A Nightmare from Friday to Halloween - Friday the 13th (2009)
The three most prominent American horror franchises (Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street) have influenced American cinema even beyond the horror genre. As of 2021, there are exactly 31 movies across all three franchises, and I am going to attempt to watch all of them, for this Halloween, one per day.
Thank God I am done with this franchise. It’s been a really long, mostly disappointing ride. I don’t necessarily regret watching all of them because I understand where the worse trends in horror come from. The misogyny and racism that is definitely present in the older movies is toned down here, but we definitely see gratuitous female nudity and there is definitely a big countdown ticking down for the only two people of color in this movie. I honestly wouldn’t mind a remake of the original movie because that one sucked too but other than some better cinematography and some more dynamic action, I didn’t see much that recommended this particular effort. Even though this movie was made over ten years ago, I wouldn’t discount Jason from reappearing at some point. Because that bastard just can’t die.