Fearless Films

Episode 55 - Friday the 13th The Gimmick Years

October 12, 2020 Fearless Films Season 2 Episode 55
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Episode 55 - Friday the 13th The Gimmick Years
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Episode 55 - Friday the 13th The Gimmick Years
Oct 12, 2020 Season 2 Episode 55
Fearless Films

This week on Fearless Films, the guys enter the prime of the Friday the 13th series' pop culture influence: The Gimmick Years. From parts 5 through 8, the creators throw in everything but the kitchen sink in order to keep audiences interested in the bloody adventures of Jason Voorhees.

We're talking copycat killers, Frankenstein-like revivals from the dead, battling psychic girls, and even visiting the Big Apple itself, New York City.

Pete explains how each entry gets crazier and more over the top, and fails to bring in the dollars of the early films.

Kevin has the startling realization that the definitive pop culture image of Jason does not even take full form until 7 or 8 entries into this franchise.

So join us on this killer cruise through one of the greatest slasher epics of all time, and remember: don't get too scared...

Show Notes

This week on Fearless Films, the guys enter the prime of the Friday the 13th series' pop culture influence: The Gimmick Years. From parts 5 through 8, the creators throw in everything but the kitchen sink in order to keep audiences interested in the bloody adventures of Jason Voorhees.

We're talking copycat killers, Frankenstein-like revivals from the dead, battling psychic girls, and even visiting the Big Apple itself, New York City.

Pete explains how each entry gets crazier and more over the top, and fails to bring in the dollars of the early films.

Kevin has the startling realization that the definitive pop culture image of Jason does not even take full form until 7 or 8 entries into this franchise.

So join us on this killer cruise through one of the greatest slasher epics of all time, and remember: don't get too scared...