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Friday the 13th (1980)

 -  Horror  -  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

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One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe. Written by FilmFanUK

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Lucky 13? I think not. See more »

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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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A Long Night at Camp Blood  »

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$550,000 (estimated)

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$37,465,200 (USA)
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Sean S. Cunningham came up with the title of the film and placed in an ad in the trade papers to create interest in the movie prior to having a script. See more »

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When Alice goes back to the cabin and stares at Brenda's body, it's simply a flipped version of the same shot shown before: Brenda's head is now tilting in the opposite direction, and her wounds have switched sides. See more »

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Pamela Voorhees: [seeing Brenda's dead body] Oh, good Lord! So young. So pretty. Oh, what monster could have done this?
Alice: Bill's out there.
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Still a classic
11 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of camp counselors, a young Kevin Bacon among them, are busy trying to re-open Camp Crystal Lake years after multiple murders shut it down, despite the ravings of Crazy Ralph. They are dispatched one by one by an unseen killer. This IS a classic and always will be. Don't get me wrong as it's not perfect. But it's far from "merely a Halloween" clone which some people say. The original Halloween is a perfect classic, but let this film stand on it's own legs as it has every right to. Although I'm saddened about how shoddily Paramount seemed to put out their recent box set. Hell when New Line acquired the rights to the series, yes their Jason films suck, but at least they do right by the fans DVD-wise.Paramount could have done a great service to us by looking back at New Lin's Nightmare on Elm Street box set. It's a shame they didn't.

My Grade: A-

Eye Candy: Jeannine Taylor shows ta-tas and ass cleavage


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