When Camp Crystal Lake, or as the towns folk call it “Camp Blood”, is reopening for children to come and enjoy a summer full of fun, it’s in need of some counselors and a ton of repairs.
Everyone warns them about reopening the camp, with what happened, how could you want to? After all of the scary stories, the fact that there is a full moon and it’s Friday the 13th, you wouldn’t think anyone would bother. But these positive, persistent kids have dreams for Camp Crystal Lake.
They better be careful though or else they’ll just become another spooky campfire story!
Friday the 13th is everything you’d think it is. A Campy (if you pardon the pun) fun slasher movie. However, there is something different about it. With special effects by master Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) you knew that it had a wake of it’s own to make in the horror lake.
One of my favorite things about Friday the 13th is the music. It’s calling card for scary jumps and eerie strings is a perfect fit and it really set a course for other films after it.
The pacing is also very good. It never seems to drag because you’re thrown in a death scene very early in the movie and the rest of the time, you’re just waiting for the next one until finally you reach the surprising climatic ending. The gore and effects were amazing for their time as well and really add to the death scenes in a way that most movies could only dream of back in 1980. However, nothing should be overbearing for the casual movie watcher either. It’s a very good blend.
The acting is predictable but it’s pretty good considering the B status of Friday the 13th. It even features a young Kevin Bacon! I mean, it’s not only Kevin Bacons first movie but his first gratuitous sex scene and first gratuitous ass shot! Yowza, what a combo!
I can’t include some of the best quotes and of course thee best scene in the movie due to the possibility of spoiling the movies ending, in fact I pretty much couldn’t use anything from the last 25 minutes of the movie due to the fact. So, you’re just going to have to watch Friday the 13th for yourself!
It’s been over 25 years since the original Friday the 13th came out and watching it today still proves it to be a really good scare!
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