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You can't do anything new with special effects; you can't get any mileage out of killing more people or being more graphic, because it's all been done - you should excuse the expression - to death. The pornography of violence is similar to the pornography of sex, in that when it's presented without substance it becomes a turn-off and it self-destructs.
At the same time that he was putting together Friday the 13th
(1980), he was also working on a kiddie sports movie called Here Come the Tigers
(1978). Both he and the studio thought that the latter would be a major hit and that the former would be lucky to get green-lit. Friday the 13th
(1980) turned out to be a box office hit, but Here Come the Tigers
(1978) was a box office flop.
Uses atmospheric cinematography from Barry Abrams in both Friday the 13th and A Stranger is Watching.