|Directed by:||Tom McLoughlin|
|Written by:||Tom McLoughlin|
|Cast:||Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, Kerry Noonan, Renée Jones|
Going to get this out of the way now. Next to the original, this is hands down my favorite Friday the 13th flick. It's not quite perfect, but damn does it come close.
I love the set up for this film. Tommy is still fucked up in the head, so he decides to desecrate Jason's corpse. One large fence spike and an untimely lightning bolt later and he's back in action. It's a nice homage to the classic tale of Frankenstein really.
The acting is pretty spot on. Thom Matthews was great as Tommy. He made a very likable lead. The others did fine as well, but none of them really stood out to me.
I fucking LOVED Jason in this movie. C.J. Graham began the bulky, slow moving Jason we all love today and played it to a T. He seemed to have a wicked sense of humor too. The Cemetery yardman's death is proof of that.
The kills, while not as graphic as they could have been, stood out as some of my favorites of the franchise. The slutty girl in the mobile home's death still stands out to me. The nasty heart ripping in the opening was damn fun. Hands down my favorite had to be the sheriff getting broken in half. That was just fucking awesome. That's saying a lot about the kills since this is one of the Friday the 13th films most heavily flat out fucked over by the MPAA.
I have always loved the music in the Friday the 13th films, but I really love it in this one. I still smile every time I hear "Teenage Frankenstein" or "He's Back(The Man Behind the Mask)".
Anything I didn't like? Yeah, I got to say it. No one loses their top in this film? Seriously?
All in all this is one of the finest films in this series. It's incredibly fun to watch and holds up to repeat viewings better than almost all other slashers. A fucking modern classic.