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#1 - Friday the 13th Series

Original (1980)


Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Friday the 13th, the classic 1980 horror slasher movie, directed by Sean S. Cunningham & starring Adrienne King & Betsy Palmer.

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning..

Sounds familiar right? But let's give it a 2019 re-examination. Does it hold up? Was it ever good in the first place? How are the kills? Are the characters fun? What's up with the music? Is this secretly a tragic story? And where the hell is Jason?! 

Most importantly, is it worth the series that came after?

SPOILERS BEGIN at 11:52

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Part 2 (1981)

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Friday the 13th Part 2, the 1981 horror slasher movie directed by Steve Miner & starring Amy Steel.

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.
Is Pamela back from the dead, or has a new killer taken her place?

Who are we kidding, this is the one that actually has Jason! But was the killer switch a good move for the franchise? Is he even Jason yet?Does any of it even make sense? Is this more gore and better kills? Should the franchise have continued?

Most importantly, what are the rules for bear season?...

SPOILERS BEGIN at 13:23

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Part III (1982)

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Friday the 13th Part III, the 1982 horror slasher film sequel, directed by Steve Miner & starring Richard Brooker as the now-iconic Jason Voorhees!

Having revived from his wounds, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Ready for more? But are you ready for more..in 3-D?! Jason returns to finally locate his iconic hockey mask and kill more dumbass kids at Crystal Lake.

This movie pulls no punches! But is the series running out of gas? Or is it just starting to find it's groove? We've got several brutal horror movie kills. But are they worthy of the franchise name? Does Jason make any sense yet? Is Pamela Voorhees back?? What's up with this biker gang?

Most importantly, what did Jason do to that girl?...

SPOILERS BEGIN at 14:18

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Remake (2009)

Join Chris and Chris (The Film Freak) as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Friday the 13th, the 2009 Jason Voorhees film starring Jared Padalecki.

This is a remake/reboot of the B horror series that was incredibly popular in the 80's. How does it stack up to the best (or worst) of the originals?

Jason runs now! How do we feel about that?

We, of course, take a few moments to discuss each film in the series.

There's quite a bit of nudity - are we sure Michael Bay didn't shoot this movie?

Help us decide whether or not this new Jason should live or not.

TIMESTAMP

0:00 - Intro

3:50 - Friday the 13th series

17:30 - Act I

53:03 - Trivia

56:30 - Act II

1:08:28 - Different Takes

1:17:15 - Act III

1:31:23 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

#2 - A Nightmare on Elm Street Series

Remake (2010)

Join Chris and Chris (The Film Freak) as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) A Nightmare On Elm Street, the 2010 Freddy Krueger film starring Jackie Earle Hayley.

This is a remake/reboot of the beloved Wes Craven original - as well as the horror series that was incredibly popular in the 80's. How does it stack up to the best (or worst) of the originals?

Freddy is creepier than ever. But is it a fun creepy?

We, of course, take a few moments to discuss each film in the series.

There's a whole lot of emo kids in this movie. Do they die (of course!) in terrifying/satisfying ways?

And we go a bit crazy with our reviews.

TIMESTAMP

3:31 - Intro

4:31 - A Nightmare On Elm Street series

14:10 - Act I

39:31 - Trivia

44:11 - Act II

57:30 - Different Takes

1:07:38 - Act III

1:21:17 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

1:24:37 - Series Rankings

 Thanks for listening, bitch!

CROSSOVER! Freddy vs Jason


Join Chris, Chris & Jeff as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERSFreddy vs Jason, the long-awaited 2003 slasher/horror crossover film directed by Ronny Yu & starring Robert Englund in the final appearance of his most famous role.

What better movie to cover for Friday the 13th than the fanboy-dream movie that finally brought together the 2 legendary horror icons, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, in the ultimate Nightmare on Elm Street!

This film REEKS of the early 2000s and it'll take all 3 of us to endure the cringy dialogue, very corny Freddy lines, Mortal Kombat fighting, Sheriff Frosted Tips and the WORST line in horror movie history.

We dissect the secrets of Springwood, the constant deaths of dumbass 'teenagers', the star power of Robert Englund, an Inception battle and the ultimate face-off for the souls of Elm Street.

Join Chris, The Film Freak & Jeff as they suffer an off-putting feeling throughout the whole movie, someone even scarier than Freddy or Jason AND scariest of all - Kelly Rowland's acting.

TIMESTAMPS

24:39 - Act I

57:38 - Act II

1:19:45 - Act III

1:52:22 - Different Take

1:57:47 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

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#3 - Halloween Series

Remake (2007)

Join Chris and Chris (The Film Freak) as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Halloween, the 2007 Michael Myers film directed by Rob Zombie.

This is a remake/reboot of the beloved John Carpenter original - as well as the horror series that was incredibly popular in the 80's. How does it stack up to the best (or worst) of the originals?

Michael Myers is more realized than ever before. But is it too much?

We, of course, take a few moments to discuss each film in the series.

This movie has a hard R rating. Does Rob Zombie's twisted vision work for us?

Do we have a new horror masterpiece on our bloody hands? Listen and find out.

TIMESTAMP

4:00 - Halloween series

15:39 - Act I

46:39 - Trivia

49:01 - Act II

1:06:06 - Different Takes

1:13:00 - Act III

1:29:27 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

1:35:41 - Halloween II (H2) Ratings

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Reboot/Sequel? Halloween (2018) - TIFF Movie Review

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with NO SPOILERS) Halloween, the 2018 sequel to John Carpenter's grandfather of classic slashers.
This time directed by David Gordon Green, written by Danny McBride and starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

Michael Myers is back!
40 years after the legendary original, he has unfinished business in Haddonfield - namely killing the ultimate final girl - Laurie Strode.

Chris caught the world premiere of this new horror film at TIFF and is here to share his SPOILER-FREE thoughts on the newest entry in the long-standing franchise.

Is Haddonfield worth revisiting? Listen to Chris' take and let us know your thoughts!

#4 - Chucky (Child’s Play) Series

Movies 1-7

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) the ENTIRE Chucky Series. From the original in 1988 to 2017's latest chapter - Chris breaks down each entry and then ranks the popular(?) horror slasher movie franchise.

Don Mancini writes the whole killer doll film series, even directing the last 3 entries, all starring the legendary Brad Dourif in his most famous role - Chucky!

First, we begin in the creepy & inspired 80s full of dark atmosphere & real world terrors in Child's Play.

Second, we walk a bloodier yet direct path to sequeltown in Child's Play 2.

Third, we questionably enlist at a joke of a military school in Child's Play 3.

Fourth, Ronny Yu changes the whole game...with marriage! in Bride of Chucky.

Fifth, we venture to Hollywood for a disgusting parody nobody was ready for in Seed of Chucky.

Sixth, we soft reboot back to the horror roots and introduce a bold new star! in Curse of Chucky.

Finally, we go crazy at a mental hospital and confront Chucky's army in a next-level gory showdown in Cult of Chucky.

This is a gauntlet episode full of screaming murderous dolls, blood, guts, other..bodily..secretions and even a literal death by fright!

*Warning: Chucky screams alot. Like alot*

TIMECODES

Child's Play Review - 5:48

Child's Play Rating - 30:45

Child's Play 2 Review - 32:47

Child's Play 2 Rating - 50:23

Child's Play 3 Review - 51:31

Child's Play 3 Rating - 1:09:32

Bride of Chucky Review - 1:11:00

Bride of Chucky Rating - 1:39:54

Seed of Chucky Review - 1:41:15

Seed of Chucky Rating - 2:11:11

Curse of Chucky Review - 2:12:48

Curse of Chucky Rating - 2:37:35

Cult of Chucky Review - 2:39:07

Cult of Chucky Rating - 3:08:00

Top Kills - 3:11:36

Series Rankings - 3:14:43

Want to watch the movies themselves? Well we've conveniently got all the Amazon links right here:

I. Child's Play II. Child's Play 2 III. Child's Play 3 IV: Bride of Chucky V: Seed of Chucky VI: Curse of Chucky VII: Cult of Chucky

Thank you kindly for listening!

Remake (2019)

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Child's Play, the 2019 horror/slasher movie remake, directed by Lars Klevberg & starring Aubrey Plaza & the GREAT Mark Hamill as your new Chucky!

A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature..

Here we are. It was bound to happen. Chucky has been reborn. But should he have stayed in his cult with Don Mancini?
Is the new origin story better than the original? Is Mark Hamill somehow better than Brad Dourif? How are the kills? How's Chucky's look? What's Aubrey Plaza doing here? Does this franchise have new life? Would Tupac be proud?

Most importantly, would people even buy this doll?!

SPOILERS BEGIN at 18:18

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#5 - It Series

Chapter One

Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) It: Chapter One, the 2017 remake/reboot of Stephen King's beloved book and nostalgia-fueled 90s TV mini-series, this time directed by Andy Muschietti & starring Bill Skarsgard.

Continuing our 2nd month of horror Chris dives into the 'big budget' mega-hit, clown-filled movie that aims to be FAR scarier than it's predecessor!

We see the resurgence of the uber-famous Pennywise the clown, meet our fantastic ensemble of child actors, endure nightmarish visuals, a super spooky haunted house AND an R rating in this terrifying coming-of-age tale.

We must also confront some our worst fears including a scare gauntlet of a 1st act, floating children, mullet bullies, a mystery of children going missing every 27 years, a tough scene to watch, monsters and, unfortunately, a script that leaves an important character in the dust.

Join Chris as he faces the scariest of all the killer clowns from outer space.

TIMESTAMPS

14:34 - Act I

38:10 - Act II

56:14 - Act III

1:13:56 - Different Take

1:21:00 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

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#6 - Leprechaun Returns


Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Leprechaun Returns, the 2019 horror/slasher movie reboot, directed by Steven Kostanski & starring Taylor Spreitler & Linden Porco.

The Leprechaun returns once again, when a group of girls unwillingly awaken him, when they tear down a cabin so that they can build a new sorority house.
Syfy has brought him back for his 8th night of killing...but should he have stayed deep down that smelly well?

This is a direct sequel to the original film (starring Jennifer Aniston). Does it stand a chance at giving this series some legitimacy? Are the kills gruesome? Does he get his gold? Is the new guy worthy of Warwick Davis' great(?) role? 

Most importantly, could it get ANY WORSE than Leprechaun: Origins?!

SPOILERS BEGIN at 13:20

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Yet to come!..

  1. Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter

  2. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

  3. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

  4. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

  5. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

  6. Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday

  7. Jason X

  8. It: Chapter Two

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