Monday, February 9, 2009

Fan film review: Friday The 31st

Friday The 31st has got to be one of the funnest fan films that I have seen in a very long time. Chris R. Notarile, the director/producer/writer/everything of the movie did something clever- he got Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees in the same place at the same time in a very clever and non-cheesy way. The movie is about John Tate, Michael Myers' nephew, who leaves Haddonfield for New York to escape the horror. While he visits his mother's grave he is watched and followed by Michael. John hits the road with Michael behind him and stops in a small town in New Jersey called Crystal Lake for directions when he runs into Tommy Jarvis who is on the run from Jason Voorhees. All hell breaks loose (literally) when Michael and Jason find one another and fight it out.

It sounds pretty cheesy, but the fan film was fast paced, action packed and very well done. It has to be one of the best crossover fan films that I have seen, and easily the most entertaining. The only complaints that I have are the statures of both Michael and Jason, they are sort of short. However, their costumes look great and the actors had their mannerisms down pretty good.

Pretty much all I can say about this film is watch it- it's not only fun, but really well put together. I think when cross-overs are made producers really need to take a look at some of these fan films for what works. One thing that I hated about Freddy vs. Jason was how stupid the "Hell" scenario was. I guess it would be hard to make FvJ to begin with, then again that atrocity should have never been made! Watch this freaking movie!

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