Sunday Sesh: Let’s Just Watch Jason X

Wait, what?

I had the privilege of spending the last few days hanging out with blog daddy Joe and local legend W. It being the middle of October the TV was obviously glued to AMC’s FearFest (even though the bastards still refuse to play Halloween III) and the conversation swayed to horror movies a fair few times. In the midst of the bloodbaths W. turned to me and said “you know, I really need to watch Jason X again.” As right as he usually is, he has never been more right than in that moment. We ALL need to watch Jason X again.

For the uninitiated, Jason X isn’t just a movie trying to cash in on the late 90’s/early 00’s trend of being EXTREME, it’s also the improbable tenth entry in the Friday the 13th franchise (Roman numerals! Fun!). Of course, most of you probably just know it as the one in space which is as worthy a remembrance as any for this trashterpiece. In fact, the only thing more absurd than this movie taking place in space is the fact that it took 10 entries to finally get there (for comaprison, it took Leprechaun, Critters and Hellraiser 4 movies). Indeed, there is no surer sign of running out of ideas that throwing your earthly slasher into space.

Jason X isn’t just garbage though, it’s the fun kind of garbage! The movie is in on its own joke and runs with it with such ridiculous futuristic sequences as the holographic videogame, the Camp Crystal Lake simulation, and even a nanomachine upgraded Jason Voorhees that just doesn’t get the chance to live up to his insane potential. This is not a good movie. At all. But it is a fun one! If you’re even remotely interested in campy, trash cinema as an art form why don’t you go ahead and rent it and we can all watch together and laugh heartily at Jason dunking that woman’s head in liquid nitrogen and smashing it on a desk like all of my hopes and dreams. What else are we going to do while we wait for the inevitable Leatherspace movie?

Alright my dudes, what are some of your favorite garbage movies? Sound off in the comments.

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Published on: October 16, 2016

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  • Brutalist_Receptacle

    I would totally bang Mrs Voorhies.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    I don’t think it qualifies as “garbage”, but it certainly is a rather divisive movie that I happen to love to death.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/027d71afae9e2298ea5d98f8436d377e7d601bd84ec20f00bc2bd05a519cc6c3.jpg

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      Divisive? I thought people loved this movie. My dad does.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Appreciation for the movie has grown over time. It’s still a love it or hate it affair though.

    • CT-12

      I love the third one too, especially that soundtrack.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    My wife still hasn’t seen the first Friday the 13th, we might watch that today. Also on the list of possible viewings: The Shining(TV), They Live, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Halloween III

    As far as garbage movies go, I’ll give that to 1977’s Shaw Brothers film The Battle Wizard. Now, I LOVE Kung Fu Theater movies and Shaw Brothers cranked out some absolute classics in my opinion, but Battle Wizard was not one of them. Here is a clip

    Note: This may be considered a “spoiler” if you intend to watch the movie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUfqKQDXBa0

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Definitely check out TCM2. Despite having been a major horror movie fan, I only saw this movie until recently:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f161afda56096c81ab4b58f20b048c5aec15432a0a9a7fb08f28c8d3e3621670.jpg

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        I’ve been meaning to check that one out too. My movie list is damn near as long as my music list, hahaha

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          I’ve seen a ton of horror stuff (including really obscure gore crap which makes me wish I could recover those wasted hours), but for some reason I always overlooked Fright Night.
          For a horror movie with a sizable amount of comedy, I think the vampire make-up in this movie is reasonably disturbing for its time.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Yeah, its always been a movie that I see on the shelf and then see something else I want to watch more.

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I remember this movie! The J Geils Band had their final song in the movie. The song was called Fright Night.

      • Rob M

        The recent remake was actually pretty decent as well…it was at least a cut above the average Hollywood reboot

        http://www.mattsmoviereviews.net/Images/frightnightposter01.jpg

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Haven’t checked that one out yet. I’m rather disinterested in most remakes though.
          I thought the Hills Have Eyes reboot was good, but the only problem was that it was basically an action/thriller rather than a horror movie. A really good action/thriller, yes, but not a horror movie.
          As for the rest of the remakes? Halloween? Crap. Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Ok, but forgettable. Friday the 13th? Mediocre. Last House on the Left? Mediocre. Evil Dead? Solid enough, but never needed more than one watch.

          I actually recently saw the Blair Witch reboot/sequel and I have to say that based on the reviews I expected a lot worse and was surprised in a good way. The second half of the movie is basically a montage of jump scares and there isn’t really much in the way of actual creeping dread, but all in all I think it’s better than most make it out to be.

          • Rob M

            Im the same…I find most remakes are a complete waste of time which is why I came out of Fright Night pleasantly surprised. Its not ground breaking or anything, and I wouldnt necessarily call it scary…but its entertaining and I can appreciate a horror movie where the characters dont act like total morons.

            Its also got one of the more clever ways Ive seen a vampire get around the whole “Youre not invited in” limitation

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    I love the Love Guru. That’s one of my favorite Mike Myers movies.

    • Abradolf Lincler
      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        It’s my opinion.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Wow. Just fucking wow.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Um…

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I enjoyed it heavily.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          You would.

    • Eliza

      A true horror movie.

    • Look…

  • Abradolf Lincler

    ive said before that im not big on horror movies. especially gore stuff. i think the people who are big into that havent been seriously injured enough times in their life lol.

    so we’ll just go with the greatest, silliest halloween movie ever made
    https://youtu.be/EEIp2tCh4sc

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      ERNEST>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Leif Bearikson

      MIAK!

      • I love that he almost loses it after he says it. The fact that they kept it in makes me so happy.

  • Pentagram Sam

    A pretty cool movie that was a recent discovery was Turbo Kid. Very 80’s ish, synthwave like soundtrack, and Michael Ironside as the head honcho bad guy. Lots of waaaay over the top violence but it’s so campy it fits.

    Like kissing the girl at the end with blood all over the main guy’s face while using an umbrella to shield themselves from the misting blood rain of the guy he just uhhh turned to mist.

    BTW THIS IS ON NETFLIX

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      That’s on my watch list too!

    • Michael Ironside, you say?

    • I had that on my Netflix list but I had most of the movie spoiled for me from watching a Gunship music video :/

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    When it comes to horror movies I have a soft spot for Friday The 13th Part 8.

  • Abradolf Lincler
    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      That movie isn’t too bad actually. Solid atmosphere and at least one boob.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        1 boob/7

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      One of the worst movies I ever watched was an Amityville movie. It was this one and I hated it.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amityville:_A_New_Generation

  • JWEG

    The truest mark of liking too many movies called ‘trash’ – initially not being able to answer this question because (IMO) they’re all wrong about them being garbage.

    I suppose if I had to pick one that’s noted as trash/garbage I could narrow it to a few then flip coins to eliminate….

    By that method: The Video Dead.

    Or for a not-horror film, which was almost certainly one inspiration for Turbokid, which I see mentioned (not as garbage though), Exterminators of the Year 3000.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Some of the best garbage you’ll ever see:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SBP3fspNpk

  • Óðinn

    This film has it all. It’s horrific and scary in so many ways. It has scary acting, scary screenwriting and a scary premise.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uarbmN-dEXU

    • I’ve seen it. It’s bad in a way that defies description.

  • Rob M

    Anyone remember Deadly Friend…because I do

    http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/deadly_friend.gif

    • Leif Bearikson

      Ha! I actually told Joe and W. that they need to watch this one and showed them this as evidence

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Holyshit

  • Guppusmaximus

    Halloween 3 might seem like garbage because it had nothing to do with Michael Myers,but, that movie was awesome to me.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssS4T_OcltU

    • Leif Bearikson

      Halloween 3 rules and I will fight all naysayers

    • Rob M

      Once you accept it as its own thing, that movie is way creepy, and no joke…thats how you do a cliffhanger ending

      • Guppusmaximus

        Yea, I was a bit upset when it first came out because Michael was missing but after a while and a few more views, I realized that it’s a better Horror film than probably the whole Halloween series, imho. That theme and what it does to those masks is sick as fuck m/ m/

        • Rob M

          Love that movie, but I tell ya…I worked at a amusement park back in high school, and they would stay open on the weekends all the way through til Halloween. I had to listen to that goddamn Silver Shamrock jingle on a fucking loop for hours at a time. I was praying for one of those masks to eat my face by the end of the season

          • Guppusmaximus

            I can only imagine. I agree that the sonic tendency which makes it creepy at first dilutes it down to the same level of annoyance as the tired & shitty X-Mas music that we’ve heard for decades when played on a loop. I fucking hate people especially radio stations that kill classics or that one good pop song.

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      I’ve actually never seen this one.

      Lmao. That’s some fine acting there.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Even it comes across as B-Rate to anyone, it’s still a Grade A / B-Rate. It’s definitely one you can watch with your friends over & over.

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    • Damage_Inc89

      Never heard of these guys before. Cool stuff!

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  • CT-12

    Listen to a fuckload of Blood Farmers (btw, super KJM approved, if that convinces you any further).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhPZU97JkLo&list=PLAA2929A242E6023A

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    • Leif Bearikson

      Watched CHUD II for the first time the other night. There was much regret