18. Friday the 13th Part V (1985) - 3.0
I was pretty tired the other night, and got a late start, so we ended up putting on another Friday the 13th just to keep things moving. We watched Part V, which is the odd one of the bunch. It was fine, but I think being sandwiched between IV and VI accentuates some of its weaknesses. I always feel like something is off with this one (other than the twist ending), and I think I realize about 3-4 kills in each time that it’s because the deaths are much more straightforward, and most of them are committed by a disembodied hand. The sudden appearance of a hand with a knife making a slashing movement at the camera doesn’t do enough to build tension for me.
19. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)(FTV) - 3.0
The wife suggested this one, after enjoying the first two so much. She did not like this one nearly as much. It was a lot more torture-y than the others, and she does not have a stomach for that at all. I thought this was a good remake, but it certainly was missing some of the charm of the original.