I liked the first one. Not that scary but good nonetheless,
Not scary? Well I guess everyone's different, but that film used to scare the fuck out of me when I was younger. Of course, you're more impressionable at that age, but it still kinda creeps me out even to this day. The whole atmosphere of the film is so dark and evil, and I love how they keep Fred in the shadows most of the time, makes it so much more mysterious. Often times, it's what you DON'T see that scares you the most.
There were very little wise-cracks in the first one (and the second one), he was just straight-up despicable and devilish. That's what horror should be all about, imo.
Always my favorite horror film of all time.
and quite original.
Oh yes. Wes is my man. Guy is smart and articulate as hell, and knows how to do his horror films. You still need to see Serpent And The Rainbow.
I can't say the same for Friday 13th, however. Just watched it yesterday and it iis most definitely one of my least favourite slashers atm. If you want to make a "teenagers getting killed" movie, you really have to work on your cinematic skills because otherwise the film is just empty as fuck. This one really had nothing to offer imo.
I actually dont care much for the first Friday, but I love all the sequels. Is that weird? Ah who cares. I'm probably just biased because I grew up with these movies and they were such a profound part of my youth. I couldn't chastise them, not even for all the shitty acting and low-budget production.
Come on though, The Final Chapter was pretty awesome! In honesty probably the best in the series.
But the day before I watched Candyman, which is one helluva good horror movie. Visually it has moments of an almost Kubrick level. The choice to cast the characters in a slightly older age group than in usual slashers was very beneficial to the film. No ridiculous adolescent bullcrap and kids fucking around for want of something better to do. Candyman, while remaining very true to its genre, actually managed to achieve so much more than most other conventional slashers by adding a social dimension to the story: class and racial tensions are as important an aspect of this film as any of the horror elements in it. Highly recommended to the horror fans. And please watch this in as high definition as you can.
Candyman is a classic. A very unique film and I agree with you. I remember it really freaking me out when I watched it as a kid.
Tony Todd played that part brilliantly.