REVIEW: LOST BOYS: THE THIRST

 

CAST

Corey Feldman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Casey B. Dolan (Konfetti)
Tanit Phoenix (Death Race 2)
Jamison Newlander (The Blob)
Tanya van Graan (starship Troopers 3)
Sean Cameron Michael (Invictus)

Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)In Washington, D.C., Edgar and Alan Frog interrupt a half-vampire Senator who is killing a Congressman to finish his transformation. In the ensuing chaos, Alan is forced to drink vampire blood, which will make him a half-vampire. Five years later in San Cazador, California, Edgar is facing eviction from his trailer and tries to raise funds by selling his collection of old comic books to his friend Zoe, who works at a local comics shop. While there, a famous blogger named Johnny Trash enters; Zoe explains that Johnny is there for a rave that’s going on in the town. Back at his trailer, Edgar is approached by Gwen Lieber, a writer of romantic vampire novels, whose brother Peter was kidnapped during a rave in Ibiza, Spain and she suspects vampiric activity. She gives him a vial of a drug called “The Thirst” which is given to people at raves hosted by a person known as “DJ X”; he determines that it is vampire blood. Gwen offers him a large sum of money to rescue her brother, but he turns it down.Corey Feldman in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)DJ X and his associates are transporting Peter—bound and drugged—in a small plane. DJ X and three others jump from the plane in flight, landing safely to meet Johnny Trash for a live interview. DJ X mauls Johnny afterward, since the blogger had served his purpose in promoting the rave online. Edgar visits Alan, who is now half-vampire and satisfies his thirst for blood by feeding on animal blood acquired in his job as a taxidermist. Edgar tries to enlist Alan’s aid in stopping DJ X from raising an army through his raves, but he refuses, having lost all hope that he can be saved and believing that the whole Alpha Vampire theory is just a “neverending pyramid scheme”. Remembering his youthful days with Alan and Sam Emerson, Edgar resolves to take the job alone but Gwen introduces him to Lars Van Goetz, a former reality TV star hoping to use the mission to make him famous again; Edgar reluctantly accepts his help.Corey Feldman in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)After a visit to the grave of Sam Emerson (who Edgar was forced to kill when he turned into a vampire), in which Edgar returns to Sam the Batman #14 that Sam had boasted having when they met, Edgar finds that Alan has left him a book of vampire history to help in his mission. Edgar gives the book to Zoe to research. She is attacked by a vampire, but she and Edgar defeat it, and she explains what she has learned about a ritual sacrifice during a Blood Moon, such as the one that will occur the night of the rave. Congressman Blake, now Edgar’s weapons designer (for a fee) outfits Edgar and Zoe for battle. After fighting off an attack on Blake’s house, they meet up with Gwen, Lars, and Claus, and set off for the island where the rave is taking place. Leaving Gwen behind for her safety, the remaining four go inside in search of Peter. Lars finds him, but thinking that the whole thing is staged, leaves Peter to rescue him at a more dramatic time. As they fight various vampires, Lars has his heart ripped out by one of them and Edgar is injured by Lily, but rejoins Gwen, Claus, and Zoe in returning to the building.Corey Feldman in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)DJ X is distributing The Thirst to the crowd, and preparing to sacrifice Peter. Edgar takes on DJ X, and is narrowly saved by the timely arrival of Alan. The vampire hunters rally, and Edgar impales DJ X with a resin spike grenade (a weapon stolen from Area 51 by Congressman Blake) before he and Alan finish him off with swords through the heart. To their surprise, the death of DJ X doesn’t cause the half-vampires to revert. They discover that Peter was the real alpha vampire (and Gwen is not his sister), whose power DJ X was attempting to extract. Gwen’s rescue mission was also a ruse to bring Edgar to Peter, who wanted him to become his personal vampire hit-man, to keep other vampires under control. Peter kills Gwen instead of turning her like she wanted, and orders the other vampires to kill Edgar and the rest. Peter attempts to use his partial control over Alan against Edgar, but Edgar douses Peter with water which he simultaneously blesses into holy water, destroying Peter and returning everyone else to normal.Corey Feldman in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)Later, as Alan enjoys getting his first suntan in years, Zoe and Edgar reflect on their adventure. Edgar wonders about her knowledge that vampires were real, which she dismisses as “a hunch”. Edgar comments about something he’s just read about female werewolves being able to transform at any time and the film ends with Zoe’s face as she becomes a werewolf.Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander in Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)The movie manages to not take itself too seriously and does get a very small glimmer of an 80’s campy movie feel in a few places, though not enough to compare with anything from the original. If you have sat through other Straight to DVD action / Horror movies, you pretty much know what to expect with the acting and pacing (or rather lack of).  To sum things up, The Thirst genuinely attempted to be a follow up rather than a low budget retelling, it’s nothing spectacular but it’s worth at least one watch.

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REVIEW: LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE

CAST

Tad Hilgenbrink (Disaster Movie)
Angus Sutherland (Familiar Strangers)
Autumn Reeser (Sully)
Corey Feldman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Gabrielle Rose (Dark Angel)
Shaun Sipos (Krypton)
Merwin Mondesir (Grave Encounters)
Greyston Holt (Bitten)
Tom Savini (Creepshow 2)
Daryl Shuttleworth (Flight 93)
Sarah Smyth (50/50)
Alexander Calvert (Arrow)
Corey Haim (Blown Away)

Autumn Reeser and Tad Hilgenbrink in Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)Chris Emerson, a young former surfing pro and his younger sister Nicole move to Luna Bay, California, following the death of their parents, to live in a house owned by their aunt Jillian. Chris leaves his address at the home of Edgar Frog, the town’s surfboard shaper, in hopes of getting a job. Chris is approached at their new home by former pro surfer, Shane Powers (the half brother of David Powers from the original film), who invites him to a party that night.Corey Feldman in Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)Chris and Nicole go to the party, where Shane and his friends Kyle, Erik and Jon are entertaining themselves with the human guests. Chris showers with a girl named Lisa and Shane gets Nicole alone, chats with her for a bit, and then tricks her into drinking his blood. When Chris learns that Nicole has been with Shane, he angrily, and protectively, takes her home, where she begins to manifest vampiric strength and rage. But before Nicole kills Chris, she is knocked out by Edgar, who reveals that he is a vampire hunter, and Nicole has been infected with vampirism. Chris throws Edgar out of the house. Then, Lisa shows up and pretends to chat with Chris for a bit before she finally tries to seduce and feed on him. In fending her off, he accidentally impales her on a mounted rack of antlers, killing her explosively when she turns into stone and explodes.Corey Feldman and Tad Hilgenbrink in Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)Finally convinced of the situation, remembering what Edgar said and believing that he was right, Chris seeks out Edgar’s help. Edgar explains that Nicole is only half-vampire, and will remain that way unless she feeds, and she can be turned human again if they kill the head vampire before that. Chris interrupts her just before she can feed on Evan Monroe, a nice guy who has been courting her, and explains what is happening to her, and Nicole is surprised at what she almost did (because she believes herself to be a vegetarian). However, Shane draws her to their lair and they have sex. Chris and Edgar—who lost an unnamed sibling to the vampires—plot for Chris to “join” the tribe of vampires in order to learn the location of their lair. He drinks Shane’s blood and begins to develop vampire traits, but when the tribe (minus Shane and Nicole) feed on a group of girls, he refuses, and kills Jon by impaling him with a stick in self-defense. Edgar joins him and they go to the lair, killing Erik and Kyle. Chris impales Erik with a large drill and Edgar kills Kyle by making his head explode with a holy water balloon.Autumn Reeser in Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)Meanwhile, Shane goads Nicole to kill Evan, whom they have bound and gagged for her, but she refuses. With Chris’ help, she impales Shane with a stake. Just as Shane attempts to pull Nicole onto the stake with him, Chris appears with a sword and decapitates him with it, returning them both to normal. They thank Edgar, who promises to bill them for his services, and Evan takes the opportunity to ask Nicole for a date. At home, they are confronted by their aunt, who believes they have been doing drugs, and promises zero tolerance. In a mid-credits scene, Edgar encounters Sam Emerson, now a vampire. They exchange some dialogue and charge at each other as the credits resume.It would be easy to dismiss this direct to DVD effort as a cheap cash-in on a cult favourite (it is definitely a shame that a sequel to such a great 80s classic didn’t get a bigger budget and a major release); however, if you approach The Tribe with an open mind and without prejudice, then there’s a good chance you’ll find much to like about it.

REVIEW: THE LOST BOYS

CAST

Corey Haim (Blown Away)
Jason Patric (The Losers)
Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Dianne Wiest (Dan In Real Life)
Corey Feldman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Jamison Newlander (The Blob)
Jami Gertz (Less Than Zero)
Edward Herrmann (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Barnard Hughes (Da)
Brooke McCarter (Wired)
Billy Wirth (American Pie Reunion)
Alex Winter (Freaked)
Kelly Jo Minter (A Nightmare On Elm Street 5)

Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, Alex Winter, and Billy Wirth in The Lost Boys (1987)Brothers Michael and Sam Emerson travel with their recently divorced mother, Lucy to the small beach town of Santa Carla, California to live with her eccentric father. Michael and Sam begin hanging out at the boardwalk, which is plastered with flyers of missing people, while Lucy gets a job at a video store run by a local bachelor, Max. Michael becomes fascinated by Star, a young woman he spots on the boardwalk, though she seems to be in a relationship with the mysterious David, the leader of a young biker gang. In the local comic book store, Sam meets brothers Edgar and Alan Frog, a pair of self-proclaimed vampire hunters, who give him horror comics to teach him about the threat they claim has infiltrated the town.Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, and Alex Winter in The Lost Boys (1987)Michael finally talks to Star and is approached by David, who goads him into following them by motorcycle along the beach until they reach a dangerous cliff, which Michael almost goes over. At the gang’s hangout, a sunken luxury hotel beneath the cliff, David initiates Michael into the group. Star warns Michael not to drink from an offered bottle, telling him it’s blood, but Michael ignores her advice. Later on, David and the others, including Michael, head to a railroad bridge where they hang off the edge over a foggy gorge; one by one they fall, Michael falling after them.Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Jason Patric, and Jamison Newlander in The Lost Boys (1987)Michael wakes up at home the next day unaware of how he got there. His eyes are sensitive to sunlight and he develops a sudden thirst for blood, which leads him to impulsively attack Sam. Sam’s dog, Nanook, retaliates, and Sam realizes that Michael is turning into a vampire by his brother’s semi-transparent reflection. Sam is initially terrified of his brother but Michael convinces him that he is not yet a vampire and that he desperately needs his help. Michael begins to develop supernatural powers and asks Star for help, but has sex with her shortly afterwards. Sam deduces that, since Michael has not killed anyone, he is a half-vampire and his condition can be reversed upon the death of the head vampire. Sam and the Frog brothers test whether Max is the head vampire during a date with Lucy, but Max passes every test and the boys decide to focus on David.Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Jamison Newlander in The Lost Boys (1987)To provoke him into killing, David takes Michael to stalk a group of beach goers, and instigates a feeding frenzy. Horrified, Michael escapes and returns home to Sam. Star arrives, and reveals herself as a half-vampire who is looking to be cured. It emerges that David had intended for Michael to be Star’s first kill, sealing her fate as a vampire. The next day, a weakening Michael leads Sam and the Frog brothers to the gang’s lair. They impale one of the vampires, Marko, with a stake, awakening David and the two others, but the boys escape, rescuing Star and Laddie, a half-vampire child and Star’s companion.Jami Gertz and Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys (1987)That evening while Lucy is on a date with Max and the grandfather is out of the house, the teens arm themselves with holy-water-filled water guns, a longbow, and stakes, barricading themselves in the house. When night falls, David’s gang attack the house. The Frog brothers and Nanook manage to kill one of the vampires by pushing him into a bathtub filled with garlic and holy water, dissolving him to the bone. Sam is attacked by Dwayne, another vampire, and shoots an arrow through his heart and into the stereo behind him, electrocuting him and causing parts of his body to explode. Michael is then attacked by David, forcing him to use his vampire powers. He manages to overpower David and impales him on a set of antlers. However, Michael, Star and Laddie do not transform back to normal as they had hoped. Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys (1987)Lucy then returns home with Max, who is revealed to be the head vampire. He informs the boys that to invite a vampire into one’s house renders one powerless, explaining why their earlier assumption appeared to be incorrect. Max’s objective had been to get Lucy to be a mother for his lost boys. As Max pulls Lucy to him, preparing to transform her, he is killed when Grandpa crashes his jeep through the wall of the house and impales Max on a wooden fence post, causing him to explode. Michael, Star and Laddie then return to normal. Amongst this carnage and debris, Grandpa casually retrieves a drink from the refrigerator, and declares: “One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires”.Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Jamison Newlander in The Lost Boys (1987)The Lost Boys is one of the best and the greatest vampire flick’s ever made! A true Schumacher masterpiece and a classic horror film!

REVIEW: BLOWN AWAY (1993)

CAST

Corey Haim (The Lost Boys)
Nicole Eggert (Baywatch)
Corey Feldman (The Goonies)
Jean LeClerc (The Edge of Night)
Kathleen Robertson (Bates Motel)
Gary Farmer (A Thief of Time)
Rob Stefaniuk (Phil The Alien)

After her mother dies in a mysterious car accident, 17-year-old Megan (Nicole Eggert), daughter of a wealthy businessman, lives a reckless lifestyle. A year later, she is almost killed by a horse who has lost control, though she is rescued by Rich (Corey Haim), a young man who works at the ski resort owned by her father Cy (Jean LeClerc). Grateful, she invites him to her party, where she thanks him again by being intimate with him in her father’s bed. The next morning, Cy comes home and almost catches them. Even though he does not, he angers Megan by forbidding her to see any guys. Unlike Cy, Rich’s girlfriend Darla (Kathleen Robertson) does find out about the affair, and dumps him. Rich wastes no time and enters into a passionate relationship with Megan. She soon introduces him to her father, but he disapproves of him, and Megan tells Rich that they cannot see each other any longer.Devastated, Rich turns to his womanizing half-brother Wes (Corey Feldman) for comfort, who encourages him to do everything to get Megan back. He follows her to a bar, where she is seen giving a large sum of money to a criminal-looking man. Rich catches her getting intimate with the guy, and knocks him down as a response. Megan then apologizes to Rich, and claims that she did not think that he really loved her and was only testing him in order to see how much he would be willing to do for her. He immediately takes her back, and they accompany each other to a bar, where Wes always hangs out with his friends. While Rich is arguing with Darla, who accuses him of going out with her only because of her money, Megan is seen talking with Wes. As they go to their home together, they run into Cy, who calls his daughter a slut for bringing a boy home, resulting in a huge fight between them.Rich decides to go home, where he finds Wes sleeping with Darla. Enraged, he tries to beat up Wes, but Darla stops them by informing Rich that he does not own her; later, Rich apologizes to Wes, saying that he should not have taken his feelings of anger out on him, and Wes accepts (while remarking that it had been a while since they “had a few rounds”), and then apologizes for what he did. Rich decides to return to Megan’s place, where she — fed up with fighting with her father — convinces him that her father killed her mother and that they should kill him, and run off with the money. However, Rich, blinded by the potently sexual relationship, is in two minds about what to do.The next day, Rich and Wes are shocked to find out that Darla has been killed in a horse riding accident. Meanwhile, Megan turns out hospitalized and claims to Rich that her father is to blame. Rich, seeing how severely beaten up she is, fears losing her someday to Cy’s abuse, and promises her to help her. As they return home, Megan tells Rich that she has placed a bomb in his bike, and that ‘it will all be over soon’. The next morning, Rich is invited by Cy to accompany him on a bike ride, causing Rich to witness the explosion that throws him almost off a cliff. As Cy falls to his death, he tells Rich that he did not kill his wife. Rich starts to suspect that Megan may not be who he thinks she is, and meanwhile, he becomes the prime suspect in Cy’s death in the investigation of Detective Anderson (Gary Farmer). Despite Anderson’s attempts to make him turn in Megan, Rich denies any involvement in the entire ordeal, though evidence points against him. Wes is shocked that his brother would have killed anyone, and is mad at him for not having killed their own abusive father. Shortly later, Megan bails out Rich, and gives him her car to skip town with. She promises him that she will follow him soon after collecting her father’s money. Rich drives off. However, now distrustful of Megan, he checks the car and finds a bomb in it. He is able to get away just in time for the explosion and immediately rushes to her house.There, it is revealed that Megan and Wes were lovers all along and planned the murders and schemes together in order to be together. Rich confronts his half-brother, and Wes informs him that he tried to frame him because he has always hated him. As Wes is about to shoot Rich, Megan kills Wes. She tries to put the entire blame on Wes, but Rich does not believe her, prompting her to reveal that she was the mastermind behind it all. As she tries to shoot Rich, the police arrive, killing Megan immediately in self-defense. Rich was wired throughout the final scene, which clears him from all charges (although he has nobody important in his life anymore, leaving him empty inside).Quite a bit more interesting than the average b-movie teen lust flick, “Blown Away” captures viewers with naked vixen Nicole Eggert, and the hapless Corey duo, Haim and Feldman. Despite the quite overused mexican stand-off ending and meandering plot, this movie does have a bit of style: dialogue, wardrobe, its young cast, and last but not least, the ever-creepy Jean LeClerc, as Eggert’s “overprotective” father.

CHRISTMAS 2017 REVIEW: PUPPET MASTER VS DEMONIC TOYS

CAST

Corey Feldman (The Goonies)
Vanessa Angel (Stargate SG.1)
Danielle Keaton (Beethoven’s 3rd)
Silvia Suvadova (Violent Blue)
Nikolai Sotirov (The Legend of Hercules)

In 2004, the puppets along with the formula are now in the ownership of Andre Toulon’s great-grandnephew Robert Toulon and his daughter Alexandra. Robert and his daughter are both very brainy and very childlike and collect, fix and build dolls and puppets for a living. Ever since Robert inherited his great-grandfather’s puppets he has been trying to create his own life force potion based on Toulon’s diary entries using alcohol and blood (which according to Robert and Alex is sacred). One Christmas Eve, Alex and Robert finally figure out how to make the potion and bring the puppets to life. Toulon explains to the awakened puppets who he is and they are quick to accept their new master.

Meanwhile, an evil toy manufacturer Erica Sharpe was apparently a spoiled child with a father who owned a toy factory and would do anything for her. When she begged her father for him to get her toys that live, when he couldn’t get them he tried to live up to his goal as a nice father and went to the length of getting in contact with Bael (the demon of wealth and profits) in which he made a deal to have toys that live in exchange for his soul. The toys which he was given were found in the darkest corners of Hell and had previously raised a lot of havoc elsewhere. After Erica’s father dies, the toy company is handed down to her. After getting fed up with her rude toy companions who fail to behave or follow any of her orders, she does some research and uncovers Andre Toulon’s epic tale and learns of the living, loyal puppets who are now in the hands of a former employee at her toy factory that she fired: Robert Toulon. She has had a secret spy camera in the Toulon residence for a long time and after watching Robert and Alex finally find the formula and bring them to life, she orders a team of thieves to break into the Toulon residence and retrieve the puppets, but when they do the puppets put up a fight and the workshop is set ablaze where the puppets are burnt by the accident from Six Shooter.

Robert fixes up the puppets with new cyborg parts and powerful new weapons which will come very much in handy. Meanwhile, Erica leads a girl into her trap, by convincing her to open a Jack in the box, only to find out it is Jack Attack. The girl is then tortured by the toys, making Oopsie Daisy rip open her shirt and bite at her breasts. She is then lead to an iron maiden, and forced in there. Erica’s servants activate the trap, and the spikes move forward and kill her. Her blood goes into a well which triggers a demon. Erica becomes bored of life and has another evil plan up her sleeve, using the help of a certain demon, she mass-markets demonic toys which appear harmless on the outside, but on Christmas Day all the toys will awaken and kill. When Bael learns of Erica’s obsession towards Robert Toulon’s puppets he remembers that centuries ago a doctor by the name of Jean Paul Toulon made a deal with him that he’d hand over his soul for the secrets of alchemy but after Bael came to collect the soul, it had apparently wandered deep into a black forest and become lost and entangled with an ancient oak tree. That very tree was the one Andre Toulon used to carve his first retro puppets.

Still being a selfish unforgivable demon like Bael, Jean Paul Toulon’s debt still needs to be paid off so he makes a deal with Erica that in exchange of Alex Toulon’s life he will let her keep the Toulon puppets and bring all the evil toys to life. Robert Toulon discovers the spy camera and has the idea that the thieves who broke into his workshop are connected with Sharpe toys, he goes over to the factory to see what is going on, there he is ambushed by an evil living Baby doll, named Baby Oopsie-Daisy. On Toulon’s return, he discovers his daughter has been kidnapped. Robert assists the help of a friendly police officer Sergeant Jessica Russell who on Christmas Day with the puppets break into Sharpe toys and have a final fight with Erica Sharpe and her demonic minions and Toulon and his loyal puppets. The demonic toys are no match for the puppets and quickly dispatched. Robert frees his daughter from the hands of her evil kidnappers and at sunrise, Erica fails to live up to her deal to bring Alex Toulon to Bael so instead of bringing the toys to life he takes Erica back to his kingdom in Hell where she will become his loyal slave for all eternity. After that, Pinhead was wounded. Saving the day and perhaps the world, the Toulons, their puppets and Jessica head off into the sunrise singing and going out for a Christmas dinner. At the end Baby Oopsy Daisy somehow survived in the well and says “Merry Christmas my ass, and a crappy New Year!” He then pops down.

I accepted Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys in the spirit of fun in which it was offered. Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys premiered on the Sci Fi Channel and it was one of the funnest Christmas TV movies I’ve ever seen! I’m not sure what Christmas TV movies those who didn’t care for it prefer, but I like irreverent B-movie fun. Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys delivers! Every Christmas TV movie should have Corey Feldman, a blood draining machine, demonic toys, living puppets, and a demon! It all makes for a fun and humorous Christmas gift for fans.

REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13TH – PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING

CAST

John Shepherd (Thunder Run)
Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys)
Melanie Kinnaman (best of The Best)
Tiffany Helm (The Zoo Gang)
Shavar Ross (Diff’rent Strokes)
Richard Lineback (The Ring)
Marco St John (Thelma & Louise)

A young Tommy Jarvis stumbles upon a graveyard while walking through the woods on a rainy night, where he witnesses two grave robbers digging up the corpse of Jason Voorhees. Jason rises from the grave and murders the grave robbers before advancing towards Tommy.

Awakening from his nightmare, teenager Tommy arrives at Pinehurst Halfway House after Jason attacked him and his sister Trish and killed their mother. The director Pam introduces Tommy to the head doctor Matt, and in his assigned room, he meets Reggie, a boy whose grandfather George works as the kitchen cook. Other teens introduced are Robin, goth Violet, shy Jake, short-tempered Vic and compulsive eater Joey. The sheriff brings two more residents, nymphomaniac lovers Tina and Eddie, after catching them having sex on neighbor Ethel Hubbard’s lawn. Neighbors Ethel Hubbard and her son Junior show up and threaten to have the house closed down if the teens do not stop sneaking onto their property.
Afterward, Vic kills Joey with an ax and is subsequently arrested. Attending ambulance drivers Duke and Roy Burns discover the body. Roy is devastated and angered by Duke’s light attitude regarding the murder. That night, punks Pete and Vinnie are murdered by an unseen assailant after their car breaks down. The following night, Billy and his friend Lana are killed with an ax. Panic begins to ensue, but the mayor refuses the sheriff’s claim that somehow Jason Voorhees has returned.

The next day, more murders occur when Tina and Eddie sneak off into the woods. Ethel’s farmhand Raymond is killed while spying on the two having sex. While Eddie leaves go wash off in the creek, Tina is murdered. Eddie returns to find her dead and is also killed. Tommy and Pam accompany Reggie to visit Reggie’s older brother Demon and his girlfriend Anita. While there, Junior has a fight with Tommy, and he runs off when Pam tries to stop it. After Reggie and Pam leave, Demon and Anita are murdered. At the Hubbard farm, Ethel and Junior are murdered.

Pam leaves Reggie at the halfway house to look for Tommy. After Reggie falls asleep, the killer enters and murders Jake, Robin, and Violet. Reggie awakens and discovers the dead bodies in Tommy’s room before running into Pam. The killer, revealed to be wearing a hockey mask like Jason, bursts into the house and chases them out into the rain, after discovering the bodies of Duke, Matt, and George. Pam rushes toward the barn, chased by Jason, but he is struck by a tractor driven by Reggie. They run into the barn and hide as Jason comes to find them. Tommy comes shortly after and believes Jason to be a hallucination until he is attacked by him. Together, they manage to get Jason to fall out of the loft window and he is killed on a harrow below. In the process, it is revealed that it was Roy Burns all along.

At the hospital, the sheriff tells Pam that Joey was Roy’s son, and after seeing him slaughtered he adopted Jason’s identity to kill everyone at the house. She goes to Tommy’s room who awakens and stabs her with a hidden machete before Tommy awakens to a hallucination of Jason. Facing his fears, he makes Jason’s illusion disappear. He hears Pam approaching and throws his bed through the window to make it look like he’s escaped. When she rushes in, he appears from behind the door, wearing Roy’s hockey mask and holding a knife and the screen cuts to black.

This film had the highest body count out of all the Friday The 13th films. “A New Beginning” maintains the same spirit and atmosphere that made the earlier films such a success and in my opinion it is the last film in the series to be filmed in that way.

 

 

 

REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13TH – PART 4

CAST

Elrich Anderson (Unfaithful)
Julie Aronson (American Ninja)
Peter Barton (Sunset Beach)
Kimberly Beck (The Big Blue)
Tom Everett (Air Force One)
Crispin Glover (Alice In Wonderland)
Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys)
Lisa Freeman (Savage Streets)


The night after the events of previous film paramedics clean up the remains left by psychopathic killer Jason Voorhees and deliver him to the county morgue, where the mortician Axel fails to notice signs that Jason is breathing. After escaping cold storage, Jason slices Axel’s neck with a hacksaw and stabs nurse Robbie with a scalpel.

The next day a group of teens (Paul, his girlfriend Sam, Sarah, her crush Doug, Jimmy and Ted) encounter a hitchhiker while looking for a cabin they have rented for the weekend. The hitchhiker is killed shortly after by Jason, who has returned to the area. The teens find the cabin finally and meet neighbors Trish Jarvis, her brother Tommy, and their dog Gordon. While going for a walk the next day, they meet two local girls, twins Tina and Terri, and they decide to go skinny dipping with them. Trish and Tommy happen upon the scene and before they leave, Trish is invited to a party to take place that night. Afterward, their car breaks down and Trish and Tommy meet a backpacker named Rob, who claims to be hunting for bear in the area. They take him to their house where Tommy shows Rob several monster masks he made himself before Rob leaves to go camping. At the party that night Tina makes a move on Paul, which makes Sam jealous and she leaves for a swim, but Sam is stabbed through a rubber raft. Feeling guilty, Paul goes after Sam to make up and discovers her body just before is stabbed in the groin with a harpoon gun.

Terri rejects Teddy’s advances and wants to leave, but Tina moves onto Jimmy and the two go upstairs to have sex. Frustrated, Terri leaves but she is killed with a spear. At the Jarvis house, Mrs. Jarvis returns home to find the power out, and when she goes out to investigate, she is startled before being killed. Teddy finds an old stag film and brings it up on the projector while Sarah hints to Doug that she wants to have sex with him, and they go upstairs. Jimmy comes downstairs and settles a “dead fuck” status with Ted who had earlier said he can’t satisfy a girl in bed and goes to get a glass of wine to celebrate. Jason appears, jams Jimmy’s hand with a corkscrew and slams a cleaver into his face. Upstairs, Tina notices Terri’s bike is still there before she is grabbed through the window and thrown to her death on top of the teens’ car. Proceeding downstairs, Jason stabs Ted in the back of the head with a kitchen knife through the projector screen. Jason moves upstairs, crushing Doug’s skull in the shower.When Sarah returns and finds him dead she tries to flee the house, but she is killed with an ax to the chest. Meanwhile, Trish and Tommy return from town and discover the power outage. Trish decides to go look for their mother, and orders Tommy to fix the lights. Trish comes across the campsite of Rob, who is convinced that Jason is still alive, which worries Trish and they return to the house. Running next door, they discover the bodies of the teens and Rob is caught and killed by Jason as Trish runs home. They barricade the house, but Jason breaks in and chases them into Tommy’s room. Trish lures Jason out of the house while Tommy escapes. She runs through the teens’ house, then out the upstairs window when he corners her. Returning to her own home she is devastated to learn that Tommy is still there. She senses Jason behind her and tries to kill him with a machete but she misses and he attacks her.

Tommy, having disguised himself to look like Jason as a child, distracts him long enough for Trish to swing the machete at Jason, but she misses. As Jason turns back Tommy takes the machete and jams it in the side of Jason’s skull and he collapses to the floor. The siblings embrace, but Tommy notices Jason’s fingers twitching and he takes the machete and begins to hack at his body, screaming “Die! Die!” while Trish screams his name.

At the hospital, Trish insists on seeing her brother, who was traumatized by the events. He rushes in and hugs her, but gives a disturbed look while staring into the camera, and the screen fades to white.

The Final Chapter is often considered the best in the series by many fans and I won’t argue with that. This is a high quality slasher with dark atmosphere and suspense.