31 Days of Halloween! #30. Friday the 13th

I’m counting down my favorite 31 Horror Movies of all time. Every day this month I’ll feature one movie from my list – starting on Oct 1st with #31 and ending  on the Oct 31st, Halloween, with my #1 favorite scary movie.




#30. Friday the 13th (1980)

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon

Plot: In 1957, at Camp Crystal Lake, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned. In 1958, two camp counselors were murdered. In 1962, fires and bad water thwarted the camp’s reopening. Now, in 1979, Steve Christy finally reopens Camp Crystal Lake with the help of a few new counselors. Ignoring the warnings from a crazy old man, the murders start once again while a mysterious stalker prowls the area. Is it revenge that the killer is looking for? Who will survive the nightmare and live to tell the story?

My Thoughts

I remember when I was a kid Channel 2 was premiering Friday the 13th for the first time on network television. There was this palpable sense of excitement and nerves as Channel 2 commentators gave a word of warning before the movie started – the closer the time got for the movie to start the more I became fearful about what I was about to see. I had worked myself up so much that my fear was too great and I switched channels soon as it started. About a year later I had finally worked up the courage to watch Friday the 13th. Convincing my Mom to rent it on video I watched it in the day time, as to make it a little easier to take. It still scared the hell out of me and then at the end when everything seemed to be over, and the girl had made it out alive floating peacefully in the boat, with the police driving up to help, motherfucking Jason pops out of the lake and grabs her. Holy mother of shit I never jumped so high in my life. Great special effects and atmosphere, this one is the best of the whole series. Check out it again.


One response to “31 Days of Halloween! #30. Friday the 13th

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Halloween! Recap | the mandelbrot set

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