Friday the 13th Part III, 1982 – ★★★½

Nobody stands a chance in this franchise! The biker gangs, the campers, the sex entwined lovers … Jason plays no favorites.

This is a real fun one. It’s more f the same formula everybody loves, even despite the low ratings. We get an interesting look into what Jason “sees” in his mother in this one. I love the film. I think I rate it higher than the critics because I go in expecting little or nothing. It’s mindless fun. As the 80’s saying went, “No brains, no headache.”

This film is fun like any slasher, and this one apparently write the book on them.

The Reaping, 2007 – ★★

This one had the potential of being scary and thrilling. Unfortunately, it’s way less than that on both counts. Hillary Swank looks very hot in it (The scene when she’s walking with the pregnant woman, nice shirt choice) but I’m afraid that isn’t enough to keep my interest the whole way through.

Like I said, it had potential, as it is they took the very slow route with the pot and I lost interest about halfway through. Having said that, Hilary Swank is always a good reason to see a movie.

Dorothy Mills, 2008 – ★★½

I’m not much for Exorcism type films. This is an ok one. First watch I really wasn’t too impressed. The multiple personality angle was my favorite thing about it. As a horror film, it’s a must see. If you’re looking for much else, I’d skip it.

Joker, 2019 – ★★★½

You can’t do retro until you go full retro. In the 1970’s, mental illness wasn’t all the buzz like it is today. I doubt most homes knew what manic-depression really meant, or depression for that matter. Joker goes a little too deep in that in the writing.

You can’t have an amazing drama/horror flick when it’s paid for by Marvel and is indeed a comics flick. Joker starts out amazing as a drama/horror but crashes in the end into a Marvel fuselage. This will please the young and confound the older (like me). As you can see Joker has an identity complex.

I still liked it a lot. Hear more of my impressions of the film on my podcast The DRP Film Podcast: Listen here: –> thedrpodcast.com/joker/

(Podcast) Joker

Listen here –> thedrpodcast.com/joker/

My audio review of joker. As I tell my son, I needed to speak to my microphone a little after seeing it. This is MY experience of this quite remarkable and wonderful film. It is of course imperfect, just like Joker himself. 8/10.

Published first at the DRP film podcast: bit.ly/2Vvfa2L

(Podcast) Oct 8: 4 Horrors

Listen here –> thedrpodcast.com/oct-8-4-horrors/

Here I talk about 4 horror films: The Other Side of the Door, Jason X, The Last House on the Left (1972), and Unsane.

The Other Side of the Door

1. The Other Side of the Door (2016)

R | 96 min | Horror

 5.3

 7

41 Metascore

After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Sarah Wayne CalliesJeremy SistoSofia RosinskyLogan Creran

Votes: 16,140 | Gross: $2.99M

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Unsane

2. Unsane (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

 6.4

 7

63 Metascore

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Claire FoyJoshua LeonardJay PharoahJuno Temple

Votes: 33,989 | Gross: $7.73M

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The Last House on the Left

3. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

 6

 7

68 Metascore

Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one’s birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra PeabodyLucy GranthamDavid HessFred J. Lincoln

Votes: 30,197 | Gross: $3.10M

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Jason X

4. Jason X (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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 4.4

 7

25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane HodderLexa DoigJeff GeddisDavid Cronenberg

Votes: 47,342 | Gross: $13.12M

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The Other Side of the Door, 2016 – ★★★

Creepy, luxuriant horror settings and a decent demon story make this film a fun time! I have seen so many bad horror movies, this one is a good one! If you like horror and haven’t had an experience with this one, walk unafraid! It’s a good one.

I like it that the director did Strangers: Prey at Night. It is a far better film but TOSOTD is pretty good too. I have said I think Prey at Night is one of my favorite horror movies. I watched it again after seeing this and it still is. Enjoy this one, it works on all the levels.

Jason X, 2001 – ★★★★

A stoic, uncalculating being hacks star ship people up. Isn’t it wonderful? The sex is there amidst the swinging and slashing. It’s in keeping with the Jason enterprise aboard a virtual one :)

In all seriousness, this film was a lot of fun. Gather up the slasher friends who may lie Star Trek as well and enjoy this space-age ride, it’s no campground party, this time it’s in space.

If I seem to be rating it too high, you may be right. I just enjoyed it so much despite what some may see as “cheap” tropes and such. Worked for me. (Rent or Buy only)