Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday Classic Video: Friday the 13th style

I've always been a huge Jason Voorhees fan for some reason. There's something about the woods and being alone out there with a serial killer that I guess anyone can relate to, but for some reason, when I was younger, the Friday the 13th movies in particular used to really scare the crap out of me. Way more than the Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street flicks. Anyway, as an adult, I still love them. Whenever I'm lucky enough to catch one on TV these days, I'm surprised at how clearly I remember certain scenes -- especially the great kill scenes.

I spent a while today searching for a clip from Friday the 13th Part VII that's my favorite death scene (the sleeping bag/tree whacking, for those who are familiar), but I couldn't find it anywhere. There's a short little bit of it here, which is one guy's top 10 best kills by Jason. His number 1 is my number 1 as well, so clearly I think he's got pretty good taste. Read his list, he's got good insights into why these scenes are so loved by at least some of us. (Go passive voice!)

The clip below, however, clocks in at number 4 on that list, but for me it would certainly be number 2. I have a perfectly clear memory of watching this movie (it's from Part 8, where, as you certainly remember, "Jason Takes Manhattan") and this scene in particular the very first time. It's definitely the best part. Thrilling, creative, absurd, and funny -- all the hallmarks of a great kill scene.

Without any further adieu, perhaps the best example of what happens to black people in horror movies...

(be sure to watch all the way to the end, it's worth it, I promise!)

1 comment:

ChuckJerry said...

Doesn't it hurt that guy's hands to punch Jason in the hockey mask?

And he punched him all the way to the precipice of the building, but couldn't summon the strength for one more punch to push him over? Really?