Friday the 13th 2 Article

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  1. Zombie Dude

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    That's surprising to hear as I would have thought a decent amount of money had gone into a project by that stage.
     
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    Ding ding ding.
    And we have a winner.

    (Though, toss New Line and Paramount out on their keisters as well. If you fail at Friday the 13th, you don't deserve a 2nd chance.)
     
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    this sucks no Jason in the near future no Michael Myers,Freddy Krueger atleast we have Chucky,Pinhead and Leatherface horror icons in new movies coming in 2017-18
     
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    Small consolation. There hasn't been a worthwhile Hellraiser film in a quarter century, and the other two are debatable as well.
     
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    At least one can never say that Bride, Seed, and Curse were more of the same compared to the 'original' 'trilogy'. That franchise seems to thrive on change. As for Chainsaw... everything about what made the original films effective changes instantly when you ramp up the budget and give the film a polished look. The original belongs to that series of seminal films (Night of the Living Dead, The Last House on the Left, Deathdream) which in their day looked like nothing people had ever seen on-film before, and changed horror forever. (In this case, of course we're dealing with what many have termed a "documentary" type feel.) It's hard to accept the millennial New Line remake/prequel series as just more horror films. Should they not be judged as remakes/prequels of one of the most groundbreaking horror films ever made? The people who chose to make these films had no problem cashing their checks when the films made bank at the box office. Shouldn't they be criticized for taking a masterpiece and making it run of the mill?


    If people in the voting thread felt that Kane Hodder-Jason wasn't like having the Real Jason... I guess it's fair for me to say I feel like Jason died in 1989.

    I know I keep harping on that but... I'd be interested in a new good Friday the 13th, but I believe it really has to be remade from the ground up. The first film was a whodunit where people kept bringing up the subject of luck: "Camp Crystal Lake is jinxed!", "the full moon upsets people, makes them nuts," "worst run of bad luck since Richard Nixon." Etc. This is an actual theme. None of the sequels really had that going on. So... why does a remakequel have to dumb down recycled cliches instead of trying to do something original with the formula? Why would fans who likely have already had to sit through a ton of fan films and parodies on social media and Paramount's Deluxe Edition discs want to have a millennial take on something that only worked in the 80's because it was the 80's? And, no, making the new film a copy of Rob Zombie's films or a routine Platinum Dunes shitfest is not a viable approach either.
     
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    You'd be correct. I think it was at least a million by that point. The problem fell squarely on the shoulders of inept producers, veterans by any metric, but who in a certain combination spelled death for the film. Issues with the tax credit (producers' fault) led to schedule changes led to actors dropping out led to financiers backing out. I was literally in the shooting schedule's first location, having the bathrooms cleaned and brush cleared from the back, when the call came.

    And speaking of World War Z, that film was originally supposed to shoot in Philly, where the first part of the film is set. They planned to have a giant zombie battle on the Ben Franklin Bridge, a major structure that connects Philly to New Jersey. Massive preparations were underway to shut it down for a week when the company pulled out and went to... Glasgow.
     
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    Natas ....on the warm side of the dooooooor

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    Really bummed about the news. I was looking forward to a new Jason flick this Halloween season. Really looking forward to it, actually. Sucks.
     
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    Happy as fuck World War Zzzzz Part II: PG-13 CGI Zombie boogalo was cancelled. The first film sucked major balls. Big fat sweaty ones.
     
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    Not me. I loved the first one. From what I've read, David Fincher is indeed interested in doing the sequel. He is sooo good as a director, I would love to see what he could do with the story.
     
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    Finch-fucker? Uber-pass for me.
     
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    You give me sadness in my pumpkin barrels.
     
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    I wasn't a fan of World War Z but I find the zombie genre to be pretty generic, especially in the modern age. I don't care much for a sequel either but with David Fincher's involvment I'd be far more curious.
     
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    Fincher or not (as stated above I'm not a fan of his...sorry guys and gals) I guarantee it would still be a CGI fest and I'm just not interested in that.

    Hell like ZD said zombie stuff these days is just generic and boring.
     
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    Granted, zombies are played-out-as-fuck, but I thought last year's NIGHT TO BUSAN was fantastic! So maybe the good ole USA could pull something interesting out of its ass?
     
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    *TRAIN
     
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    LOL! That too.
     
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    I'm sure everyone knew what film he was taking about.
     
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    Well, thank Christ you were here to confirm it.
     
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    Oh, boy. When are we going to have that bird funeral already?
     

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