Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 047: Friday the 13th Franchise Overview

HMP F13th Overview

Congratulations, horror fans! You’ve made it to our sixth and final installment of the HORROR MOVIE PODCAST FRIDAY THE 13TH FRANCHISE REVIEW, a multi-part series where your hosts—and some special guests—have covered the entire Friday the 13th franchise—Horror Movie Podcast-style—with some in-depth, hardcore Jason Voorhees analysis to prove, once again, that we are DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT HORROR MOVIES!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 046: Jason X (2001) and Freddy vs Jason (2003) and Friday the 13th (2009)

HMP Ep 46 F13th 5Welcome to my nightmare the fifth installment of our epic FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE REVIEW for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

Just as we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014, we’re bringing you a multi-part series of in-depth, hardcore Jason Voorhees analysis! In this episode, we bring you debates and reviews for Jason X (2001) and Freddy vs Jason (2003) and Friday the 13th (2009). This week we welcome back The Wildman himself, Willis Wheeler from the Terror Troop podcast, Mattroid and Kill Bill Kill from The Sci-Fi Podcast, and a horror podcasting veteran making his first appearance on HMP, ChrisRobo from Rotten Rantings. Ahhh. So you are afraid of something after all, huh? Join us or die.

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Verdict: 5 ( Rental )

Premise: A modernized spin on the witch-whipping siblings in the woods, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is about two orphaned children who grow up to become professional witch-killers for hire.

Mini Review: “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is a tongue-in-cheek action horror flick that’s three times more enjoyable than it has any right to be. Yes, it’s akin to Van Helsing (2004) or “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012), except better. These witches are quite ferocious and fearsome. Famke Janssen (“X-Men”) is cast as the lead, wickedest witch. Jeremy Renner plays his role as Hansel just as straight and dead serious as his bomb expert in “The Hurt Locker.” Gemma Arterton chews the scenery and steals the show as Gretel; I was shocked by her screen presence. And Derek Mears (“Friday the 13th”) is wasted as an unrecognizable troll. (Peter Stormare is also wasted as a dim-witted sheriff.) “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is fairly fast-paced and has a good number of bloody witch battles with a lot of indistinguishable action, but I personally prefer my horror flicks to be set more in reality and much less fantastical.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare. Sub-genre: Action-Horror. Runtime: 88 min. MPAA rating: R (for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality / nudity and language). U.S. theater release: January 25, 2013. DVD release: n/a. Country: U.S. Language: English. Mini Review by Jay of the Dead. 0003.

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