Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th Review


Everyone knows Halloween was John Carpenter's baby. Ditto Wes Craven and A Nightmare on Elm Street. But here's a quick trivia question: Who directed Friday the 13th, which came out in the same era as these flicks and stands as the third leg of an unholy trinity of modern horror classics? Well, it was of course Sean S. Cunningham. The inimitable Sean S. Cunningham who has gone on to produce entries from all three series, including the upcoming Halloween 9.

The original Friday the 13th is pretty hopelessly '80s, with braless teen girls, feathered hair, and dudes (including Kevin Bacon, the only eventual star to come out of the film) with their shirts overly unbuttoned. Oh yeah, and a guy in a hockey mask is chopping them all to bits at Camp Crystal Lakes. Or is he??? It's a classic, for sure, just an awfully cheesy one.



Friday the 13th

Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 9th May 1980

Box Office Worldwide: $91M

Budget: $19M

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Production compaines: New Line Cinema

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 21

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Sean S. Cunningham

Producer: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: as Jason Vorhees, as Clay, as Jenna, as Whitney, Travis Van Winkle as Trent, as Chewie, as Wade, as Bree, as Richie, as Lawrence, as Nolan, as Chelsea, as Amanda, Stephanie Rhodes as Camp Counselor, Nana Visitor as Pamela Voorhees

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