Tag Archives: Slasher Movies

Jason Goes to Hell : The Final Friday (1993)

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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A Nightmare on Elm Street : Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

Pete started off the Halloween season with the first chapter in the story of Freddy Krueger. A year previously and the sweater wearing dream murderer had, or possibly hadn’t, been defeated by Nancy Thompson. I mean the title of the second part in his story is a bit of a give away.

Freddy is back and he wants revenge.

New characters and new nightmares await….

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

We start this years Halloween season with one of Wes Cravens best known creations, the man that haunted our dreams as teenagers, that man being Freddy Krueger. Released in 1984 with 6 sequels (all to be reviewed this season) a cross over AND a remake back in 2010.

With a teenage cast and a load of grumpy adults who aren’t exactly there to help anyone other then themselves the Slasher Genre became a whole new thing.

Freddy did not just become a nightmare for most who watched it but he also became a icon of the Slasher genre.

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