Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: If Jason Still Haunts You … You’re Not Alone (March, 1985)

 

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Wow. Didn’t realize (or, more than likely, had completely forgotten) that the Friday the 13th franchise was already up to Part V before Freddy Kreuger finally showed up in A Nightmare on Elm Street … Often vilified by franchise fans the Vth and Jason-less entry in the Friday the 13th canon has been gaining some traction in a lot of circles, lately, and is being remembered with more fondness as opposed to ‘Well, that sucked.’ Originally intended to star Corey Feldman, who couldn’t since he was shooting The Goonies, and with every intention to let Jason remain dead and replace him with Tommy Jarvis, director Danny Steinmann was charged to deliver a whodunit with a shock or death every 7 to 8 minutes. Once completed, the film was subsequently hammered by the MPAA, who really started to crack down on these Stalk ‘n’ Slashers after the much publicized outcry over the Christmas ruination of Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). 16 separate scenes had to be watered down, and it took nine submission attempts before Paramount finally got their R-rating. A direct sequel was planned with Tommy taking up the mask but the fans ultimately rejected this notion and Jason Vorhees was destined to return in Part VI.
 
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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) Georgetown Productions Inc. :: Terror Inc. :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Frank Mancuso Jr., Timothy Silver / D: Danny Steinmann / W: Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen, Danny Steinmann / C: Stephen L. Posey / E: Bruce Green / M: Harry Manfredini / S: John Shepherd, Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross, Richard Young, Juliette Cummins

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2 Responses to “Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: If Jason Still Haunts You … You’re Not Alone (March, 1985)”

  1. T.A. Gerolami Says:

    I actually minded less that it “WASN’T JASON” (as if he was the be all, end all of the series, since it was his moms that totally started it, yo) and more the fact that it was an even lousier killer/reason to be a killer than the original and the fact that it just kind of stinks…too many kills, too poorly done, and way too much unfunny comic relief.

    • J. Walter Puppybreath Says:

      Those ‘The Slugger’s Wife’ graphics…
      Looks more like Kristy McNichol than Michael O’Keefe.

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