2015 brought back to life a series that terrified my generation through their young lives.
The film saw the world of R.L. Stine(played by Jack Black) come to life and terrorize the small town that he lives in.
With a whole host of Goosebumps stars lead by Slappy the Dummy and including the Werewolf of Pasadena, The Bog Monster, Murder the Clown and a whole lot of others.
Viewers beware – You’re in for a scare!
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Charles M. Schulz Peanuts came back to us in the form of a 3D animated film.
A new adventure with the ever unlucky Charlie Brown, accompanied by his faithful best friend Snoopy and surrounded by all his friends. This time out Charlie Brown is determined to change his fortune and not be seen as the loser that he feels he is seen as.
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A film about Love winning out over everything.
With two wonderful leads in John Lithgow and Alfred Molina the movie shows that no matter what challenges you face in life as long as you are in love you’ll be able to withstand anything.
Written and directed by Ira Sachs the movie welcomes you to join Ben and George in one of the hardest times of their lives.
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Set during the first World War, “All Quiet on the Western Front” is a shocking look into the lives of everyday soldiers during the Great War.
The film won the Best Picture Academy Award and was the third movie to do so. With a wonderful cast and a great message to give to the world it is truly one of the greatest films ever made.
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The final Halloween of the original run of movies was brought out in 2002.
It carried on where H20 left off and devised a whole new way to terrorize youngsters with the iconic Michael Myers returning once more when we thought we’d finally seen the back of him.
Jamie Lee Curtis returned to reprise her role of Laurie Strode but the film was mainly hit with negative reviews.
As this ended up being the goodbye to Myers did it do the series justice?
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Halloween got rebooted and it was really popular and suddenly reboots of Slasher films became a thing.
In 2009 Jason got the reboot treatment.
Unlike most of the remakes Friday the 13th’s didn’t bother with a hard reboot, it didn’t bother to reintroduce the character it just was another Jason movie. The only thing the reboot did was take away the problem of explaining why Jason isn’t a metal monster after Jason X, making it fit between Freddy vs Jason and Jason X or whatever. It turned back time and gave us a new human Jason who did… Just about everything that Jason did do anyway.
The final Friday the 13th film was also unpopular with critics but so was the rebooted Nightmare on Elm Street and no one on this site agrees with that.
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In 2003 the event all horror fans were waiting for happened. After Freddy pulled Jason to hell in 1993 we finally got to see what it was that Freddy did to him. The most charismatic Slasher killer meets possibly the most boring Slasher Monster.
You go into the movie hoping for a epic showdown between these two icons. In actuality you get a much more complex story, for one of them the story of survival for the other… The same old stomping around killing people. The Friday franchise gets mixed into the much more complex story driven world of the Nightmare series and everyone’s Nightmares come to life…
In more ways then one.
Who cares about Jason though when we have FREDDY!!!
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After the good part of a decade away from our screens Jason returned in a all new adventure once more moving out of the normal Jason wakes up from wherever he’s been left and goes on a rampage by Camp Crystal Lake or wherever he’s unfortunately been moved to (which now includes New York) to Jason wakes up on Space ship and causes havoc.
The last Jason film really before the remake in 2009 and one of the least popular by far, not really explaining how he got from hell to a bunker in the first place let alone having to deal with all the space adventures.
Saying that for me Jason X was actually the first Jason movie I saw and therefore stays the definitive Jason movie for me. You can say a bit like Doctor Who and having Your Doctor for me this is My Jason.
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The only outing for Jason in the 90s came in the first film by New Line Cinema who had taken the rights to the Franchise. It was, once more, meant to end the series and set up for something a little different, that something didn’t come till the 00s and after yet another Jason outing but we’ll talk about that later.
After one of the worst Jason movies the whole mythology of Jason was explored (kind of) and a new formula was attempted.
There is a lot to be said for The Final Friday.
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Five year after Mrs Voorhees went on a murdering spree in Camp Crystal Lake another bunch of counsellors show up at a camp down the road to set up… Well… Camp.
In 1981 Friday 13th returned a year after its original outing. Part 2 actually introduced us to Jason Voorhees for the first time replacing his mother as the monster of the piece killing unexpecting teenagers.
With a change of director and writer Friday the 13th lived on with Jason running wild.
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