Okay. Here’s a question to which you already know the answer; do you want to own a DVD copy of the 4th, 5th, and/or 6th Friday the 13th film
You don’t need me to tell you. In fact, if you need convincing to watch a Jason Vorhees movie…well then you don’t really want to see the 4th, 5th, or 6th adventure of the big, mentally disabled, zombie serial killer*.
If you think you want these movies, you probably do. I could recommend some better films, like Brain Damage or Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 or Wrong Turn 2:Ded End but if you clicked this article you’ve probably already seen/own those. If you don’t, I would recommend picking up Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter as well as the unrated cuts of Brain Damage and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 instead of the 5th and 6th movies in this series. More after the jump:
If you’ve seen one Friday the 13th movie, you’ve seen ’em all. If you haven’t seen any but want to, I’d recommend part 4. It’s the best-made film in the series, and the manner in which Vorhees is dispatched is easily one of the most awesomely grotesque things I have ever seen.
Meanwhile part 5 is a bit of a mess. The movie tries to reinvent the Vorhees mythos but instead plays out like an episode of Scooby Doo.
Finally, part 6 represents a sort of return to form for the series. This Jason is probably the best remembered in the pop culture zeitgeist. The film is also strangely funny and represents the moment when Jason stopped being even remotely scary.
As I said before, you already know if you want these movies. A few weeks ago I wrote 10 thousand words on the Fast and the Furious franchise.
*Okay, so really, part 4 is the 3rd Jason adventure as he was not the killer in the original. Further complicating things is the fact that Jason also doesn’t appear in part 5 which makes part 6 the 4th Jason adventure. Later on the in the series Jason X (Jason in Space) skips ahead a few adventures making part 10 the 14th or 15th adventure in the series. If you didn’t already know this, you don’t want to watch these movies.