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TGIF13 – Day Eleven: Freddy vs Jason

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Here it is, folks. Inarguably the most highly anticipated slasher film of all time. The ultimate modern horror crossover that was rumored and speculated on for years, but I don’t most of us ever really expected it to happen. And yet, here it is. Of course, trying to merge two popular series in a way that satisfies fans of both is quite the challenge. Was this movie up to the task? Read on to find out. And, as always, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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TGIF13 – Day Nine: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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With the ninth film, the Friday the 13th series entered a new era – housed at a new studio, and back under the guidance of its original creator. But what did this mean for the series? There’s no doubt New Line’s primary interest in acquiring Jason was to finally square him off against their trademark star, Freddy Krueger – but that would have to wait, and, in the mean time, New Line would make a lot of interesting decisions to keep the franchise chugging along. The New Line era, for better or worse, starts here. Read on to find out how the series tried to re-invent itself, and whether or not it pulled it off. And, as always, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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TGIF13 – Day Eight: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

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Hey, even Jason needs a vacation once and awhile, right? You can only kill so many kids in the same lakeside summer camp before you just got to get out and see the sights a little. With that in mind, the makers of the eighth entry of the Friday the 13th series decided to try something a little different. But is Jason still Jason when not terrorizing Crystal Lake? Read on to find out. And, remember, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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TGIF13 – Day Seven: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

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With Jason Lives, the Friday the 13th series opened up its doors to all sorts of new, more fantastical story directions. It didn’t take them very long to capitalize on this, as today’s movie attempted to give Jason a brand new nemesis with a supernatural bent of her own. Did it work out? Read on to find out. And, as always, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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TGIF13 – Day Six: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

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Don’t worry – there will be no killer paramedics here. In the aftermath of the disappointing reaction to Part V: A New Beginning, series producers were faced with finding a way to bring back the fan’s favorite masked killer, Jason, for real. The only problem? He had been quite emphatically killed back in Part IV: The Final Chapter. Their solution would not only give us a very different kind of Friday film, it would also drastically change the direction of the original series, for good. How so? Read on to find out. And, as always, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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TGIF13 – Day Four: Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter

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The Friday the 13th series comes to a close, and so does this series of reviews, with this – the final film of the series. It was a good run, but alas. all good things…

Nah, I’m just screwing with you. Of course this isn’t REALLY the end…but audiences in 1984 were sure sold the idea it would be. The question is, even with the hindsight that this wasn’t really the grand finale, does the film at least still deliver on the high expectations of such a promise? Check out the review below to find out. And, as always, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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TGIF13 – Day Three: Friday the 13th Part 3

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My series of Friday the 13th reviews enters a new dimension today…but is that necessarily a good thing? Put on your red/blue glasses* and read on, as we take a look at perhaps the most gimmicky Friday film of them all. Oh, and as always, these reviews contain plenty of SPOILERS, popping right out at your face like an eyeball squeezed from a human head.

* wearing red/blue glasses will NOT aid in the reading of this review.

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TGIF13 – Day Two: Friday the 13th Part 2

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TGIF13 continues, with a look at what some might consider the real start of the series, thanks to a certain hockey ma….errr…burlap sack-wearing madman. That’s right, Jason is here to slice and dice. How does his first go at the series’ main villain stack up to the original film? Read on to find out. And, as always, SPOILERS A-HEAD.

“A head.” Like Mrs. Vorhees’ severed head. Get it?? Ahh, never mind…

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