either hate Friday the 13th, or you love every cheesy, gory second of it.
With this set of three flicks, we move out of the realms of the earliest Friday the 13th movies, and into some of the ones that required them to try and shake things up and add some fresh elements and stories to the mix. We also come to the point where Jason transforms from a horrifying and seemingly unstoppable killer, to an undead and definitely unstoppable killer!