Topic: Rank The Friday The 13th Series

One of my favorite series besides Phantasm and one that has a special place for me since it was among the very first that got me into Horror and made me a fan. Rank all twelve of the movies in your order of preference, including Freddy Vs. Jason and the 2009 reboot. My list goes:


Jason Lives
The Final Chapter
Part 2
The New Blood
A New Beginning
Part 3
Part 1
2009
Jason Takes Manhattan
Jason Goes To Hell
Freddy Vs. Jason
Jason X


The Final Chapter and Jason Lives are both extremely close for first place but Jason Lives ultimately wins out based on sentimental value for me, as it was the first I ever saw and I still love it today. But with the strong exceptions of Jason X and Freddy Vs. Jason I honestly enjoy them all, even Jason Takes Manhattan and Jason Goes To Hell to some extent, which are just silly fun.

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9.  Friday '09 (0/10)
8.  TIE: Freddy vs Jason and Jason X (1/10)
7.   Jason Takes Manhattan (2/10)
6.   TIE: Friday part 2 and Jason Goes to Hell (3/10)
5.   TIE: Part 1 and Part VII: The New Blood (4/10)
4.   Part 5: A New Beginning (5/10)
3.   Part III (6/10)
2.   Part VI: Jason Lives (7/10)
1.   Part IV: The Final Chapter (8/10)

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best to worst

1.Part III
2.Part VI
3.Part I
4.Part II
5.Part VIII
6.Part V
7. Part IV
8. Part VII
9. Jason X
10.Freddy Vs. Jason
11.Jason Goes To Hell
12. Friday 09

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1. Friday the 13th 80
2. Part II
3. Part IV
4. Part VI
5. Part III
6. Friday 09
7. Part VII
8. Part V
9. Freddy vs Jason
10. Part VIII
11. Jason Goes To Hell
12. Jason X

Last edited by HORRORKID (2011-09-30 05:27:48)

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I'm surprised to see some have the 2009 reboot ranked so low. It wasn't the best movie of the series but IMO very far from the worst, I thought it was the best since part 7 and first since that one I thought was genuinely any good, although I do kinda enjoy parts 8 and 9 as guilty pleasures.

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1. Friday the 13th Part I
2. Part II
3. Part IV: The Final Chapter
4. Part VI: Jason Lives
5. Part III
6. Part V: A New Beginning
7. Part VII: The New Blood
8. Friday 09
9. Freddy vs Jason
10. Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
11. Jason Goes To Hell
12. Jason X

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This is a hard series to rank cause their are so many.. but anywho:

1. Part 4
2. Part 1
3. Part 2
4. Part 6
5. Part 7
6. Part 3
7. Part 8
8. Part 5

I'm not really sure about the rest...

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^ - How do you think the other four might fit in?

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I have made the decision this past weekend to watch the entire series during october, but I do gotta say that jason x was crappy!

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Jigsaw wrote:

I'm surprised to see some have the 2009 reboot ranked so low. It wasn't the best movie of the series but IMO very far from the worst, I thought it was the best since part 7 and first since that one I thought was genuinely any good, although I do kinda enjoy parts 8 and 9 as guilty pleasures.

You and I almost totally agree on this.  Loved the remake, and def the best since 7, and better than some before.  I can stand 8, but think it did pretty much go down hill after 7.  Plus Jason Lives is my fave.  For some reason a lot of people around here have that as their fave.

So, mine would go from best to least:

6
1
2
3
Remake
4
F vs J
7
8
10
5 and 9 = Horrible

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Ghostseeker wrote:
Jigsaw wrote:

I'm surprised to see some have the 2009 reboot ranked so low. It wasn't the best movie of the series but IMO very far from the worst, I thought it was the best since part 7 and first since that one I thought was genuinely any good, although I do kinda enjoy parts 8 and 9 as guilty pleasures.

You and I almost totally agree on this.  Loved the remake, and def the best since 7, and better than some before.  I can stand 8, but think it did pretty much go down hill after 7.  Plus Jason Lives is my fave.  For some reason a lot of people around here have that as their fave.

So, mine would go from best to least:

6
1
2
3
Remake
4
F vs J
7
8
10
5 and 9 = Horrible


Definitely. The reboot I thought was pretty solid all-around and delivered as a new-age Friday. I thought it was the first time since part 7 Jason was genuinely menacing and threatening, and I also dug the new survivalist aspect of his character in that one, it was something fresh but at the same time it felt very in-character. It had some nice chase scenes too and overall I thought it got the job done as a more old-school style Friday. I loved Derek Mears' Jason and hope he stays onboard for the next few movies.

I agree the series went downhill after part 7. I do enjoy 8 and 9 as guilty pleasures and cheesy fun, but it's obvious by that point I think the series began getting zanier and straying too far from it's roots. To me it hit absolute rock bottom with Jason X, and Freddy Vs. Jason I thought was an insult to both Freddy and Jason.

Last edited by Jigsaw (2011-09-27 22:45:35)

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Wow...your explanation of the remake is great and totally fits what I think.  Better than I coulda written it (not sayin much there though).  The only thing I'd add is...awesome boobies.  Finally went back to that, like they did in the originals.

I get why people hate these movies.  They're not masterpieces.  I love them though.  Grew up on em.  Love the atmosphere and isolation.  Love the rural aspect of them.  The music.  Great fun.

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Ghostseeker wrote:

Wow...your explanation of the remake is great and totally fits what I think.  Better than I coulda written it (not sayin much there though).  The only thing I'd add is...awesome boobies.  Finally went back to that, like they did in the originals.

I get why people hate these movies.  They're not masterpieces.  I love them though.  Grew up on em.  Love the atmosphere and isolation.  Love the rural aspect of them.  The music.  Great fun.


Same for me, I love most of them. They're just great escapist fun, watching Jason chase and kill teens in the woods.

I also liked the use of the underground tunnels in the reboot too, I thought that was something fresh and cool for the series and having chases underground was pretty cool. And I really like how the reboot can easily be a sequel in the old series, when you think about it it's not really a remake at all, just a loosely connected sequel.

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^  Agreed.  I call it a remake, and kinda consider it one even though it's really not.  It wasn't a remake of any one in particular, so not really a remake.  Good call.

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I think it works as a sequel. It didn't really outright erase the previous canon or ignore any of the previous movies, it just started off as a typical F13 movie. In some ways it's like a sequel doubling as a reboot.

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On a related note, who are your favorite Jason actors and why?

Ted White and CJ Graham are neck and neck for me. White was incredibly menacing and vicious and had a lot of raw rage he brought to the part, but CJ Graham's more Terminator-like killer was great as well. I also loved Derek Mears in the reboot, he felt a lot like the older Jason, while Kane Hodder in The New Blood and Richard Brooker in Part 3 were also great in their own ways.

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Jigsaw wrote:

^ - How do you think the other four might fit in?

I'd prob put them somewhere in between part 7 and 3 (so in between my 5th and 6th choice).. However i would probably make the remake last of all of them.. Not necessarily cause I hated it but just cause I prefer the old and B-grade ones.. Plus the principle of a remake existing in that really slick Hollywood form just bothers me...

so my 'official' list is:

1. Part 4
2. Part 1
3. Part 2
4. Part 6
5. Part 7
6. Jason X
7. Freddy vs Jason
8. Jason goes to hell
9. Part 3
10. Part 8
11. Part 5

(my first 5 choices are the only ones i really watch)..

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Ahh, hmm.  Need to review to refresh my memory.

Fun fact- in 1933 there was a film "Friday the Thirteenth"

Top to bottom-
#1 I have to go with original for starting it all.
#2 as it cemented the idea.
#4 as probably the best
#9 for the idea
Friday '09 since it was fairly good
X because everything is better in space
Freddy vs. Jason- just odd enough to be fun
#7 because psychic power is just stupid
#8 for the boxer guy
#3 because why not
#6 because... oh who knows
#5 for being stupid

Take it, leave it, use it as toilet paper.

Last edited by azathoth (2011-09-30 04:42:02)

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Ms45 wrote:

I'd prob put them somewhere in between part 7 and 3 (so in between my 5th and 6th choice).. However i would probably make the remake last of all of them.. Not necessarily cause I hated it but just cause I prefer the old and B-grade ones.. Plus the principle of a remake existing in that really slick Hollywood form just bothers me...


That was one of my gripes with the reboot, it was overly slick-looking compared with most of the classic F13s. But I guess that's to be expected from a movie made in the late 2000s, not many that have that gritty look.

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I watched The Final Chapter earlier as part of my annual October Horror movie viewing and I just might bump it to number one on my list. I love it and Jason Lives equally and the two are interchangable for my absolute favorite F13.

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Well same as before but the only new one i have added to list the Remake and  Part 3 now my Favorite of the series! (Used to be 4 )

Friday 13th Part 3
Friay 13th Part 4
Friday 13th Part 6
Friday 13th Part 2
Freddy Vs Jason
Jason X
Jason Goes hell
Friday 13th part 7
Friday 13th part 8
Friday 13th Remake

I have only seen Friday 13, part 1 and 5 Once before, that really long time, i need to see them again before I rate them!

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Friday The 13th Part 3
Friday The 13th The Final Chapter
Friday The 13th (original)
Friday The 13th Part 2
Friday The 13th (remake)
Friday The 13th Part 5 A New Beginning
Friday The 13th Part 7 The New Blood
Jason X
Freddy vs. Jason
Friday The 13th Part 6 Jason Lives
Friday The 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan
Jason Goes To Hell The Final Friday

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Jigsaw wrote:
Ms45 wrote:

I'd prob put them somewhere in between part 7 and 3 (so in between my 5th and 6th choice).. However i would probably make the remake last of all of them.. Not necessarily cause I hated it but just cause I prefer the old and B-grade ones.. Plus the principle of a remake existing in that really slick Hollywood form just bothers me...


That was one of my gripes with the reboot, it was overly slick-looking compared with most of the classic F13s. But I guess that's to be expected from a movie made in the late 2000s, not many that have that gritty look.

yeah i know people like that new slick style.. not really my thing though. The production values should be as grisly as the content haha...

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1. Friday the 13th original - For being a legend & starting it off.
2. Friday the 13th Part 2 - Great sequel.
3. The Final Chapter - Corey Feldman, lots of nudity & Tom Savini back on the FX.
4. Jason Lives - Great story & i love the beginning in the grave yard & the sleeve art.
5. The New Blood - Great idea & kills.
6. Jason X - Some of the best kills of the series & 24 of them no less.
7. Part 3 - was never a fave but has grown on me & Jason get's the hockey mask.
8. Friday the 13th remake - I thought it was way better than most give credit.
9. Freddy vs Jason - It's in the title, enough said.
10. Jason Takes Manhattan - Again most hate it but i like the kills in it such as death by guitar.
11. A New Beginning - Down near the bottom but not that i don't like it, just like others more.
12. Jason Goes to Hell - Not got the same feel, just bottom of the pile for me but i did like the references to other films like Creepshow one.

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1. Part 4, not only my favorite film of the series but one of my favorite films period. A near perfect example of a slasher movie.

2. Part 1, has a lot of flaws and is a bit overrated but overall it does have a good creepy atmosphere and a few good kills.

3. Part 6

4. Part 3

5. Friday the 13th 09, I know a lot of fans hate but I thought it was a excellent slasher. It's better if you try not to think of it has a Friday film LOL

6. Part 8, it's just so 80's.

7. Part 2

8. Part 5

9. Freddy vs. Jason

10. Jason goes to Hell

11. Part 7

12. Jason X