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Class of Nuke 'Em High (USA, 1986) [VoD] – 3/5
A surprisingly cute love story set in a toxic comic book town. There’s also boobs, splatter, a toxic monster, radioactive marihuana, a post-apocalyptic gang, and a nice rock soundtrack… a seminal 80s high school film. And it really does the locale (Tromaville) better than you’d expect.
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The Muthers (Philippines, 1976) [VoD] - 2/5
A WiP pirate blaxploitation mash up, with Jeanne Bell and other pirates of the seven seas subjecting themselves to plantation slavery to find & rescue a missing little sister. "Getting in is easy, getting out is a different story". Not as bad as some of director Cirio H. Santiago's films, but lacks the pace and charisma of TNT Jackson, another movie he did with Bell. Some amusing martial arts action, Bell's boobs, and a cool attack boat provide entertainment, but can't redeem an otherwise clumsy, lightweight effort.
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The Bloodstained Butterfly (Italy, 1971) [VoD] -2.5/5
A somewhat confused part giallo, part poliziotteschi, part family drama court film. There's a solid mystery and some beautiful scenes, but it's not clear what the plot is and who are supposed to be the main characters. Some patience is needed to follow characters the viewer does not know why they are in the film until much later. The ending is superb, however, making it all feel worthwhile.
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Friday the 13th: Part 2 (USA, 1981) [VoD] – 2.5/5
Surprisingly watchable sequel is functional from start to finish, and even cleaver at times. That is, the ridiculously long opening recap aside. It is too bad the film's hottest girl had to turn out to be a minor and her nude scene deleted from the film.
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Friday the 13th: Part 3 (USA, 1982) [VoD] – 1.5/5
Inept third film bores the viewer to death before the last 3rd finally picks up the pace and delivers some tolerable horror action.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (USA, 1985) [(VoD] 1.5/5
Universally hated part 5, but not as bad as part 3, thanks to plentiful boobs and a nice little chainsaw scene at the end. The redneck mom-son tag team would admittedly be a new low if there wasn't so much plain boredom (which is even worse) in the series.
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HungFist wrote: 18 Jan 2021, 14:32 Friday the 13th: Part 2 (USA, 1981) [VoD] – 2.5/5
Surprisingly watchable sequel is functional from start to finish, and even cleaver at times.
I don't think Jason uses a cleaver. ;)
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Markgway wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 16:05
HungFist wrote: 18 Jan 2021, 14:32 Friday the 13th: Part 2 (USA, 1981) [VoD] – 2.5/5
Surprisingly watchable sequel is functional from start to finish, and even cleaver at times.
I don't think Jason uses a cleaver. ;)
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HungFist wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 15:03 Friday the 13th: Part 3 (USA, 1982) [VoD] – 1.5/5
Inept third film bores the viewer to death before the last 3rd finally picks up the pace and delivers some tolerable horror action.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (USA, 1985) [(VoD] 1.5/5
Universally hated part 5, but not as bad as part 3, thanks to plentiful boobs and a nice little chainsaw scene at the end. The redneck mom-son tag team would admittedly be a new low if there wasn't so much plain boredom (which is even worse) in the series.
Both of these have individual moments of hilarity and cool gore, but they suffer from way too much stupid comic relief. Weird to think they are both written by Martin Kirtrosser, who is a regular Tarentino collaborator.

I've been playing the Friday the 13th game on the Nintendo Switch, and it is really bloody marvellous fun!
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HungFist wrote: 18 Jan 2021, 14:32 Friday the 13th: Part 2 (USA, 1981) [VoD] – 2.5/5
Surprisingly watchable sequel is functional from start to finish, and even cleaver at times. That is, the ridiculously long opening recap aside. It is too bad the film's hottest girl had to turn out to be a minor and her nude scene deleted from the film.
The best in the series, it's such a pity the MPAA hacked this to bits gore wise - especially the double skewering which is cleary rippped off from Mario Bava's Bay of Blood, no matter what Steve Miner might say.

What are your thoughts on Part 4?
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Killer Meteor wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 21:04 What are your thoughts on Part 4?
I saw it some years ago. The details have departed my memory, but I thought it was among the better ones. Part 6 was probably my favourite, followed by 2 and 4. Mind you, I still don't consider any of them to be "good" but those were alright.

For a similar film, I must say I liked The Burning better than any of the Fridays.
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Agreed on The Burning. That RIck Wakeman soundtrack is awesome!
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (USA, 1988) [VoD] – 1.5/5
Pedestrian entry gains some momentum towards the end (as usual) and the ridiculous climax makes it feel at least somewhat worth the pain it took to get there. Bad, but marginally better than parts 3 and 5.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (USA, 1988) [VoD] – 2.5/5
Jason goes on a cruise, and reaches N.Y. 25 min before the film ends. A welcome change of pace, technically more competent than some others in the series, and surely one of the best cruise ship slashers out there? Also contains a punk rock girl and the biggest asshole in the series.
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Part VII suffers from heavy MPAA cuts, but Kane Hodder's Jason looks great.

Part VIII feels too...safe? mainstream? glamourous? Plus the redesigned Jason - both mask and unmasked - looks poor. Jensen Daggart as the female lead is a real beauty!
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Killer Meteor wrote: 26 Jan 2021, 11:11 Part VIII feels too...safe? mainstream? glamourous?
Professional? :lol:

Haha, I was just happy the film was easier to watch than some of the earlier ones. But then again, I have never understood the series' appeal. The Halloweens beat these easily IMO.
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HungFist wrote: 26 Jan 2021, 11:17 . But then again, I have never understood the series' appeal.
Sexy dames, and plenty of them!!!
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