This weekend was extremely efficient and I’ll be on track to get them all reviewed before Halloween arrives 🙂
Next up, its Part 9 of Friday the 13th franchise with Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. It was released a few years after the rather destructive Part 8. I’m a bit worried about how this one will go but I tried to be extremely objective with this. With expectations as low as mine, I really don’t know how it could be bad.
Director: Adam Marcus
Cast: Steven Freeman, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams, Steven Culp, Erin Gray, Rusty Schwimmer, Richard Grant
A special FBI task force is sent in to trap Jason Voorhees and blows him up to pieces. Picking up the remains, they believe that he is dead except he is not. Coming back from the dead, he can now morph into whoever he “kills”. As he tries to trace back his path to find other blood-related Voorhees, the secret of what can really kill him is revealed.
As of today, I’m only one away from completing the entire Friday the 13th franchise. Its hard to imagine how the last one I have to see or any other movie will have that crap factor more than this one. Look, I thought Jason Takes Manhattan was bad. I really just wanted to write “WTF This is crap” and end this review there. This one doesn’t deserve the attention and time spent to even put this post together.
So, for the sake of everyone, I’ll just do this in point form of why it doesn’t work:
– No continuity.
Jason takes Manhattan ended where he was ruined by toxic waste and gone back to his child form. However, he is very much a grown and menacing man that Kane Hodder portrays him as. So it just took back what Jason Takes Manhattan did. Last I check, this franchise wasn’t rehashed till that last movie in 2000s.
– Supernatural body invasion stupidity
There are no words to describe how disgusting these scenes are to watch. Its literally revolting…too revolting and yet so pointless. What has this franchise turned into? WTF!
– Extremely low budget
None of the Friday the 13th flicks are high budget. But this one owns up to it because it just feels like there was no money put into it at all. The effects were bad, the acting was bad, everything was sloppy. It was so messy.
I’m going to fume over how this wasted my time on a weekend that I could’ve used it for other or better movies. Still, I watched this whole thing. Word of advice: DON’T watch this for dinner. I did that and I ended up not really eating much after the first scene and the following ones after that also. It was pointlessly disgusting. Probably as disgusting as it is crappy.
I get wanting to put an origins story on this but seriously, it was pretty ridiculous. Oh right, and that ending. Dragged into the ground..to hell, I presume. And that alien looking thingamabob at the end sequence. WTF!!!
Its a short write-up because it really doesn’t deserve more of my time than this. I have no good words for this one. If Shitfest was going on right now, this would be a worthy one for it.
Onto the next one! Let’s hope it gets better, right?
Thoughts on Jason Goes to Hell?