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Post by jasn88cubs May 10th 2024, 2:51 pm

like, what movie do you think is most popular in society, when people think of this franchise they think of this movie specifically

I say pt 4 due to final chapter and cory feldman OR pt 8 due to NYC and peak 80's

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Post by ZroSkeerd May 10th 2024, 3:05 pm

I want to say the original is the most mainstream, but I also know when you say Friday the 13th, people don't think of Betsy Palmer, they think of Jason. So I think I'd have to say Part 4.

It definitely had the best production values of the older films. It was the first one to really look like some money went into it. Plus you have a couple of established actors in Corey Feldman and Crispin Glover, and both of them were one year away from their biggest hits (Goonies and Back to the Future). Even Lawrence Monoson, who played Ted, would go on to appear in Mask the next year, which was a beloved film at the time, and have a regular career as a television character actor.
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Post by ThePunisher May 10th 2024, 4:11 pm

I'm actually not sure how to answer this question, and here's why. There are times when I mention Friday the 13th to people, and they say, "Oh the Jamie Lee Curtis movie!!!!":
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Post by ZroSkeerd May 10th 2024, 4:27 pm

ThePunisher wrote:I'm actually not sure how to answer this question, and here's why. There are times when I mention Friday the 13th to people, and they say, "Oh the Jamie Lee Curtis movie!!!!":

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

I get it, though. I've had similar "discussions". I once brought up Friday the 13th to a co-worker and she said, "Oh, I love those movies," and then started humming the Halloween theme.
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Post by ThePunisher May 10th 2024, 6:06 pm

ZroSkeerd wrote:
ThePunisher wrote:I'm actually not sure how to answer this question, and here's why. There are times when I mention Friday the 13th to people, and they say, "Oh the Jamie Lee Curtis movie!!!!":

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

I get it, though. I've had similar "discussions". I once brought up Friday the 13th to a co-worker and she said, "Oh, I love those movies," and then started humming the Halloween theme.

You wonder what part they just don't get.
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Post by Jason Voorhees May 11th 2024, 11:58 pm

Most mainstream? I'll have to Jason Lives is winning, so many people praise the film.
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Post by ThePunisher May 12th 2024, 7:27 am

Jason Voorhees wrote:Most mainstream? I'll have to Jason Lives is winning, so many people praise the film.

I'd like to see a debate between part 6 and part 4.
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Post by I'm Not a Goalie May 12th 2024, 5:19 pm

Well, let's break this down logically. When we say Mainstream, we're inferring mostly to people who aren't necessarily hardcore Friday the 13th fans, or even horror fans in general, so we have to ask ourselves, what does a casual movie goer think of when they think of the Friday the 13th franchise? They think of the machete wielding undead serial killer in a hockey mask. To be honest, I don't think casual fans think of any one particular movie as mainstream, since they're all interchangeable to them. What is mainstream is the image of Jason himself, and since when most people think of Jason, they envision something along the lines of the Part 6/7 image of Jason... So I'd have to say Part 6 is the most mainstream, since that's the first time we see the image of Jason that pops into the average person's head when they think of him.
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Post by mnknut30 May 12th 2024, 10:22 pm


theres kind of two ways to look at this. The most mainstream? meaning stylish or the most overrated/praised movie?

Id say Freddy Vs Jason/Jason X both look the most mainstream from a visual standpoint. Trendy camera work, overly use of CGI. Current at the time rock/metal artist soundtracks to fit in with the times.

The one that people tend to like the most, usually is high on most fans friday the 13th lists and some argue its overrated: That would be Jason Lives. Great directing, visuals and characters. A pure 80s fun slasher. Good kills, dumb humor, good soundtrack, great score. Also it tends to get better reviews even with some of the big industry reviewers at that time. So i can see why people would argue its overrated too.
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Post by Jason Voorhees May 13th 2024, 4:57 am

I love these responses! Very Happy
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Post by ThePunisher May 13th 2024, 4:24 pm

mnknut30 wrote:
theres kind of two ways to look at this. The most mainstream? meaning stylish or the most overrated/praised movie?

Id say Freddy Vs Jason/Jason X both look the most mainstream from a visual standpoint. Trendy camera work, overly use of CGI. Current at the time rock/metal artist soundtracks to fit in with the times.

The one that people tend to like the most, usually is high on most fans friday the 13th lists and some argue its overrated: That would be Jason Lives. Great directing, visuals and characters. A pure 80s fun slasher. Good kills, dumb humor, good soundtrack, great score. Also it tends to get better reviews even with some of the big industry reviewers at that time. So i can see why people would argue its overrated too.

FvJ drew big crowds when I saw it. It seemed like a good way to restart both franchises, at least as an idea.
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