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rhett
06-18-2009, 08:39 PM
We've been talking about the cover art for the recently announced Deluxe Editions of THE NEW BLOOD and JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, and that got me thinking about how well Paramount had promoted the films back in the day. To be more specific, the taglines they used were great fun. Which is your favorite?

captain_brandon
06-18-2009, 09:44 PM
I choose the 3'd for Part 3, as I'm a HUGE mark for Part 3. However, the original I must admit, is pretty damn good if even re=used today for the remake, if they had choosen to.

vampyr789
06-18-2009, 10:05 PM
i always loved part 4's tagline

Copyboy
06-18-2009, 11:42 PM
LOVE the original. It's got a touch of Crazy Ralph in there and makes you really want to know who "they" are and what the hell is going to happen to them!

Egg_Shen
06-19-2009, 12:50 AM
I went with the first one. Ive always liked the line in trailer. You may only see it once, but that will be enough. Cleary they didnt think that one through.

rhett
06-19-2009, 01:37 AM
I went with the first one. Ive always liked the line in trailer. You may only see it once, but that will be enough. Cleary they didnt think that one through.

Yeah, that one is a fail on several levels. :lol:

It's like they just fed that one to the critics!

Harry Warden
06-19-2009, 01:46 AM
Went with They were warned, they are doomed.

Mitbox
06-19-2009, 02:19 AM
First one by far, the poster for the original Friday is on the wall just right in front of my bed, so I'm always reading it and thinking "this is just great...", or reading it out loud with different creepy voices to make it sound cool.
The other ones are too "aware" of themselves, self referential would be the word.

Body Boy
06-19-2009, 03:07 AM
Went with Part 1's.

But I like 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and dare I say, 10's.

Part 6's 'Kill or Be Killed' seems a bit...well...you could use that for anything.

7's is kind of boring (hey, just like the movie!) :)

9's is alright, but it had more potential.

The remake's line is the worst. 'Welcome to Crystal Lake'? WTH? Worst tagline of 2009. I'm predicting.

I second the love on 'You may only see it once, but that will be enough.' Like, after seeing the trailer, I thought "Hmm...mmm...hmm?...Wait, they sound like they're trashing the flick they're promoting! WTF?"

Awesome anyways.

Grim
06-19-2009, 03:20 AM
The first one definitely.

Matt89
06-19-2009, 03:22 AM
Definitely part 1. I think the original poster for the film was some of the best advertising for a horror movie, period.

"They were warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them. Friday the 13th. A 24 hour nightmare of terror..."

I still gotta get my Friday part 1 insert framed.

~Matt

Mutilated Prey
06-19-2009, 04:31 AM
Part 1, then Part 2 coming in close second :)

Erick H.
06-19-2009, 08:22 AM
The original,it has that great retro "DON'T" type quality to it.

spawningblue
06-19-2009, 03:57 PM
LOVE the original. It's got a touch of Crazy Ralph in there and makes you really want to know who "they" are and what the hell is going to happen to them!

haha yeah that's who I think of when I read that, good ol' crazy Ralph! My favourite tagline, and my favourite poster!

Stige
06-19-2009, 05:14 PM
didn't part 4 also have the tagline "Jason's unlucky daY" or am I insane and just thought I heard it before? was all set to vote 4 but that threw me for a loop

Bobbywoodhogan
06-19-2009, 05:41 PM
didn't part 4 also have the tagline "Jason's unlucky daY" or am I insane and just thought I heard it before? was all set to vote 4 but that threw me for a loop

Yeah I havent voted because thats the one I'd have voted for.

rhett
06-20-2009, 12:17 AM
Yeah I havent voted because thats the one I'd have voted for.

Both "This is the one you've been screaming for" and "Friday, April 13th, is Jason's Unlucky Day" are used on the original poster art. I went with the former, since it's above the title (the same reason I picked the current leader rather than the equally awesome "A 24 Hour Nightmare of Terror"). To keep it fair each film is only represented once, so vote accordingly!

satans-sadists
06-20-2009, 01:13 AM
The original is a classic cautionary tagline. 3, 4, and 8 are pretty damn cool too.

Katatonia
06-20-2009, 01:31 AM
Definitely the original. Some of the others are ingeniously to the point, but the original just has that vintage "go to the theater with your girlfriend, snuggle up and witness the horror" vibe going for it.

CrazyFatEthel
06-20-2009, 04:00 AM
My fave is New York has a New Problem!

allmessedup
06-24-2009, 12:34 AM
Me too....if we're just talking about best tagline and not the movies themselves, that's my favorite.

evildeadfan123
06-24-2009, 01:26 AM
The First tagline, the rest were okay, but the 1st Tagline is so much better.

fceurich39
06-26-2009, 08:44 PM
new york has a new problem sadly though the movie didn't live up to the tagline although it should of

shithead
07-01-2009, 03:24 AM
The first one has the best.

thrashard76
07-01-2009, 09:46 AM
The body count continues...

bigdaddyhorse
07-02-2009, 04:36 AM
New York has a new problem is just a fucking bad-ass tagline that barely edges out the first IMO. Yeah the movie didn't live up to the line or the poster (I love both posters for this), but this is about the tagline. This line and idea of Jason in NY made me have to see the movie.
Of course if I was teh same age when the first came out, I would've had to see that too.

snowbeast323
07-03-2009, 12:08 AM
The Original is great

Sam Loomis
07-05-2009, 05:04 AM
An add for the VHS of Jason Lives that appeared in Fangoria #63 had the tagline "Digging in the cemetary can have grave consequences" with "grave" underlined in blood. I don't know if that appeared in any of the actual theatrical posters though. It's certainly better than the rather generic "kill or be killed".

Stige
07-12-2009, 02:48 PM
had to go with the first one since the fourth was different than i thought

DVD-fanatic-9
08-10-2009, 12:46 PM
The poll seems to be closed - so I can't vote.

But, out of those, by far: "The Body Count Continues" is the most appropriate, amusing, and Terminator-like of the bunch.