This sequel to the original Friday the 13th was spectacular. The film opens up with Jason killing the girl that survived from the original movie. We don’t know how he got there and how he found her but I guess we can just say he stalked the girl wherever she went. Basically this film has the same story as the original film; it’s about a couple of teenagers that come to the camp to train for their counselor jobs. Now in this movie we see that Jason wears a bag over his head and not the hockey mask, which doesn’t come in until the next film. I personally like the hockey mask more but I know a couple of friends that thought that the bag made it more mysterious and scary, but what is so scary about a bag over someone’s face? Like that should make people laugh not be scared. What I liked more about this movie was that there were more kills and they were way more intense then the first film. For example, the scene where Jason kills the guy in the wheelchair shows us that he is bad ass and he doesn’t care who you are if you come in his camp he is going to kill you. I also really like the scene where Ginny (Amy Steel) puts on Mrs. Vorhees clothes and pretends to be Jason’s mother. We see how vulnerable Jason is when it comes to his mother because right when he sees Ginny wearing his mother clothes he stops and like calms down but he eventually snaps out of it and continues to chase her. The only thing that I didn’t like about this movie was the ending when Jason breaks through the glass and grabs Ginny and then she wakes up because it was a dream, but when she wakes up she yells for Paul which is her boyfriend that just disappeared out of nowhere. I didn’t like how they didn’t show what happened to him that they just made him vanish but overall besides the ending it was a very good movie and most definitely continued the legacy of Jason.
Just to get this out of the way, if you think Jason is in this movie then you’re wrong. Jason Vorhees doesn’t show up until the sequel. The film focuses on a group of teenagers that go to Camp Crystal Lake where they are getting trained to be counselors. While they are on their way there people from the town warn them and say that the camp is cursed and to stay away from there. The character “Crazy Ralph” is the one that tries to keep them away from the camp but none of the teenagers believe him and just think that he’s crazy which is why his name is “Crazy Ralph”. The killer watches the teenagers while they are at the camp and just stalks them. Eventually the kids separate which allows the killer to pick them off one by one and the kids don’t even realize they’re in danger until only a few are left. When there is only one person left the killer reveals herself and we find out that she is the mother of Jason Vorhees, who was a boy that drowned at the lake because the counselors were not paying attention. They show us a clip which shows little Jason being pushed into the lake and the counselors doing nothing because they were too busy messing around. We find out that the motive is just a mother that is trying to revenge her son’s death and there is nothing like a mother’s love for her son. I thought that this film was great. It makes you wonder who the killer is and why they are doing these awful things. The ending was amazing, I love how they showed Jason jumping up from the water like he was trying to avenge his mother and it shows you that this is where the legend of Jason is born. If you haven’t seen this movie yet go out and watch it.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)- The original Nightmare on Elm Street was absolutely amazing. The character of Freddy was played by Robert Englund and he did a marvelous job. In this film the movie mainly focused about Nancy trying to keep her and her friends alive. We learn about what happened to Freddy Krueger but they don’t go further into detail about it. They figured as long as we knew his motive the movie didn’t need to go further into detail. Which I agree with because it made him more mysterious and in my opinion more scary. In the original movie they made Freddy’s character funny and playful because he would always mess around with his victims before murdering them, which kept the entertainment going. The last thing I liked about this movie was how they portrayed Freddy’s face, they made him look extremely terrifying.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)- The remake of Nightmare on Elm street was not good but it also was not terrible. The only thing that I really like about this movie was how they went further in-depth about what happened to Freddy. They didn’t just tell you what happened they actually show you, which would make you understand what happened to him more clearly. Unfortunately, that completely made this movie different from the original because this remake focused on Freddy Krueger and trying to make you realize why he is killing all these children. This and the fact that his face looked like realistic burns kind of took your fear of Freddy away. This Freddy character did not even come close to how scary the original Freddy was. Also I believe that the acting in this movie was very poor, the characters really didn’t show the emotion that I was looking for. When the teenagers enter the dream world Freddy just kept trying to lead them to an elementary school to make them remember everything that happened, unlike the original where Freddy just played with them a little then killed them.
So in my opinion the original was way better then the remake.
If you’re looking for a good scary movie that has gruesome scenes and will keep you on edge the whole time then this is the movie for you. It is a remake from the original film in 1974 but this remake is very good.
This gallery is about all the horror movies I enjoy. I put together a slideshow of all the characters from the horror films that I enjoy the most. The characters in the slideshow consist of Freddy Krueger(A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason Vorhees(Friday the 13th), Michael Myers(Halloween), Ghostface(Scream), Chucky(Childs Play), and Jeepers Creepers(Jeepers Creepers). In my opinion these characters are legendary and I believe that they define the horror genre. I can watch these movies over and over again which has to mean that they are great films. If anyone has not seen these movies I definitely recommend you go to see all of them. Each of these movies have great series. When I say series I mean that each of these movies have several films and have made tons of money off of their movies. If you want to watch one of these movies I believe that you should watch all of the movies in that series.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is about a child molester who was burned alive by the town parents. He gets his revenge in the dream world where things are his rules and if you die in your dreams you die in real life as well. Every town has a legend that is untold and this is the legend of Elm Street. This movie may be one of the greatest horror classics of all time. Wes Craven (director) did a fantastic job creating the story. He also made one of the scariest slashers the movie industry has ever seen. What made this movie so great was that Wes Craven made dreams turn into reality. I love how he made the children feel safe in their actual lives but made them terrified to enter their dreams. The movie keeps you on the edge wondering if the child is going to fall asleep or not. Honestly, the special effects were the best that I have seen in any movie. When the children enter the dream world the screen gets all smokey and red like they are in hell, which helps you realize when they are asleep. Overall the movie was fantastic and deserves a 10/10. The only thing i did not like was the ending but I guess they made it like that to show you there will be another film. I absolutely recommend this movie though if you have not seen it go watch it you will not regret it.