Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Tekkaman Blade, May 19, 2021.
Nice, though they should have released it close to Halloween.
I loved those books.
Anyone watching 1994 yet? Just started it and seems decent so far.
Watched it. Loved it. Can't wait for the next movie this Friday and the third installation next Friday.
Tried it. Made it about a half hour and then couldn't take it anymore. As fans of schlocky horror, something here just didn't hit us right. Maybe they dove TOO hard on trying to be like a nineties thing. I couldn't hardly stand living through the nineties so it would make sense the 90s version of this would rub me the wrong way. My wife pretty much agreed with me, and was actually complaining more than me before we switched to something more palatable.
I quite enjoyed it. I did feel like the last third of the film kinda dragged a bit, as it shifted it's focus exclusively to the main 5 characters from then on out (though it did have some rather graphic moments). I was 18 in 1994, and I still could'a done without the heavy-handed saturation of every 90's hit ever. But still, looking forward to the sequel.
Yeah, it definitely didn't live up to the hype I had built in my head for it, but after reading the onslaught of super-negative reviews up on IMDB, I'm comfortable saying I definitely liked it more than the better portion of the internet did, lol!
Fear Street Part 1 was great. 90s schlock, a very 90s feeling cast, like it hit the mark in what it set out to do I think. Also, killer soundtrack.
Ironically this finally got me to watch the Scream sequels for the first time for some reason, so it's a nice horror themed week for me.
Anyone watch the second one yet? I gotta say, it was "streets ahead"! But then, summer camp slashers are basically my favourite genre of anything!
We just watched the first episode and it was pretty good. The music got a little annoying at times because I felt like they were just throwing in every 90s song imaginable into it whether it fit or not, but that aside, it was enjoyable. The acting was pretty good for the most part, but all of the characters besides the brother started out a bit unlikable. It wasn't until shit went down that I started to even like them.
I loved the Not-Jason killer dude, though the singing lady was quite creepy. The dude from the opening in the skeleton custom, not so much. I actually never read any of the books as I was more into Goosebumps, so I can't say how it compares to them, but I lked what I saw.
I am confused on the next two episodes though. I thought they were going to take place entirely in 1978 and 1666, but apparently not based on how this episode ended. So is it just titled that because the story is going to revolve around the events of that time period? If so, that's a little disappointing, at least right now. I also want to know more about the milk man killer.
Hopefully this doesn't count as a spoiler, but at least 80% of the second film is set in 1978, with snippets of the 90's arc to tie them together.
So for any of you that were like me and didn't care for 1994, I have to say 1978 was way better. Being a huge fan of Friday the 13th, I loved the camp setting and everything about this one was so much more entertaining. I didn't care at all for 94 and was really hoping every character would die but 78 had me actually caring. I'm excited for 1666 since it seems to have an almost VVitch vibe to it.
Yeah, I liked 94 just fine. It wasn't mind blowing, but I felt it was decent. 78 was sooo much better though. I think the camp setting really sold the idea of a small group better than the previous small town setting did. Especially since it seened to me some characters in 94 kind of get pushed to the side partway through the story.
That actually makes a lot of sense now that I think about it. 78 just did a really good job of separating the main characters and it really sold the slasher vibes. 94 was ok, don't get me wrong, but I feel like 78 was leaps and bounds better. It's a perfect package as a slasher with deeper ties.
I'm going to wait all 3 movies are out and binge watch them.
The second movie didn't pull many punches, some scenes were downright brutal in my opinion, and I mean that in a good way. They utilized the camp setup well, and as a "prequel" I thought it tied into the first movie's events pretty nicely. Definitely excited for the finale now.
This will also be my new headcanon for Britta Perry.
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