Today mark's the release of the popular slasher film, "Friday the 13th." It was released on this day in 1980, and since then has spawned sequels, reboots, and according to sources even a new TV show!
Sean S. Cunningham was the one who directed and produced the film. Kevin Bacon (yes, that Kevin Bacon), Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, and Ari Lehman all starred in this camp killer film. You have these young adults, who go to Camp Crystal Lake to become camp counselors, but then are terrorized because of something that happened many years ago. The kids hear about how the place is called, "death curse" (thanks to the crazed Ralph), but everyone laughs at the fact. Nobody believes the bum, how true that it is in horror films.
"Friday the 13th," like the 70s slasher flicks, "Halloween," "Black Christmas," and the 80s Wes Craven slasher film, "Nightmare on Elm Street," are quintessential slasher films. While not everyone likes the slasher genre, it was what took over the 80s in horror really, where everyone was trying to do the next big slasher film. You have your good and you have your bad ones from that decade, but "Friday the 13th," is one film that nobody forgot about. There are of course many that people haven't forgotten about, but almost everyone knows the guy in the hockey mask, Jason Voorhees.
If you have a friend or relative that has never seen this movie well today is good time to have them sit down and watch it. They may either love or hate it, but after all it's an iconic movie and it's the anniversary of it's release." It's a slasher series that has people still coming back and watching!
So happy anniversary "Friday the 13th!"
When did you first watch this movie, and how old where you?