Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eek Friday the 13th is coming up!

I think anyone that grew up in the 80s at least at some point was terrified of Jason. Even children who have never seen Jason seem to be universally scared of the Jason masks I use during my haunted house in October. There is just something incredibly creepy about that mask regardless of who is behind it. However what is behind the mask in the Jason movies is far creeper than any mask I own. Actually its a big ironic that Jason never even wore his signature mask until much later in the series.

Friday The 13th is where it all begins, Camp Crystal Lake has a bad rap as the young Jason Voorhees drowned in the lake many years before. The only problem is this is one seriously messed up camp and every attempt to reopen Camp Crystal lake ends badly. You'd think that eventually they would get the idea, but no yet another group attempts to open the camp and that decision may just be their last. Jason after all seems to blame the camp counselors for his death and that my friends is not a good combination, especially when teenagers think they are invincible as it is already.

Friday The 13th is the king of surprise terror. Though sure there is some blood and gore really what is so freaking scary about Jason is the fact that he seems to show up out of nowhere and you spend the entire movie halfway under the covers or hiding your face as you know he is coming the question is when and where. The only disadvantage to the original Friday the 13th is it was shot in the 80s and it had a pretty crappy soundtrack and picture quality if you ask me. The new bluray uncut version fixes the soundtrack as the new bluray track is amazing and dare I say it only makes the movie even creeper if that was even possible. And though there is only so much you can do about the graininess of the film it does look a thousand times better in high def and the otherwise dark scenery is very crisp. It gives Jason a whole new life. The extras on the bluray edition are fun but what I really enjoyed was the original theatrical trailer for the movie. I've always had a thing for vintage movie trailers as its sort of funny to see what we found scary back then compared to now and how much things have changed.

I wont lie the last time I saw the original Friday The 13th I was still in high school, so I can't really tell you what the difference in the original is and the uncut version. Other than what I very clearly remember about the soundtrack and picture quality. I can tell you that just like last time I saw this movie I don't think I will be sleeping so well tonight and forget going outside after dark as its wet and rainy tonight. bleh.

Friday The 13th Uncut is available on dvd and bluray and you can pick up your copy on Amazon.

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158 Comments:

Ellen C. said...

I love the Friday the 13th series. I grew up watching them. The biggest scare factor for me is that the killing scenes look real. I hate when a movie has over the top effects. That's why I like the older horror movies. They were more fun. Thanks for the chance.

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I am a subscriber.

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Vicky H. said...

I give extra points to horror movies if they manage to take me by surprise. I've seen so many horror movies throughout my life that hardly anything surprises me. So I like a lot of creativity, something unexpected.

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Bradley Carver said...

I'd say the most important scare factor in a horror movie is the unseen fear, the impending doom that one can sense in the character's actions which makes a viewer as scared to death as they are.

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texasheartland said...

For me, the most important scare factor is suspense. You hear the music go "duh duh duh duh" and you waiting and watching, watching and wait. The killer just jumps into the scene and the music shrills. That gets my blood pumping everytime!


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mar said...

The most important scare factor is that the movie holds your interest and that you are able to keep your eyes open to watch it!

mverno said...

the fear of being caught in a no escape situation

bleatham said...

Two things are important to me...things happening at unexpected times and scary music!!
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dwhogan said...

surprise

Teresa said...

For me, the biggest scare factor in a movie is "insanity." There is no reasoning with insanity. Remember Norman Bates in Psycho? So an insane person on a rampage scares me!
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jen said...

I like scary movies that aren't just about killing but have a story behind it. Just saw the Unborn and LOVED IT!
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Shel said...

A scary movie must have lots of "jump out of your seat" scenes. A good ending that leaves it open for another movie is also a plus.

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Barry said...

I would have to say the fear factor to me is when the killer shows up when you at least expect the killer to show up.

valerie2350 said...

i like the little shockers that make you gasp and jump out of your seat!

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AmandaK said...

For me, it's the unexpected. You don't know where the killer is going to pop out next- and that is what makes a good horror movie.

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CiCi said...

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That it makes me jump out of my seat.

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abfantom said...

Whenever someone/something jumps out of the shadows!

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Marc said...

Jason is a great concept for a horror "personality." The "scare factor" for me is if something can actually happen portrayed on the screen. Yes, you could get stabbed or choked, or something...but more scary is the automoble crash chain reaction as in Final Destination 2.

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Jenna said...

Suspense is what draws me in. Thanks!

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taterbug said...

I love it when I know something is about to happen and then it suddenly seems to jump out at me and scares me to death. Thanks for the giveaway.

taterbug said...

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morley10 said...

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gkstratos said...

The suspense is the biggest factor
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deedleweedle said...

The fear of hearing a sound and not knowing if somebody is there.

Erica C. said...

I love a good scare!

lisagee said...

~~Good gore my son thinks these movies are cool~~

lisagee said...

Too bloody for my eyes but my son's eyes are braver than mine.
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chromiumman said...

the shock - the surprise - is the best part

mom2anutball said...

Its gotta have great kill scenes, lots of blood and guts!! I also like suspencful horror movies! Ones that keep ya guessing!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

the unexpected

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David Hollingsworth said...

To me, the biggest scare factor in a horror movie is the anticipation/build up, and the suspense that follows, in which you're allowed to be scared.

I like horror movies that don't exactly rely on blood, and gore, it's more of a good sense of atmosphere for me.

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Anonymous said...

I like feeling like I'm in suspense... it's the scare factor for me.

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Anonymous said...

Is this a scary movie? I get scared real easy.


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judybrittle said...

The quick and unexpected jump out at you kind is the best scare factor for me.

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Anonymous said...

I like when a scary movie isnt predictable. Most newer scary movies shows the good guy eventually winning towards the end of the show. We NEED more scary movies like Friday the 13th, as the only thing predictable was that Jason would live another day to KILL again.

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mindy said...

i like the element of surprise thanks for the giveaway

traymona said...

The important scare factor for me is being totally unexpected. So many horror movies are too predictable so that there is no surprise.
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Anonymous said...

It has to be the suspense along with the music that builds up!

tawnda said...

the unexpected... it's always better without warning

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agordon10 said...

twist ending

toughturtles said...

that it puts you on the edge

redron said...

I love sixth sense. It was scary and had a twist at the end

aajacques said...

The scare part of movies for me is first the music, especially from Friday the 13th. Second would be the suspense of when they will get killed. Love these movies while sitting on the edge of my seat.

Sunnyvale said...

the unexpected, some horror films are too predicatable

Kristy Clayman said...

You just never know what could happen!

Boston said...

Keeping me on the edge of my seat!

Anonymous said...

get the popcorn out and turn off the lights

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Anonymous said...

To me, the most important scare factor is that something can happen to me, in reality. Serial killers are real, living amongst us. So that is frightening to me.

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Tina12312 said...

One thing that triggers a good scare factor for me in good horror movies is the music score. The old ones definitely had good ones. Thank you so much, love these movies!

Janice Golden said...

My husband loves these movies
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Anonymous said...

scare me. thrill me. chill me.

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Kiara said...

I would love to win this!

Tiggerriffic said...

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Fangirl Jen said...

The most important factor is a great sense of surprise. In a scary movie, you can never know what is going to happen next.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

The most important element in a scary movie is the surprise! Thanks!

lauramich68 said...

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Nf7mate said...

Character development. If I don't know anything about the characters, I don't care when they get chopped up.

banquetbabe said...

scary movie are great

hale2005 said...

I just saw the new remake and it was AWSOME! Alot better than I thought it would be. This is a great prize to win!

thinkingbrain135 said...

The most important scare factor for me is the authenticity of the horror the actors/actresses display when being chased or murdered. Seeing someone being killed as they're screaming in agony is horrific to me.

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mogrill said...

The music REALLY effects me!! I get super scared just because of the music.


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dave c said...

I love the suspense in chases , even though jason walks really slow and the people he chases run so fast, the man always catches his prey :)

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Pat Connors said...

The musical score as this sets the tone of the action to come.

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Dawn said...

The biggest scare factor for me is always a scene where the killer is quietly stalking the victim.

susan1215 said...

The unexpected suprises are what I like about horror films

jlafount said...

Needs to be based in reality. Much more scary than supernatural

Anonymous said...

When they go to open a door and you don't know what or who is behind it and they play suspenseful music!
It's also neat when they kill the evil person but they're not really dead and everyone realaxes and then the evil person jumps up and attacks them!

Think about it said...

the big thing for me is the "jump out of your seat" scenes!

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Nickolay said...

Keeping the suspense. If you loose the edge of the movie, it looses it scariness

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Smooshy said...

the more interesting and creative ways to die the scarier!

Princess Golden Hair said...

the scare facet for me isn't necessarily blood and cuts it's more leading you down a path from which there is no return with no way to escape

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timothy l said...

i love the twist and turns that me you not see the unexpected surprises coming

jill190 said...

The scare factor. Is not for my 17 year old and his friend because they have seen all for the Friday the 13 movie expect for the one is in the movie. They are all mostly the same. The girl falls down, and Jason lives.

Dave said...

I find the scariest horror movies benefit by what they don't show. They keep the audience in suspense, and when they do show the villain or monster, they show only enough to give you a glimpse. The tricks of your imagination are almost always much scarier than anything a digital artist of special effects technician can put on screen. Thank you for the chance to win.

Dierdra said...

Scenes that make you jump.

Anonymous said...

I think one of the most important "scare factors" is that they do something that's totally unexpected and that you're not waiting on to happen. The element of surprise.
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blackhawk56 said...

Not a big fan of lots of blood & gore-I like the suspense of things that are imagined.

Charlie said...

For Me, the best "Scare Factor" I can think of is when you become entirely immersed into the film you are watching, and become really engrossed into ne of the characters, only to see that charatcer killed in a very gruesome manner.

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amweeks said...

I think one of the most important scare factors is actually the music (and sound effects). You hear a certain sound or dramatic music & you know you have to squeeze your eyes shut! (LOL...I am not a horror fan, but my husband is. So he watches while I close my eyes!)

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Niki said...

Unexpected happenings that make you jump or scream

joni said...

The creepy music plays a big part. It gears you up for the unexpected.
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*~Dani~* said...

Most definitely the suspense, most notably in these movies by the creepy music score. Who cannot hear the Friday the 13th breathing or the Halloween theme and not get creeped out?

dementeddoll said...

i would have to say ihave to have chills run up my and down my back and the suspanse of what is going to happen! thanks for an awesome contest!!!

Beth said...

When someone you don't expect to be a "bad guy" turns out to be the villan!

wigget said...

the most important scare factor is suspense

twbellamy said...

good prize

tsslug said...

the musical score makes it scary
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cdrury said...

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having no control and knowing you are going to die

Karen said...

They have to suprise me.

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purplegengar said...

eerie music . . . and also chainsaws

bison61 said...

I think it's the unseen and unexpected.

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denyse said...

The unexpected surprises and loud noises.

jayne said...

The element of surprise!

Ken said...

It's what's off screen that scares me. I could use a fright nite at home. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Tammy Marshall said...

The most important scare factor involves the surprise. i want to be shocked in the movie and not have already figurd out the ending by the first 20 minutes in! Music in scary movies plays a big factor as well.

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Gabriel J. said...

Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

ky2here said...

I'm going to be elitist and say an intelligent script that truly jolts me (like 6th sense).

Molly C. said...

Creepy camera movements freak me out.

philstacy said...

You need to get in touch with your inner chicken.

Anonymous said...

The scary factor for me is when the victim goes into a dark room and not whats in there.


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Angela C said...

The most important element to me is the element of surprise. I hate to see it coming.

nickyle said...

It is the lead up to the horror, the suspense, the wait in what is going to happen. It is the peeking through your fingers because you want to hide but you don't want to miss all the gore. It is the ultimate squeal that comes out of you because you were not expecting what happened.

Tracey said...

as far as im concerned its got to be creepy music. Halloween, friday the 13th both had very creepy music. Thats when I tense up.

Liza767 said...

intensity build up

CountZero said...

Gotta have the right sound effects/music

tomgibson38 said...

the biggest scare factor is being able to make the movie seem real enough that it possibly could happen to you.

JACLYN said...

I don't like alot of computer special effects, the more real feeling the better. :)

SeahorseLady said...

The most important factor to me is the surprise factor. I love it when something happens totally unexpected and makes me jump.

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Carolyn said...

I like the parts when you think everything is quiet and all of a sudden...BAM!! Scares me half to death.

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Jinxy and Me said...

Unexpected events is the most important scare factor.

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lezanac said...

I want a movie to make me jump out of my seat. Thats the most important thing for a horror movie

theolotto said...

The biggest factor is unpredictability.

pjgirl74 said...

Knowing not everyone is going to make it out alive is scary to me, and the buildup of suspense. Thanks!
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Alan D said...

The best scare factor is to do the unexpected. Maybe people are waiting for the bad guy (like Jason) to pop out and instead you have bats fly out or something like that.

Landy H said...

The best scare factor is getting surprised, not knowing it is coming.

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Anonymous said...

The most important factor- initiaton of the unexpected

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Lynn H said...

The suspense

leandrew said...

For me, one of the most important 'scare factors' is the 'suspense'! Also, it helps if the 'villian' and/or 'predator' is creepy and scary as well!

Thanks for the 'great' giveaway offering!

Good luck to all!

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I'm a subscriber via Google Reader!


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guettel78 said...

I think the most important "scare factor" is having characters in a situation that is completely plausible, so that you as a viewer can easily put yourself in the character's position and feel their terror along with them -- for example, the scariest movies I've seen recently would have to be "The Strangers" and "Funny Games," both of which were about home invasion and felt all too real. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I'm a subscriber in google reader - thanks!

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Kelly F said...

The creepy music is what always gets me. When it starts picking up and you know something bad is going to happen. The suspense just builds and builds and then...BAM, the killer appears and you are sitting on the couch screaming, holding onto your boyfriend.

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Stephanie Bruce said...

would love to win thanks so much

Robin said...

The most important aspect is the unexpected event that makes you jump out of your seat

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amyd29 said...

I have to say suspence and real looking gore scenses

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Angela said...

Suspense is the most important thing, closely followed by a plausible ending.

kat said...

My husband and i love watching theses scary movies. Hope that I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

nannetterya said...

I think the most important fear factor is the suspense of not knowing. The fear what what is going to happen. Friday the 13th part I I thought was the scariest movie of all time.

Tom G said...

The music can be the scariest

Peggy said...

The scary horror films are the ones that get in your head,something that could happen is the scariest.
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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I prefer scares that startle me, not horrify me :D

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ladyt64 said...

The surprise element is most important.

lilyk said...

For me the most important "scare factor" in a horror movie is suspense.

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