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 it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason who didn't drown in the lake some 30 years before?
Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »
Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.
A janitor at a summer camp is accidently burned severely from a prank. Years later, he is released from an institute, and returns to the camp with a pair of hedge clippers to take revenge on the campers. Written by
Let's get what's 'good' about this movie out of the way first: Tom Savini did the special effects and he did a pretty good job. There's a couple of scenes of full frontal nudity. You get to see some annoying kids get violently dispatched.
The problem is it's nothing new and nothing special. It felt like the Weinstein's wrote the script after reading Slasher Films For Dummies. If the only slasher movie you've seen before this one is the original Friday the 13th, you can still predict everything that will happen. This movie isn't even a copy of Friday the 13th. It's a copy of a copy. It felt like the people making this movie didn't like or understand horror movies. They hit all the right notes for a slasher movie without seeming to understand the genre. It's no surprise that these guys would later head up Dimension films and churn out endless Screams, Final Destinations and I Know What You Did Last Summers.
When you think about it, there's no rhyme or reason for anything that happens in this movie. An angry guy picks a bunch of kids at random and bumps them off. No, never mind. That sounds like the plot to an okay movie at least. There is zero suspense or tension in this flick. For the first forty minutes or so at camp, NOTHING happens. This time isn't used to foreshadow anything or establish the killer's motivation or anything. Just a half hour or so of weird looking kids at summer camp. At the end they sort of try to tie it back to the beginning, but when the big 'revelation' happens, you realize that even though you as a viewer can see a connection, the killer wouldn't have this info.
I don't know. Most of the other reviews I've read for this movie are pretty enthusiastic, so maybe it's me. But aside from the over-the-top violence and copious nudity, this film was a total letdown. And is it just me, or are garden shears just sort of a goofy weapon?
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