Friday the 13th
Before the sequels, spin-offs, and even the iconic hockey mask, this is the fright flick that helped usher in an entire era of ‘80s horror films. The story begins in 1958, as a couple of horny camp counselors get their freak on instead of preventing a kid named Jason from drowning in Crystal Lake. They’re mysteriously murdered, years pass, and now a fresh batch of foolish kids (including a young Kevin Bacon) aim to reopen the camp. The only problem: a ruthless machete-wielding psychopath has other plans. One by one, the kids discover first-hand what happens when you wander off in the woods alone. Here’s a hint… it’s not called a “slasher movie” for nothing.
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part III
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Trailers + Extras
- Friday the 13th Trailer
- Great Moments from Friday the 13th: You Axed for it As recreated by cute harmless balloons
- Great Moments from Friday the 13th: One Degree From Jason As recreated by cute harmless balloons
- Watch EPIX on Friday the 13th
Top 10 Fun Facts
- They shot "Friday the 13th" at Camp Nobebosco in New Jersey. The camp still operates today. Mass murders are not welcome.
- The Smithsonian Magazine says fear of the number 13 costs American $1 billion per year due to absenteeism, train and plane cancellations, and reduced commerce on the 13th of the month. Who paid for this study and how do we get another holiday?
- The killer in Friday the 13th was originally named Josh. Josh is a nice name. We had an intern named Josh. He was very nice. Not scary at all. Victor Miller wanted something scary. Jason. Much scarier.
- Actress Adrianne King's scream in "Friday the 13th" is 100% genuine. King had not seen the slashed body prior to the cameras rolling on her bloody scene and she said the sight of it terrified her. The body was 100% fake.
- Sally Field read for the role of Alice Hardy. She was not cast. They did not like her, they really did not like her.
- The only part of the "Friday the 13th" film set that had to be constructed specifically for the movie was the bathroom. All the other buildings were already present at the filming location. Wait the camp had no bathrooms?
- The snake scene in "Friday the 13th" was added after crewmember Tom Savini had a run in with a snake on set. The snake in the scene was real. I am not at liberty to say if animals were harmed during the making of this film. That would make me a snake.
- The first title for "Friday the 13th" was "Long Night at Camp Blood." With a body count of ten, it could have been called "Nobody Camps Out Alive."
- Actress Betsy Palmer said she only took her role in "Friday the 13th" because she needed a new car. In fact, after she read the script Palmer called the film "a piece of $h*t." Many critics used similar adjectives to describe her performance in the film.
- The 2009 remake of "Friday the 13th" film was made for $15 million. It will have to earn more than $1 billion to have the same return of investment as the 1980 original. Good luck with that.