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Win! Tickets to the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Friday The 13th: Part II in Galway on Thursday November 13th!

Camp Crystal Lake is looking for new unsuspecting victims… the Jameson Cult Film Club¬†returns to¬† Galway for an unforgettable screening of the 1981 horror classic Friday the 13th: Part II on Thursday the 13th November. Thanks to the Jameson Cult Film Club, we have some tickets to give away. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Friday The 13 Part 2, Galway Nov 13th

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Non-Review Review: Friday the 13th, Part II

There is something almost endearing about how direct the Friday the 13th film series is, how comfortable it is in its skin.

There are arguments to be made that the original Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street are genuine cinematic classics, that are frequently underrated because they were followed by decades of sequels, knock-offs, reboots and remakes. Although they rapidly devolved into franchise zombies, Halloween really jump-started a cinematic genre, and Nightmare on Elm Street was slyly post-modern.

Somebody didn't read the signs...

Somebody didn’t read the signs…

In contrast, the Friday the 13th films have no such pretension. Instead, the Friday the 3th films exist as pure and uncompromising slasher schlock. Hack and slash and slice and dice. The Friday the 13th film series is powered not by central themes or ideas, but by a simply desire to churn out movies in which attractive and generic characters get brutally slaughtered. It is a ruthlessly efficient model; there were eight Friday the 13th films released between 1980 and 1989.

It’s hard not to admire the ingenuity at work here – the Friday the 13th films are relentless, refusing to let little things like logic or resolutions get in the way of the next sequel. Friday the 13th, Part II starts the franchise machine properly rolling, by rather efficiently getting around the fact that the first film’s serial killer had been fairly cleanly dispatched. It’s time to meet Jason Voorhees.

If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today…

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Win! Tickets to the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Friday The 13th: Part II on Thursday October 23rd!

Camp Crystal Lake is looking for new unsuspecting victims… the Jameson Cult Film Club returns to Dublin for a double screening of the 1981 horror classic Friday The 13th: Part II on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday October 23rd. Thanks to the Jameson Cult Film Club, we have some tickets to give away. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Friday The 13th Part II

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