Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tape Headz Session 5: Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984)

With six people voting, this was the largest session of Tape Headz yet, and the points were all over the place. Friday the 13th part 4 has been in the top four since the second tape, so its final selection has been much anticipated.

A lot of great tapes were entered this time, making it difficult to fully comprehend what happened. The Black Hole received a striking amount of points, while Mortal Kombat Annihilation was single-handedly voted into the top four. Wired to Kill, a film that's been in the top four twice, received absolutely no points. Regardless, Friday the 13th won by an enormous margin. It's worth noting that the fourth highest placing film received a mere 29 points, which says a lot about how low the bottom four were.

Small Soldiers: 29
Mortal Kombat Annihilation: 105
Arena: 26
Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter: 214
Detroit Rock City: 11
Wired To Kill: 0
The Skateboard Kid: 20
The Black Hole: 145

Tabulating the results. 
Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter won a lot of people over. While the film was noted throughout for lacking suspense in many scenes and having absolutely no plot, it performed well in most categories despite having no Sneak-Peaks.

Cover-Appeal got straights twos down the line for almost everyone. The front graphic is striking, while the back photos are pretty great.Emily was sad Jason never got stabbed in the eye like his mask is on the front.

Crispin Glover's role as the dead fuck Jimbo was praised alongside Cory Feldman as Tommy Jarvis, a strange boy who likes looking at naked girls and making Hollywood quality masks and make up effects. Many gave points for Axel, the sleazy morgue attendant who likes watching sexy exercise programs, an Eye-Candy point that most people gave. Most gave Eye-candy points for a sexy dude with a mullet that's also on the back cover. Some gave Eye-Candy points for the beautiful dog Gordon while others actually gave points for chicks. Overall, Eye-Candy ranged all over the place, but Kool-Kasting was maxed out by all.

Sweet-Emotion was given twos and threes by almost everyone. Cory Feldman bouncing in bed like a monkey and male-bonding with a random Jason hunter aside, most Sweet-Emotions again revolved around Jimbo. His general blossoming from virgin into not virgin, his seizure-like dancing, and his renouncing of the title dead fuck. Hip-Tunes were given for the great heavy metal song that plays during Jimbo's dance grooves and for the general score.

Spiffy-Scripting was also praised by many, including several great lines. "You're the Super Bowl of self-abuse", "There is no computer!/And there is no betty.", "Some pack of petutsies, uh?", "He thinks that's funny. He think's that's a funny thing he's doing" were all great lines that everyone thought were very spiffy.

Visual-Touchdowns were the crowning achievement.

At one point, one of the random twins is looking out her window...

...Jason throws her out a window...

...and she falls onto a car. All of the car's windows explode on impact.

It's insane. Other Visual-Touchdown's include the title exploding through Jason's mask, the other twin shown being stabbed through some lightning shadows, Axel's head getting twisted off, a girl eating a banana and squeezing it to pieces when she's killed, and Gordon jumping out of a window barely in frame.

In all, the film got 18, 18, 21, 17, 19, and 13. Everyone had positive things to say, and the average score beat out Worth Winning by .666 points. Will The Man Behind The Mask return to Tape Headz? Only time will tell.


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