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F6 Akroft Beacon Journal Thursday, May 15, 1980 Sex and slaughter in wholesale doses SIS? CD A Review Dick Shippy if'Yi I- f- ml i SEE THEATRE SCHEDULE FOR TIMES A 24 hour nightmare of terror. "FRIDAY THE UTH" Starring Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Laurie Bsrtram, Harrv Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson, Kevin Bacon, Watt Gornev; Paramount; running time 2 hours, 5 minutes. Now playing at Rolling Acres, Loews State, Lvn, Circle Mall, Ascot, Magic City, Starlight. Rating: Restricted (extreme violence, sex depictions). Mil BttU STTt H) "RRRmRRRRRlRMRJ Apparently there's an audience, numbers unknown, for the sleazy horror-mongcring contained in movies like Sean Cunningham's Friday the 13th.
It might seem unlikely because these films are so repugnant to the rest of us. But the commercial potential is there. Young filmmakers seeking a quick breakthrough note the success of John Carpenter's Halloween, say, and conclude that way lies an instant reputation for commerce. And commerce always attracts the moneymen necessary for movie production. Now, it's probably unfair to pile Friday the 13th and Halloween in the same basket, Carpenter's movie playing like Hitchcock when compared with Cunningham's dreadful tale of butchery.
But it remains that both films are designed to appeal to baser instincts. What is bloodily simulated in Friday the 13th the slitting of throa's and cutting off of heads may be only suggested in Carpenter's Halloween. Still, what is supposed to keep the audience in its seat for either film? Why, the anticipation of slaughter! CUNNINGHAM, who credits himself as producer and director, and screenwriter Victor Miller merchandise sex and violence in wholesale quantities. Seeking Entertainment? The Movies Have It Jeannine Taylor and Kevin Baron share a romantie moment before the terror starts in Friday the 13th. off for sexual adventure, the stalker follows 'em into the bush, lusting for the kill.
And so, the removal of blouses and dropping of panties are the overture to the slashing of throats and the rending of gizzards. Oh, it's a class act, this business of being titillating and horrifying simultaneously the orgasm and the death rattle as a parlay. You see, filmmaker Cunningham is gambling on excruciatingly bad taste. There's not a name actor in the lot unless you count Betsy Palmer (who counts Betsy these days), portraying a loony lady of vengeful purpose. If that seems to tip off the resolution, well, how can a movie be spoiled when decomposition is its natural state? Their warehouse is a summer camp Camp Crystal Lake in the state of No Name where the boy and girl counselors have convened for purpose of being sliced and diced.
Twenty years before, two youngsters had been thoroughly gutted by party unknown. Subsequently, the camp had been abandoned, mamas and papas being reluctant to send their little campers to the butcher shop. But now, it is proposed that the camp reopen for business. And now, the grisly stalker-in-the- woods also is back in business. Other than their preordained fate, the counselors have something else in common: Overactive glands.
The boys and girls are so involved in sneaking off into the weeds for carnal grappling they scarcely have time for camp duties. In fact, they are so sexually frenetic you must wonder how Gay Talese missed Camp Crystal Lake in his travels. THEN, THERE'S the unseen killer who obviously is a puritan at heart. As the counselors pair Things like this -1 jf lUl only happen rf in the movies. tA SHOWTIMES ROM WARNER BROS.
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MELLETT MALL 2 "Chapter Two" (PG), 1:30, "And Justice for All" (R), 4, 9:30. CUYAHOGA FALLS FALLS (2220 Front St.) "Being There" (PG), 7:15, 9:35. LOEWS STATE 1 (2543 State Road) "Friday the 13th" (R), 7:30, 9:30. LOEWS STATE 2 "Rocky (PG), "Rocky II" (PG), 9:30. See SHOWTIMES, page F7 OPENS MAY 13 Franz Lehar's II 11 The Merry UJidoiv AKRON AKRON SQUARE CINE 1 (HIS S.
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