Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Friday the 13th Part 8:Jason Takes Manhattan

Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan is a 1989 horror movie sequel directed by Rob Hedden and starring Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Peter Mark Richman and Kane Hodder.

The movie begins with a couple who are on a boat. They are talking about Jason and his story. Jason turns up and gets shocked back to life. The guy on the boat has a hockey mask and he pretends to be Jason. The real Jason comes on board and slaughters them both. Cut to a cruise for students, the SS Lazarus. They are high school students who will be graduating and they are being accompanied by Dr. Charles McCulloch(Richman) and teacher Miss Van Deusen. McCulloch has a niece called Rennie(Daggett) and she comes along. A girl called JJ encounters Jason, who has crept on board for some killing. He disposes of her with her guitar. He works his way through the ship, killing at random.A guy called Sean(Reeves) has to take over the ship when Jason kills the captain and his mate. He calls for help on the radio. Jason messes up the radio so there is no help coming. They are stranded.

The survivors grab weapons and look around the ship for Jason. Jason causes a fire.The survivors find a lifeboat and they row to the shore which is New York City. Jason follows them. They get mugged on the streets and the gang take Rennie with them, but Jason kills them all. She runs off.
She has visions of Jason as a young boy. A boxer tries to fight Jason, but ends up getting his head knocked off! Rennie is having flashbacks of when she was young and her uncle threw her in the lake. She has been afraid of water since. She remembers seeing a child down in the lake. Jason finds Sean and Rennie who share a kiss. He chases them. They jump on the subway and he gets on too.

Sean manages to pull him onto the train track and electrocutes him. He and Rennie run off. Jason is by no means dead and he makes his way to Times Square. He encounters a gang of punks who challenge him but they run off when they see his real face. Rennie and Sean enter the sewers and meet a guy who tells them that toxic waste runs through it at night. Jason kills him.  Rennie runs off. He follows her. She throws toxic waste over him and he takes off his mask, showing his deformed face. Sean and Rennie run away from the toxic waste and they see Jason being swept away in it.
They see a young boy and Jason's mask floating away. The movie ends.

I enjoyed this one. It was unusual in that it felt like two segments. One on the cruise ship and then another in New York. It was what you would expect from these sequels but it was fun.Hodder was good as Jason and the film was entertaining. I know that this is supposed to be one of the worst movies in the series, but I liked it. I will give it a 5/10.

Twin Peaks, The Return, Episode 13

This episode begins with the Mitchum brothers, who are pretty happy that they have received their payout from the Lucky 7 insurance company and from Dougie.He takes it all in his stride. Dougie is off the hook with the police also. Things are getting better and better for him. Bad Cooper is on the loose and on his way to find his sidekick Ray who shot him. Ray is with some friends of his and he is not too happy to see Cooper. He has a boss called Renzo(Derek Mears) and there is an arm wrestling match to see who is the tougher guy. There is a long battle and Cooper ends up winning the match and attacks Renzo. He takes Ray and gets information about the coordinates etc and then he kills him.
Ray ends up in The Black Lodge.

Sarah Palmer is seen in her house, watching TV and drinking. Nadine meets Dr. Jacoby and there is some sort of connection between the two. Audrey is having problems. She tells her husband Charlie that she can't leave her house. She is confused and there is something seriously wrong with her and their marriage. More familiar faces pop up as Big Ed and Norma are still in love, but they have not got it together. She seems to have another man in her life. The episode ends with James singing his song 'Just You' which he sang in the original series with Donna and Maddy. 

An interesting episode and I liked seeing some familiar faces!! 

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Return of the Living Dead Movie Review

The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 horror movie directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen and Don Calfa.

The movie begins with a man called Freddy(Thom Mathews) who is working at a warehouse with Frank(Karen). They are dealing with dead bodies. Meanwhile, a group of kids are looking for somewhere to party. They are friends of Freddy's. Frank tells Freddy about a chemical spill that was covered up. The dead bodies were shipped there. He asks Freddy if he wants to see them. Unfortunately, there is a leak in the container with the bodies in it and the toxic gas spills. This affects the dead bodies and they reanimate. Freddy and Frank are knocked out by the gas. When they wake up and see what has happened, they have to get their boss, Burt(Gulager) to come and help them. He comes and decides that the reanimated corpse needs to be destroyed immediately.

The men try and kill the thing. They cut off its head but it still runs around the place. They decide to get acid and really destroy it. They bring it over to the mortuary and ask the mortician to burn it in the crematorium. Ernie(Calfa), the mortician doesn't want to do it as it seems unusual. They show him the body and he decides to help them. He burns it and the smoke goes out of his chimney and into the air where it mixes with rain and falls on the ground. Freddy and Frank get sick. They thinks that it is because of the toxic gas. Meanwhile, the group of kids are hanging around the place and they see another reanimated corpse. It wants brains.

The paramedics arrive to help Freddy, who is very ill. He has no pulse. The dead are rising. The paramedics say that Freddy is dead, but somehow he is still alive. They get killed by the dead. Freddy is turning into one of them. Some of the kids get killed by the dead but some of them go to the mortuary to keep safe. This doesn't work though and people are getting chomped all over the place.
The cops come, but the zombies overpower hem and they are killed. Burt sees a telephone number on one of the drums that contained the bodies and he calls it. It gets him through to Colonel Glover, who has been looking for those dangerous bodies. He finds out what has happened and he gives the order to destroy the whole thing with a bomb. It blows everything up so there are no survivors. The movie ends with Glover saying that loads of people died but that there is no truth in the rumour that there is an acid rain falling. It is true, however, and the dead are coming back again...

This is a fun movie. I can see why so many people like it. It is pure zombie fun with some good scenes. I enjoyed watching it and I liked the premise. The music was good too. I have yet to watch the sequels but I am looking forward to them. If you are looking for a horror comedy which is entertaining, then this is for you. I will give it a 7/10.

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