Jason Rises From The Grave.. (Again!)
, 24 Sep 2011
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Corey Feldman, (Tommy, from Friday the 13th Part 4 The Final Chapter) at the start of the movie witnesses Jason rise from the grave.
That was all a nightmare, (or was it?) and we fast forward to the a few years hence where Tommy Roberts, (the character that Corey Feldman) played is now in a pyschriatric hospital.
As he settles in, he's brought a few masks along from his room back home, (one of which he puts on to scare Reggie the Reckless!) - The metaphor with the masks is that he is capable of putting a mask on and becoming evil. (Eg such as when he murdered Jason in the last film).
With the mum and the son complaining about the inmates canoodling in her farm, they both appear to be paradoies as characters.
The acting from some of the characters is frankly diabolical, such as the fat, chocolate eating, kid Joey! - I mean why the hell was Vic allowed to be chopping wood in the garden with an axe in the institution?! (Well its a cheesy horror film!)
As I expressd in my recent A Nightmare On Elm Street review, horrors, (from this time particulary) liked to play on proleptic irony. - Over twenty minutes in there's two youngsters with a broken down car and one says :
'As far as I'm concerned all those loonies should be killed off one by one.'
- Could this by what happens in the movie??!
That said some of the proleptic irony is glaringly obvious!!
One thing I enjoy about the 5th Episode is that its not the same storyline as all four which have gone before. (A group of youngsters go down to Crystal Lake.. yawn how boring!!)
Some of the killings are a little more inventive too. - One involves a flare!
Actually I think the scariest characters are the mother and her son! - You'll have to see it to believe it.
Amusingly there appears to be some Micheal Jackson look alike, (pre surgery!)
This could be the part in the series where things start to wane, to go downhill. It just doesn't seem as good, (or nearly as good) as the third film, which I really enjoyed. - The killings often just seem to pedestrian. I was glad by nearly the one hour point when the mother and son both bought it. - They really brought down the quality of the movie, (and that's saying something!)
At of tension is lost in the ending part because it goes on for longer than any other ending sections from the previous movies. Its a shame because naturally its the best part of the film and could have been more effective.
There's a nice twist, (as always), its a bit look a Scooby Doo moment when the mask is taken off and the villian revealed!
The part where Tommy is in bed and the blonde lady visits him very near to the end made me almost jump right out of my chair!
The ending just leaves it typically wide open for the next installment!
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