over 5 years
The original in this series works as much as a mystery/whodunnit, as it does a slasher.
almost 6 years
Don't think going to add "old, frail woman with a knife" to my iconic horror villain list
over 7 years
Emmet O Sullivan
over 7 years
Some gore, but the reason it's a classic is that it relies more on what you can't see
almost 8 years
Steals most of its ideas from better films, but some great moments nonetheless.
A classic slasher, the origin of one Mr. Jason Voorhees.
It's pretty cheesy and the villain isn't all that great. Slasher flicks aren't my thing.
over 8 years
The beginning of one of the best slasher series ever. The quality even works today.
Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are murdered one-by-one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campsite and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, and Kevin Bacon in one of his earliest roles.
Friday the 13th, inspired by the success of John Carpenter's Halloween, was made on an estimated budget of $550,000. Released by Paramount Pictures in the United States and Warner Bros. Internationally, the film received negative reviews from film critics, but grossed over $39.7 million at the box office in the United States, and went on to become one of the most-profitable slasher films in cinema history. It was also the first movie of its kind to secure distribution in the USA by a major studio, Paramount Pictures. The film's box office success led to a long series of sequels, a crossover with the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and a series reboot released on...