Friday Movies in Order. Watching a series of Friday the 13th films can be one way to celebrate Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th an American serial film released in 1980 and directed by Marcus Nispel. For lovers of horror or slasher films, you must know a character named Jason Voorhees who comes from Crystal Lake, better known as Camp Crystal Lake. Since starring in the film Friday the 13th, Jason has become one of the evil characters and also an icon of horror films from 1980 to the present.
Has an interesting characteristic in the form of a figure with a tall body and a face wearing a mask in the form of a hockey goalie mask and likes to kill humans using a machete, aka a machete, which is his icon. Jason first appeared in the film Friday the 13th, which shown in 1980, but at that time he was still not wearing a mask. Jason first appeared wearing a hockey mask in the 1982 film Friday the 13th III, which premiered.
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1. Friday the 13th (2009)
Clay heads to Crystal Lake to find his sister, who has been missing for six months. He accidentally met a group of young people who were on vacation at a rest house. Nobody realized that Jason Voorhees was after them. Again, Michael Bay is the culprit for the remake of a number of iconic horror franchises, such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Especially for this version of Friday the 13th, even though it combines the four original films, it’s still pointless to waste energy on something that is difficult to enjoy.
Friday the 13th presents Jason Voorhees’ fast and agile action, modern film coloring techniques in the latest style without vivid coloring, chaotic characterization, and a very disturbing shaky camera. Even though it still uses the formula of horror and sex clichés that only existed in the 70s and 80s, this version is truly an unforgivable mistake.
2. Jason X (2001)
In 2010, Jason Voorhees caught by the government and used as an experiment in a study An incident occurred when Jason had a confrontation with scientist Rowan LaFontaine, and they were trapped in a cryogenic liquid until they froze. 445 years later, they both found by a group of researchers from the human population now living on another planet, who resurrect them, apparently taking Jason for granted despite Rowan’s warning.
Once again, ignore the ending in the previous film when Jason comes back to life in full formation with his iconic mask. This time the utterly ridiculous narrative forces the Friday the 13th franchise to live on; forget about Crystal Lake or even Manhattan, because it’s Jason’s time for an adventure in outer space!
Everything is bad as it is, except for a number of scenes of murder that are still brutal and sadistic, as well as the design of Jason’s version of ‘Superhero Villain,” which is quite impressive. Jason X is indeed too far away in the galaxy, so it is difficult to accept the franchise as it should be.
3. Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason is back on his feet after an incident that caused an electrocution in his body at the bottom of Crystal Lake. The first murder committed by a couple on a boat, floating across the lake to the dock. He then smuggled himself onto a cruise ship containing a number of teenage graduates who were leaving for New York City.
Then the act of murder ensued, bringing this horror adventure to Manhattan. Continuing the absurdity by getting rid of basic reasoning, this sequel should be epic and exciting when Jason is in New York City.
Unfortunately, the bad execution is so disappointing, both through the scenes’ too weak bloody violence, the more comic style, and the imposition of the narrative itself. Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, is nothing more than a filler for a franchise that seems greedy to make money.
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4. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason Voorhees successfully blown up until his body destroyed by the agents who framed him. They didn’t realize that his heart was still intact, so they started possessing an officer who was close to his body during the examination.
Now the figure of Jason is a mysterious entity, applied between human bodies as his landlady, and targets Diana along with her daughter Jessica and her child. While ignoring the end of the story from the previous film—as I suspected because it so absurd—now again produced by Sean S. Cunningham, the film is on the path of a more serious and horrific horror.
However, the story idea combines three horror icon universes at once to create Freddy vs. Jason ten years later, except for the Evil Dead franchise. It’s very interesting when boredom hits fans due to sequels that are getting worse in quality. Perhaps also inspired by the 1987 film The Hidden, it seems less attractive only because Jason Voorhees’ physical presence is not as strong as expected.
A number of special effects for the killing and transformation scenes were well executed and convincing. The involvement of one of the main actors in the television series version, namely John D. LeMay, enough to satisfy a little of the expectations for a crossover between the two film universes, which were never realized. The film Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday should really end its own franchise.
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5. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Tommy Jarvis has grown up after he managed to kill Jason Voorhees. For the sake of healing from prolonged trauma, Jarvis transferred from the hospital to the Pinehurst Halfway House camp.
Even so, he still hallucinated and was paranoid, as if Jason often approached him. Meanwhile, shortly after a camp resident killed in an incident, a mysterious killer wearing a Jason Voorhees mask began to carry out his sadistic actions.
Is it true that Jason is still alive? Friday the 13th: A New Beginning indeed favors psychological emphasis when the protagonist and Jason Voorhees’ nemesis Tommy Jarvis, who is in the middle of traumatic healing, is quite convincing in “reviving” the figure of Jason. Coupled with the mystery behind the ice hockey mask that Jason usually wears, is it him or someone else, and what is his motivation?
However, the idea of how to liven up Jason’s image with his mask icon is nothing more than slasher horror that indulges in bloody sadism. This film is still in comic style through a combination of psychological horror, which tends to be gloomy, and sexually explicit material.
6. Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Tina has a childhood trauma from her psychokinetic powers. An accidental incident resurrects Jason Voorhees instead of wanting to resurrect his father. So, threats came to Tina and her mother, as well as their neighbors, namely a group of young people who were preparing for a party.
Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood, is a sequel that seems to have run out of fresh ideas and interesting stories. So Jason’s meeting with a heroic protagonist with phenomenal power seems to made for sheer excitement.
However, the direction of this film is not as bad as it seems, with a darker and more serious style compared to previous films. Meanwhile, Tina’s figure is quite impressive and sympathetic, although Dr. Crews is floating abysmally. The setting, which seems to be in autumn on the edge of Crystal Lake, reinforces a mystical and slightly melancholic feel. This film is the last sequel, which is the most passable.
7. Friday Movies in Order: Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
Five years after the events of the first film, Paul opens a school for proper summer camp counselors. The location is next to Camp Crystal Lake, which now unused. Together with Paul’s girlfriend, Ginny, and a number of other young people, they prepare for the training. Some of them, including Paul and Ginny, took themselves to town to have fun last night. Meanwhile, six people living in the cabin are unaware that an evil figure is lurking and ready to kill them one by one.
Paul and Ginny said goodbye first to return to the cabin during the heavy rain, towards the massacre that was carried out by Jason Voorhees. In fact, the ending scene in the first film is nothing more than a joke on clichéd horror movie style, but due to its success, the adult version of Jason Voorhees becomes the antagonist. The opening scene is indeed gripping and shocking because of what happened to the protagonist.
The rest the same narrative about a group of young people who were at a summer camp and then were slaughtered one by one by the antagonist, Jason Voorhees. However, the various murder scenes have almost the same level of sadism and creativity, unlike a number of subsequent sequels with a higher level.
So the suspense element in this film is gone, and even though Jason still uses a head covering using a sack, it’s still terrible. Friday the 13th Part 2 is the beginning of the introduction of the character Jason Voorhees, who will become iconic.
8. Friday Movies in Order: Friday the 13th, Part III (1982)
Chris and his friends returned to Higgins Haven, a cabin he had occupied in Crystal Lake. It is also revealed that he facing his past fear regarding an attack in the forest. Meanwhile, Jason Voorhees, who is still alive, is, of course, targeting them. Even though Friday the 13th Part III presents a repeat of how the massacre happened to a group of people at Crystal Lake, it contains two significant things.
First, namely, how Jason wears the iconic ice hockey mask; second, the murder scene, which is increasingly varied and, of course, more sadistically exploited. It’s just that it’s very unfortunate that the theme song in the opening and closing credits sounds ridiculous. Instead of using 3D format technology in cinemas, the musical theme composed through the disco music genre, which seemed like a cheap porn film.
9. Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
While carrying a Jason Voorhees mask, Tommy Jarvis and his friend secretly made their way to the figure’s funeral. Tommy wants to make sure and burn his body, so he really dies. Immediately, lightning flashed shortly after Tommy stabbed Jason’s body with an iron pole, channeling supernatural energy and causing the monster to rise again.
Jason Voorhees returns, ignoring the final conclusion in the previous film. As for the heroic side of Tommy Jarvis’ character as a formidable opponent, that makes it difficult for Jason. Even though it’s easy to raise Jason from his grave, Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives, also easily gives a new and fresh injection. This is implemented through a number of elements of humor and action in the style of the 1980s, not forgetting that the theme song sung by Alice Cooper gives it its own color.
10. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Jason Voorhees, who is still alive, immediately gets up and flees the hospital after the events of the previous film. He returns to Crystal Lake to terrorize a group of young people in a house next door to the Jarvis family’s residence. While originally aiming to end Jason Voorhees, this film is only the end of stage one.
The narrative is stronger and more complex than the previous two sequels. Even though the elements of a teenage drama in the style of a typical horror cliché, they still well directed. The atmosphere of this film is like returning to the first two films, and filmmaker Joseph Zito was able to present a more eerie and darker nuance.
The film also marks the first time young protagonist Tommy Jarvis takes action in the unforgettable final scene. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter deserves a sweet ending if only the story not continued.
11. Friday Movies in Order: Friday the 13th (1980)
A group of young people, namely Ned, Jack, Bill, Marcie, Brenda, and Alice, work as counselors. They preparing a resort for summer camp activities at Camp Crystal Lake, which owned by Steve. Apparently, they didn’t realize that a mysterious killer was stalking them. This reinforced by a warning from someone who was allegedly insane, named Ralph.
The original Friday the 13th popularized slasher horror with a summer camp theme, replete with a mysterious serial killer. The film’s story will revealed towards the end of the story; the plot is laid out quite solidly so that it closes leaks and gives clues about who the killer is.
Simple, suspenseful, and bloody, Friday the 13th is so effective in presenting a narrative that is identical to the natural environment that it seems haunted and gripping.
Like Donald Pleasance in Halloween (1978) and John Saxon in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), films again raised the prestige of veteran actress Betsy Palmer with her strong performance, always remembered as Pamela Voorhees.
A number of scenes of bloody murders that are quite sadistic and surprising are quite impressive, although not as creative as in the sequels. One of the best scenes is the murder of a figure played by Kevin Bacon, who was unknown at the time. For the special effects, Tom Savini is the right person to do them, as realistic as the 80s without the help of digital fakes.
The unique score brought by Harry Manfredini in the pronunciation of “ki ki ki ma ma ma ma” always rings in my ears every time there is an intense scene. *** Friday Movies in Order ***