Friday The 13th (1980) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 22nd, 2007


  • April 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Only saw the remake, but I did see the My Name Is Jason documentary, and it’s interesting how the film series evolved since the 1980 original!

    • nygiants10

      April 1, 2013 at 5:23 am

      how habe you not seen any of the originals

      • giraffenoggin

        July 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

        The original is bad. It definitely is the best out of the original series, but it still isn’t interesting. The sequels are so bad, it’s not even funny. Freddy vs Jason was interesting, but wasn’t an amazing film. Unlike most remakes, the Friday the 13th remake is the best. It’s pretty sad.

  • Shikster

    April 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Jason is my favorite…..and yes he is badddddaaass. The choice not to use Kane Hodder in Freddy versus Jason pissed me the fuck off. I think they had to pay Robert Englund a buttload of money and didnt want to pay Kane Hodder…… they got someone cheap and new.

  • RobZarco92

    May 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    it wasnt because of the money the director of FvsJ chose the actor that played jason

  • May 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I love these movie’s. I could sit down and watch all the friday the 13th movies back to back. I own all of them. Jason was is and always will be my Fav Slasher.

  • Murtada

    June 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    jason lives under my bed!

  • CrazyA.M.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I Recently Saw The Remake And It Wasnt As Good, Remakes Never Are. But Jason It My Favorite! I Could Watch All Movies 1,000 Times Not Get Tired Of Them:D

  • August 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I though this film was pretty lame until the last chase…

  • venom 51007

    August 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I hope they make a jason vs micheal that would be insane almost like king kong vs godzilla but its also shocking that they made a remake of jason and freddy except jason was remade in 2009 and freddy was remade in 2010 so it proves jason is better because they remade him a year early before they remade freddy i did see the first friday but thats the only one i saw including part VII the new blood to bad they brought down the bar with jason goes to hell and jason X same thing they did with halloween III season of the witch it brought down the bar i hope they make a remake of halloween III but this time put it around micheal this time instead of something else cause that movie was awful.aside of that i hope they remake jaws 4 the revenge but theres something else that happened before that film was released u see one of the camera crew was shooting when the shark was going around the dock but then a real life greatwhite shark came around and attacked the camera man so thats why it took a while before jaws the revenge was released good thing we have other killer shark series like sharkattack 1-… i dont know how many because after shark attack 3 megaladon (which happens to be my fav killer shark flick) there was malibu sharkattack and then spring break shark attack then there was red sea or excuse me deep blue sea… u know what scrap i can’t even name them all just forget it.

  • CrazyA.M.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    @venom 51007, Man You Lost Me Halfway Through That xD But If They Made Jason vs. Michael It Would Be Just Like Freddy vs. Jason Which I Thought Was Good But It Didnt Get Many Good Reviews…And You Need To Add Comas Or Periods Dude lol

  • WatchmenFTW

    September 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Love Friday the 13th. Jason Voorhees seems to slightly change his look in every movie he’s in, like the hockey mask might be different or the clothes will be different. He looked the best in Part 7 to me.

    Jason Trivia: Derek Mears who played Jason in the remake also played the Predator in the new Predators film.

  • Calgure

    September 11, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I think the Friday the 13th movies are awesome, but on Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes they give them low ratings. WHY!?!!?

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I know this isn’t the 1st slasher, and I don’t hink it’s the best either, but I do think it spawned the most slasher films, and I thank GOD thsi film was made, because it spawned some of the cheesiest, shittiest, early 80’s films ever made, and that’s the shit I love the most.

    So, so many films man. It seemed like a new or horror film was released every week. One worse than the other, but dammit, I LOVE them all. The “My Bloody Valentine’s” “He Knows Your Alone” “The Prowler”, “Happy Birthday to Me” etc etc etc etc. I could go on all day

  • October 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Being a fan of I started watching older Horror movies to at least know the classics and I grinded through the first 3 Friday 13th movies by now. You mentioned in your “His name was Jason – Outtakes”: “And you know why he keeps ongoing? Because he doesn’t give a shit”
    And that’s what I think about the movies so far: They didn’t give a shit.

    First 60 minutes everyone gets killed, no one takes notice, and then it’s 20-30 minutes tripping around, wounding and not killing, running around, car doesn’t start… just a bunch of cliches and then they die anyway. Or do they…? 😉
    The reason why he//she kills people is also totally random. It “made sense” in part 1, maybe 2… but part 3? And does it even matter that it’s Friday the 13th?

    My favourite part so far: Ending scene of Part 3 where you are like: “Now! He comes out of the water like in the first one… nah just a bird, nah just this, nah just that…” And then… Just cool

  • RaDioHeaD4life

    December 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I remember watching these movies back to back every friday night in August. The ending of the first movie really scared me.

  • RaDioHeaD4life

    December 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    that was 10 years ago by the way.

  • hynesmaster06

    March 27, 2011 at 2:13 am

    you dont Fuck with jason

  • penpan

    August 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I remember renting this movie on chunky ol Vhs with the label half ripped off. classic….

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    What can i say about jason. My favorite franchise and charector in the world. Have him tated all over my arm. Have the vhs tapes. the originals. the first box set the second hologram dvds. but not the new boxset with the mask and book. ohhh i want it. love kane hodder, and derek mears was cool. and warrington, and richard, and ted, and cj. Long live jason.

  • stargrovestamos

    October 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Jason is like the Ernest of the horror franchise. He’s been to camp (obviously), to Manhattan, to Hell, to Space and Elm Street. I’d like to see a slasher Ernest crossover like “A Nightmare On Vern’s Street”… I’d buy that for a dollar!

  • TroyWalther

    December 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Have this game and no what your pissed about i mean wtf. jason looks like a gay goal contender

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Who would win in a fight:Jason Voorhees vs Batman

  • Bloodmoon88

    October 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    If your dead like Jason you can’t sleep there for you can’t dream so Freddy and Jason could never meet let alone fight.

  • Christoffer Gadd

    July 26, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Damn, Jason is badass

  • Nick Beaman

    August 26, 2013 at 5:41 am

    I think that Part 2 was probably the best in the entire series. The first one just had so many problems. For one, how is it fair to surprise the audience with a “twist” like the killer being Mrs. Voorhees without introducing the character until the end? And they cut away from the kills WAAAAAAY to quickly without giving you time to digest them. And don’t even get me started on the scene where the girl starts stacking shit in front of a door just to knock it all down a second later when Mrs. Voorhees comes in a different way. Or about the HORRIBLE fucking acting. And don’t give me that “it was the time, it was low budget”. So was Part 2, but it was great.

    • Joker83

      September 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      I still like the first one for the all the reasons you don’t


        February 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        Word the cheesiness makes it that better.

  • Joker83

    September 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Can’t wait for this years Monster Madness, it’s gonna be rowdy! James always makes it awesome, I’m excited

  • JT

    October 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    The original has a strange appeal it’s not a good movie in fact as a slasher I feel that 2 and 3 outdo it but there’s just something about it, the feel that keeps me coming back to watch it over and over.

  • ElephantSac76

    February 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    This original kicks ass for two reasons: 1. The mom being the killer brings memories of Psycho. 2. The kills¡


    February 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    A classic that really builds off suspense and bangs like a slasher. Now a days horror flicks are fucking packed with jump scares. It unintentionally makes the audience immune to it by the end. This movie works on a more steady pace. Using the empty woods, a cursed camp, and a couple of waiting to be murdered teens to set the stage. Then when you nervously can’t wait any longer it hits you with a bloody execution. Which is tame compared to today standards but are still cool none the less. All slashing effects done by the legendary Tom Savini. *SPOILER* A smiling disturbed mother running around in a turtle neck and offing teenagers creeps me the fuck out, even more than Jason. The end really hit me. Being a horror fan you hear about it all the time. I knew it was coming but just the calm music, and the serenity of the crystal clear water then BANG! UGLY MOTHER FUCKER GETS HER! it worked.

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