Friday the 13th

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  1. Rich Romero

    Rich Romero Supporting Actor

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    It's Friday the 13th, and NO marathons are being held on TV at all? When I was a kid, marathons would be held on TNT and USA all night. I guess that means we gotta create our own personal marathons, but it's just not the same. So bust out those DVD's and worn down VHS's, it's time for a night of killing.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Actually, it's Saturday the 14th.[​IMG]
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  3. Rich Romero

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    Let's not get technical. Friday the 13th lasts until the sun rises on the 14th.
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

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    All I know is that Friday the 13th Part III makes me want to disco dance. [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael Hansen

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    Hi There,

    In my country there is no tradition, whatsoever, of showing marathons on television. Actually, I have never made anything special out of Friday the 13th, except for the fact that the movies of the same name has a special place in my heart. But yesterday was different.

    A couple of friends and I often come together to cook dinner, eat and watch a bunch of movies, old as well as new. Up till now we have not seen one single horror/shocker movie. I usually try and pursuade them by making fun of the movies they choose (infantile, I now it, but I believe even I should be allowed to enjoy MY movies with friends).

    So, since it was Friday the 13th, a girlfriend phoned me and said that tonight I got to choose one movie all by my self. And she even promised, with concent of the others, that they would sit through the whole deal.

    Of course I got very 'wired up' and started thinking of a horror-flick that I hadn't seen, that I would like to see with them. I knew some of them, if not all, have problems with scary movies, becasue they find them ... well, scary. So wrecking my brains for 30 minutes at the local Blockbuster, I came up with two choices. Either Bill Paxtons debut Frailty or Jeepers Creepers.

    Being a real slasher-buff from the 80'ies, I chose Creepers. Hmmm. So sitting through that movie with my friends, enjoying them being scared and shocked in regular intervals was simply the best movie-time I have spent for a long time. Even though, the movie had a very stupid and disappointing third act, it couldn't spoil my enjoyment of this Friday the 13th.

    Does any of you guys - or girls - out there have any similar stories to share with the rest of us? Perhaps some movie-watching tradition with friends or family? I thought it might be interesting to hear how other people enjoy movies.

    Sincerely,

    Michael
     
  6. JohnE

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    Huh! I didn't even realise it was Friday the 13th until I saw you're header.:b
     
  7. Jesse Skeen

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    I've got the Friday The 13th LP featuring music from the first 3 movies, including the disco theme from Part 3 (done by Michael Zager, who gave the world "Let's All Chant", one of the greatest disco songs ever made!)
    BTW I want part 3 in field-sequential 3-D!
     
  8. rhett

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    I ALWAYS celebrate good ol' Friday the 13th with a Jason/Pamela Voorhees marathon. I was a little pressed for time yesterday though, so I opted for The Final Chapter, just because I hadn't seen it in awhile.
    It is a shame though, that there are less marathons on these days. I remember in the mid-90's, several channels would show non-stop Jason, Michael and Freddy non-stop every Halloween. Those were the days...now we are stuck with "American Idol" re-runs. [​IMG]
     
  9. JeremySt

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    I have always had a space reserved on my shelf for F13 parts 1,2,3,4,6 & 7. But the near $30 price tags have slowed that venture down. I saw pt 3 at my local Hastings for $16.99, maybe the others will soon follow. I have always been a sucker for the shenanigans of Jason Vorhees[​IMG]
     
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    Hi,

    The Friday the 13th series was the first horror-movies I saw growing up. When I was younger, no more than a child, my parent wouldn't let me watch the late-night movies, because they usually had a lot of violence in them or something very scary. They knew I wouldn't be able to sleep for two or three days after watching a violent movie.

    But now things have changed. From the mid-eighties and until now I have basically watched nothing but horror-flicks. I love and can't get enough of them. It is just too bad for me, that I really don't have anyone to watch them with, since most of my friends dislike horror/shocker/slasher-films *sob*.

    Although I also find the Freddy-movies enjoyable, the Jason kill-fests are my first love. Call me crazy and without taste, but that's me.

    /Michael
     
  11. Brian Lawrence

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    I personally think that the concept of watching any splatter film on commercial television is somewhat akin to trying to get blasted on non-alcoholic beer. [​IMG]
     
  12. Nate Anderson

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    Gotta admit, Brian has a point. You haven't truely seen a Friday the 13th film until you've seen all the violense and gore.
     
  13. Damin J Toell

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    I used the $5 gift certificate from my Near Dark pre-order to FINALLY buy myself the original F13 on DVD. I still haven't watched it yet, but it just now dawned on me that I've seen this movie 8 times throughout my life...never once in its OAR.
    I'll be watching it this weekend! [​IMG] The first four F13 flicks bring back more childhood memories than would a dump-truck full of photo albums.
     
  15. Rob P S

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    Much as I hate to promote TNN, they're holding an all-day Friday marathon (starting with Part II and ending with Part VII) on Halloween starting at 2PM.
     

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