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This splatter flick, along with John Carpenter'sHalloween, helped spawn the great horror-movie movement of the '80s, not to mentioneightsequels, many of which had nothing to do with the films that preceded them. It also gave birth to Jason Voorhees, one of the three biggest horror-movie psychos of the modern era (the other two beingHalloween's Michael Myers andA Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger). Forever duplicated, the originalFriday the 13thpopularized a number of themes and techniques that today are now clichés: the increasingly gory murders, the remote forest location, the anonymous and nubile cast, the murderer as cult hero, and, of course, the moral that if you have sex, you will die, very painfully. Still, if you have to see aFriday the 13thmovie, this is the one to check out. A group of eager (and horny) teenagers decide to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, which 20 years earlier was closed after the shocking and mysterious murders of two amorous camp counselors. You can take it from there, as the teens get picked off one by one, during a dark and stormy night; of course, their car won't start and there's no phone. The ending stole shamelessly from Brian De Palma'sCarrie, but it still provides a slight if campy shock. Look for a young Kevin Bacon as the requisite stud--you can tell that's what he is because when the cast appears in swimsuits, he's wearing a Speedo--who's the beneficiary of the film's best murder sequence, an arrowhead to the throat. Right after having sex, of course.--Mark Englehart
SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Friday the 13th was a very good movie. I enjoyed all the suspense. It's about Jason drowning because people aren't watching him because they're doing........ stuff.......... well, you get it. Now his mom is going around and killing everyone. What a thriller!
One of the best in the series Friday the 13th part 1 is a fun movie to watch.I enjoyed this movie just as much as Halloween.Buy the Friday the 13th box set instead of just buying this dvd.If you like scary movies then Friday the 13th is one of the best.The best horror movies are Friday the 13th,Halloween,and A nightmare on Elm Street.I have watched Friday the 13th over 100 times and I never get tired of it.Friday the 13th really is the best horror series ever.This movie deserves five stars.Just skip this movie and start watching the series from part 2 I Used to prefer Jason istead of Freddy. I'd not seen "Friday the 13th" Early parts. It seems on contrary with "Nightmare on Elm Street" series which grew worse, Episode after episode, in this series last episodes are better than earlies! and Jason-X which considered as the last Jason movie was an spotlight in the series! This movie released in 1980. the most close contemporary of this movie was "Halloween - part 1". this movie has really nothing to say in front of that movie. It's an exremely low budget movie. It's not even scary. Dead scenes are Ridicolous and very Unsophisticated. It's Just like an student film. So, what's the benefit of buying a low budget movie that's not even scary? Buying this movie as a part of "Friday the 13th Ultimate DVD Collection" is not a bad idea but buying this DVD individually is A real waste of money! Even a kid can't enjoy it. The only good thing I could find here was a great horror music, hope the movie was as good as it's music.