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Friday The 13th Series
Jason Voorhees
Friday The 13th - Jason Voorhees What started out as a title only, went on to become both a trend setting horror classic and an American cinema success story; Friday the 13th and its many sequels launched the slasher film craze in 1980. Call it timing, luck, or well-crafted filmmaking, Friday The 13th found a niche and fans went wild. Remember how people went to see it over and over again? Forty million dollars or so it grabbed that year, not bad for a low budget slasher film that was shot after first coming up with just a title as an idea and a few ad slicks to begin with. You have to admit it is a damn good title for a horror film!

It's safe to say that this film and the series were easily the most imitated slasher movie ever. Seeing the bucks that could be made by offing teens, producers scrambled to get their "hit" out soon after. The home video boom, which hit a few years later, was filled with 13th wannabes. Personally, I hate the way Paramount has treated the original, never doing anything special for its anniversaries or even acknowledging its success.

While Psycho, Bay of Blood, Black Christmas, and Halloween all slashed away before Friday the 13th, for some reason, Friday The 13th struck a certain chord with its extremely gory, in-your-face murder scenes. Even though some of the blood was trimmed, for its time, the movie packed a wallop that mainstream moviegoers hadn't seen before. It's well done, fun, and had enough titillation between the killings to make people scream for more. Maybe it was the strip Monopoly, maybe it was the killer turning out to be just an overprotective mom, or maybe it was watching Kevin Bacon die; Friday had something special that few since, even within the film's own series, have duplicated. The musical score and sound FX have to be given some credit also, as both are among the most memorable in fright flick history...

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